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1908 LINDSAY LANE, ANN ARBOR MI CONDO FOR SALE

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

CLOSE TO UM HOSPITAL AND CENTRAL CAMPUS

UPDATED: New Cabinets, Granite, Tile, Baths, Kitchen, Hardwood flooring with stylish mantel and Fireplace. This location on Huron Parkway is popular for those wanting a close commute to hospitals, parks, shopping and University of Michigan Central campus. 

COMING SOON: New Spring 2018 Listing.  Spacious 2-bedroom Condo In Brentwood Square, Close To Shopping, Hospitals And Campus. Open Floor Plan with Spacious Great Room/Dining room Combination. Cathedral Ceiling, Gas Fireplace And Lots Of Windows For Natural Lighting. Large Kitchen with Bonus Counter/Cupboard Space Opens To Private Balcony Facing Fountain. Granite and Hardwood throughout. Master Bedroom With Enormous Master Suite.  All Baths updated along with kitchen and flooring.  Three level condo.  Attached 1 car garage.  Check out the link below to get on the first to view list and see some preliminary photos.  More to come!

SEE PHOTOS AND MORE INFO HERE

WIN DETROIT RED WING TICKETS

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

GAME DATE: SATURDAY FEB 24 - LIL CAESAR'S ARENA

WIN RED WING TICKETS - WATCH THE SHORT VIDEO BELOW

CLICK HERE TO ENTER . Put "Red Wings Rock" in the comments section

 

Second Row - Caroline Hurricanes vs Detroit Red Wings 7 pm - Good Luck

 

Tom Stachler is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Builder with homes for sale in the Ann Arbor Michigan and surrounding area's of Saline, Dexter, Chelsea, Ypsilanti, Pinckney, Milan communities.  Check out some of the Links and their resources on this website.  

ANN ARBOR CONDO COMING SOON - 1908 LINDSAY LANE, ANN ARBOR

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

ANN ARBOR CONDO COMING SOON - 1908 LINDSAY LANE, ANN ARBOR, MI

CLOSE TO UM HOSPITAL AND CENTRAL CAMPUS

UPDATED: New Cabinets, Granite, Tile, Baths, Kitchen, Hardwood flooring with stylish mantel and Fireplace. This location on Huron Parkway is popular for those wanting a close commute to hospitals, parks, shopping and University of Michigan Central campus. 

Spacious 2-bedroom Condo In Brentwood Square, Close To Shopping, Hospitals And Campus. Open Floor Plan with Spacious Great Room/Dining room Combination. Cathedral Ceiling, Gas Fireplace And Lots Of Windows For Natural Lighting. Large Kitchen with Bonus Counter/Cupboard Space Opens To Private Balcony Facing Fountain. Granite and Hardwood throughout. Master Bedroom With Enormous Master Suite.  All Baths updated along with kitchen and flooring.  Three level condo.  Attached 1 car garage.

FOR MORE INFO, PHOTOS AND VIDEO - PLEASE CLICK HERE

 

Please CALL 734-996-0000 for more information and to get on the First to View List.  New Photos and Video coming soon, so stop back or mark as favorite.

4165 Diamond, Ypsilanti MI

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

UPDATED RANCH ON WOODED ONE ACRE DOUBLE LOT

RANCH WITH ANN ARBOR SCHOOLS - Look no further, this is the one you have been searching for. Great value for this 3 bedroom 1400' open floor plan ranch sitting on a large wooded lot. Featuring a 2.5 car detached garage, wired for house generator, fenced yard section, and when spring comes enjoy a perennial garden.

Home has updated windows and kitchen with granite and maple, plus new carpet and paint so its ready to move-in with no fuss.  Easy access to US-23 and I-94 just a few minutes to Ann Arbor.  Home has a green option upgrade to use wood pellet heater to cut down on your heating bills or use as a backup to the Gas Fired Furnace.

  • Low Pittsfield Township Taxes
  • Ann Arbor Schools
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • New Carpet
  • Fresh Paint
  • Green Feature: Has a Wood Pellet Heater for lower heat cost & Backup
  • Gas Forced Air Furnace/AC
  • Sub Panel for Generator
  • New Water Heater
  • Additional Insulation In Attic
  • Partial Fenced Back yard
  • Wooded 1-Acre Double Lot
  • Refrigerator, Range, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Separate Freezer, WaterSoftner
  • ​WiFi Enabled Thermostat for remote programming and notice options
  • Easy Access to US-23/ I-94

Please CALL 734-996-0000 for more information and to get on the First to View List.  New Photos and Video coming soon, so stop back or mark as favorite.

More information can be found by clicking on this link

http://www.therealtytour.com/Property/4165-Diamond-Pittsfield-Twp-Michigan

7076 Homestead, Ypsilanti, MI

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

Priced below Market !

Fix this up like in the video below and sell for 220K this spring. 

Wonderful 3-4 bedroom opportunity and price, 2 full baths with over 1700 SF of living space to enjoy. Conveniently located just east of Ann Arbor with Lincoln Schools.  Seller looking for best offer and purchaser who is willing to take advantage of this great price and do some upgrades on their own? 

Home completely habitable now as is with a newer roof etc and able to go FHA or VA financing and you can upgrade per the video below as you get time.  

Ask about seller credits or other options if needed and check out the video below for DIY ideas should you decide to save money on this purchase price and upgrade later.  

  • 2 Car Attached Garage
  • Across from Common Park Land
  • Walk Out Lower Level
  • Three Full Baths
  • Central Air
  • Back to Quiet Farm land
  • Great DIY project to Earn Sweat Equity
  • FHA or VA approved
  • Low Township Taxes
  • 4th Bedroom in lower level 
  • New Architectual Shingles 2013
  • Built in 2000

Please CALL 734-996-0000 for more information and to get on the First to View List.  

 

More information can be found by going to this link and clicking here  

http://www.therealtytour.com/Property/7076-Homestead-Ypsilanti-Michigan

4 Ways to Get Ready for Heavy Snow in Ann Arbor Michigan

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

4 Ways to Get Ready for Heavy Snow

winter, ice
 

Winter storm preparedness is a topic hard to think about as the weather just starts to chill, or when the first light dusting of snow turns your yard into a winter wonderland. But while a light dusting of snow can be quite beautiful, a massive blizzard is potentially dangerous. That danger doesn’t just apply to the world outside your door — a massive snowstorm can be hazardous for your Home as well. To get your home ready for winter, here’s what you need to include in your winter storm preparedness plan, with tips to save money as you secure your house for the season.

winter storm preparedness

Avoid Heavy Snow on Roof

 

Snow can become quite heavy as it accumulates, and that means your roof may collapse under the weight of built-up snow from a major storm. Before winter weather sets in, bring in a contractor to check your roof’s structural integrity so you don’t get any dangerously unpleasant surprises in the midst of a storm. You can also hire a snow removal contractor service to keep your roof clear throughout the season to avoid massive snow buildup, or pick up an inexpensive roof snow rake to pull heavy snow off the roof yourself.

Project Cost: While you can DIY your own rooftop snow removal, it can get dangerous, particularly if you don’t have safety equipment and aren’t experienced with the mechanics of climbing up onto a potentially slick rooftop. Stay safely grounded and use a roof rake, or hire a pro.

 

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Improve Insulation to Keep the Cold Out

Insulation, weather-stripping and other energy-efficiency products are the key to keeping cold air out and warm air in and improvement should be a key element of your winter storm preparedness plan. If you lose power during a winter storm, this will make a huge difference in how comfortable your family is while your heater isn’t working. Retaining the existing heat in your home means less worry about staying safe in freezing temperatures.

 

Project Cost: There are a few different ways to increase your home’s ability to retain heat. They can be as simple as sealing up cracks in doors and windows or as complex as replacing all your windows and doors with insulated storm designs.

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Don’t Risk a House Fire


Project Cost: If you already have fire safety systems installed in your home, you won’t need to spend a lot (or potentially anything at all) to check and make sure everything’s in working order. When you don’t have existing or adequate fire safety equipment, the complexity and amount of equipment you install will have a dramatic impact on price.The combination of flammable decor, multiple heat sources and large family meals makes winter a particularly dangerous time of year for house fires. The risk of a devastating house fire is multiplied dramatically when outdoor temperatures are dangerously low and weather conditions make it difficult for emergency services to reach your home. Shore up your household’s fire safety by investing in appropriately sized and classed fire extinguishers, making sure your smoke and CO detectors have fresh batteries and making a fire safety plan for everyone in the house.

 
 

winter storm preparedness

Be Ready for Blackouts with Back-up Power

A lack of power can cause more problems than mere boredom during a snowstorm. You could also lose your ability to heat your home, cook meals, chill food, charge your phone, receive vital emergency news updates and keep medical equipment operational. As massive winter storms accompanied by power outages are becoming the norm, adding a backup generator to your winter storm preparedness plan could be a lifesaving investment for your family. Just make sure you run the generator according to appropriate safety protocol.


Permanent backup generator with installation: $2,000-$15,000.Project Cost: A portable generator is less expensive but also generally more difficult to use than a permanent generator, which won’t require hookup each time you need it.

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Staying Winter Ready

Predicting the weather is hard enough. Controlling it is impossible. But you aren’t helpless in the face of a winter storm. Though there are risks, you can make the right investments in a winter storm preparedness plan, you’ll keep your household safe and comfortable no matter what Jack Frost has up his nasty sleeves this winter.

Tom Stachler is a licensed real estate Broker in Ann Arbor Michigan selling and listing properties in this area and especially the Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, Chelsea, Milan markets.  Contact us today if looking for a home or condo for sale or Lease and put our 30 years of experience to work for you.  

Happy New Year From Tom Stachler - Ann Arbor Real Estate

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

Happy New Year Everyone

May the Coming New Year be your Best One yet!

 

Tom Stachler is a State of Michigan Real Estate Broker and Builder specializing in the Ann Arbor and Saline markets with New Construction in Milan Michigan.  Check out the handy Links on this website to view homes and Condos for Sale or Lease.  

Easy Living Room Design Ideas for the New Year

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

Easy Living Room Design Ideas for the New Year

home staging
 

Some of us watch TV every night in our living rooms, while for some, the living room is strictly for entertaining company. Whatever role your living room plays in your Home, odds are good that it’s due for an update — or at least a little freshening up! Once the holidays are over, many of us fall into a bit of a post-holiday funk, and a living room re-do can be just the thing to lift your spirits and provide an indoor project to see you through the cold and gloom of January and February weekends. The best part? You don’t necessarily need a big budget to make noticeable — and stylish — living room design changes!

 

Low-Budget Living Room Design Updates

Even if the most you can see your way clear to spend is $100, you can still make some high-impact changes to your room. Here’s a little inspiration …

 
 
  • De-clutter! This will make your living room look and feel larger and won’t cost you anything but your time.
  • Paint an accent wall in a beautiful color. (Bear in mind that this wall will stand out, so make sure it’s a wall that’s behind a piece of furniture you love, showcasing a nice piece of artwork or one with an architectural feature like a fireplace.)
  • Rearrange the furniture — especially if it’s currently lining the walls. Push furniture more towards the center of the room (if space allows) to create a conversational grouping, and an instant update that again, costs you nothing!
  • Update the lighting. Many people treat lighting as an afterthought, but good living room lighting can completely transform the look of a room. Make sure that you include an ambient (overhead) source of light, some task lighting (a reading lamp or two), and some accent lighting to create some mood.

Got between $200 and $300 to spend? You can build on the inexpensive (or free) stuff listed above to spruce up your living room design  …

  • Buy a piece of art that adds color and that makes you happy whenever you look at it. If it’s opposite a window, make sure to ask for non-glare glass so it won’t reflect the outdoors during the daylight hours.
  • Add a large houseplant in a really nice pot. A distinctive plant visually warms up a room and it’s good for the air quality too, which is important during the winter months!

Pricier Updates

If you’ve got your heart set on a completely new look but your budget can’t handle the strain, relax. You can stretch the project over the entire winter, so focus on making one change at a time and don’t sweat making slower progress than you would if you had a few thousand dollars to spare! Some examples …

 
  • Spring for new window treatments. Depending on what you choose, you can make your living room look more formal, more casual, more modern, or just more colorful.
  • Add some colorful throw pillows in nice fabrics. Mix patterns and solids, or go for a bolder look by mixing patterns (large with small) that are unified by similar hues. Add a soft throw for even more texture.
  • Add a beautiful new area rug — and make sure it’s big enough so that at least the front legs of your sofa and side chairs fit on it. (A too small area rug is an oh-so-common decorating mistake that makes interior designers cringe!)
  • Update a piece of furniture. If you can’t afford a new sofa and your current one is still in good shape, consider having it reupholstered or covering it with a custom-made slipcover.

Keep in mind that pricier living room design updates can be done in stages. Even if it takes you months — or even years — to accomplish all of your living room decorating updates, you’ll end up with a beautiful new living room that’ll make you and your family happy and comfortable for years to come!

Tom Stachler is a licensed Real Estate Broker specializing in the Ann Arbor, Saline, Dexter, Ypsilanti and surrounding markets.  Please stop check out the helpful Links above for more information.  

5 Tips to Reduce Your Home’s Holiday Energy Consumption

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

5 Tips to Reduce Your Home’s Holiday Energy Consumption

 

holiday energy

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The smell of pine and cinnamon, cookies baking in the oven, lights twinkling inside and outside your home, and…

An enormous electric bill. Ouch.

The holidays in America are known for being a little over the top, and excessive energy consumption from lights, decorations and appliances are no exception. While it may be exciting to make your house light up like a beacon that can be seen from outer space, it’s not actually that great for your wallet (or the planet, for that matter).

If you’re thinking about having a greener holiday season, try the following tips:

Use Better Lights
Based on a report from WIRED, Americans spend an extra $233 million on utility bills each year because of holiday lights. To keep your energy consumption in check this season, try LED or energy-efficient bulbs instead of traditional ones. Incandescent lights draw up to 90 percent more watts than LED lights, so switching to LED strands—or going with wreaths, bows and lawn ornaments that don’t use energy—can save you a ton.

Use Smart Plugs
It’s easy to forget to unplug decorations and lights, but doing so can make a real ding in your monthly budget. That’s where smart plugs come in handy. Smart plugs monitor your energy usage and break it down into an easy report each month so that you know exactly how much energy your holiday decorations consume.

Some smart plugs can also be programmed to run on a timer or manually from an app on your smart device. When you’re toasty in bed, you can turn off your lights to save on energy. Plus, if you’re away on vacation, you can pull a "Home Alone" and make it look like you’re home, which can help deter holiday theft.

Cook Wisely and in Batches
Holiday cooking is one of the best parts of the season. (Hello, pumpkin pie.) But, firing up the oven and stove accounts for 4.5 percent of your home’s energy consumption, and that number jumps to 15 percent if you add in the energy your fridge and other kitchen appliances consume. This season, when you’re making lots of cookies, roasts and goodies, remember to bake in batches so you don’t waste energy heating and re-heating the oven.

Also, use appropriately-sized cookware. Glass or ceramic pots and pans can be heated to 25 degrees less than recipes recommend, and cast iron retains heat easier, making these types of cookware a good option to help you save more on energy costs. You can even go green entirely by making recipes that require low or no energy to prepare. And don’t forget that the oven will act as a temporary space heater when you're cooking, so be sure to turn down your thermostat.

Light a Fire
A roasting fire is a festive holiday accessory—and it’s a great way to cut down on grid-powered electricity this season. Fireplaces can actually be an eco-friendly (and super cozy) way to heat your home. You don’t even need chestnuts to get the full effect.

As you’re doing this, try keeping your thermostat 7 - 10 degrees cooler than normal for eight hours per day to save up to 10 percent on your utility bills. For example, you could turn your thermostat down early in the morning and at night, then turn it up during the day. It’s sweater weather after all, so bundle up and let a fire warm you.

Use Your Foyer Wisely
The more the merrier, but when guests come and go for the holidays, your home can lose a lot of heat through the opening and shutting of doors. Try adding a draft-blocking device to insulate your home. You should also open other doors inside your home to increase proper air circulation and make it easier for your furnace to heat the space.

Trying to make your home eco-friendly through the holidays doesn’t have to be a burden. In fact, besides saving you some serious change and reducing your carbon footprint, it can actually be a holiday mood booster as you make things more nostalgic and cozy. Who knows? You might even create a new holiday tradition.

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. 

Merry Christmas from Tom and His Team

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

Happy Holidays Everyone !

Just want to wish you all and joyous holiday season.  Check out the short video we made for you below ;-)

 

Tom Stachler is a licensed Real Estate Broker specializing in the Ann Arbor, Saline, Dexter, Ypsilanti and surrounding markets.  Please stop check out the helpful Links above for more information.  

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Tom Stachler
Real Estate One, Group One Realty Team
555 Briarwood Circle
Ann Arbor MI 48108
Direct: (734) 996-0000
Fax: (734) 661-0102