Plymouth, MI Real Estate News

By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
With all the bailout talk going one, here's an an idea I can get behind. Buy Local and Let's Keep Our Money in Michigan! Buy Michigan Now challenges supporters to Think Michigan First to support and build a strong Michigan economy. Download their holiday gift and grocery guides, and while you're there, Take the Pledge to 'think Michigan first'. Spend local to build a strong and diverse Michigan economy. Here's a couple of stores to consider. Michigan Made in Plymouth ships gift baskets with filled with Michigan products around the country. Those born in Michigan but living elsewhere can get a little touch of home (like Sanders). If you're an art lover, check out the Art-is-in Market at Laurel Park Mall in Livonia, exclusively featuring the work of Michigan artists. I'll leave you with t...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Economy have you down?  Do you have the blues, need some cheering up?  Want to get into the Christmas spirit.Then take a stroll down to downtown Plymouth MI.  They have decorated Kellog Park with trees.   Local businesses and citizens decorate 6 foot live trees to support a cause or to celebrate a loved ones life. Christmas songs play over speakers so you can really get into the spirit.  The local musuem has holiday related exhibits and the Penn Theater is playing a Christmas classic. People are strolling through all the neat local stores and enjoying the many restaurants and bars.  Even the local establishments have decorated and gotten into the spirit. The Box Bar is decked out in it's holiday finest inside and out.  So if you are looking for a reasonable place to gather with friends ...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Most of the students that reside in Plymouth and Plymouth Township go to Plymouth Canton School System. The median home price for Plymouth real estate in 2006 was $294,112.   There are homes in Plymouth MI that were built in the 1800's and there are new homes and new Plymouth subdivisions that were built as late as 2008.  So there is a wide range and variety of homes in Plymouth and Plymouth Township MI.                                                                       There are little 800 square foot bungalows all the way up to mega mansions worth over a million dollars.                          The Milleage rate for the City of Plymouth is $39.74 for every $1,000 of state equalized value (SEV) or taxable value. The Milleage rate for Plymouth Township is $27.96 for every $1,000 of ...
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
For the 10th straight month in a row, sales were up over 2007 for total of 27.7% in the MLS area. With lots of competition from bank & government-owned homes and short sales, owners are continuing to hold their homes off the market until it stabilizes so the number of homes on the market has continued to decline. Homes priced competitively are selling and the number of starter homes (those priced under $125K) sold this year has surpassed 2007. In fact, 53% of all homes sales were below $100K! Activity has definitely slowed with all the market chaos so next month's numbers will be interesting to see. It's still a great time to buy for first time buyers, particularly owner-occupied HUD homes which require only $500 down. For example, my daughter recently bought a home that was far cheaper...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
If you want to know more about a certain Plymouth MI neighborhood click on the Plymouth subdivison.  I have included both Plymouth subdivision and Plymouth Township subdivisions.  Some of the subdivision data included is: number of homes styles of homes streets in the subdivision characteristics of the homes recent sold Plymouth homes current Plymouth homes for sale  age of homes  If you are relocating to Michigan this might help you get a feel of the neighborhood. Downtown Plymouth HomesAndover Lakes SubdivisionBeacon Estates SubdivisionBeacon Meadows SubdivisionBirch Estates SubdivisionBrecken Ridge SubdivisionCambridge Green SubdivisionCambridge Village SubdivisionColony Farms SubdivisionCountry Acres of Plymouth SubdivisionDeer Creek SubdivisionFox Pointe SubdivisionGreystone Subdiv...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Here is what happening in Downtown Plymouth Michigan  Friday November 21, 2008 ~~Kids Workshop at Creatopia Paint It Yourself Pottery Studio 7:00-9:00pm For ages 6yrs-12yrs holiday clay angel or wreath project with pizza and pop provided. $25 RSVP (734) 453-8797 ~~Live Music at Sean O'Callaghans Irish Pub - 9:30p.m. Ted Lamont will perform 821 Penniman Ave (734) 459-6666 ~~Penn Theatre Weekend Movie "Ghost Town" : 7:00pm and 9:00pm Friday & Saturday Tickets $3.00 (760 Penniman Ave 734-453-0870) Saturday November 22, 2008 ~~"Twas the Night Before Christmas" Exhibit at the Plymouth Historical Museum -1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. 155 S. Main Street Cost $5.00 adults, $2.00 kids 5-17 or $10 per family ~~Sugar Spell with special guests James Henes and Andrew J, performs acoustic/alternative folk rock a...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
  Handy Man Service extended to Building Maintenance in Plymouth, Michigan Annowanced at REIA Meeting   Keith Paul, Handyman Plymouth, Michigan Offers Tips on using Adhesives At National Real Estate Network, LLC., Michigan Real Investing Association, (REIA) on November 20th, 2008. Keith Paul talked about Adhesives and announced that his company had expanded to providing handy man Services to Building Maintenance Service. Paul said “Wow, it is incredible how many different types of adhesives there are available today. Just go to your local hardware store and you will most likely find an entire aisle stocked with hundreds of different types of glues and adhesives. There are many different kinds for bonding various materials. I would have to write a full length book to cover them all. In t...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Have you written about yourself lately. Sure we write about our experiences.  Sure we write about what we do.  But once in a while we need to give a little back ground about ourselves.  For example I don't know if a veteran means that you were in a combat zone or that you were just in the military. Before I become a Plymouth MI Realtor I spent four years in the Army.  I started out at Ft. Benning Georgia as a "grunt"  I went through jump school there too.  But when I went to Ft. Bragg North Carolina they were looking for volunteers to become parachute packers.  They always say to never volunteer but I did. I got lucky and I was sent to Parachute packing school in Ft. Lee Virginia for 3 or 4 months.  We had a great time there as it was the supply chain school.  There were more women ther...
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By Todd Waller, Todd Waller | Real Simple Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Snyder & Company, REALTORS)
[originally written in 2008, this post about video in real estate is still very valid] This past weekend the Detroit Free Press had an article about virtual tours and how they enhance a property’s presence online.  There is even a throw-away comment about YouTube and online video. The money quote: The advantage of using a virtual tour is that if buyers develop a good first impression from the tour, they may be more likely to make an offer once they see the house in person. Virtual tours do go a very long way in showing a property’s best aspects.  In combination with virtual tours, Professional One Real Estate has found that narrated walk through videos, not just still photos put to music, allow prospective buyers to learn whether a property meets their desires.  This goes a LONG way to...
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
A Veteran...is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America” for an amount of “up to and including my life...”      Author Unknown This week is National Veteran's Awareness Week and Tuesday is Veteran's Day. Originally intended to celebrate the signing of the Armistice ending World War 1, we now honor the service of all veterans. I joined the military just after the Vietnam War ended. While it was definitely not a popular thing to do, it was a great experience. The GI Bill paid for my college education and helped me buy my first home. But being in the military back then was a very different world. Today's military members face multiple, extended deployments resulting in terrible family and financial stress, sometimes ev...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Plymouth Real Estate and Plymouth SubdivisionsAndover Lakes Subdivision   Plymouth Links City of Plymouth Official Site   Plymouth Canton Schools Plymouth Chamber of Official Site Andover Lakes subdivision is actually 3 subdivisions .  Andover Lakes has approximately 220 homes in it.  The homes were built during the years of 1996 - 2008.  The homes are mostly Colonial and Cape Cod style homes.  Most of the homes have brick exteriors & brick/vinyl & brick/wood exteriors, 2 & 3 car garages, 3-4 bedrooms,  2.5 + bathrooms, basements (some walkout, some regular basements).  There are some small ponds which they call lakes.  Very natural looking with logs and stumps in them.  The lakes/ponds are more of a natural, rustic look than a pristine, manicured look.Square footage of the homes range ...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
For the same price you bought it at a year ago?  I don't think so.  Metro Detroit home values have fallen over the last year.  I talked to a young lady that was moving to Chicago with her husband.  They had bought their Plymouth home a year ago for $425,000.  They now have it listed for $430,000 and hoping to get a $425,000 offer. I myself think they are out of their mind.  I wonder if their listing agent told them so.  It is very unlikely that any home buyer would only offer less than 2% below list price.  In the Metro Detroit buyers market it is not unusual to see offers from 10 to 25% below the list price.   Sometimes the Michigan home buyers get a great deal. But I would say that many homes are selling from 5 to 10% below the list price in the Metro Detroit Michigan real estate mark...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
So you are going to be looking at Metro Detroit Home homes for sale?  You want the best deal on the best home. But how are you going to know what is the best deal on that Northville home or that Plymouth Condo?  One of the ways is to have your prioriies listed.  Have your "must haves" and "like to haves" written down.  Too many Metro Detroit Home buyers are getting confused.  There are too many choices, too many Michigan homes for sale. So some Michigan home buyers are procrastinating on putting in offers.  Then getting upset when the home sells out from under them.  The home buyer then starts the whole process over again. They get confused with all the choices. So write your needs and wants down. If you like the home a lot put in an offer. There may not be another Michigan home that yo...
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
The streets of Downtown Plymouth were blocked off tonight for the The Great Pumpkin Caper. Between 3,000-4,000 kids lined the streets to trick-or-treat from store to store. Special awards were given for the best costume, but ... the pumpkin princess pups got my vote! Meanwhile, Downtown Northville hosts Rock 'O Ween tomorrow evening from 3-6 PM in the Downtown Square followed by trick-or-treating in the City.
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
The 13th Annual Great Lakes Regional Chili Cook-off and Motorcycle Show took over Downtown Plymouth, Michigan on Sunday, October 5th. Sponsored by Motor City Harley-Davidson, the event featured live entertainment, a dog costume contest, children's activities, and performances from area dancers. Under sunny skies, the large crowd included nearly 6,000 bikers with their bikes lining several downtown streets and filling the parking lots. With all the leather in town, it was hard to tell the lawyer bikers from the true blue bikers. Speaking of true blue bikers, check out the Big Blue bike to the right which was custom designed by Mikey and Paulie Teutul of Orange County Choppers. The headlight helmet was a crowd favorite. This was one of the many bikes on display during The Chili Bike Show...
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How will home improvements affect the value of my home in today's declining market?  This is a good question and well worth your careful consideration if you are planning to make improvements to sell your home.  One question to ask when determining the value of a home improvement project is, "Would the average purchaser complete the project when they buy a home of this type in this location?"  If the answer is yes, then chances are you will recover the cost.  If not, then you are not increasing the value by completing the project.   Consider the area the home is located in.  For example, a nice in-ground pool with a surrounding deck is not a good investment if your home is located in an area where the summer season is very short.  A sunroom or gazebo with a hot-tub is not a good idea if...
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It is incredible how many different types of adhesives there are available today.  Just go to your local hardware store and you will most likely find an entire aisle stocked with hundreds of different types of glues and adhesives.  There are many different kinds for bonding various materials.  I would have to write a full length book to cover them all.  In this article, I'm going to cover two types that every handyman should carry a supply of.   Construction Adhesives   There is a wide range of adhesives commonly used in building and renovation homes and commercial buildings.  You can find products in any hardware store that are labeled "construction adhesive", but in this article, I'm referring to a certain class of adhesives that have certain characteristics, including:   Available in...
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
The Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk came through Plymouth last Saturday and Kellogg Park was awash in a sea of pink. Even the fountain was flowing pink in honor of those whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. More than 3,000 participed in the 3-Day, 60-Mile walk to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. Starting the trek in Farmington Hills on Friday the 26th, participants came through Plymouth on Saturday. According to the official website, Plymouth residents and business owners turned out to cheer on and support the walkers. The Walk ended on Sunday with celebratory Closing Ceremonies at The Henry Ford.
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
This Sunday, October 5th, the 13th Annual Great Lakes Regional Chili Cook-off and Motorcycle Show returns to Downtown Plymouth. Participants can compete in the red chili, green chili, or salsa competition. Winners from each category will move on to the 2009 World Championship Chili Cookoff next Fall. More than 15 restaurants will be competing in the Restaurant Chili Challenge where attendees will judge who serves up the best chili. The chili sampling will be held in The Gathering across from Kellogg Park. Besides lots of great chili, the streets will be filled with motorcycles, live entertainment, and Kid's activities. Proceeds from this year's event support the Western Wayne Habitat for Humanity. Update: Plymouth's Chili Cook-off Serves Up Crowds
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By Debra Drummond, MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan
(RE/MAX Gallery)
Last weekend was the 53rd Annual Plymouth Fall Festival. For the entire weekend, Downtown Plymouth was transformed into a car show-carnival-entertainment-eating extravaganza. Even though it rained early Sunday, the event culminated under sunny skies with The Rotary Club's Chicken BBQ. An amazing 12,000 chicken dinners were prepared and served. If you've never attended this wonderful community event, be sure to check it out next year!
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