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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

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.  

Beautiful Lake and Tree Lined Vacant Lot in Pine Creek Ridge, Brighton

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

Wonderful Building Lot Resides in the Beautiful Community Pine Creek Ridge with LAKE VIEWS and Backing to Ore Creek that connects to Brighton Lake. Get the feel of being nestled up north in nature while still being located close to Downtown Brighton. Walkout Site Surrounded by Mature Pines and Hardwood Trees. Take Advantage of the Pine Creek Ridge Community. The community of Pine Creek Ridge Amenities Include: Log Cabin, Clubhouse, Beach, Boats, Tennis Courts, and a Pool/Spa.



Tom Stachler is a licensed Real Estate Agent in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This Brighton vacant land is currently available in Genoa Township.  Call us to view or for more information.  We have residential, commercial, and more lot listings for sale in the Brighton, Saline, Dexter, Chelsea, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Realty markets.

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.




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.

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.  


Pittsfield Township Home 3100 Platt PL N, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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.  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.  

Private fenced sprawling back yard with fruit trees, planters, blooming vines and perennials a plenty.  Click Here for Photos or Watch the Video Below.  

  • Solid Surface Corian Counters
  • New Carpeting
  • Fresh Paint
  • 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
  • Invisible fencing for Pet
  • New Roof 2004
  • Fruit Trees
  • Updated Concrete Driveway
  • Private no maintenance deck
  • Finished Basement
  • Updated High Efficient Mechanicals



221 Wildwood, Ann Arbor, MI - HOME FOR SALE

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

Desirable Wildwood Park Area

Beautiful Home with tons of character and charm with natural finished hardwood trim and floors, fireplace with mantel, Partially finished basement, huge 2.5 car garage and walking distance to the Maryfield-Wildwood or walking distance to downtown Ann Arbor.  

  • High Efficient Furnace
  • New Vented Block Windows in Basement
  • New upgraded drain tiles with Lifetime warranty
  • Fresh Paint
  • Epoxy sealed basement flooring
  • Each Bedroom has two large closets
  • 2.5 Car Garage
  • 3 Homes from Wildwood Park
  • Great Front covered porch
  • Large Private Back Yard
  • Hardwood floors and Trim Throughout
  • Beveled Glass Front French Door


Tom Stachler is a licensed Real Estate Broker Agent in Ann Arbor Michigan.  This Ann Arbor home is for sale with showings starting this week.  Call us to setup and early viewing.  We also have Condo and homes listings for sale in the Saline, Dexter, Chelsea and Ypsilanti Realty markets.


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


Updated Ypsilanti duplex that is always rented and easy to care for.  Units are mirror images of each other and the property contains an additional side lot.  Call Listing agent to get on the first to view list at 734-996-0000.  

Both units are presently under rented and due for a rental increase. Tenants pay their own gas, electric and water so skinny operating expenses make this one a great investment! CLICK ON ATTACHED PDF LINK BELOW FOR NET OPERATING INCOME STATEMENT


  • New Roof

  • Updated Units and Appliances

  • Extra Lot Next door Included

  • Upgraded 6 panel doors

  • Tenants pay all utilities

  • Operating Statement Attached



Call 734-996-0000 to Get on the First to Show List


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

1800' Colonial - Low Township Taxes

Exciting Opportunity To Own This Beautiful 2-story Colonial In A Desirable Ypsilanti Neighborhood!  Great location close to Geddes and Prospect Roads.  Easy access to either US-23, M-14 and I-94 for commuters and just across the street/around the corner from the neighborhood park.  Excellent value with fenced back yard.  Click here for More Photos After Watching the Video Below. 

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1800 sq. ft. 
  • Partial Finished Basement with Bath
  • Fenced Back Yard
  • Bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs
  • Screened in patio
  • 2 Car Attached Garage


**Contact 734-996-0000 Today to setup a Showing Appointment


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


Unique Home with two bedrooms and a full bath on the first floor and another two bedrooms and full bath on the second.  Basement is nicely finished for recreation and also has a side area that serves as a Study with built in shelves and more throughout.  You will really love the new kitchen with ceramic, granite, stainless appliances and new cabinets that flows into the bright and cheerful family room that has soaring ceilings and bright, happy skylights. 
Walk out to the spacious peaceful deck that looks out over a wood back yard which offers plenty of privacy.  This home is located close to Whole Foods plus Briarwood Mall and plenty of other south side shopping options while providing easy access to I-94 for commuters or try main street for those going downtown or medical centers.  
Please Watch Video Below and Click Here for Photos
  • 2700 Sq. Ft. Including Finished Basement
  • Private - Wooded Back Yard
  • Newly updated kitchen 
  • Easy Commuter Access to I-94 and Shopping
  • Large family room with cathedral ceiling, fireplace and skylights. 
  • Master bedroom with walk in closet. 
  • Professionally finished lower level with recessed lights, rec room & study.
  • Large multi level deck overlooks lovely back yard
OPEN house - Sunday April 29th 2pm-4pm

6415 Wilson, Ann Arbor, Michigan For Sale

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

Conveniently Located Between Ann Arbor & Saline With Easy Access To I-94.

Great Subdivision Located Next To 40-Acre Park And Just A Short Walk to Saline High School and/or Harvest Elementary School.  Updated Kitchen Features Ceramic Flooring, Granite Counters and Maple Cabinetry. Finished Basement with Second Kitchen/Bar and Full Bath!

Home Backs to Common Area.  Possession July 2018.  Showings Start Early May.

Click Here for More Photos of 6415 Wilson, Ann Arbor, MI

  • 2.5 Car Attached Garage
  • Saline Schools
  • Backs to Common Area
  • 4 Large Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Nearly 4000 sq.ft. Finished Living Space
  • Granite Counters
  • Maple Cabinets
  • Basement Surround Sound Wiring
  • Large Deck
  • Finished Basement w/ Bar/Kitchen and Full Bath
  • Convenient Location Close To Shopping, Schools, Freeway


Call our office 734-996-0000 to get on the First to Show list - This one won't last long!!!


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Contact Information

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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