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Ann Arbor Art Fair

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

Downtown Ann Arbor is the hub of activity in the city and this July 20-23 it will once again host its popular Street Art Fair. For more than 50 years artists and art lovers alike have come from all over the state and beyond to experience this annual event. Along with meeting talented local artists, fairgoers get the opportunity to dine at fine downtown restaurants, find hidden treasures at unique shops and soak up all the sights and sounds of Ann Arbor. Even if you have attended art fairs before, you may never been to one quite like this.

A Big Attraction

The Fair is located on North University Avenue and University of Michigan’s Central Campus and is surrounded by beautiful scenery and architecture. The Fair’s setting has helped contribute to the large number of accolades that the fair has received, most notably being named the #1 Art Fair in the Nation by American Style Magazine in 2004. The fair continues to attract over 500,000 visitors annually to the gorgeous town of Ann Arbor.

Good Eats

Those visitors get to enjoy much more about Ann Arbor and its annual event than just the unique art. The food that can be found at downtown restaurants should be considered art as well, and comes in all forms, tastes and styles. The variety is the big draw here, as you can find anything from comfort food to ethnic delights and sweet treats, with options in every price range. There are so many great dining establishments, that you may want to eat out every meal and probably try a little bit of everything.

Don’t Miss Out on the Fun!

Adding to the fun, the Street Art Fair also features musical performances and children’s activities during its four day run. Whether you come by yourself, with friends, or with the whole family, the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair will be an unforgettable experience. And after attending it once, you will surely want to come back again, so mark your calendar, clear your schedule and prepare yourself for another great year touring the streets of downtown Ann Arbor.

If you are thinking about Buying or selling a Home in 2011, give us a call at (734) 996-0000 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Downtown Ann Arbor Real Estate: Condos, High Rises, Lofts

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

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City Living

Ann Arbor has a diverse selection of homes for sale all over the city, but downtown Ann Arbor is where many want to be and there’s no better way to get close to all the city’s biggest and best events than purchasing a condominium, high rise or loft in the heart of downtown. These modern homes tend to be sleek and sophisticated, and are literally footsteps away from some of the most in-demand downtown areas and restaurants. There are many styles to choose from, most of which have terraces and balconies that offer amazing views of the cityscape.

What You Get

City dwellers not only get the perk of being walking distance from everything they need, but loft and condo owners often enjoy the added amenities that the spaces provide themselves. Stainless steel appliances, cork or bamboo floors and granite countertops are often standard in these urban homes. It’s also common to find state of the art security systems, fitness centers and other amenities in lofts and condo buildings.

Luxury Meets Affordability

Luxury usually comes with a hefty price tag but that is not necessarily the case in downtown Ann Arbor.  Prices start at about $150,000 and often include plenty of amenities to accompany all the other standard perks that come with living downtown. Lofts and condos in downtown Ann Arbor are the perfect blend of comfort and convenience. Check one out today!

If you are thinking about buying or selling a Home or condo, give us a call at (734) 996-0000 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Westside Farmer's Market - Fresh locally grown food and more.

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

About the Market

Who doesn’t love fresh locally grown food? Sometimes it can be harder to get, but the volunteers who founded the Westside Farmers’ Market in 2005 made it easy for local residents. At 2501 Jackson Ave. every Thursday from June-September, locals get the chance to buy food from the people who grew it. It’s this connection that makes the Westside Farmers’ Market a success. What also makes the market special is that it is run entirely by volunteers, the people who are most passionate about getting the best products into the hands of local consumers.

Fresh Local Food

You can be sure to fill your refrigerator, but not empty your wallet at the Westside Farmers’ Market. With everything from fresh cuts of meat to baked goods, the market should have everything on your list. And of course there are fruit and vegetable vendors offering beautiful heirloom tomatoes, hand-picked berries and delicious beans and greens. There are also artisan cheeses, farm fresh eggs and organic herbs that will spruce up your kitchen and your family meals. Other produce commonly found at the Market includes whole melons, cherries, plums, asparagus, eggplant, apple cider and more depending on time of year.

Gearing up for 2011’s Market

In 2010 an average of 28 vendors served an average of 890 local consumers, but with more vendors signing up for the event, 2011 looks to be even bigger. This year the market will once again be open from 3pm- 7pm every Thursday, which allows for family outings when students are out of class and parents are off work. Check out for the latest news and to see what healthy fresh foods you will find!

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