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Spring Maintenance Interior Checklist

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

Spring Maintenance Checklist

Spring is here! That means Spring Cleaning. In Michigan, we experience all four seasons, and it is important we take care of our homes during those transitions. From winter to spring is an important transition for your Home. Here is some tips on how to maintenance the interior of your home to avoid future problems. Check back next week for tips on spring maintenance for the exterior of your home. 

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Interior

  • Remove storm windows, install screens
  • Clean and lubricate window channels
  • Clean glass on windows and doors
  • Reverse ceiling fans to direct heat upwards

 

Insulation and Ventilation

  • Test your dehumidifier
  • Check attic for proper ventilation
  • Clean your dryer vent
  • Check vent for birds or other pests

 

Electrical Systems

  • Test all smoke detectors and CO detectors, replace batteries
  • Test and reset your GCFI and AFCI outlets/breakers

 

HVAC

  • Change your filters
  • Hire an HVAC contractor to service your system
  • Install window AC units and ensure proper fit

 

Plumbing

  • Fix all fixtures for leaks
  • Check tile joints, grout, and caulking
  • Remove hoses from storage and open spigots
  • Check faucets and valves for leaks or damage
  • Check washing machine hose

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Tom Stachler is a licensed broker and builder in the Washtenaw area. 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. 

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.  

Updated Ann Arbor Ranch with Fenced Yard

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

COMING SOON - 3BR - 2 Full Bath Across from Park

This Ranch Style Home has a full Finished Basement for 650' of extra square footage including an updated full bathroom or recreation space or even a roommate. You will appreciate the perennials in the fenced in back yard and even a screened-in Porch.  Across the street is an Ann Arbor city park for play and walks and of course it is situated in the heart of the community for your commuting ease.   

Hardwood flooring throughout with two full bathrooms and and 1.5 car detached garage round out this excellent and price friendly offering.  

  • Finished Basement w/ Full Bath
  • 1.5 Car Garage
  • Updated Windows and Vinyl Siding
  • Screened Sunroom Overlooks Private, Fenced Back Yard
  • Situated Directly Across From City Park w/ Basketball & Tennis Courts, Play Area & MORE! 
  • Convenient Location With Easy Access to Downtown Ann Arbor and I-94.
  • Basement egress window
  • Two Full Baths
  • Hardwood flooring throughout
  • Updated doors

Call our office 734-996-0000 to get on the First to View List!

***More Photos & HD Video Coming Soon***

Coming Soon ALL Brick Home on 5 Acres

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

COMING SOON - All Brick Modern Home

You will love the higher ceilings, columns and updated trim on this Quality built Ranch with Glazed cabinets and Granite Kitchen surround by the all Brick Exterior with Limestone Keyways .  Sprawling basement with pre cast engineering for super strong foundation prepped for finishing including plumbing for a bathroom with a couple egress windows.  Home is energy efficient with GeoThermal Furnace and Hot water holding tanks.

Also there is extra space to add to this finished square footage in the Walk up attic that is partially finished for use as a 4th bedroom or playroom/study?  Located on 5 acres that back to woods, this home also sports a finished 3.5 Car garage with insulated doors. A concrete and brick patio and also small out building for storage or play house.

Easy access to Plank road and US 23 for commuter friendly location. 

  • High Efficient GeoThermal Heating and Cooling
  • Extra space in walk up Attic
  • High quality finishes and Trim throughout
  • Granite Counters
  • Out Building
  • 5 Acre Parcel
  • Easy access to US-23 for commuters

Call 734.996.0000 to Be Put On Our First To View - Check back for Walk Thru HD Video and Updated Photos

To See the Full Listing Click Here

$1,000 Lender Credit Could Be Yours

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

You qualify for this $1,000 lender credit as a buyer or seller. See the details below in the flyer and call us for your Home Buying needs. 

 

Tom Stachler is a licensed broker serving the Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Saline and Dexter Real Estate Michigan 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. 

This Home is More Than a Pipe Dream

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team
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    Check out the Video Above.  Tiny homes come in all kinds of sizes and shapes.  

     

    Tom Stachler is a licensed Real Estate broker selling homes, condos, commercial and income property and vacant land in the Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti and Dexter Michigan markets. Contact us today for more info.

COMING SOON - UPDATED RANCH IN HOWELL

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

COMING SOON - UPDATED END UNIT RANCH CONDO

Nice Ranch Style Condo with Finished Basement with Egress window and prepped for full 3rd bathroom and bedroom.  This Home has fresh paint and new wood and carpet flooring.  You will love sitting on your peaceful back deck while shaded by your powered roll out awning.  Or curl up in front of your fireplace under your cathedral ceiling.  

This is an End unit with a 2 car attached  garage that is insulated and finished as well in the popular Woodbury Park community providing easy access to I 96 and downtown Howell.  

Stop by for updated photos and HD walk through Video.  Owner putting the finishing touches on this desirable unit.  Contact us to arrange for an early showing.  

  • New Hardwood Flooring
  • New Carpet
  • Fresh Paint
  • Two Car Attached and Finished Garage
  • Finished Basement prepped for third bath & Bedroom
  • Basement Egress Window
  • End Unit 
  • Deck with Sunsetter Powered Roll Out Awning
  • Fireplace
  • All Appliances Included

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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. 

New Listing Ranch in Westland

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

New Listing - Near Cherryhill Road

Updated Kitchen and Bath with Granite counters and hardwood flooring.  You will appreciate the two Large Bay Windows for plants and southern light.   Downstairs you will enjoy the extra living space, relaxing in the finished basement where you will also find updated mechanicals and newer carpet.  

Huge Double Deep Heated garage with room for 4 cars that is surrounded by a large Fenced back yard for kids and pets to play. Up in the Front yard, you will gaze upon the low-maintenance perennials- yellow roses and evergreen bushes to add color throughout the seasons of the year. 

Email or call 734.996.0000 to setup a showing appointment

  • 200 Amp Electrical Service
  • Updated Carrier Brand Furnace
  • Granite and Stainless in the Kitchen
  • Updated Kitchen Cabinets with Dovetailed Joinery
  • Heated 4 Car Garage or shop space
  • Fenced Yard
  • Low Maintenance Brick Exterior
  • Freshly Refinished Hardwood Flooring Throughout
  • Finished Basement
  • Basement Work Shop and Pantry
  • Updated Ceramic and Granite Bathroom
  • Fresh Paint throughout
  • Two Bright and Sunny Bay Window Upgrades
  • Updated Lighting Fixtures and Appliances
  • Cable and Alarm System Throughout

Hurry - This one will not last long! 

 

Tom Stachler is a licensed Broker in real estate serving Ann Arbor Michigan selling and listing properties in locally in the Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, Chelsea, Milan markets.  Contact us today if looking for a Home or condo for sale or Lease and put our 30 years of experience to work for you.  

Is Your House Affecting Your Love Life?

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

In lieu of Valentine’s Day, we’ve dug into the truth of whether your current housing situation is helping or hurting your love life. Does homeownership = marriage material? Are your roommates or parents affecting your romantic relationships? 

 

The website house Method surveyed single men and women about deal breakers and turn-offs of a dating prospect's Home. If you're not having luck in the love department, your living situation could be the culprit. 

 

Here is a fact: For the first time in 130 years, more young adults live with their parents than live with partners.  In fact, 32% of adults aged 18–34 live with their parents.

 

With so many young adults living with parents, is the dating pool accepting the situation? Well, more than 83% of women surveyed say that they would not date a partner who lives with their parents, and 63% of men say the same.

 

What about roommates? Only 20 percent of women say that a partner having a roommate is a deal breaker in a dating relationship, while 39 percent of men say that a roommate situation would be enough to call it off.

If you live on your own and are still not attracting the right partner, it could be what is inside your home. Women and men seem to have similar turn offs. Women and men alike don't like seeing guns on display and a junky home both ranking as the two highest no-nos. Ranking in the middle of highest turn offs for both sexes is empty alcohol bottles and politically affiliated decor. At the bottom, 5th biggest turn-off, lies a difference for men and women. Women don't like Disney paraphernalia while men don't like to see small pets (like a hamster or gerbil). Now, we're not saying get rid of your pet, but perhaps if you have a messy home or weapons out, work on getting those issues handled before your next date. 

 

Happy Valentine's Day!

 

 

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

 

 

 

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