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)
Don't run your fingers through the mold.   The old adage of look and don't touch really applies here.  Sure most molds are not harmful, but why take the chance of getting sick. Some molds produce mycotoxins which are harmful to our health.  Only laboratory testing can determine what is an "OK" mold or one that is bad for you.  So if you go into a house with mold don't touch it.                  And if you are not interested in the house get out of the house.  Molds can aggravate your allergies and asthma.  So get out of the moldy house as soon as possible.  If you do touch it wash your hands and be sure don't touch your mouth or nose until you do. Russ Ravary your Metro Detroit real estate agent                                  Search Metro Detroit foreclosures and get the latest forecl...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
 The two reasons Metro Detroit FSBO's don't sell are: The for sale by owner house is overpriced.   The FSBO is not advertised in the right places  Advertising is what sells a house.  Getting it out there that your home is for sale.  Whether you are a for sale by owner or have your home listed by a real estate agent it needs to be advertised.The number 1 reason that for sale by owners don't succeed is the lack of advertising.  You need to have: 1) a for sale sign out front with a phone number that goes to you directly  2) listing brochure out front of the house with all the facts of the home (the data sheet) 3) getting listed on the local Realtor multiple listing service.By being listed on the local MLS (multiple listing service) in Michigan your home's information is put on multiple web...
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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 for great food in the Metro Detroit area then try E G Nicks Plymouth restaurant.  My wife Marianne and I and two of our friends Tom and Debbie Jackett went there tonight.  It was a little muggy after the rain but we still chose to eat outside on the patio.                                    E G Nicksis located on Forest Street which is one street west of Main Street.  It is a quiet street with lots of boutique store, little restaurants, and bars on it.  It is just a short walk from Kellogg Park.   So it's easy to get to and there is lots of parking nearby. E G Nicks Plymouth Restaurantis part of a small group of restaurants that are owned by a group of local  business men.  So the money you spend here is staying in the community unlike many of the chain restaurants. ...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
The Box Bar & Grill in Plymouth Michigan is one of the places that people remember about Plymouth.   The Box Bar is a Plymouth Institution.  It used to be a small old time neighborhood Plymouth bar known for it's hamburgers.                                           In the 1990's it underwent a large renovation.  Originally the owners were going to turn the bar into a brew pub.  But brew pubs have kind of come and gone so Chip has changed gears and expanded the beer menu to one of the best in the Metro Detroit area.   Featuring an amazing 700 + beer menu, including 40 draughts from around the world. During the week you might find the Plymouth Backgammon club playing in the back room of the Box Bar & Grill.  And you will find all the local sports teams playing on one of the TV's.  There ...
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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 Plymouth Michigan is one of western Wayne Counties nicer subdivisions.  It has estate sized homes on large lots and conveniently located close to the expressways.                                                                   Located in Plymouth Township which has one of the lowest Millage rates (tax rates) in Wayne County Country Acres is off Ann Arbor Rd.  It is north of Ann Arbor Rd, south of Powell Rd.  East of Napier Rd, and West of Ridge Rd.  M-14, I-96, and I-275 expressways make it just 15 - 20 minutes away from Ann Arbor, MI, 30 minutes from downtown Detroit, and 25 minutes from Metro Detroit airport. Country Acres has approximately 312 homes that were built during the years of 1997 - 2001.  The characteristics of Country Acres Plymouth Michigan homes are: Most...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Congratulations Plymouth Township, Michigan!   I have always know you were a great place to live but now you have national recognition.  Read the little blurb they have about Plymouth.   CNN Money ranks you as one of the top small towns in the US! http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2009/snapshots/PL2665085.html                                              When relocating to Michigan ....Plymouth real estate is a great place to start looking. Here are some of the pluses of Plymouth and Plymouth Township: low taxes easy access to freeways (I-275, M-14, I -96) good school system (Plymouth Canton Schools) old time downtown Active and lively downtown with restaurants, bars, festivals, small boutique stores nearby parks wide variety of homes in all price ranges and styles But the ...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
With the current economy and real estate market we deal with a lot of REO listing agents (for those of you that don't know what that means it means agents who handle bank foreclosure listings).  There are some that are good at their job but there is a percentage of them that are unethical and basically dirt bags.  They don't care about ethics, your clients, their word, simple customer courtesy. Some foreclosure agents will NEVER call you back.  So you never know what is going on with the offer.  Your clients are left in the dark until the foreclosure agent blesses you with a denial email or acceptance.  Once in a while you win one with these agents.  But you have no voice contact.  I never want to be that way.  Communicating with the other agent always makes the deal go smoother.  Some ...
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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 MI is a great little town.  What is great about the City of Plymouthis that they are trying hard to keep the old downtown area alive by bringing in people from outside the city to visit.  ( And they are succeeding!)  The way they do that is to have some different festivals throughout the year. The Plymouth festivals are: Plymouth Ice festival The Green festival Plymouth Art in the Park The Chili Cookoff The Plymouth fall festival                                                   Sometimes these Plymouth festivalsdraw a couple of hundred thousand people that shop and eat in all the local Plymouth restaurants.   Even in the frigid cold the Plymouth Ice Spectacular draws huge crowds.  It keeps the local businesses afloat by bringing in outside dollars and makes the old time downto...
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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 is indepth Plymouth Subdivision information Plymouth PhotosWhen people move to Michigan  they many times don't have a clue what a subdivision is like or what city or neighborhood that will fit their needs.  I have included about 22 Plymouth Michigan subdivisions for you to get an idea of Plymouth and Plymouth Twp real estate.  Each subdivision has Metro Detroit suburb homes for sale info, and recent Michigan sold homes.I f have included the styles of homes in the Plymouth subdivision, the age of the homes, features of the homes, how many car garage, names of the streets in the Plymouth neighborhoods, and number of homesin the Plymouth subdivision.  if you want to get the latest list of Plymouth homes for sale and the Plymouth sold home prices.  If you do not see your sub in here em...
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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 Township Michgan real estate update Andover Lakes subdivision has a homeowner association.  Andover Lakes has approximately 220 homes in it.  The homes were built during the years of 1996 - 2008.  There were still a few vacant lots in 2009. The Plymouth homes in Andover Lakes are mostly Colonial and Cape Cod style homes.  Most of the homes have brick exteriors & brick/vinyl & brick/wood exteriors, 2 & 3 car garages, 3-4 bedrooms,  2.5 + bathrooms, basements (some walkout, some regular basements).  There are some small ponds which they call lakes.  Very natural looking with logs and stumps in them.  The lakes/ponds are more of a natural, rustic look than a pristine, manicured look.   They have cattails and lots of wildlife including ducks and geese.  There are a few homes that a...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
   When relocating to Michigan or just thinking about Plymouth as a place to live it's hard to decide what is "right" for your family.  Which Plymouth subdivisionis right for you.  Which Metro Detroit home is the right "fit" for your family.  So If you are thinking of city of Plymouth or Plymouth Township here is some info on one of it's subdivisions.   Cambridge Green subdivision Cambridge Green has approximately 127 homes in it.  The homes were built during the years of 1968 - 1970.  The homes are mostly Colonial and ranch style homes.  Most of the homes have brick exteriors & brick/vinyl & brick/wood exteriors, 2 car garages, 3-4 bedrooms,  1.5 + bathrooms, basements Square footage of the ranch homes range from 1000 - 1400 square ft.Square footage of the colonial homes range from 150...
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
Downtown Plymouth  ~  We invite everyone to visit our open house at 146 Hamilton in Downtown Plymouth this Sunday, May 3rd from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Conveniently located a short stroll to Kellogg Park in popular Daisy Square, this sharp condo is a former Builder's Model & is move-in ready! This is just one of hundreds of homes being held open during The Big Open House, which of which are in the Plymouth area. Come check out the condo when you're attending the Green Street Fair in Downtown Plymouth. Property information ~ North off Ann Arbor Trail, East of Main
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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 is the latest update for Westbriar subdivision in Plymouth MI.  Plymouth and Plymouth Twp have lots of great subdivisions and homes.  If you have a Plymouth relocation or Michigan relocation in your future feel free to check out my websites for more great local Metro Detroit Michigan information Westbriar Subdivision homes for sale as of 3/6/2009Average time on the market                   108 daysAverage List price                                    $259,467 Westbriar Plymouth homes currently for sale     Price   Address Bed Bath   Sq Ft         $238,500    46002 ROCKLEDGE DR 4 2.1   2360       $259,900    46356 BARRINGTON 3 2.1   1552       $280,000    46700 STRATHMORE 4 2.1   2707 Westbriar subdivision homes that have sold in the last six months Average time it took to sell     ...
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Many people love the idea of investing in real estate but are not sure which way to go with their investments. When it comes to real estate you can go from one extreme to the other, having real estate holdings that are liquid like stocks, bonds and other stock market offerings to literal property purchases that are much more permanent.   Property   The first way many people think of investing in real estate is to purchase a piece of land or a home that becomes an investment property.   While property values can fluctuate over the years, the truth is there is only so much property on the planet. With the population always growing, that means over time property will always have great value.    The only problem with purchasing property is the amount of paperwork and money that is involved....
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Huntington Park SubdivisionSelling your Plymouth MI home or are you looking to buy Plymouth real estate.   Huntington Park subdivision 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.  Michigan 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 Huntington Park Subdivision homes for sale as of 2/20/2009Average time on the market   390 daysAverage list price                     $388,514 Huntington Park Subdivision Plymouth Twp MI Price Address Bed Bath Sq Ft   $2,00...
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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 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
(RE/MAX Gallery)
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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