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September Things To Do

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

September in Washtenaw County is buzzing with fun things to do with friends and family. The weather is cooling, but we still have some sunshine to enjoy. It's a big month with the football season starting and many other cultures and causes to celebrate.

 

Harvest Festival | Ann Arbor

September 16, 2 – 5 p.m. | Sutherland-Wilson Farm  

The 10th Annual Harvest Festival at Sutherland-Wilson Farm is welcoming the fall harvest season with a musical performances, face painting, carriage photos, lawn games, a pumpkin patch, house tours and self-guided building tours, a petting farm, and so much more. 

University of Michigan Football | Ann Arbor

September 1 – December 1 | Various locations

University of Michigan football returns on the first day of September! Their first game of the season is at Notre Dame, the first Home game is on September 8th, 15th and 22nd. For the full schedule, check out our PDF calendar click here

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RunTough for ChadTough | Saline

September 29, 8:30 – 11 a.m. | Saline High School  

Benefitting The ChadTough Foundation, a local nonprofit in Saline, this running event is celebrating its fifth year with a family-friendly 5K and a one-mile fun run. 

Orphan Car Show | Ypsilanti 

September 15 | Riverside Park 

The term “orphan car” describes a vehicle built by a manufacturer that has discontinued business entirely, and because Ypsi has such an important history in cars and orphan cars, it’s the perfect place for this unique car event. The 2019 show celebrates the 21st year of the Orphan Car Show! Spectator admission is $7 for adults and children under 12 are admitted for free.

Old West Side Homes Tour | Ann Arbor  

September 22, 12 – 5 p.m. | Community of Christ Church 

The 46th Annual Old West Side Homes Tour celebrates Ann Arbor’s historic Old West Side whose architecture, streetscape, history and environment are especially characteristic of 19th-century, midwestern America.

Heritage Market | Milan 

September 29, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Hack House 

The Heritage Market brings local vendors, creative makers and community members to shop and support local in the historic Hack House.  

 Oktoberfest | Saline 

September 20 – 21 | Downtown Saline 

This fall celebration brings celebrates Germany in a classic event. Oktoberfest features traditional and modern music, a festive biergarten, a corn hole tournament, wiener dog races and so much more over the course of two full days. Yes it’s called Oktoberfest but is held in September .

 

 

 

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.  

Thanksgiving Without Cooking In Washtenaw County

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

Thanksgiving is about food, family, and fun… and of course, gratitude. If you’re looking to have the food part done for you, or if you just want some extra help with sides and desserts, we have a full list of places for you to go to or order from for turkey day. Whether you want to dine in or order out, you have options. Make sure you make reservations soon before places fill up.


5ive Steakhouse at the Inn at St. John’s 

44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, Michigan
734-357-5700

At this popular steakhouse in Plymouth/ Canton area, you can sit down to eat and order off of the regular menu or opt for tradition Thanksgiving eats as part of their specials. 


 

Carlyle Grill
3660 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. 734-213-9800

If your family has some picky eats on thanksgiving, you can opt for a traditional turkey dinner with sides and dessert or if you prefer sub steak or salmon or a vegetarian substitute.

Gandy Dancer,
401 Depot St., Ann Arbor. 734-769-0592
 
​The Gandy Dancer is a staple in Ann Arbor, located right by the rail road tracks. They serve traditional turkey dinner with classic fixings.
 
Weber’s Restaurant, 
3050 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-769-2500

Choices for families to celebrate Thanksgiving in the restaurant with either family-style dinners- a whole carved turkey with all the trimmings and pies, or order a plated turkey dinner in the restaurant. Carry-out options and hotel packages available too. 


The Whitney 
4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit.  313-832-5700

After the Detroit Parade, this famous mansion serves Thanksgiving dinner, complete with a traditional turkey main course, and house specialties.

If you are looking for takeout food to serve at Home or bring to a family/friends, there are plenty of options for you to order food to heat up or serve at home. Some places offer full family style meals and others offer sides and deserts. Be sure to order as early as you can.


The Produce Station 
1629 S. State St., Ann Arbor. 734-663-788.

Full turkey dinners or a variety of side dishes and desserts.

Whole Foods Market
3135 Washtenaw Ave- 734-975-4500 & 990 W Eisenhower Pkwy. - 734-997-7500

Family style dinners, sides, and desserts.

Eat Catering and Carry-out 
1906 Packard St., Ann Arbor. 734-213-7011

Locally sourced ingredients for side dishes and pies.

 

Zingerman's Roadhouse 
2501 Jackson Rd. 734-663-3663

Get your thanksgiving take out and choose from full family style meals, sides and desserts.

Harvest Kitchen 
Pick up stations in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. 734-395-7782

Not baker? No problem, Harvest Kitchen has you ready to order side dishes and pies. Vegan and vegetarian options available.

 

Busch's Multiple locations across Washtenaw County

Complete dinners or a la carte sides.

Plum Market
375 N Maple Road, Ann Arbor. 734-827-5000

Drinks, full family-style meals, and deserts.


Arbor Farms Market 
2103 West Stadium Blvd. 734-996-8111 

Locally-sourced, fresh turkey meals and sides.

 

Tom Stachler is a licensed Real Estate Broker specializing in the Ann Arbor, Saline, Dexter, Ypsilanti and surrounding markets.  He is here to help you with your real estate needs. To get started, click these helpful Links above for more information.  

Your Favorite Sports Schedules

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

The fall sports season is upon us. Hockey, Football and basketball sports seasons are about to begin. The Red Wings and Pistons will play at the Little Caesars Arena. Keep track of when your favorite sports team is playing with these FREE printable calendars available below.

Click on the images below to bring up a full size calendar that you can print out for the 2018-19 Season schedules.

The Pistons aka Detroit Bad Boys, will kick off the season October 17th at 7 pm at the Little Caesars Arena against the Brooklyn Nets.

The Red Wings hit their first puck of the season at Home on Thursday, Oct. 4 versus the Columbus Blue Jackets. Print out the calendar below to stay in the know of when and where they will be playing for the rest of the season.


 

Detroit Lions Football: Now in the midst of theirSeason, keep up with upcoming Lions  games with the calendar below. 


 

Are you a College Football Fan? Check out the Wolverines and Spartan schedules below.  

 


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.  

 

5 Cities Millennials are Flocking To

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

5 Cities Millennials are Flocking To

 
There are several places in the U.S. where millennials can be found due to the high employment rates and beautiful settings. For adults who are in their 20s and 30s, there are several places where it's smart to invest. When you're looking to move, these are a few cities that millennials are flocking to throughout the country.
 
 

Salt Lake City, Utah 

SLC

The high job growth in Salt Lake City makes it a desirable place for young adults to live as they look to obtain steady employment. The city is affordable to live in and has a median Home price of $233,000 with job growth of 2.4 percent. Salt Lake City also has a lower unemployment rate compared to other markets throughout the U.S. with 2.9 percent, which is below the national average by a few points.

Seattle, Wash.

Seattle

Seattle is considered to be a hot spot for millennials, which make up 24.1 percent of the population. Its busy nightlife scene and generous median incomes of $67,000 make it an ideal place to live for younger generations. It also boasts a job growth rate of 10.8 percent. The beautiful views of the water and the long list of activities and attractions in the area are additional reasons that many millennials relocate to the city.

Austin, Texas

Austin

Millennials are drawn to Austin for its real estate market, which includes homes that have a median price of $226,000. The job growth is also 4.2 percent, and it's the second top city in the country for the number of jobs that are becoming available. Some of the top companies that are run out of Austin include Dell, Apple, and Google, making it known as "Silicon Hills." The average median income is also $58,932, which allows many young adults to afford to purchase their first home.

There's also a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability, making the city desirable for millennials who make green practices a priority. Austin is also known for selling more renewable energy than other nations.

Charlotte, N.C.

Charlotte

Charlotte is one of the best places to live in North Carolina with 14 percent of the population between the ages of 25 and 34. Many of the youth are post-college graduates who have relocated to the city to seek employment and purchase a home in a neighborhood that has a suburban family profile. The draw of millennials is also causing many companies to relocate their headquarters to Charlotte in hopes of hiring talented employees.

Dallas, Texas

Dallas

Dallas continues to grow each year and attract young out-of-towners due to its job growth rate of 3.9 percent and median Home Price of $175,000. The big city boasts plenty of shopping opportunities and attractions for those who want to stay busy without spending a lot to live close to the downtown area. The city hasn't attempted to control ride sharing, and many places are also easy to access by walking. There are also neighboring cities that are affordable to live in for those who don't mind commuting to work.

Tom Stachler is one of the Ann Arbor and Saline Michigan's leading real estate brokers with over 25 years of experience in the Ann Arbor and surrounding areas.  Check out the MLS Listings link above for a list of thousands of real estate listings for sale in Michigan.

Temporary Rental Housing Options in Ann Arbor and Saline Michigan

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

Temporary Rental Housing Options in Ann Arbor and Saline Michigan 

Please check with us early with your short term rental housing needs and assistance on our Real Estate One Corp Group rate or discount etc before contacting some of these vendors or giving them your name.  

Sublets and Temporary Housing

 

Extended Stay Lodging 
(we have group rates at both locations on Briarwood and Boardwalk)

 

Short-Term Apartments
Please mention that we referred you and you would like the Realtor discount. 

 

Temporary Housing in Ann Arbor

 

Also McKinley Properties has rental housing options at Glencoe Hills and their Meadowbrook communities too that vary from vacant apartments to furnished units.  Contact the manager at these communities for more information.  

When checking for rates, usually a three month rate is less than a monthly rate.  Also, especially in the case of the extended or hotel stays, you always want to ask for a min on month rate which will avoid the (less than one month) rates that have the Visitor and Conference taxes etc that are assessed on weekly or nightly rates.  

Of course for terms longer than a few months, please visit www.Saline.rentals for rental condo and housing options that are listed in the Board of Realtors MLS system.  

Thank you for visiting and let us know if we can help further.  

Tom Stachler is a licensed Broker & Builder plus marketing expert for commercial, condo and homes in the Ann Arbor Michigan community and surrounding areas such as Dexter, Saline, Chelsea, Milan Ypsilanti and Pinckney real estate markets.  Note the Search Properties link above to view a complete Inventory of homes and condos for sale.  Also click on the resources tab above for other helpful information Links, contractor discounts and sources.   Have questions want sell your home or get a price ?  Go to  www.MyPrice.guru to get started and see comparable Home sales.  Or maybe you want to search for property and view an updated MLS inventory report created for those Buying properties .  Hit the contact me link to the right or call us with any questions because we would love to hear from you.  We also have a Contractor Discount page here on our website or many helpful Links in the tab above for more resources.  

Ann Arbor Real Estate for Sale, Saline Real estate for sale, whatever the need in the surrounding areas, we have it using the navigation tabs above. Temporary Rental Housing furnished and unfurnished for short term rental stays or requests. 

 

DIYpsi Summer Festival 2016

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

 

DIYpsi Summer Festival 2016

  • Over 80 handmade vendors representing the best of the midwest
  • Live music and our region’s best indie bands
  • handcrafted eats + specialty craft brews

August 27: 11am-8pm (bands til 11)
August 28: 12pm-6pm

ABC Microbrewery
(Corner Brewery)
720 Norris St.
Ypsilanti

Admission: $1 Suggested Donation
21+ unless accompanied by a parent or guardian

http://www.diypsi.com/Click Here for more Information


 

Saline Summerfest 2016

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

GREAT FUN FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

On a fine summer weekend, along the streets of Downtown Saline, a wonderful assortment of activities, attractions, and amusements will bring together people of all ages and interests. It’s a super hometown celebration – Saline’s Summerfest 2016!

​Click here for more information. 

Ann Arbor Farmer's Market

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

Ann Arbor's historic Kerrytown District plays host to the 90-plus-year-old Ann Arbor Farmer's Market. This market is a year-round market featuring locally grown food, plants, hand-made crafts and freshly prepared food.

More than 160 vendors display and serve up an incredibly diverse assortment of producers and artisans. Ann Arbor’s local restaurants and stores have even started to shop the market themselves, forging mutually beneficial relationships and bringing fresh, local food to happy residents and visitors of this eclectic Michigan community.

Educational events, such as canning exhibitions and cooking demonstrations by local experts and an autumn harvest celebration for kids, provide food for thought and entertainment at the market.

The City of Ann Arbor's Parks and Recreation Department manages the market. A Public Market Advisory Commission, made up of market vendors, regular market customers and local community members, holds public meetings each month to discuss and debate market operations.

Address: 315 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor (directions)

Winter Hours: Sat. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. January 4th through April 26th

Payment Options: Credit Cards, SNAP, WIC Vouchers

Web: a2gov.org/market; www.facebook.com/a2market; www.twitter.com/a2market

Contact: Sarah DeWitt 734.794.6255 - sdewitt@a2gov.org

Holiday Celebrations Near Ann Arbor

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

The Holiday Season is upon and there are lots of fun traditions to take in this time of year! Embrace the holiday spirit by checking out some of these festive events in and around the city of Ann Arbor:

 

Midnight Madness

Come join in the party on Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor! On Friday, Dec. 6th, a number of the stores along Main Street will stay open late for you to take advantage of myriad holiday sales. Also, enjoy special entertainment and hopefully run into both Santa Claus and Miss Washtenaw County, who will both roam the sidewalks between 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. For more information, visit the Main Street Area Association's website.

 

Chelsea Annual Light Parade

Enjoy the city of Chelsea's 9th annual Light Parade! In addition to the dozens of lighted floats and vehicles, this sparkling event features a number of marching bands and Jolly Old Saint Nicholas himself! The parade begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7th at Chelsea State Bank’s south parking lot and winds up at the Chelsea Teddy Bear Company, where you can revel in the free community afterglow party with refreshments.

To participate, fill out this application.

 

Holiday Hustle 5K Run

Burn some of those holiday calories off by participating in the Holiday Hustle Run charity event at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7th, in downtown Dexter. Participants receive one raffle ticket for each canned or other non-perishable food items donated. The first 500 participants to register receive a choice of some jingling or flashing flare to wear during the run.

For more information, visit the website.

 

Saline Christmas Parade

The 38th Annual Saline Christmas Parade takes place on Saturday, Dec. 7th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Saline. The parade features Santa Claus with his chief elf riding on his sleigh, Mrs. Claus, baton twirlers, a hot-air balloon, myriad floats, bands, horses, goats and donkeys.

For more information, visit the website.

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