Livonia, MI Real Estate News

By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Livonia Michigan Regional Flooding Information   Four inches of rain in a very short time when we are already receiving more rain than normal has created some issues in Livonia Michigan.  The city of Livonia has said that the drainage systems were at capacity and any backing up was only due to the amount of water going through the drainage system.  Basement backups can be reported to the DPW at (734) 466-2655 and a packet of information will be sent.  The city has also announced that it will pick up any water damaged items the residents put in front of their homes.  No need for any special calling or special appointments for picking up water damaged goods.     Livonia Michigan City Building located at 5 Mile and Hubbard
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
How's the Livonia Michigan Real Estate Market   With many indicators pointing towards an economic recovery are we out of the real estate recession yet?  I have been very active in the Livonia housing market and have noticed a huge surge is activity.  Statistics can be a little off sometimes in how they may relate to you personally.  Think of it like this: OVERALL SALES NUMBER could be really high and we think how great it is but it is only all the bank owned stuff selling which may not really pertain to you the average home owner.  I read a great report today on the housing market feel free to check it out DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS.     So what are some of the current things we are hearing everyday as real estate people?  Let's start with local job growthgetting ready to really pick up.  N...
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Livonia Michigan Real Estate Market Update   The monthly statistics are in.  Our inventory is much lower than we are used to over the past few years which is a good sign for the properly priced home seller.  The home buyer is not real happy as they don't have the selection and power they have heard about.  If you or anyone you know is looking for more information please feel free to visit WWW.BOBANDTEENA.COM anytime.   ZIP Code Area New Listings Active Sold Homes Sale Volume Median Sale Price       2010 2011 % change from 1 year ago 2011 2010 2010 YTD 2011 2011 YTD % change from 1 year ago 2010 2011 2010 2011                                  48167¹ NORTHVILLE, NORTHVILLE TWP 34 35 2.94 74 9 37.00 10 33.00 11.11 $1,546,000 $791,500 $140,000 $61,000 48168¹ NORTHVILLE 64 66 3.13 174 30 95....
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Bicentennial Park vs. Rotary Park Livonia Michigan  Bicentennial Park offers some really great things to do for just about everyone.  Rotary Park offers some really great thing to do for just about everyone as well.  Bicentennial and Rotary are only a few minute drive away from each other so which one would be best to spend the day at?  Well let's take a few minutes to go over what Bicentennial Park has to offer.  Bicentennial Park is located at 7 Mile and Wayne Rd in northern Livonia Michigan.  Bicentennial offers ball fields, bathrooms, playground equipment, 8 tennis courts, wooded walking trails, soccer fields and lots of open space for doing whatever you would like.  For a great informative article on Bicentennial Park please feel free to follow this link BICENTENNIAL PARK.  Some ho...
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Superior Construction Wayne and Oakland County Michigan   Welcome to my web-post about a great local Livonia Michigan construction company.  This company has came in and done work for me and my clients on many occasions with great results every single time.  They have come in within a homeowners budget to help generate the best offers possible in the least amount of time.  The pictures you see here is of a recent remodel that Superior Construction has just completed.  The first picture shows the kitchen while it was totally removed and not up to current local code for various reasons.  The next picture shows the kitchen completed with new everything including granite counters, new cabinets, new appliances, ceramic floors and much more.  This home was then put up for sale and offers came...
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Livonia Michigan Home Buyer Advise and Websites   So many people when they first decide they are going to purchase a home don't know where to start or what to expect.  We all know that almost everyone when looking into anything these days just will go and "Google It".  A quick recommendation I will make is to go directly to the source of what your looking for and not through another company to find it for you.  If you are looking for a LIVONIA REAL ESTATE AGENT for example-- go directly to the agent not through another company to find one for you.  Organize your thoughts and plans and things will go much better than if we don't.    Here are some great web-pages for you to visit to help inform you of what may be to come.  For Starters this web-page explains the process just a bit LIVONIA...
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Bicentennial Park Livonia Michigan   Livonia Michigan offers a great choice of parks for the local residents here to enjoy.  Bicentennial Park is located at 7 Mile and Wayne Rd in northern Livonia Michigan.  The first picture you see here is of the warm welcome sign that greets you as you enter the park.  Much like ROTARY PARK this park offers loads to do for everyone.  The next picture you see is just a bit further in and catches the comfort station (bathrooms) in the back round.  We will explore the park just a bit and show you some of the great things Bicentennial Park and the City of Livonia has to offer.  If you have any questions regarding the housing industry in the area please feel free to contact us at BOBANDTEENA@YAHOO.COM.   In the next few pictures we will show some great th...
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Livonia Michigan Recreation Center   Welcome to the LIVONIA MICHIGAN RECREATION CENTER web-blog written by real estate agent Bob Jakowinicz.  The Livonia Rec is located at 5 Mile and Hubbard Rd in northern Livonia Michigan.  The Rec is loaded with so many great things to do I just had to spend a little time to write about it.  In the first picture you see with the rounded glass is the exterior view of one of the swimming pools.  The swimming pool right behind this glass offers a water slide, kids play area, lazy river and hot tub.  That area alone is reason enough to come out for the day.  Separated just by a wall of glass is also a much bigger pool for swim meets, exercise and swim lessons.  There are three locker rooms which lead to these two pools men's, women's and a family locker r...
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Rotary Park Livonia Michigan   Welcome to Rotary Park Livonia Michigan!  Rotary Park is located at 6 Mile and Hubbard Road in northern Livonia Michigan.  This gorgeous park offers so much to do that I just had to write about it.  The first picture you see is of the park sign out by 6 Mile Rd, you will see this type of sign at all the Livonia Parks.  The next picture you see is showing Rotary Park is now home to the Livonia Junior Athletic League.  The LJAL is now taking care of the four ball fields located here and are currently raising money to really fix them up.  You will see both girls and boys organized ball games on these fields.  Feel free one day to come out and enjoy the day watching ball games at Livonia's Rotary Park.      In the next few picture we will show you some great a...
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Deer Creek Livonia Michigan Homes for Sale   Welcome to Deer Creek Livonia Michigan real estate web-blog written Bob Jakowinicz.  The purpose of this blog is to give you a chance to see what homes are for sale in the area.  Feel free to use this great website for all of your home for sale information SEARCH LIVONIA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION.  Deer Creek is located west of Gill Rd and south of Eight Mile Rd in northern Livonia Michigan.  This subdivision has just around 209 executive style homes which are very well kept by the local residents.  The local school district for this area is LIVONIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS with the high school of LIVONIA STEVENSON.  This area offers great convenience to just about anything you could ever ask for.  LAUREL PARK PLACE MALL, TWELVE OAKS MALL, BOTSFORD HOSPI...
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Livonia Michigan Real Estate Market Update   Upon completing another month of real estate statistics for Livonia Michigan here's a market snap-shot for you.  Using the month of April 2011 as our guide we can see the market is still a little crazy and doing it's best to start to stabilize.  APRIL 2011 RESIDENTIAL SALES LIVONIA MICHIGAN HOMES FOR SALE/SOLDDATA IS APPROXIMATE-USING MULTIPLE SALES REPORT SOURCESNOT INCLUDING RENTALS  HOMES AVAILABLE FOR SALE-- 480 HOMES SOLD--109MARKET ABSORPTION RATE--4.4 MONTHS     So basically what we are seeing is if you put your Livonia residential home up for sale--price, conditions, marketing are all done properly you could expect your home to potentially be sold within 4.5 months.  This is very good (for home sellers) for the residential real estate...
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By Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
(Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI)
Whispering Willows Golf Course, Livonia, MI The longest running city owned golf course in Livonia, Whispering Willows is the course is known for hole #2, a difficult par 4, rated as one of the 18 hardest holes in the Metro Detroit area. There are some tough par 3's that will give you a challenge as you work your way through the various tree-lined holes. View Whispering Willows, Livonia, MI in a larger map Whispering Willows is the only Livonia golf course that has a driving range, and also has putting and chipping greens.  It's one of the most popular courses in the area and is a pretty good test for the average golfer. If you hit the ball fairly straight, it'll be a fun day. Have trouble with accuracy, it's going to be a challenge. The new Nicky's Willows Grill is the on-site restauran...
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Old Rosedale Gardens Livonia Michigan Parks and Recreation   Have you been looking around Old Rosedale Gardens considering buying a home in the area?  Or have you just wondered what the area and city of Livonia has to offer?  Here are just a few great things the area has to offer.  For more information on the City of Livonia please feel free to visit WWW.BOBANDTEENA.COM.  If you or anyone you know is looking to buy or sell a home in Livonia please feel free to email us at BOBANDTEENA@YAHOO.COM     Starting with the first picture down below you will see the sign for Rudy Kleinert Park.  Kleinert park is pretty much a couple of ball fields and some open space.  The park is located in Old Rosedale Gardens basically at Orangelawn and Hubbard Rd.  Next up is Mies Park which is located at Hub...
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By Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
(Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI)
Fox Creek Golf Course, Livonia, MI Opened in 1988, Fox Creek is the newest of the three Livonia golf courses. Offering two distinctive nines, Fox Creek will definitely challenge the game of all golfers. The front nine is 300+ yards longer than the back, but it's a little more open, which will help with errant shots. You'll be better off with accuracy over distance on the back nine because the fairways are more narrow. There's a chance to come in contact with some water on 13 of the 18 holes on the course. There are also a good number of sand bunkers positioned around the course, making it more challenging. View Fox Creek Golf Course, Livonia, MI in a larger map Hungry? George Murphy's at the Creek provides all the food and beverages for the course. Very good food. I've eaten there quite...
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Video for Livonia Michigan home for sale   It seems as though when I log into my YouTube account there has been some free stuff offered lately.  This video may be one of the latest and greatest free video tools they are offering.  This home got an offer pretty quick so I didn't really get too much of a chance to see how it would've done.  I can say I have been shifting to using voice overs more than music.  I am wondering if this will be a great tool for virtual tours if we need them and it is free.  Take a look and let me know what you think.  Feel free to also look at the tool itself and see if it would be of any benefit to you.                  
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Brookside Subdivision Livonia Michigan Real Estate   Welcome to Brookside Livonia Michigan informational web-blog written by Livonia real estate agent Bob Jakowinicz.  The purpose of this blog is to give you some great information about the sub of Brookside and the city of Livonia.  The picture you see here is of the welcome sign you will see as you enter the sub off of Farmington Rd in northern Livonia.  The sub is located on the east side of Farmington, between 7 and 8 Mile Rd.  The local public school district is LIVONIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS with LIVONIA STEVENSONas the featured high school.  For more information on the little league sports program which includes baseball, girls fast pitch softball, cheer-leading, football and basketball visit WWW.LJAL.COM.  If you are looking for a local ...
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By Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
(Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI)
UPDATE!! Garage sale dates for 2012 will be Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th. Burton Hollow Annual Subdivision Garage Sale, Livonia, MI It's that time of year again. Time to hit the local garage sales! By far the biggest and best garage sale in Livonia, the Burton Hollow sub sale is going to be here the 14th and 15th of May. View Untitled in a larger map I haven't been thru the area during garage sale weekend in a couple of years, but you'd be surprised at the traffic they'll get.  If I had to take a guess, there's probably about 100 garage sales! Sometimes more, sometimes less, mostly depending on the weather. Friendly people and a lot of stuff for sale. Go check it out. It should be a lot of fun! Burton Hollow Annual Subdivision Garage Sale, Livonia, MI
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Boulder Pines Livonia Michigan   Welcome to Boulder Pines subdivision web-blog written by Livonia Real EstateAgent Bob Jakowinicz.  Boulder Pines is located in northern Livonia right around 7 Mile and Farmington Road.  The picture you see here is of the entrance rock that will welcome you as you enter the sub off of 7 Mile Rd.  Boulder Pines is an executive style subdivision with around 19 very well kept gorgeous homes located within it.  When I went to take a few pictures of the area one of the residents I was speaking with said she absolutely loves the fact that the neighborhood is a giant cul-de-sac with only one way in and out for reduced street traffic.  If you are considering buying or selling residential real estate in the Livonia Michigan area please feel free to contact us at B...
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Livonia Michigan Real Estate Agent   Over the past few years I have personally noticed some potential home buyers going through a very methodical process of choosing their real estate agent.  I believe many now have access to more information available on the web and are taking a little more time to make a good selection for their representative.  I personally had two different people come into my office this week alone to sit down and speak with me (interview) about possibly working together.  This has been occurring more and more for me and I absolutely love it!  Thank You to all of you who have suggested this by the way.   O.k. let's go over what I'm talking about real quick.  Let's say you or someone you know is looking for a real estate agent or looking to buy or sell their home.  ...
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Livonia Michigan Public Safety Millage Vote   The Livonia City Council's Finance, Budget and Technology Committee met April 25 to receive input and discuss a potential 1.7 mill tax proposal for Public Safety. Presentations were made by Mayor Jack E. Kirksey and Finance Director Mike Slater, with comments offered by Council members, numerous public safety providers and officials, business owners and residents.  Follow this link to view the full article on this topic LIVONIA MICHIGAN PUBLIC SAFETY VOTE.    In our local area we have seen other cities just go through the same type of voting that Livonia may be doing here in the near future.  It seems some cities voted no problem to raise taxes to protect their services while others voted it down.  Both sides make a very strong argument on w...
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