Saline, MI Real Estate News

By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Wonderful 442 Woodland Drive West pictured below will be ready for the market this week. Sellers are sprucing up and will be picture ready Wednseday. If you are looking for a home in the Ann Arbor Area, use the best Ann Arbor home search site....www.HomeSearchAnnArbor.com. This 4 bedroom 2.1 bath Saline home has vaulted ceiling with a great room kitchen center island with stools and additional eating space lead to interlocking brick patio with screened lanai to enjoy summer evenings and use a a room with an infinite ceiling.  First floor study is off ceramic entry.  Master suite with double sinks and fully finished basement boasts one bedroom.  The game room and entertainment possibilities make this an ideal family home. Call for pricing and showing arrangements of this Saline 1400 plus...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Are you looking for a Saline real estate deal?  There are 5 bank owned Saline homes for sale today from $209,990 to $589,000.  This year there have been 22 total bank owned homes closed this year vs. 156 private owned homes sold in Saline or only 14 percent of the market. We are here to serve your Ann Arbor aree real estate needs.  Do you want to see any of these Saline foreclosures? Call us 734-274-9544. Our Buyer agents are here to serve.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Travis Pointe South Community, Saline, MI 48176 By Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts  View Larger Map   Located in Lodi Township, Travis Pointe South is a beautiful neighborhood of 61 homes on spacious lots between Ann Arbor and Saline that were constructed between 1985 and 1987 by Bayberry Construction. Travis Pointe South is adjacent to Travis Pointe. Lots are around 1 acre in size and homes range in size from around 1800 square feet to over 2500 square feet with some homes backing onto small ponds and landscaped ground. Travis Pointe South a great place to call home. Residents are offered plenty of choice when it comes to type of property and they are located near the award winning Travis Pointe Country Club. This community is also located within easy commuting distance to downtown Ann A...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Ann Arbor Michigan Real Estate: Travis Pointe, Ann Arbor MI - Beautiful Custom homes in Saline! Located just south west of Ann Arbor in beautiful Saline, Michigan this gorgeous community of 64 homes offers residents a relaxing lifestyle with luxurious amenities in a secluded yet convenient location.   View Larger Map   Travis Pointe is home to the award winning Travis Pointe Country Club where residents enjoy memberships and can enjoy all that it has to offer - including the acclaimed golf course. The Country Club also has an outdoor pool, playground, tennis courts, work out rooms and much, much more! Many of the homes here in Travis Pointe are custom built adding a certain diversity in home styles that make up the mix of properties. Most homes were constructed between 1979 and 1994 by ...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Centennial Farms Subdivision; Saline, MI 48176, Just Outside Ann Arbor, MI View Larger Map Located just outside Ann Arbor off of Textile Rd in beautiful Saline, MI, Centennial Farms is a great neighborhood to live in. Homes here have a Ann Arbor Mailing address but pay lower Pittsfield Township Taxes!  Constructed between 2001 and 2010, Centennial Farms community contains 105 semi custom homes which were build by Louis Johnson of the Johnson Building Company on the site of a historic family farm with an original estate that still stands near the entrance to the subdivision. Homes range in size between 1750 and 3000 square feet and are priced between $350,000 and $500,000 and are highly regarded in Ann Arbor Michigan Real Estate. The community benefits from beautiful amenities - includin...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Brookview Highlands, Saline - Near Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Michigan Real Estate View Larger Map Located just outside of Ann Arbor in Saline, MI this beautiful community of Brookview Highlands just south of downtown Saline is a perfect place to raise a family in a beautiful rural environment.  Brookview Highlands contains 119 homes constructed between 1994 and 2003 by numerous custom builders including such illustrious local names as Wexford Homes, Anderson Homes etc. The community is set on 145 acres of land located just alongside the Brookside Golf Course. Homes are situated on large lots with a minimum size of 1 acre. These stunning custom homes range in size from over 2000 to around 9000 square feet and range in price from over $350,000 to in excess of $725,000. Outside these stunni...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Saline Real Estate Market Sold Price Per Square Feet Trends Down Slightly in February How much are homes selling for with regard to average Sales Price per Square Feet? The average sold price per square foot is about $108. Saline residential supply is now about 11.7 months. It would take 12 months for all the homes to sell if no other homes came on the market. Anything over 6 months supply is a buyers market. The chart provided by Affinity Valuations, appraisal company, shows the trend line of average sale price per square feet sold in Saline over the last 12 months. As you can see the trend line shows prices trending from$120 per square feet to about $110 over the last 12 months. Over the last 12 months 263 homes have sold ranging in bedrooms 1 to 6 and baths from 1 to 5. The home size...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Saline's February 2011 Absorption Report Shows 11 Month Supply of Homes There is nearly a 12 month supply of homes for sale in Saline, Michigan.  If no other Saline residential homes were put on the market, it would take 11 to 12 months to sell these homes. Anything over 6 months is a buyers market. What is your Ann Arbor Area Home Worth?      Your Home Sold Guaranteed. More on Ann Arbor Real Estate Market Data.  Chelsea Real Estate Statistics | Dexter Real Estate Statistics | Saline Real Estate Statistics
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By Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
(Missy Caulk TEAM)
The 35th Annual Saline Christmas parade is this Saturday in downtown Saline. A favorite of mine for too many years to count. Let's just say I can remember nursing my 8 month old baby under my coat on one of those nights it was freezing snow and ice. All my kids have participated in the Saline Parade at one time or the other. When we first moved out to Saline, 20 years ago, it was a short parade, and over the years I have seen it grow, and grow and grow. Regardless, the Saline Christmas Parade really gets me in the Holiday Spirit. If you've been on Facebook, you know I changed my profile picture there, figured if I didn't have time to decorate, may as well decorate myself. (tee hee) The theme of the parade this year, is the Christmas Story". The parade begins at 5:30 PM on Saturday and g...
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By Mark Druckmiller, Customer Care coordinator - Real Estate One headqu
(Real Estate One - Saline, Michigan)
I thought this was unusual at first, but further on, it makes more sense.  St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Saline had recently converted to emergency/out-patient services only, with patients needing overnight and/or more lengthy treatment being transferred to St. Joseph's in Ann Arbor. So now they can specialize in handling emergency and urgent care needs for seniors.  Per the article:  St. Joseph Mercy Saline Hospital opened the doors to its new Senior Emergency Department Friday in a move hospital officials say will improve emergency care services for those 65 and older.  George Williams, the hospital's chief of staff and emergency physician, said it became obvious that, with an abundance of aging baby boomers, a new style of emergency care tailored to their specific needs was required. ...
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By Mark Druckmiller, Customer Care coordinator - Real Estate One headqu
(Real Estate One - Saline, Michigan)
Travis Pointe Neighborhood Private Gated community. Homes in price range from $300,000 to $1,200,000. Includes houses, attached and detached condos. Indoor and Outdoor Pool Golf course and country club with fine dining. Saline and Ann Arbor mailing addresses. Lodi Township taxes. Click here for a VisualTour of Travis Pointe Contact me if you wish to locate a home in this neighborhood or in other great neighborhoods as well!  
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By Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
(Missy Caulk TEAM)
Christmas is just around the corner. Yikes... Saline Craft Show -November 13th The 22nd annual Saline Craft Show is planned for Nov. 13th  at Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple Road. The event, which is rated as one of the top 10 craft shows in Michigan, will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.     http://www.salineshows.com The event will include decorative painting, stoneware, rugs, birdhouses, holiday decorating ideas, ceramics, calligraphy and clothing. Crafters come from 14 states and 155 Michigan cities. Saline student organizations also will be working at the show's concession stand, bake sale and other activities. Admission is $3 at the door, with pre-sale tickets available at Saline Community Education at 7265 Saline Ann Arbor Drive (The old Middle School). Christmas Tree Lighting C...
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By Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
(Missy Caulk TEAM)
The Saline Fiddlers will be conducting their fall Hometown Concert on October 30, 2010 at the Ellen Ewying Performing Arts Center at Saline High School. Mountain Heart from Nashville will be the guest performers. Mountain Heart has won or been nominated for multiple Grammys, ACM, CMA, and IBMA Awards. They have appeared on the revered stage of the Grand Ole Opry in excess of 100 times and have shared the stage with acts ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery Gentry, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Brad Paisley to Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, Travis Tritt, Yonder Mountain Stringband, LeAnn Rimes, and Patty Loveless. The Saline Fiddlers are made up of Saline High School students and have performed 1000's of time throughout the country, including 3 times at the White House. In 2009 the Sali...
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By Mark Druckmiller, Customer Care coordinator - Real Estate One headqu
(Real Estate One - Saline, Michigan)
I'm just going to make this simple for a lot of folks asking me, especially in this area, about doing any buying or selling, considering the freeze on foreclosures.    There's a good article here, but the direct answer is towards the end of it (directly from the article): What does this mean for the housing market and the economy? Lots of speculation, but analysts are saying that home prices will increase in the short term as the low-priced bargain foreclosures are taken off the market. However, home prices will most likely take a dip once the banks deal with robo-signers, find the assignments and foreclosures go back on the market There is a concern out there that this may impact the economy by banks pulling back lending (yes, even more than they already have). This would be disappoint...
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By Mark Druckmiller, Customer Care coordinator - Real Estate One headqu
(Real Estate One - Saline, Michigan)
Most folks BUYING a home know that the price is ALWAYS negotiable.  Many folks RENTING do not, it seems.  This is just mostly due to renters (or at least in my area) are young and don't understand that a LOT of things are negotiable in life. At the moment, a lot of my current traffic are rentals.  So they ask me to search for "something in the $800 to $1200 a month" range.  At first I simply performed searches on multiple MLS's and searched specifically for that, but that was LONG ago.  Now I search for things "just outside" the range, such as up to $1500 a month in this "$800 to $1200" example.  Why $1500?  Two (maybe three) reasons: Folks don't realize that maybe their IDEAL home might be available for a few bucks more. Then there's the sinister angle that perhaps I'm pushing more exp...
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By Mark Druckmiller, Customer Care coordinator - Real Estate One headqu
(Real Estate One - Saline, Michigan)
(Day 23 of "30 in 30") Just west of Saline-Ann Arbor road, in Lodi Township, a couple miles out are Corner Stone Acres, a full-service farm to ride, lease, or keep your horses.  Jerry Eaton owns and operates the farm and manages it full-time, 24 hours a day.  If you or any children you know want to learn how to ride a horse, this is a GREAT place to start.  (Yes, my kids go here every week!)  A VisualTour is available here.  The facility has two indoor arenas, one large outdoor arena, and features riding around the perimeter of the farm, and along quiet country roads.  They can give lessons or rides for children as young as 4, and can even help with competitve riding training.  They even help with handicapped or special needs children on a case-by-case basis.  They DO ride all year, exc...
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By Mark Druckmiller, Customer Care coordinator - Real Estate One headqu
(Real Estate One - Saline, Michigan)
(Day 20 of the "30 in 30" challenge...) Just as I mentioned yesterday about rentals being in high demand in my area, sure enough, I walk into the office into a firestorm!  I get another young couple, looking to rent a house in the area, but this time, it's a little different. I ask them, "Well, where are you looking to move to?  Here in town?  Somewhere nearby?  Something within 'X' miles from here?" They said, "It could be anywhere...." Well, that narrows it down to about a thousand.  Seriously, the husband does work in a specific location, so we agreed to look within a certain radius.  I get a bunch of listings printed and we go over them, offer some choices, and again we get into the topic of why it is that OTHER agents don't want to work weekends... Don't know, but I'll do w...
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By Mark Druckmiller, Customer Care coordinator - Real Estate One headqu
(Real Estate One - Saline, Michigan)
(Day 19 of the "30 in 30" challenge)   I'm happy to say that I have over a dozen prospects/clients/interested persons that I'm working with that are desperately wanting a rental home in Saline.  The PROBLEM is, though, that almost each and every one of them wants "a rental home in Saline for about $1000 a month".  That is getting rarer and rarer by the day.  As of today's date, the MLS shows only 3 houses for less than $2000, where as a couple of months ago, it was closer to 10. My most current pending sale got a LOT of calls asking if it would be available as a rental, perhaps if it was the market for rent, it would probably go for about $1600, in my opinion. Anything in the sub-$2000 range in this market appears to mostly 3-bedroom, one and a half bath, close to 1200 square feet and m...
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By Mark Druckmiller, Customer Care coordinator - Real Estate One headqu
(Real Estate One - Saline, Michigan)
(Day 12 of "30 in 30") Part 4 of The Builder from Hell Fred, The Illegal Builder from Hell, soon has his world fall apart around him.  The Wife and I were starting to resume a normal life, even though $25,000 of our money was sitting in an escrow account at a real estate company in town, we weren't hurting.  We assumed Fred thought we were going to be desperate and lawsuit happy, but no, we were playing The Waiting Game.  So that wasn't going anywhere for Fred. Right after the probation hearing that Fred lost, the wheels of justice didn't exactly turn the way we expected.  All of Fred's vehicles were to have been booted and he was to have been placed on an electric ankle tether.  That didn't quite work out. It was a WEEK before a private towing company came out to the house, in which be...
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