Monday, May 26, 2008

A Day For Memorials

How did you celebrate this Memorial Day holiday? Did you attend a parade? Did you visit a cemetary? Or was it just a rare day off?

For the first time in more than 30 years, I marched in a parade, bringing back a flood of memories.

I was born on "traditional" Memorial Day, May 30th. My first birthdays were spent watching, and later being in a parade, followed by a big family picnic complete with a birthday cake.

As a former Marine, I've always held a soft spot in my heart for veterans and all things Marine. So after I joined Northville's Marine Corps League earlier this year, how could I say no to walking in the Memorial Day parade.

The day was perfect...just the right temperature, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, the Northville High School Marching Band, and the crowds lining the street to honor the veterans riding motorcycles, marching, and riding in cars.

It was wonderful to hear the support from the crowd, something that was unheard of in the 1970s when I served. A moving ceremony at the Veteran's Memorial in Rural Hill Cemetary capped off the morning.

Wherever you are, whatever you did, I hope you paused a moment to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy.

Unlike the Memorial Days of old, my birthday falls on Friday this year. Today was extra special though...Daniel and I celebrated our 24th Anniversary!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Metro Market Perking Up

Earlier this month Realcomp, Michigan's largest Multiple Listing Service, released the latest sales figures showing promising signs for our housing market. For the fourth straight month this year, sales increased by 10.84% over the same period last year. Additionally, properties currently under contract show the trend is continuing.

While prices have declined and the credit crunch is still affecting mortgage options, interest rates remain low and well priced properties are selling. This is welcome news, and bodes well for this year's selling season!

If you know someone who has been thinking about taking the homeownership leap, now is the time. There are lots of really great deals out there.

9119 Hillcrest | Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 Just Listed For Sale

Whitmore Lake Ranch
Decorator Delight!

Features Remodeled Kitchen With Custom Stone Ceramic Island, Skylight, Oak Cabinets and All Appliances * Formal Dining Room Open To Kitchen and Living Room With Large Bay Window * Oversized 2+ Car Heated Garage And Large Deck Overlooking Fully Fenced Backyard With Fire ring & Horseshoe Pit * Ready to Move In, Relax & Enjoy!

Property information -- 1,140 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
$162,500 - Updated Ranch!

47153 Dunsany Open Sunday, 5/25

Northville Estates, Northville MI - We invite everyone to visit our open house this Sunday, May 25th at 47153 Dunsany from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This 4 bedroom, 2.1 bath homes is updated throughout with "Pottery Barn" flair and sits on a wonderful wooded lot North off 8 Mile on Lanthorn, just East of Beck Road.

Property information

Thursday, May 08, 2008

182 Riveroaks Dr | Plymouth MI 48170

Best location in complex
Best Buy in This Small Complex!

WHAT, NO GAS & WATER BILLS? This Townhouse With Finished Lower Level Is Perfect… Walk To Downtown Plymouth Or Hines Park *Private Backyard With Patio Perfect For Entertaining * Separate In-Home Office In Lower Level * Updated Kitchen, Pergo Flooring, And Carport Too * Located Deep Into The Complex For Privacy And Peace * A Great Buy In Plymouth

Property information - 1,100 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 2 bath 2-story Condo with basement
$129,900 - Location, Location & More!

400 W Rose | Garden City MI 48135

Expanded All Brick Ranch

THE "WOW" FACTOR Is Presented In This All Brick Beauty! No Out Of Pocket Money Needed Here Because Everything Is New *Additional 800sf of Family Room and In-home Office In The Newly Finished Lower Level With Berber Carpeting * If You Want All New Appliances, Ceramic Baths, Maple Kitchen With Custom Ceramic, Separate Breakfast Nook & Rich Hardwood Floors, Stop Looking and See This Home Today!

Property information - 1,045 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch
$124,900 - Expanded All Brick Ranch

30559 Rustic Lane | Westland MI 48186

No Out of Pocket Expenses Required

THE "WOW FACTOR" JUST ARRIVED! How About No Out Of Pocket Money Needed? How About All New Appliances? Rich Hardwood Floors Throughout, New Fixtures Everywhere, Newer Windows, Ceramic Baths, Open Floor Plan In Kitchen With Custom Ceramic Floor & Backsplash, 6-Panel Doors and Lots More! Shows Like A Model and Ready For Immediate Occupancy...We Dare You To Find Something Better For This Price!

Property information - 1,100 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 1.1 bath Ranch
$114,900 - Updated From Top to Bottom