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July Things To Do In Ann Arbor and Surrounding Areas

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team

Summer time in Washtenaw County is filled with lots of activities for families, friends, and children to partake in. We've rounded up some of the best activities during July 2019 that take place in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Chelsea.

 

 

Fourth of July Parade (July 4)

A long standing tradition is to enjoy  the Fourth of July in downtown Ann Arbor. The 27th annual 4th of July Parade hosted by the Ann Arbor starts at 10 a.m. The parade begins at the intersection of State and William streets. 

Chill by the pool in Ann Arbor (any day)

If you’re looking to cool down in water,  the city of Ann Arbor operates three outdoor pools: Buhr Park Outdoor Pool (2751 Packard Road), Fuller Park Pool (1519 Fuller Road) and Veterans Memorial Park Outdoor Pool (150 Jackson Ave.). You can Find Rates Here.

Rolling Sculpture Car Show (July 14)

For a Woodward Cruise-type of event, downtown Ann Arbor for the annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show is the event to attend. Last year’s show featured more than 300 exotic, antique, classic and concept cars.

The show is free to attend. Visit the city's website for more information.

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2017 Summer Beer Festival (July 21-22)

For local beer lovers, you can try samplings from more than 100 Michigan breweries, in addition to hearing live music at the annual Summer Beer Festival on July 21 and 22 in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park.

This is one of four of Michigan Brewers Guild's festivals. For more information on the festival, or to purchase tickets, click the link.

Ann Arbor Art Fairs (July 20-23)

During one of the most popular events of the summer, the streets of downtown Ann Arbor are expected to be packed for one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the nation during the Ann Arbor Art Fairs.

Original works of art, street performances, culinary treats and a variety of sidewalk sales can be found during the annual event, which features four different art fairs from artists across the globe. This year's festival takes place from July 20 through 23. For more information, check out our blog on the event here.

Chelsea Sounds and Sights Festival (July 27-29)

Live music fills the streets of downtown Chelsea from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday, beginning June 8 through Aug. 17 during the Chelsea Sounds and Sights Festival.

The festival also features a weekend festival featuring live music, art, a car show, entertainment for children and more from July 27 through 29. For more information, visit the festival's website.

 

This Week In June At Top Of The Park

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team

Top Of The Park

A favorite Ann Arbor summertime tradition is here this week and next full of free live music, in addition to kids activities, outdoor movies and more.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival, now in its 36th season, announced its 2019 Top of the Park music lineup running June 14 through July 7, with outdoor concerts six nights a week starting at 5 p.m. Below is this weeks events.

June 25 - Tuesday

5 p.m. Dave Boutette & Kristi Lynn Davis

6 p.m. Mark Lavengood Band

7:00 p.m. Misty Lyn & The Big Beautiful

8:15 p.m. Madcat Midnight Blues Journey

June 26 - Wednesday

5 p.m. Room 1078

6 p.m. Emily Slomovits & Billy King

7:00 p.m. F.U.B.A.R.

8:30 p.m. Cold Tone Harvest

June 27 - Thursday

5 p.m. The Cloudbuilders

6 p.m. Dede & The Dream

7 p.m. Honey Monsoon

8:30 p.m. Anna Burch

June 28 - Friday

5 p.m. Alexis Lombre Trio

6 p.m. Andy Adamson Quintet

7 p.m. Liquid Monk

8:30 p.m. Shake Steady

10:15 p.m. Funkwagon

June 29 - Saturday

5 p.m. Ki5

6 p.m. Dani Darling

7 p.m. Vespre

8:30 p.m. Nique Love Rhodes & The NLR Experience

10:15 p.m. Paddlebots

June 30 - Sunday

5 p.m. Ari Graine

6 p.m. Grace Elizabeth Lee

7 p.m. KidsRock: Falu’s Bazaar

8:30 p.m. Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet

Movies

  • Tuesday, June 25 - Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
  • Wednesday, June 26 - Arrival
  • Thursday, June 27 - Black Panther
  • Sunday, June 30 - Field of Dreams

Ann Arbor Art Fair

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team

In just a couple weeks downtown Ann Arbor will be transformed into one of the largest displays of art work in Michigan. The streets will be lined with artists and merchants from various platforms and different genres of expression. You will be engulfed in colors, sights, sounds and the display of imagination from all over the world.

 

It’s the place to be Thursday, July 18 – Sunday, July 21, 2019, when the city will transform into an art lover’s paradise, where visitors and locals alike will enjoy original works of art, street performances, live music, fabulous restaurants, culinary treats and a variety of sidewalk sales and boutique shopping. It's all part of the Ann Arbor Art Fair.

 

Some photos of artists below for a small taste of what's to come this July in Ann Arbor. 

Stop by for local sale, food trucks, live music, and art. Streets will be blocked off and the map of activities and parking is below.

 

 

Washtenaw Housing Market Update 2019

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team

Watch an update of the 2019 1st Quarter Michigan housing market in Washtenaw County by Real Estate One Family of Companies’ President of Brokerage Services, Dan Elsea. He recaps the market and gives thoughts on the next quarter and upcoming year for the real estate market in Ann Arbor, Dexter, Ypsilanti and all of Washtenaw County. 

 

 

Tom Stachler is a licensed Broker and Builder marketing homes and properties in the Ann Arbor Michigan area.  Also search for properties, houses, and condos for sale in Saline, Dexter, Chelsea, Milan and the Ypsilanti real estate markets.  Check out the handy Links for realty related information and and MLS inventory access above. 

Luxury 2BR - 2.5 BATH CONDO CLOSE TO I-94 AND US-2

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team

Luxury 2BR - 2.5 BATH CONDO CLOSE TO I-94 AND US-23

Well built condo in great community filled with lots of young working professionals who enjoy access to their very own 2 million dollar health club that is located in the complex for resident use.  Your Rent includes this membership and access to the work out equipment, dance studio, pool, sauna and jacuzzi.  New Stainless Steel Appliances are being installed May 14th to replace white appliances in kitchen.

Commuters Dream: This community is just a 2 minute drive from the I-94 & US-23 exchange for those commuting and want to cut down on their commute times.  

View the Video of the condo and Health club below. What a wonderful unit and complex to live it!

This is the "Avon" model and one of the larger 2 Bedroom style unit available in the complex.   Hurry these units do not last long.  

Call or email for application or to request a showing appointment.  Click on attached document link next to Adobe logo below.

  • Granite Counters
  • Stainless Steel Appliances (not shown in photos)
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Bath
  • Washer & Dryer Included
  • Updated Carpet
  • Attached 1 Car Garage
  • Own Patio with furniture
  • Residents May use the Association 2 million dollar Health Club -no charge
  • Tenants Pay Gas & Electric
  • All Brick development
  • Upgraded trim with oversize Base and Case Moldings
  • Fabulous In-ground Pool, sauna and jacuzzi at the onsite health club
  • Ann Arbor Schools
  • Pref 15-24 Month Lease if Possible
  • Owner requests No Pets please

See Walk Through Video Below

For more photos go to click here 

 

5734 Hampshire, Ypsilanti, Michigan, Wellesley Gardens, condo, complex, for, lease, sale, ann arbor, saline, Jacuzzi, township rent, health club, swimming, pool

Wonderful Family Home in York Township

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team

SALINE 1.5 STORY Home - TIMBER RIDGE SUBDIVISION

Beautiful 1.5 Story home in York Township providing 5 minute access to I94-US23 exchange, 9 minutes to Briarwood, 12-15 minutes to UMH or Downtown AA, 20 min to Detroit Metro Airport.  OPEN house SUN MAY 5 FROM 11am-1pm

Located in one of Saline’s most popular subdivision’s - Timber Ridge - this 4BR-3.5 Bath home has beautiful maple cabinets and floors, a finished walk out basement with a full Bath.  You will like the ease of the first floor master down stairs and upstairs in the you will find an additional 3 bedrooms plus a media or or study in the loft space.

Updates include a new roof, high efficient water heater, whole house backup generator and water softener.  Fresh paint and refinished hardwood flooring throughout.  Situated on 2 rolling acres, this home will not last long.  

HD Video Walk Through Below

 

  • 1.5 STORY with Soaring Ceilings
  • First Floor Master Bedroom & Bath
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • Whole House Backup Generator
  • Finished Walk Out Basement with Full Bath
  • New Roof 
  • Maple Cabinets and Flooring
  • Corian Counters
  • New High Efficient Water Heater
  • 2 Acre plus lot
  • Saline's Most Popular Subdivision

Call 734.996.0000 to get on our First To View list. Check back for a full HD walk thru video. 

Washtenaw May Events

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team

Ann Arbor Things to Do in May

 

When the sun and warmth comes out in Michigan, there are lots of things to do in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, and Milan. We have rounded up some special events that you can partake in to enjoy the outside and have fun. Check back to our website for more current events and things to do in the Washtenaw area.

 

 

The Color Run 5K Ypsilanti

Saturday, May 11th

Depot Town

5 East Cross St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197

 

The happiest 5K under the sun is back and better than ever! The Color Run 5K in Ypsilanti is untimed and the perfect outdoor activity for everyone, from seasoned athletes to first time runners. At each kilometer mark, runners are doused in colorful powder, ending at the finish line festival, an explosion of color with fun prizes and lots of celebration. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled event that can be ran, walked, or even danced!

 

Rock the District

Saturday, May 11

Corner of Maynard St & E William St

 

Join the fun at the corner of Maynard and East William to kick-off summer with a free outdoor concert. Located in downtown Ann Arbor, Rock the District brings the community together through live music. This year's featured acts include The Motet, Ragbirds, and Syd Burnham.

 

Water Lantern Festival

Saturday, May 18th

Milan Beach

16339 Cone Rd. Milan MI 48160

 

Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you'll witness the magic of the lanterns as they light up the water. As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with the launch of the lanterns onto the water as we Light The Water together. Watch your unique lantern drift out into the water as it joins other lanterns carrying hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, and connection. It's a night that you'll never forget.



 

Ann Arbor Antiques Market

Saturday, May 18  - Sunday, May 19 2019

Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds

5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103

 

Since 1968, The Ann Arbor Antiques Market will continue its tradition as a mainstay in the field of antiques and select collectibles. For 48 years the Ann Arbor Antiques Market has been committed to bringing a quality antique market to this area. We continue to be grateful for. our wonderful dealers and dedicated public who continue to partner with us, making 50 years possible. Quality Antiques, Jewelry, Paintings, Mid- century, Industrial design, Vintage, Folk art, Re-purposed and more.

Ann Arbor Flower Day

Sunday, May 26th

Kerrytown Market

315 Detroit St Ann Arbor MI 48104

 

Ann Arbor Farmers Market growers will offer a premium variety of flowers, plants, bulbs, seeds, seedlings and herbs at a great value. There will also be food trucks, live music, backyard beekeeping tips, gardening how-to advice, kids activities and tons of fun! This is an event for the whole family.

 

Milan Community Fair

Friday, May 31st

Wilson Park

147 Wabash St. Milan, MI 48160

 

The 70th annual Milan Community Fair and Fireworks is here! This annual event is a celebration of the community and an area favorite, with live music, fireworks, and so much more all weekend. There’s something here for the whole family, from live entertainment to free kids crafts, carnival games and delicious fair food. This fun weekend packed full of events is a must for your May to-do list.

 

Tom Stachler is a licensed Broker and Builder marketing homes and properties in the Ann Arbor Michigan area.  Also search for properties, houses, and condos for sale in Saline, Dexter, Chelsea, Milan and the Ypsilanti real estate markets.  Check out the handy Links for realty related information and and MLS inventory access above. 

 

Exterior Spring Cleaning

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team

Spring Maintenance Checklist

Spring is here! Last week we did a blog on Spring Cleaning the interior of the Home. This week we will focus on exterior tasks that are good to do every year to make sure your house is functioning at its best. Being a property owner in Washtenaw County is fulfilling when you take care of your home and spring time in Michigan is the best time to do so. 

 

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Exterior 

  • Repair glazing and caulk around windows and doos
  • Repair cracked bricks and missing motor 
  • Repair freeze/thaw cracks in drives and walks 
  • Repair, prime, and paint areas with peeling paint 
  • Remove debris from yard and high traffic areas 
  • Search for signs of colonized insects or pests 

Roof 

  • Check your roof for damage or missing shingles 
  • Check for cracked flashing or damaged caulk seals 
  • Trim branches and trees away from the roof 

Structure 

  • Check basement and foundation walls for cracks 
  • Check your chimney for cracks and leaks 
  • Check your crawl for moisture 

Water Control 

  • Test your sump pump for proper operation 
  • Clean your gutters and window wells 
  • Extend downspouts away from your foundation 
  • Make sure grading flows water away from house or other structures 

Fuel Services 

  • Check your gas/oil tank for odors and leaks 

Property 

  • Test your lawn mower and trimmer 
  • Treat your lawn with fertilizer and pest control 
  • Power wash and seal your deck and patio
  • Remove your outdoor furniture from storage 
  • Dewinterize and start lawn sprinklers 

Tom Stachler is a Michigan licensed real estate Broker and Builder working in the Ann Arbor, Saline and Dexter Real Estate markets.  Please refer to the helpful Links above for more information about Buying or selling real estate, homes and condos when searching for one of the area's best real estate brokers. 

Spring Maintenance Interior Checklist

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team

Spring Maintenance Checklist

Spring is here! That means Spring Cleaning. In Michigan, we experience all four seasons, and it is important we take care of our homes during those transitions. From winter to spring is an important transition for your Home. Here is some tips on how to maintenance the interior of your home to avoid future problems. Check back next week for tips on spring maintenance for the exterior of your home. 

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Interior

  • Remove storm windows, install screens
  • Clean and lubricate window channels
  • Clean glass on windows and doors
  • Reverse ceiling fans to direct heat upwards

 

Insulation and Ventilation

  • Test your dehumidifier
  • Check attic for proper ventilation
  • Clean your dryer vent
  • Check vent for birds or other pests

 

Electrical Systems

  • Test all smoke detectors and CO detectors, replace batteries
  • Test and reset your GCFI and AFCI outlets/breakers

 

HVAC

  • Change your filters
  • Hire an HVAC contractor to service your system
  • Install window AC units and ensure proper fit

 

Plumbing

  • Fix all fixtures for leaks
  • Check tile joints, grout, and caulking
  • Remove hoses from storage and open spigots
  • Check faucets and valves for leaks or damage
  • Check washing machine hose

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Tom Stachler is a licensed broker and builder in the Washtenaw area. working in the Ann Arbor, Saline and Dexter Real Estate markets.  Please refer to the helpful Links above for more information about Buying or selling real estate, homes and condos when searching for one of the area's best real estate brokers. 

Ypsilanti's Best Restaraunts

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team

There are many great places to eat in Washtenaw County. For this post, we wanted to highlight the Ypsilanti restaurants. Check back to find highlights for Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea, and other surrounding area places to eat, lounge, and have a great time.

Beezy’s Cafe

A quaint eatery with a motto of ‘simple, honest food,’ Beezy’s Cafe is the place to go for some good homemade, original eats. A colorful interior, complete with sunny yellow walls and exposed brick adorned with eclectic art, is welcoming to guests. The menu is made up of sandwiches on freshly baked bread, salads with house-made dressing, and comforting made-from-scratch soup.

Beezy’s Cafe, 20 N Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI, USA, +1 734 485 9625

Bill’s Drive-In

Bill’s Drive-In is hard to miss with its bright yellow exterior. A seasonal no-frills joint, Bill’s is iconic fixture on Ypsilanti’s dining scene, delighting guests with its tasty hot dog eats. There is no menu at Bill’s, just tasty hot dogs with a variety of toppings like chili. Bill’s is also known for their root beer. While the menu may be small, the flavors definitely are not.

Bill’s Drive-In, 1292 E Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI, USA, +1 734 485 2831

 

Bomber Restaurant

Featured on the Food Network's 'Top Five Over Indulgences' for its Bomber Breakfast, you know that plate has got to be a hefty portion of deliciousness and that's right. It's one pound of ham, bacon, or sausage, and four eggs plus one pound of breakfast potatoes. The Bomber Restaurant is an aviation themed, mom-and-pop diner. For those who are not quite that hungry, the menu has an array of Home-style eats.

Bomber Restaurant, 306 E Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI, USA, +1 734 482 0550

Bona Sera

Bona Sera is a charming restaurant specializing in eclectic global cuisine with Italian and Southern influences. The inviting interior features lofty ceilings, exposed brickwork often adorned with local art, and large picture windows allowing the light to flood in during the day. Bona Sera offers a host of seasonal comfort dishes that are sure to suit many tastes.

Bona Sera, 200 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI, USA, +1 734 340 6335

Café Ollie

Located in Depot Town, the historic district in Ypsilanti, Café Ollie is a wonderful café adorned with bright colors and art-filled walls. The Rubenesque sandwich with house-made corned beef, stout-simmered sauerkraut, Swiss, and Thousand Island dressing and the Yardbirds On Fire mac ‘n’ cheese with Buffalo chicken and blue cheese are two enticing choices. They have delicious vegetarian options available as well.

Cafe Ollie, 42 E Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI, USA, +1 734 482 8050

Casablanca

Casablanca serves up delicious and authentic Moroccan and Mediterranean delicacies, and features an inviting interior decorated with Moroccan touches, adding to the wonderful culinary experience. The menu includes a variety of options with highlights being the bistilla, or layers of chicken and spicy omelet stuffing topped with fried almonds flavored with orange blossom water, powdered sugar plus cinnamon; and the vegetable tagine for those guests wanting something meat-free. Wash it all down with a refreshing Moroccan mint tea.

Casablanca, 2333 Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti, MI, USA, +1 734 961 7825

 

Dom Bakeries

Dom Bakeries is open 24 hours a day seven days a week. A family-owned and operated bakeshop, Fea and Ly Chov purchased this bakery in 1996. Using only the best ingredients, the bakery’s selection is endless with an array of sweet goodness, including custard-filled long johns, maple-glazed cinnamon rolls, and the ever-popular apple fritter.

Dom Bakeries, 1305 Washtenaw Rd, Ypsilanti, MI, USA, +1 734 485 3175

Hana Korean Restaurant

Hana Korean is the place to dine if your craving calls for some home-style Korean fare bursting with incredible flavors. The menu has vegetarian recipes such as the ya chae chap chae, or sweet potato noodles stir-fried with vegetables, and the chae sig deanjahng jikae, which is tofu and vegetable soup with bean sauce flavoring and rice. You’ll also find kanpoongki, or fried chicken wings in garlic sauce; kimchi jakae, or kimchi soup with pork and tofu; and kalbi, or traditional Korean BBQ beef short ribs.

Hana Korean Restaurant, 1346 E Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI, USA, +1 734 483 2455

Red Rock Downtown Barbecue

Red Rock Downtown Barbecue is a great place to enjoy refreshing drinks and tasty eats. The relaxed feel of the interior is further enhanced by the exposed brickwork and use of dark woods throughout. The restaurant’s menu features everything from sandwiches to mac ‘n’ cheese and much more. The bar offers 20 beers on tap, ensuring that you’ll find something to complement the meal. Red Rock also has happy hour twice a day every day.

Red Rock Downtown Barbecue, 207 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI, USA, +1 734 340 2381

Sidetrack Bar & Grill

Sidetrack Bar and Grill is a railroad-themed pub located in Depot Town. This happening establishment is always hopping with folks just looking to have some fun with friends and family and have a great night out on the town. The interior is warm with exposed brick, dark wood, and several taxidermied animals on the walls. As for the food, there are plenty of sharable plates, handcrafted, juicy burgers, sandwiches, and entrées like Yankee pot roast.

Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI, USA, +1 734 483 1490

 

Tom Stachler is a licensed Ann Arbor area real estate agent and broker also working real estate home and condo sales in the Saline, Dexter, Chelsea, Ypsilanti, Milan and many of the surrounding markets in both Washtenaw and Livingston County.  Please click on the inventory or MLS search tab above for the latest residentialincome and commercial realty property listings for sale.  

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