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Ann Arbor Restaurant Week

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team
Its here! Ann Arbor Restaurant week is the best way to try restaurants of all types for a low, fixed price - $15 for lunch or $28 for a three course dinner. Some places are even offering a 2 for 1 pricing. This week, you can explore new cuisines or visit your favorite for a budget friendly food tasting experience. 
 
The plethora of restaurants offers vegan, vegetarian, locally-scoured and gluten-free options. For a preview of menus and to see what restaurants are participating click here. The regular menu is available also. To get your taste buds excited for Ann Arbor's best places to eat, here's some photos of restaurants that are participating. The event goes from January 13 – 18.
 

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Dessous | Menu

 

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Avalon | Menu

 

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 residential, income and commercial realty property listings for sale.  

Meet Our Winner - Sign up for the Ring

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

Congratulations on our winner, Fred! He and his wife will be going to the Red Wings game at Little Caesar's for the FIRST TIME. Have fun!

If you didn't win this time, you still can win. Our current giveaway is for a Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell. 

To enter to win Like our Facebook Page and enter your contact information in our giveaway link

 

Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County Market Update for December 2018

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team
Higher Sales Prices and Fewer Sales in 2018
 
Overall, the Ann Arbor area housing market saw higher housing prices in 2018 compared to 2017. The average sales price of single family homes in 2018 was $321,737, 6.2% higher than the average sales price in 2017. December 2018 saw a 1.5% increase in the average sales price of single family homes, with an average of $302,373, compared to $297,785 in December 2017. Condominiums sold at an average of $254,051 in 2018, 13% higher than the $224,818 average sales price of 2017.
Average listing prices were up for both single family homes and condominiums in 2018. The average list price of single family homes in 2018 was $326,374-up 6.2% from 2017-and the average list price of condominiums in 2018 was $256,318-up 13.3% from 2017.
The number of new listings year-to-date was up 2% from 2017, with a total of 5,789 new residential listings in 2018. In December 2018, the number of total new residential listings was up 10.6%, with 198 new listings compared to 179 in December 2017. Residential sales were down 14.5% in December 2018 compared to December 2017, and year-to-date, there were 7.1% fewer total residential sales overall compared to 2017.
Despite sales slowing towards the end of 2018, the housing market is predicted to have a good year in 2019. According to research from CoreLogic's Home Price Index, home prices are expected to appreciate by 4.8% in 2019 and interest rates are expected to rise.
 
To see more Ann Arbor Area housing statistics, view the December 2018 Housing Statistics Report.


 

Tom Stachler is a licensed Real Estate Broker working in and around the Saline and Ann Arbor Michigan Markets selling homes and condo and commercial real estate.  Contact his office today for any of your realty needs.  

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Coming Soon Home in York Township

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

10210 Timber Ridge, York Township

JUST 5 MINUTES FROM THE US-23 & I-94 EXCHANGE

COMING SOON: A Commuters Dream Location that avoids Ann Arbor related traffic.  Easy commute to the east, hospitals or even Toledo just 20 minutes away.  Timber Ridge is a hidden gem and quiet subdivision of 60 homes.  Spacious lots, low York Township Taxes and just 150/yr HOA fee.  Ask agent about the events and family gatherings and whether this might be a good fit for you.  

Well Cared For Home with gardens, Cedar pergola, new roof and updated mechanicals, whole house generator and plenty of hard wood flooring and granite counters.  This home is located in the Award Winning Saline School District and will be available in the spring so let us know if that fits your schedule using the contact us link on this page.  Have a house to sell, ask us how we can help make the transition smooth and stress free.

  • Beautiful Hardwood Flooring
  • New Granite Counters, Sinks & Faucets
  • Saline School District
  • Whole House Back-up Generator
  • Cedar Deck and Pergola
  • Gas Fireplace and Mantel
  • Comcast Fiber High Speed Cable
  • Nicely Landscaped
  • New Roof
  • Updated Mechanicals
  • Bonus and Crafts Room
  • Vegetable and Fruit Gardens
  • 3 Car Attached Garage

Additional Photos and HD Video coming as we approach the marketing date, so call us for more information.  To see full description and more photos click here

Coming Soon! Updated Condo on South Side of Ann Arbor

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

Wow - Stainless, Beautiful Wood floors and Stairs, Crown Molding and More !

 

Located on Ann Arbors South side near Ellsworth Road.  Watch the HD Video for better view of this spectacular condo with updates galore !  See the feature list below that includes African Magnolia Wood Flooring, Hardwood Stairs, ceramic floors in foyer, kitchen and baths, built in Big Screen Projector with screen that drops automatically from the ceiling.  This unit has a room on the third floor that could serve as a guest room, media or study space.  

 
  • African Magnolia Flooring
  • Crown molding throughout
  • Sconce lights
  • Big Screen projector with remote control Screen and built in speakers
  • Hardwood Stairs
  • Ceramic Kitchen, Foyer and Bath floors
  • Stainless appliances
  • Detached Garage
  • Close to Shopping and easy access to US-23 - I-94 commutes
  • Washer and Dryer, Stove and Refrigerator Included
 
 

​Watch this HD Video for a virtual walk through (Hit the 4 arrows bottom right corner for larger image)

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Home Gift Ideas

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

The Tech Gifts

Coming Soon Charming Home on Double Lot in Westland

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

Coming Soon  

Updated Kitchen and Bath with Granite counters and hardwood flooring.  You will appreciate the two Large Bay Windows for plants and southern light.   Downstairs you will enjoy the extra living space, relaxing in the finished basement where you will also find updated mechanicals and newer carpet.  

Huge Double Deep Heated garage with room for 4 cars that is surrounded by a large Fenced back yard for kids and pets to play. Up in the Front yard, you will gaze upon the low-maintenance perennials- yellow roses and evergreen bushes to add color throughout the seasons of the year. 

Email or call 734.996.0000 to get on First To View. Please visit the listing page for more photos. 

Local Shopping Guide

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

Now that Black Friday is over, you may be getting tired of Big Box stores. Plus, it's always nice to support local shops. Here's a local guide for you to find the perfect gift for your family and friends while being able to enjoy Downtown Ann Arbor (or Downtown Saline). There are plenty more local shops downtown and spread throughout the city. These are just a few Ann Arbor staples offering handmade, vintage, and special gifts. 

 

16 Hands  

407 North 5th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Located in Kerry Town stores in the market on the second floor, this shop's motto is “Handcrafted. Heartfelt." 16 Hands started as an artist collective and still has the feel of an artist haven. Shop local in Kerry Town for beautifully made household items, candles, jewelry and more.

 


 

Heavenly Metal

208 N 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Also located in Kerry Town in downtown Ann Arbor, Heavenly Metal is a lifestyle and gift shop with scarves, socks, decor and much more. The store items change with seasons and are added to almost daily. They hope you leave feeling that “you are as beautiful as you feel."

 

 

Pineapple house

101 E. Michigan Avenue Saline, MI 48176

Downtown Saline also has great local shops. Pineapple House is very festive depending on the season. Around this Holiday Season, the store has gorgeous Christmas decor for you to add to your Home or gift to others. From tabletop, bed linens, furniture and gorgeous accessories for all occasions, this Saline shop will give you holiday cheer.

 

 

Thistle and Bess

222 N. Fourth Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Thistle and Bess is an unique shop adds a vintage flare to the Ann Arbor area. The downtown Ann Arbor store has fine jewelry, fashion accessories, bar ware, bath and beauty products, home accessories, paper and select children’s clothing and toys.  The owner's travel around the world to find you high quality antiques for collecting and gifting.

 

Crazy Wisdom

114 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

For the book lover, you can find good reads on a number of topics at Crazy Wisdom. They even have a tea and coffee cafe, so you can relax and reset after a long day of shopping. Along with books, they also carry candles, lotions, and incense for stocking stuffers or small gifts.

 

 

DIYpsi

Saturday, December 8 from 11-7 / Sunday, December 9 from 12-6

If you want to go to a one-stop-shop full of local vendors, DIYpsi is an art fair that takes place in Ypsilanti’s business districts. The holiday market will feature 90 vendors at Riverside Arts Center.


 

 

 

 

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.

WIN TWO DETROIT RED WING HOCKEY TICKETS

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

WOW, THESE ARE PERFECT SEATS JUST 12 ROWS OFF THE ICE !

Located between the Blue Line and Goal on the preferred end that Detroit attacks twice.  You will love this special holiday treat.    

Win This Pair of Tickets

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Click this Link to Enter the Contest and Best of Luck in the New Year!  

 

MAKE SURE YOU STAY ON OUR MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER FOR MORE FREE STUFF !

We will be giving away Ring Video Doorbells with Indoor Chimes Next Drawing. 

 

Tom Stachler is a licensed Broker and Builder selling properties in and around the Ann Arbor, Saline and Dexter markets.  Please check out the website Resources, Sellers and Buyers Tabs at the top of this page for helpful local and transition information, Home pricing and much, much more.  

 

**PRICE DROP** Wonderful Home on 1.2 Acres in Cul Du Sac

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

Great Family Home on Cul du Sac

This wonderful home is just what you have been waiting for.  It has a large 1.2 acre fenced in yard with an out building.  Close to Ann Arbor and easy access near Michigan Ave and US-23 this home has been completely updated per the bullet list below. 

Mature landscaping and a sprawling deck offering plenty of privacy.  Inside you will enjoy the updated kitchen with Corian counters freshly painted livings space with updated carpeting. 

See for Yourself and Check out the HD Video Below

The Private fenced back yard has fruit trees, raised garden planters, blooming vines and perennials a plenty.  

  • Solid Surface Corian Counters
  • New Carpeting
  • Freshly Painted
  • Water Softener with RO system
  • Updated Windows with 35 Year Warranty
  • Insulated Garage with Update Main door
  • Storage Shed 12 x 20'
  • Split Rail fencing
  • Perimeter Split Rail plus Invisible fencing for Pet
  • New Roof 2004
  • Fruit Trees
  • Updated Concrete Driveway
  • Private no maintenance deck
  • Finished Basement
  • Updated High Efficient Mechanicals

​​Price now is $267,400 

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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