Plymouth, MI Real Estate News

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
If you are thinking of making Plymouth MI or Plymouth Townshipyour home you should check out my indepth Plymouth subdivisions information  or my Plymouth MI subdivision real estate updates.  This will give you a general idea of what the subdivisions are like and the Plymouth home styles. Mayflower Village Subdivision homes for sale currently as of 2/20/2009Average time on the market         11 days MAPLE VILLAGE SUBDIVISION PLYMOUTH MI HOMES FOR SALE     Price   Address Bed Bath   Sq Ft             $174,900    9166 MAYFLOWER DR 3 1.1   1469   Mayflower Village Subdivision homes that have sold in the last 6 monthsAverage time to sell these homes           129 daysAverage sold price                                    $194,500 MAPLE VILLAGE SUBDIVISION PLYMOUTH MI RECENTLY SOLD HOMES Statu...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Plymouth Subdivisions Woodlore South Woodlore South is one of Plymouth Twp's newer subdivision being built between 1998 and 2000.   The location of the subdivision is between Joy and Ann Arbor Rd and between Beck and Canton Center.  The subdivision is located east off Beck Rd and just South of Ann Arbor Rd.  Woodlore South subdivision      Woodlore has approximately 116 homes in it.  The homes are mostly Colonial and Cape Cod style homes.  Most of the homes have brick exteriors & brick/wood exteriors, 3 car garages, 4-5 bedrooms,  3.5 + bathrooms, basements. Square footage of the homes range from 2700 - 4100 square ft.All of the above information is general information.  We do not guarantee the information.  This is to give a guide to the subdivision. The school district is Plymouth Can...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
One of the biggest real estate myths is "there is a perfect house out there for you". Let's set the record straight there is no perfect house.  Sure the house may be in the right location, have the beautiful kitchen you want but the rest of the house may need work.  Or the house may be in the school system you want, have the right layout, but not have the right "wow" factor for you. Every house will have at least one issue that isn't right for you.  Whether you are a first time home buyer or seasoned home buyer you want that perfect house.  What I tell people "close" or 4 out of 5 wants is good.  No house is perfect. To illustrate my point I have an older couple I have been showing houses to in Plymouth now and then over the last three months.  We were close once but their kids came ove...
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
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Hard to believe, but we're nearly done with the first quarter of 2009 and the Spring selling season is upon us. The good news is home sales in 2009 continue to outpace 2008 levels in Southeast Michigan. February sales in Wayne County were up 18.4%, Oakland 12.3%, Livingston 27.9% with an overall increase across the MLS of 16.5%. Another good piece of news is that the inventory of homes and condos is way down. Last Summer I had "Search over 70,000 homes..." on my website. Today when I checked the MLS, there were less than 50,000! Average days on the market has also fallen. However, the market remains a challenging one for sellers, which helps explain why there are fewer homes on the market. A fascinating chart by Standard & Poor's graphically shows home prices nationally have dropped 26....
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
 Plymouth Subdivisions Here is a small sample of what some of Plymouth Townships newer subdivisions are like.  Plymouth Commons subdivision is actually 2 subdivisions.  Plymouth Commons has approximately 133 homes in it.  The homes were built during the years of 1991 - 2001.  The lots are very large and there is a large commons area.  The lots range from .69 -.94 acres.The homes are mostly Colonial and Cape Cod style homes.  Most of the homes have brick exteriors & brick/vinyl & brick/wood exteriors, 2 & 3 car garages, 3-5 bedrooms,  2.5 + bathrooms, basements (some walkout, some regular basements).Square footage of the homes range from 3000 - 4600 square ft.All of the above information is general information.  We do not guarantee the information.  This is to give a guide to the subdivi...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Here are a few Irish Blessings for my friends and fellow Active Rainers.  May today be safe and prosperous for you.  May you enjoy the laughter and friendship of friends and family today.  May your blessing outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.   May you always have walls for the winds,a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,and all your heart might desire.  These things, I warmly wish for you-Someone to love, some work to do,A bit of o' sun, a bit o' cheer.And a guardian angel always near.  May you have love that never ends,lots of money, and lots of friends.Health be yours, whatever you do,and may God send many blessings to you! Top of the morning to you, and the rest of the day to yourself!" May t...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
If you are a home buyer sometimes the best deal may not be a foreclosure.  Right now  in the Metro Detroit real estate market I am seeing some relocation homes at tremendous deals.  One of my clients bought a 4000 square foot Plymouth home built in 2000 with granite counter tops for $385,000.  Under a $100 a square foot for a home under ten years old! But more importantly as a home buyer you really need to look at how much work is needed to bring a foreclosure up to par.  What would you buy?  A Plymouth home ($200,000) that has an updated kitchen, updated windows, and new roof or a Plymouth foreclosure that has no updates for $170,000? If the windows cost $7,000    the kitchen cost  $25,000    the roof cost $8,000  what would you buy? It would cost $40,000 to make the Plymouth foreclosu...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
 If you are looking at Plymouth MI homes for sale or Plymouth MI foreclosures here is a quick up date of what is going on in one of Plymouth subdivisions.  This neighborhood update will give you an idea of what has sold, what's for sale and how long they have been on the market.  Plymouth is a great area to consider if you are relocating to Michigan from out of state. Ridgewood Hills Subdivision homes for sale as of 3/4/2009Average List Price                        $301,800Average days on the market        183 days  Ridgewood Hills Plymouth MI Homes currently for sale Price Address Bed Bath Sq Ft $229,000  9839 HILLCREST DR 4 2.1 2783 $239,900  48487 MEADOW CT 4 2.1 2570 $250,000  11599 RED MAPLE DR 4 2.1 2576 $325,000  49382 PLUM TREE DR 4 2.1 2442 $325,000  48745 PINEHILL 4 2.1 2800 $...
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
If you've been renting an apartment or leasing a home for awhile in Northville, Plymouth or the surrounding area, this might be the perfect year to buy your first home. In addition to the low interest rates and great deals out there right now, the big advantage to buying before the end of 2009 is the $8,000 tax credit enacted by Congress this year to stimulate the housing market. Unlike the 2008 credit, the 2009 tax credit does not have to be paid back. Here's a great video about the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit with answers to a lot of questions you might have: If you'd like to explore your housing options further, give me a call!
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
 Plymouth & Plymouth Twp MI If you are thinking about relocating to Michigan and starting to do some on line research here is a photo gallery of what Plymouth and Plymouth Twp are like.   Most of these photos are from downtown Plymouth.  Plymouthhas an old style city center with a park in the middle.  Many of Plymouth's events take place.  The downtown area is a lively area with restaurants, shops, and bars to fit just about everybodies tastes.  From high end stead and seafood restaurants to a burger and a beer tavern Plymouth has it all.  Or maybe you just want to relax with the paper and a coffee at the local coffee shops.  Kellogg Park fountain, Plymouth MI                                                                             Farmers market Plymouth MI right next to Kellogg Par...
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
I know, its the first day of March, but better late than never. The January statistics issued by our local MLS Realcomp indicated home sales continued their upward trend. In fact, sales increased 25.7% over January 2008. Most home sellers who don't have to sell are staying put or leasing until things start to recover. Most homes on the market are well priced and inventory is down 21.1% over January 2008. The first-time home buyer market remains strong and should continue with the recent passage of the $8,000 credit for first time buyers, which unlike the 2008 credit, doesn't have to be paid back. That's a nice incentive, which should hopefully spur more sales enabling move-up buyers to make their moves. With changes every day, it's hard to keep up, but here are a few interesting stories...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Country Acres Subdivision Selling your Plymouth MI home or are you looking to buy Plymouth real estate.   Country Acres is in Plymouth in Wayne County MI.Some Plymouth home buyers are from out of state and making a sound decision on this Michigan relocation is important to them.  Home buyers want to know what Plymouth MI Subdivision is best for them.  What Plymouth home style best fits their families needs.  I hope this information below gives you an idea of what Plymouth homes for sale are selling for and have sold for.Plymouth Homes for Sale Country Acres Subdivision Plymouth Twp MI as of 9/18/2009Average time on the market      104 daysAverage list price                        $513,550 Country Acres Homes for Sale, Plymouth MI Price Address Bed Bath Sq Ft $489,500  5135 PLYMOUTH VALL...
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
Not sure of the difference between a colonial style house and one that's called a cape cod? Can't describe what classifies a home as a Victorian versus a Craftman? Don't feel bad, you're not alone. Thankfully, you can visit RemodelingCenter.com to view a slideshow showing examples and explaining the differences. For more renovating ideas, click on their related links to tour a remodeled Craftsman-Style Foursquare or a beautifully renovated Cottage-Style home.
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Plymouth is a town that is close to M-14, I-96, & I-275.  Located in the western suburbs of Detroit this makes it easy to get to downtown Detroit, the airport, and Ann Arbor.  It is about 20 minutes from either Ann Arbor or Detroit, right dead center between them.        Plymouth has a quaint downtown with a central park, lots of restaurants, and neat shops.  It has plenty of old time town atmosphere.  Downtown town Plymouth has about every type of restaurant that you could want (from bar burgers to Irish pub, to higher end Italian or steak places.  So if you live in Plymouth MI you don't have far to go to eat out).      What is nice is that they do several festivals a year in the downtown area that help the area thrive.  The Plymouth Ice Festival in January, the Plymouth Arts & craft s...
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
Residential sales ended 2008 up 19% higher than 2007 with December's strong finish. In fact, according to Realcomp, every county in the entire MLS showed increased sales and pending sales, which bodes well for 2009. Sales for the entire MLS during December 2008 were up 31.6% over December 2007, reflecting the 12th straight month of growth. Strong 2008 starter home sales (those priced under $125K) were up 61% over 2007 due in large part to affordable home prices and low interest rates. Even though December's inventory was down over 18% over December 2007, the supply of homes remains greater than the demand. Therefore homes selling in this buyer's market are priced to sell. Market activity has started strong this year. It's still a wonderful time for first time homeowners to take advantag...
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
The 2009 Plymouth International Ice Sculpture Spectacular is a wrap! Warmer weather on Friday probably worried organizers, but cold weather was back on Saturday....and so were the crowds! The local economy had an impact as there were fewer ice sculptures, particularly in front of local merchants. Also missing this year were the live reindeer. Here's some photos showing the highlights: This Saturday, January 31st is Northville MI 4th Annual Fire & Ice Festival running from Noon to 4 PM.
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
It's that time of the year to celebrate Michigan winter in Plymouth Michigan.  Every year about the third weekend in January the City of Plymouth puts on the Plymouth Ice Carving contest and festival.  This is the 27th year and is located right in downtown Plymouth in Kellog Park. Some of the carvings are over 10 feet tall and some are 12 feet wide.  Ice carvers from around the world come to compete.  Many of the ice carvers are from the food industry as many ice carvers are chefs.  Chefs have to make ice carvings as part of some of the fantastic banquets they put together. This sculpture is over 12 feet long.                Local business support the Plymouth Ice festival.  The festival draws large crowds no matter what the weather. Some come on down to downtowm Plymouth MI enjoy the ...
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
If it's going to stay as cold as it is this year, we might as well enjoy an event that celebrates it. The Plymouth MI Ice Sculpture Spectacular comes to Kellogg Park in Downtown Plymouth this weekend. Starting at Noon on Friday, January 27th and running through Sunday, January 29th, the event features ice carvers from local high schools, colleges, and professionals from around the United States and some from as far away as Japan. Over 100 sculptures are expected to be carved, mostly from single blocks of ice weighing over 300 pounds. Several sculptures will be constructed using between 5-100 blocks of ice, and you can watch the carving process from the beginning of stacking the blocks of ice to the finished works of art. Besides the ones filling Kellogg Park, the customized sculptures s...
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
I follow lots of blogs to keep up on technology, particularly as it relates to real estate. One of my favorites is AgentGenius where the top real estate bloggers in the country post. If you're thinking of selling your Plymouth home, you'll want to check out this recently highlighted video "How To Avoid the 10 Mistakes Home Sellers Make". It provides a great overview of all the areas you need to consider when getting ready to put your home on the market. For more information or suggestions, feel free to call, email or text me.
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
I get a lot of solicitations from other brokers to join their firms.  I always like to get them.  Some make me laugh.  Some stroke my ego.  Some are insulting to my intelligence. I'm not moving anytime in the future.  I like Remerica Hometown One.  They support us.  They have the support system to back us up.  Here is one area of the many support systems they have.  They have receptionists that answer the phone.  Nothing special right, wrong there are some companies that just have answering machines.  There is no person on the other end!!!!  They will get back to you.  Sometimes in a hour, sometimes by the end of the day.  Buyers want instant service.  Many times it is somebody sitting out in front of the house wanting information or wanting to see the house. Remerica Hometown One is op...
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