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Ann Arbor Comes in at Number 10 in Realtor.com’s Top-10 Turnaround Towns!

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

It is no secret that it’s been a rough four years for real estate in all pockets of the United States. It seems that no community was immune to the plague of foreclosures and tanking Home values. Cities that were once golden children of the real estate boom became the poster children for the bursting housing bubble. So, it has been a dark era for the real estate sector for several years, but now there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Ten standout cities are leading the turning tide, hopefully becoming bellwethers for the general recovery and stabilization of the housing market nationwide. Realtor.com has selected these ten cities based on year-over-year improvements in three areas: increasing median home prices, decreasing length of time that houses sit on the market unsold, and decreasing unemployment rates.

This is certainly good for the nation, but doubly good for our community considering the difficulties the Michigan economy has faced in recent years. Number ten on Realtor.com’s list, proudly representing the Midwest, is Ann Arbor, Michigan!

Ann Arbor has seen its home prices climbing steadily. In fact, according to data compiled by Realtor.com in October 2011, the median prices of listed houses went up more than a whopping 8 percent from October of last year. Meanwhile, inventory has gone down, almost a full 25 percent. This means the supply of homes is virtually in balance with the demand—good news for folks trying to sell their homes! The prices at which homes actually sell are also going up steadily, rising nearly 5 percent for the year.

A top-ten ranking as a turnaround town is just the icing on the cake for Ann Arbor, a city already special on many other counts!

Happy Holiday Yodeling Cat Video

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

Check out this Cool Cat Video

Happy HOlidays Everyone!

 

Best of luck in the coming New Year!

Please keep us in mind if we can help you or an associate with their real estate pursuits in 2012!

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Ypsilanti Public Library in Michigan

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

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Mt. Brighton Skiing and Snowboarding

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

With 130 acres of the finest Michigan powder, twenty-six expertly groomed runs and seven state-of-the-art chairlifts, Mt. Brighton Ski Resort is at the peak of perfection for winter fun. Located just twenty-nine minutes north of Ann Arbor, Mt. Brighton is the premier destination for snow enthusiasts looking for the best skiing and snowboarding close to Home.

Mt. Brighton is so much more than downhill skiing and snowboarding. The snowboard terrain park boasts an array of rails and ramps, not to mention a VW Beetle and an extended half pipe. With special events happening all throughout the season, including competitions, Mt. Brighton will keep you coming back for more fun week after week. Sunday Family Night, Wednesday Men’s Day and Thursday Lady’s Day are just a few of the special deals running all season long. Plus, with the Adult Race League you can add the edge of friendly competition to your ski and snowboarding regimen.

As a full service ski resort, Mt. Brighton provides skiing and snowboarding lessons for all ages, so everyone can hit the slopes with confidence. Full equipment Rentals mean everyone can hit the slopes prepared. And the Hot Wax Café snow shop means everyone can hit the slopes in style!

Plus, after a long day of sailing down the mountain or practicing tricks in the terrain park, Mt. Brighton’s cozy lodge will give you a chance to unwind and warm up next to the fireplace. The Bauery Bar and Grill—a full-service, sit-down restaurant—serves up excellent food and beverages, making it the perfect place to dine with friends while swapping stories about your time on the slopes.

Memberships start at $510 and day passes start at $33. Special rates and group discounts are also available. For more information on rates and discounts, go here.

Michigan Pond Hockey Classic

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

The 2012 Michigan Pond Hockey Classic will take place January 13th through the 15th, on Whitmore Lake. This annual event is one of the fastest growing hockey tournaments of its kind in Michigan. The three days of the tournament will consist of back-to-back 4-on-4 matches, taking place on the frozen lake, just as hockey was played in the good old days.

While the event is certainly about the love of hockey in its most traditional form, The Michigan Pond Hockey Classic is also a fundraising event for the Michigan Pond Hockey Sports Charities (MPHSC), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit. All proceeds from the Michigan Pond Hockey Classic will go directly into the MPHSC fund, which will then be distributed to local schools and hockey associations. These funds will be used to provide financial assistance to families in need, so their children can participate in youth athletic programs. Unfortunately, budget cuts have forced many schools to cut nearly all funding from athletic programs, meaning students who want to play sports must pay a participation fee. Families experiencing financial stress are hit hardest by the “pay to play” model, and it is the mission of MPHSC to make participation in athletic programs a reality for every child who desires it.

MPHSC Vice President, Ed Gentile, echoed this sentiment, stating, “Our hope is that the support from the Michigan Pond Hockey Sports Charities will encourage and promote the health and wellbeing of children through youth athletics. We want children to be encouraged to play sports and stay active and not be discouraged by a price.”

So, whether you are a hockey fan, a hockey player, a parent, or a community member recognizing your vested interest in the health and wellbeing of our youth, come show your support at the Michigan Pond Hockey Classic!

Attention players! There are a limited number of available spots, so if you want to get in on this one-of-a-kind event for a good cause, make sure to register as soon as possible. Registration closes on December 11th.

Weber's Inn Ann Arbor Michigan Free Dinners

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

ANOTHER CONTEST WINNER FOR DINNER FOR TWO AT WEBER'S INN

ANN ARBOR MICHIGAN

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