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Oh to live on the West side of Ann Arbor!  Come home to an area where the lots are large and you’re just on the edge of country – but still be next to everything:  shopping, highways, Vets Park, Zingerman’s Roadhouse, the AATA bus lines, Westside Farmer’s Market, and so on…

Located in Ann Arbor’s 48103 Zip code with Abbott Elementary, Forsythe Middle School and Skyline High School, this is a sought after place to be in Ann Arbor!

Add to that and you have a good solid home with flexible living space:

photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

This is a QUAD-level home.  Tri-levels already offer the hidden treasure of having two separate living spaces far enough away from each other that there can be a boisterous gathering in one area, and a quiet one in another – but a QUAD-level still gives you that “raw” basement space – where all the utilities are and STILL storage.  Call them one “level” better!

As is normal, the main living space is on one level starting first with the formal living room:

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photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

You may enter into the huge kitchen from either end of the living room:

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photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

And this kitchen has cupboards galore!  Plus, scenic views out to the huge backyard:

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photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

The lower level family room is made even warmer and cozier by the beautiful brick fireplace.  And this living level has it’s own full bath.

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photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

There is also an exterior door that leads outside and up to the patio at the rear of the home.  A bygone – but still usable – gem awaits you out there!

photo courtesy of Gaffan Digital

photo courtesy of Gaffan Digital

The bedrooms and main bath are just a few steps up from the main living level.  A total of 3 nice-sized bedrooms and a very generous sized main bath complete that level.

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photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

This home is about being a great place to start, live, and stay.  You will never go wrong investing your money in the West side of Ann Arbor.

 

 

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11281 Patterson Dr., Pinckney, MI 48169

photo courtesy of IMindPhotography

photo courtesy of IMindPhotography

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Charming hillside cottage with a million dollar view!

photo courtesy of IMindPhotography

photo courtesy of IMindPhotography

Small but efficient – and all brand new inside!  Two bedrooms, great room, kitchen and bathroom.

But the BEST part of all is it sits down the road from the Potawatami Trail – a mountain biking heaven!  In addition, there is lake access to Patterson Lake which is part of the Halfmoon-Patterson Chain of Lakes.   Conquer the Trail, then hop in the lake to cool off!

Parking enough for two cars and a quaint cottage shed that the property owner is continuing improvements on!

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photos courtesy of IMindPhotography

photos courtesy of IMindPhotography

Available right now for lease – the longer the term, the better!

Call today for a showing:  (734) 476-8065

 

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great place to start!

photo courtesy of Gaffan Digital

photo courtesy of Gaffan Digital

This home may be small but it’s mighty!!  And it sits on an absolutely gorgeous 1/3+ acre lot with stately mature trees – perfect for the summer shade that beckons you outdoors.

photo courtesy of Gaffan Digital

photo courtesy of Gaffan Digital

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photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

A perfect location off Old US 23 within a few miles of M59, Spencer Rd. access to I-96, US 23 and Grand River Ave.  You will be about 7 minutes from Kroger or VGs Food Mart and about 10 minutes from Green Oak Village Mall, Costco and Kohls.

Although you have a Brighton mailing address and sit in Brighton Township, this home is in the acclaimed Hartland School System.

There is no loss of storage here, in spite of not having a basement.  The garage is oversized plus there is a generous sized mud-room entrance, which leads to a laundry room.  Call this “drop everything” central!

photo courtesy of Gaffan Digital

photo courtesy of Gaffan Digital

In addition, there is a half bath just beyond that.  No need for tracking dirt through the house when coming in from outside.

photo courtesy of Gaffan Digital

photo courtesy of Gaffan Digital

As it should be, that entrance leads to the country kitchen with a moveable island.  Perfectly situated with views of the backyard and a doorwall leading to the deck.

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photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

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photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

This home boasts all new windows, a new roof, new hot water heater, new stove and new water softener.  There is nothing left to do here except add your own colors and enjoy.

A living room at the front of the home with a large picture window for plenty of light and 3 nice sized bedrooms round out the floor plan.

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photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

photos courtesy of Gaffan Digital

Come and enjoy your first – or down-sized – home!

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May sales for 2012 show a large percentage increase over May of 2011.

In the one multiple listing system I use, Realcomp, which is used mainly by Livingston and Oakland Counties, there was a sales increase of 11.4% with  a total of 6,325 sales compared to 5,679 in May 2011.

Livingston County sales increased 14.8% with 240 sales compared to 209 in May 2011.

Average Days On-Market (DOM) for the entire MLS decreased by 13 days from last year:  97 DOM to 84 DOM.

Of the 6,325 sales closed in May of this year, 11.6% (735) were identified as short sales.

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Brighton Rec Area

Brighton Recreation Area, part of the State of Michigan Parks and Recreation system, provides 4,947 acres of recreation for park visitors to use.  The area has a combination of high, irregular ranges of hills, interspersed with a number of attractive lakes.   It has several miles of trails available for equestrian use, mountain biking, and hiking.

There are several campgrounds available as well, again ranging from modern to rustic – both tent camping and cabins.  There are group camps as well.

Brighton Rec Area is most known for it’s riding stable.  Spend a day at the stable – there is even a summer day camp for your kids, if you like – and take an equestrian tour of the 18 mile trail specific for that use.

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About me….

I work primarily in  Washtenaw and Livingston counties. I work where I grew up, and still live.  I would love to tell you– no! SHOW you – what this area and small town living has to offer!   Plus, we are surrounded by a veritable playground:  lakes, hiking and biking trails, campgrounds…just to name a few.

There is no job greater than this one – I still wake up every day and say “I LOVE what I do!” It is not work when you are passionate about what you do!  I am blessed to be an integral part of helping you achieve your DREAM! How much greater can it get?!

I am deliberately a part of Real Estate One.  I love that it is a family owned company that requires high standards from every member of their team.  Even better, we are the 10th largest Real Estate Brokerage in the nation – an achievement obtained by adhering to their values and providing support and technology that’s ahead of the game.

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Hello world!

Well…I figure it’s about time to share with you all what I’ve been learning in this crazy market!

It’s a good thing I like to do detailed tasks because attention to detail has NEVER  been more important in Real Estate!

So here begins my list of “What I’ve Learned…”

 

 

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