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August Monthly Giveaway - Stackable Storage Bins

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

Every month we giveaway a new product.

See our product video below for August's new Giveaway and Click Here To Enter To Win

Good Luck! 

 

Things To Do In August In Washtenaw County

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

Summer is nearing an end. Good thing there is plenty of things to do in Washtenaw County for August to take advantage of the warmth and weather. Cities from Ypsilanti, Chelsea, Ann Arbor and Dexter are full of fun things to do. 

 

The Ton-Up | Ypsilanti

August 11, 12 – 7 p.m. | Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery  

The Ton-Up is a motorcycle and music festival. This year is the tenth time this festival has came to Ypsilanti. This one-day event will bring vintage and custom motorcycles, scooters and mopeds to local music.. 

 

Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival | Dexter

August 12 – 17 | Monument Park

This is an outdoor event where local and out of town artists paint outside over the course of a long 4 day weekend. Afterwards, you are able to view and purchase artwork in the Tent Gallery. 

 

Ann Arbor Blues Festival | Ann Arbor

August 16 – 18 | Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds

Since 1969, Blues lovers from all over came to the Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds to sing and dance to Blues. This year is no different. Come re-live the blues glory days at this legendary event. Buy your tickets in advance. 

 

DIYpsi | Ypsilanti

August 24 – 25 | Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery

DIYpsi is a famous art fair that takes place in, you may have guessed, Ypsilanti- once each summer and winter. Crafters sell handmade items of all kinds. Come out to support local vendors that make food, gifts, toys, and unique items. This year’s summer event features more than 90 vendors at ABC Microbrewery! 

Ann Arbor Triathlon | Dexter

August 3, 7:30 a.m. | Pinckney Recreation Area  

The Ann Arbor Triathlon is not for the weak. Participants do all three- running, biking and swimming. Starting at Halfmoon Lake in Pinckney State Recreation Area, you’ll swim the waters of Halfmoon, bike the country roads of the surrounding rural area, then run the 5-mile Poto Trail course to complete the challenge.

Ann Arbor Pride  I Ann Arbor

August 3rd 9 a.m. - August 4th 6 p.m.

Ann Arbor Pride has been promoting equality for LGBTQ for decades now. The event also donates all proceeds to the Jim Toy Community Center. The celebrations will take place in Kerrytown and will include food, music, fun, colorful clothing, and of course, pride. This year is the 25th anniversary, so special events will take place. 

Saline’s Summerfest | Saline

August 9 – 10 | Downtown Saline

Returning to the streets of Downtown Saline this month, Saline’s Summerfest is a hometown celebration like none other. In 2019, the event promises even more activities, attractions and amusements, but with all the local flare we’ve come to love.

 

Chelsea Community Fair | Chelsea

August 20 – 24 | Chelsea Community Fairgrounds

The Chelsea Community Fair is a beloved festival hat includes a rodeo, multiple tractor pulls, livestock competitions and auctions, demolition derbies, a local merchant tent, and more.

 

YpsiFest | Ypsilanti

August 23 – 25 | Riverside Park

In 2019, the Ypsilanti Heritage, Arts, and Entertainment Festival will be bigger and better than ever before. Over the course of three days, you can enjoy live trivia in the entertainment tent, daily helicopter rides, a kids’ area with bounce houses, pony rides and games, a classic car show, the Rubber Ducky Race, a BBQ competition and more.

 

Saline Community Fair | Saline

August 28 – September 1 | Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds

Every year, the Saline Community Fair brings together the community to celebrate Saline’s favorite activities, local vendors and organizations. This year’s event will feature tractor pulls, carnival rides, racing and derbies, rodeo presentations, livestock and animal competitions and so much more.

 

 



 

Tom Stachler is a licensed Broker and Builder marketing homes and properties in the Ann Arbor Michigan area.  Also search for properties, houses, and condos for sale in Saline, Dexter, Chelsea, Milan and the Ypsilanti real estate markets.  Check out the handy Links for realty related information and and MLS inventory access above. 

July Things To Do In Ann Arbor and Surrounding Areas

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

Summer time in Washtenaw County is filled with lots of activities for families, friends, and children to partake in. We've rounded up some of the best activities during July 2019 that take place in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Chelsea.

 

 

Fourth of July Parade (July 4)

A long standing tradition is to enjoy  the Fourth of July in downtown Ann Arbor. The 27th annual 4th of July Parade hosted by the Ann Arbor starts at 10 a.m. The parade begins at the intersection of State and William streets. 

Chill by the pool in Ann Arbor (any day)

If you’re looking to cool down in water,  the city of Ann Arbor operates three outdoor pools: Buhr Park Outdoor Pool (2751 Packard Road), Fuller Park Pool (1519 Fuller Road) and Veterans Memorial Park Outdoor Pool (150 Jackson Ave.). You can Find Rates Here.

Rolling Sculpture Car Show (July 14)

For a Woodward Cruise-type of event, downtown Ann Arbor for the annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show is the event to attend. Last year’s show featured more than 300 exotic, antique, classic and concept cars.

The show is free to attend. Visit the city's website for more information.

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2017 Summer Beer Festival (July 21-22)

For local beer lovers, you can try samplings from more than 100 Michigan breweries, in addition to hearing live music at the annual Summer Beer Festival on July 21 and 22 in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park.

This is one of four of Michigan Brewers Guild's festivals. For more information on the festival, or to purchase tickets, click the link.

Ann Arbor Art Fairs (July 20-23)

During one of the most popular events of the summer, the streets of downtown Ann Arbor are expected to be packed for one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the nation during the Ann Arbor Art Fairs.

Original works of art, street performances, culinary treats and a variety of sidewalk sales can be found during the annual event, which features four different art fairs from artists across the globe. This year's festival takes place from July 20 through 23. For more information, check out our blog on the event here.

Chelsea Sounds and Sights Festival (July 27-29)

Live music fills the streets of downtown Chelsea from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday, beginning June 8 through Aug. 17 during the Chelsea Sounds and Sights Festival.

The festival also features a weekend festival featuring live music, art, a car show, entertainment for children and more from July 27 through 29. For more information, visit the festival's website.

 

Ann Arbor Art Fair

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

In just a couple weeks downtown Ann Arbor will be transformed into one of the largest displays of art work in Michigan. The streets will be lined with artists and merchants from various platforms and different genres of expression. You will be engulfed in colors, sights, sounds and the display of imagination from all over the world.

 

It’s the place to be Thursday, July 18 – Sunday, July 21, 2019, when the city will transform into an art lover’s paradise, where visitors and locals alike will enjoy original works of art, street performances, live music, fabulous restaurants, culinary treats and a variety of sidewalk sales and boutique shopping. It's all part of the Ann Arbor Art Fair.

 

Some photos of artists below for a small taste of what's to come this July in Ann Arbor. 

Stop by for local sale, food trucks, live music, and art. Streets will be blocked off and the map of activities and parking is below.

 

 

Coming Soon Oasis Close To Downtown Ann Arbor

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

1.5 Story on Nearly 10 Acres Next to a Wilderness Park

Wonderful Wood Retreat just 5 minutes from Downtown Ann Arbor.  This Home is located and abutting the nearly 100 acre Scio Woods Preserve which offers walking trails and wooded exploration year round.  This wonderful home has been recently updated with new baths and kitchen, hardwood and carpeted flooring and paint.  This unique property provides walled glass views of its wooded surrounding environment from every room.  Extra living space can be found in the finished basement as well and the second floor private spaces connected by a cat walk landing/staircase. 

The site includes a separate parcel to the south that has the potential for an additional building site should one choose to sell off in the future or part of an exit marketing plan.  There is a large and partially covered deck outside and tons of tree's and wildlife to view or hunt.  

This property was previously Owned by former UM Professor Dr. Francis Collins who is a well know Physician-Geneticist and was the director of the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium and one of the founding fathers of DNA / Genome research. 

The home offers both a first and second floor master bedroom suite option.  The kitchen has all new SS Appliances, granite counters and new cabinets and flooring.  All the bathrooms have also been updated with new cabinets, shower tub enclosures and granite counters.  Look for a HD walk through Video and updated photos when this home has been completed. 

This opportunity is coming to the market soon. For more photos click here. Call 734.996.0000 so make arrangements for you to be the First To View after the current owner finishes prepping for sale. 

  • New Kitchen Cabinets w/ Granite Counters & New Stainless Appliances
  • Updated Ceramic & Hardwood flooring
  • Both an Upstairs and first floor master option
  • Both Boiler and Zoned Forced Air Heating and Cooling
  • Almost 10 acres of wooded bliss
  • Attached 2.5 Car Garage
  • Separate 3 acre Building lot
  • Abuts Scio Woods Preserve Nature Area
  • Wildlife and perennials abound 

 

Tom Stachler is a Michigan licensed real estate Broker and Builder working in the Ann Arbor and Saline Real Estate markets. For helpful Links, click above for more information about Buying or selling real estate, homes and condos when searching for one of the area's best real estate agents. 

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.  

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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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.

Cider Mills For Fall

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

Three Cider Mills Near Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Saline

 

Wiard's Orchards and Country Fair / Cider Mill, 5565 Merritt, Ypsilanti. (734) 390-9211.

 

At 181 years old, Wiard's Farm is one of the oldest cider mills in Michigan. Throughout the years, they have added every and any attraction you could want to their farm. The many different activities include six haunted attractions, corn maze, cider mill, a golf course, and hay rides. You can also leave with apples, apple cider, donuts, and frozen pies that you can bake at Home.

 

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Erwin Orchards, 61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon. (248) 437-0150.

 

Fall is all about pumpkin flavor, and Erwin's puts that into play with its pumpkin flavored donuts and pumpkin patch. Erwin's has plenty of kid activities and is also pet friendly for your furry friends. The "Pick Your Own" apple and seasonal fruit and vegetables activity is a great way to leave with a healthy addition to the classic fall donuts. Even better, Erwin's prides itself on being environmentally friendly using no chemical pesticides.

 

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Parmenter's Northville Cider Mill, 714 Baseline Road, Northville. (248) 349-3181.

 

Parmenter's is known for its classic spice doughnuts that are rounder and pouffier than others. Parmenter's also features a "chow mill" that sells Dearborn Sausage Co. hot dogs and kielbasa. For the kids to be entertained, there are plenty of activities like play areas, craft booths, and a petting zoo. For the adults, Parmenter's has winery and brewery on-site to warm your insides.

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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 for more information about Buying or selling real estate, homes and condos on your search for one of the area's best real estate brokers.

7232 ESSEX, YPSILANTI, MI 48197 - Home for Sale 15 minutes from Ann Arbor Michigan

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

Popular Greene Farms Sub. 4BR/2.5B Home

2 Story with Open floor plan - This neighborhood is minutes from Lincoln schools and close to shopping, restaurants and highway access for an easy commute. This home has over 2200* sq ft of living space with fresh paint and new carpeting throughout.  Just minutes from Ann Arbor, this location is ideal for split commute couples (one working to the east and one going west) and gives you more house for your money than generally found in Ann Arbor itself.  

View Photos and more Listing information by clicking Here

Features Include:

  • Owens Corning Finished Basement w/ Kitchenette
  • Updated Deck w/ Pergola
  • New Carpet and Paint
  • New Privacy Fencing in Backyard
  • 1802 SqFt Upper Finished Space
  • 452 SqFt Lower Finished Space
  • Master Suite w/ Soaking Tub
  • Gas Fireplace
  • 2 Car Attached Garage
  • Hardwood, Ceramic & Carpet Flooring
  • Prepped and Framed for Bath in Basement
  • Club House with Pool
  • Community with Walking Trails, Ponds and Play Areas

​Watch Video - Click the 4 arrows in bottom right corner for Larger Image

 

​See Attached LBP & Seller Disclosure 

* Including Basement Finished Living Area

 

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