Birmingham, MI Real Estate News

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
I had a relocation buyer ask me what are the best cities to live in near Detroit?  The question I had for them is what is your criteria for being a good city in the suburbs of Detroit?Is it? A community like where you came from?  If so what was that city like? An area with nearby hospitals? An area with lots of shopping? A city with plenty to do? Restaurants, shopping, theatres? Or a place that has easy highway access for the new job? Or maybe a place that is close to recreation areas?   A city with good city services? A city with low taxes? A community that is close to the airport for the frequent traveler? These all could be great answers and may appeal to many buyers moving to Michigan. But usually the two most important criteria for people moving to South Eastern Michigan is: Safety...
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By Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI, #11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World
(Century 21 Town and Country)
Charming and completely remodeled three bedroom ranch in wonderful Birmingham location awaits you! Beautiful oak hardwood flooring throughout; living room boasts large picture window and crown molding. Large kitchen with gorgeous granite counter tops, Maple cabinets; stainless appliances; ceramic back-splash. Updated bathroom. Lovely nice-sized bedrooms. Lower level is fully finished; complete with large full bathroom; separate library / study or play area. Huge family room great for gatherings and entertaining too. Separate laundry and utility area. Backyard is fully fenced; two-car garage; paver patio is delightful. Situated in lovely Birmingham neighborhood, Birmingham schools. One sweet home! Listed at $289.000 
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By Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI, #11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World
(Century 21 Town and Country)
Stunning 2014 construction with three full levels of living space. Beautiful high-end appointments throughout. Five bedrooms - of which three are en-suites. Gleaming white kitchen with granite counters; lovely pastel glass back splash; huge 5 x 4 walk-in pantry. Large 8' long island is center piece of this gorgeous kitchen; opens to dining area with built-in cabinetry. Living room and family room off kitchen are bright and delightful; lots of windows; easy access to side and back doors. Library / study adjacent to gracious entrance. Second floor boasts master suite with two large walk-in-closets; junior suite with private bath and walk-in-closet too. Second floor laundry. Third floor en-suite is amazing - offers private bathroom; can be bedroom suite; or playroom; or recreation room; as...
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By Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI, #11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World
(Century 21 Town and Country)
Charming and completely remodeled three bedroom ranch in wonderful Birmingham location awaits you! Beautiful oak hardwood flooring throughout; living room boasts large picture window and crown molding. Large kitchen with gorgeous granite counter tops, Maple cabinets; stainless appliances; ceramic back-splash. Updated bathroom. Lovely nice-sized bedrooms. Lower level is fully finished; complete with large full bathroom; separate library / study or play area. Huge family room great for gatherings and entertaining too. Separate laundry and utility area. Backyard is fully fenced; two-car garage; paver patio is delightful. Situated in lovely Birmingham neighborhood, Birmingham schools. One sweet home!   Asking $289,000
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By Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI, #11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World
(Century 21 Town and Country)
Charming and completely remodeled three bedroom ranch in wonderful Birmingham location awaits you! Beautiful oak hardwood flooring throughout; living room boasts large picture window and crown molding. Large kitchen with gorgeous granite counter tops, Maple cabinets; stainless appliances; ceramic back-splash. Updated bathroom. Lovely nice-sized bedrooms. Lower level is fully finished; complete with large full bathroom; separate library / study or play area. Huge family room great for gatherings and entertaining too. Separate laundry and utility area. Backyard is fully fenced; two-car garage; paver patio is delightful. Situated in lovely Birmingham neighborhood, Birmingham schools. One sweet home! Listed at $289,000 
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By Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI, #11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World
(Century 21 Town and Country)
Better than new, stunning 2014 build with over 3000 sq ft of finished living space makes this one hard to beat! Many upgrades since initial purchase: professionally finished basement, custom Closets by Design (including huge walk-in master), custom window treatments. Ideal location around the corner from 2 of the city’s best parks, short walk to Pierce elementary, walking distance to downtown Birmingham. Spacious living room with stone surround fireplace, built-in bookshelves. Sleek granite kitchen is a chef’s delight, which flows into lovely family room; formal dining room. Dark-stained oak hardwood flooring throughout most of home. Large master suite, master bathroom boasting oversized shower. 2 additional nice-sized bedrooms on 2nd floor with 2nd full bath upstairs with double vanity...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
This week the Masterminds - Your Group - will be in Northville at Aubree's this Thursday 11:30-1pm with Terry Bean covering my favorite topic: STOP talking about how busy you are & Let's Close more deals! The following week, Wednesday the 26th we will be in Clarkston at Andiamo's and Thursday the 27th in Birmingham at Triple Nickel. You can RSVP to these luncheons and invite folks at the links below. Looking forward to seeing you soon,Keith Stonehouse - Founder, Michigan Real Estate MastermindsNorthville: https://www.facebook.com/events/315781325454768/  Clarkston: https://www.facebook.com/events/310758849296904/Birmingham: https://www.facebook.com/events/511080885752413/For more information contact me directly at keith@franklintitleagency.com or 248-894-4785
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
*Complimentary Continuing Education Wednesday and Thursday •Complimentary Lunch on Thursday in Birmingham •Complimentary Social Media Education per your schedule•Complimentary 'Education on working smarter, not harder' in your office As a Title Insurance company we must find something or many things to set us apart from all of the other title insurance companies out there including the in-house title insurance companies within real estate and mortgage offices. Some of the things that I bring to the table to separate Franklin is my time. I love spending time with clients helping them grow their business' over coffee, lunch, happy hour all based on my experience/s and what I’ve seen work for others in the industry as well as teaching a class called 'Working Smarter, Not Harder - The 5 Pil...
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By Ted Cantu
(i Cantu Media LTD)
Birmingham, MI - We are adding to a new online  and printed magazine based in Metro Detroit. It is not limited to just Michigan but it is where we are based. Here is what we are doing. We have a section called, "How We Live" and are looking for submissions of the following:* Video* Press Releases* Articles* Blog Posts w/ PicturesThe deal is you are responsible for delivering the content to us at  - Hot Metro Finds - How We Live, (the contact info will be on the bottom of this post). We will take it and apply SEO, (search engine optimization to it) so that your content will appear on Google,  Yahoo and Bing. There is no cost for this service.We can only process so many orders so it will be first come first served.Ideally, we are looking for upscale interiors, kitchens, wine storage and o...
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By Ted Cantu
(i Cantu Media LTD)
NOVI, MI - We are adding to a new online  and printed magazine based in Metro Detroit. It is not limited to just Michigan but it is where we are based.Here is what we are doing. We have a section called, "How We Live" and are looking for submissions of the following:* Video* Press Releases* Articles* Blog Posts w/ PicturesThe deal is you are responsible for delivering the content to us at  - Hot Metro Finds - How We Live, (the contact info will be on the bottom of this post). We will take it and apply SEO, (search engine optimization to it) so that your content will appear on Google,  Yahoo and Bing. There is no cost for this service.We can only process so many orders so it will be first come first served. We are looking to have our printed real estate magazine distributed in restaurant...
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By National Realty Centers
(National Realty Centers)
1693 BANBURY Street, Birmingham, MI Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2060 SQUARE FEET For 24 Hour Information: 888-866-9430 ext. 1693 A true Birmingham beauty! Located minutes from downtown Birmingham, shopping, schools and parks. This home was completely rebuilt from the foundation up in 2012. Luxury upgrades include a gorgeous designer kitchen with Merillat cabinets, massive custom built island with a built-in wine fridge, stainless steel appliances: fridge, gas stove, dishwasher, microwave. Custom built gas fireplace with surround and mantel, beautiful ceramic tile and hand-carved hardwood flooring, granite counters throughout, 9-ft first floor, and an open floor pl...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Good Afternoon, I hope your day is going well. I am just dropping by with some quick Reminders for this week:  Wednesday is the Clarkston Michigan Real Estate Masterminds Lunch at Andiamo's 11:30-1pm – Real Estate ‘By Design’ – Very Good info as well as matching listings to buyers  Wednesday is my presentation on Working Smarter Not Harder – ‘The 5 Pillars of Success in Real Estate and Networking’ Educational Mixer at Circa 1901 in Downtown Utica 5:30-7:30pm $10. We are at 51 currently attending with capacity at 60.  Thursday is the Birmingham Michigan Real Estate Masterminds Lunch at Peabody's 11:30-1pm – Real Estate ‘By Design’ – Very Good info as well as matching listings to buyers  Thursday is the monthly Complimentary Happy Hour-Mixer put on by Guaranteed Rate Mortgage at Triple Ni...
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By Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI, #11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World
(Century 21 Town and Country)
Welcome to Birmingham’s most luxurious address, located downtown, a short walk to all shopping and restaurants. The Dakota across from Booth Park is your new home. Expertly crafted millwork throughout and beautifully laid and finished Cherry hardwood floors. Adorned with marble and French doors throughout, 10 ft ceilings and an elevator to your parking spaces, and storage. A private 600 sqft slated patio. Spacious LR with marble fp, large windows, DR with wainscoting and custom ceiling. Library with fp and judges paneling. Guest bdrm, private bath. Luxurious Mstr bath with WIC and marble throughout, jetted tub, steam shower, dbl sinks and heated flr. Spacious kitchen with island including a Wolfe range, dbl oven, dishwsh, trash compactor, wine cooler, Sub zero refrig. Huge walk in pantr...
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By Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI, #11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World
(Century 21 Town and Country)
  From the moment you walk in to this adorable Birmingham bungalow you will feel like you are home! Wonderful living room with cove ceiling and large windows that let in plenty of natural light. Fantastic kitchen with Corian countertops, stainless steel appliances (that stay!), and loads of beautiful cabinetry. Step down dining room has French doors that lead to a nice deck and large yard - plenty of room for entertaining or running around! Second floor master bedroom with half bath. Partially finished basement offers more living space and storage options. Great home situated on a fully fenced corner lot with a large 2 car garage. A wonderful community with an award-winning school system. You will love this home in person - come take a look for yourself!   Priced at $259,000            ...
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By Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI, #11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World
(Century 21 Town and Country)
For Sale $259,000   Public Open House: Sat Feb 27, 12:00PM-3:00PM      From the moment you walk in to this adorable Birmingham bungalow you will feel like you are home! Wonderful living room with cove ceiling and large windows that let in plenty of natural light. Fantastic kitchen with Corian countertops, stainless steel appliances (that stay!), and loads of beautiful cabinetry. Step down dining room has French doors that lead to a nice deck and large yard - plenty of room for entertaining or running around! Second floor master bedroom with half bath. Partially finished basement offers more living space and storage options. Great home situated on a fully fenced corner lot with a large 2 car garage. A wonderful community with an award-winning school system. You will love this home in per...
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By Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI, #11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World
(Century 21 Town and Country)
  From the moment you walk in to this adorable Birmingham bungalow you will feel like you are home! Wonderful living room with cove ceiling and large windows that let in plenty of natural light. Fantastic kitchen with Corian countertops, stainless steel appliances (that stay!), and loads of beautiful cabinetry. Step down dining room has French doors that lead to a nice deck and large yard - plenty of room for entertaining or running around! Second floor master bedroom with half bath. Partially finished basement offers more living space and storage options. Great home situated on a fully fenced corner lot with a large 2 car garage. A wonderful community with an award-winning school system. You will love this home in person - come take a look for yourself!
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By Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI, #11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World
(Century 21 Town and Country)
 Beautifully maintained, hard-to-find ranch with all the right updates in the popular rail district. Walking distance to downtown Birmingham. Updates in 2014 include kitchen floor, counter tops, backsplash, faucet, stainless steel refrigerator and gas stove. Brand new bathroom in 2014 from the studs up. Brand new window treatments in living room, dining, kitchen, bath just installed. Lovely neutral; contemporary tones throughout. New light fixtures in 2014 throughout. Beautiful hardwood floors. Full basement with laundry. Two-car detached garage with newer garage door. First month's rent, plus 1.5 mo security deposit due at signing. $250.00 non-refundable cleaning fee. Please provide application, credit report and scores (no screen shots); plus proof of employment. Doesn't feel like a r...
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By Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI, #11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World
(Century 21 Town and Country)
 The strongest market in Birmingham this year was for leases, This is not surprising  ( this is also true in Royal Oak)   Second strongest markets and almost a tie, there were 72 Sales from 200-250 and 71 sales over 1,000,000.  The lowest markets were from 400-450 and 800-1,000,000.  Over all it was a great year for Birmingham, The city sales were slightly higher at most price points and  if sales were lower only by a few sales.  Birmingham was extremely stable.This chart indicates the difference between what was the original List price and the percentage off from the list to actual sold price in Birmingham.  And once again over all  a Good Job done!  The highest percentage off asking was in the highest market, that was  about 6 %.  Getting 94% of asking for a million dollar home is con...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
It has finally come to an end... The Michigan Real Estate Masterminds Final 2 luncheons of 2015 are Wednesday at Andiamo's in Clarkston and Thursday at Peabody's in Birmingham. We hope to see you out... You do not want to miss this mind blowing presentation of what is right around the corner in REAL virtual reality home tours from the comfort of your chair. I guarantee you have not seen anything like this before and this is your chance to be one step ahead of your competition. Meet & Greet & Networking 11:30-11:50 - Official start is 11:55am (THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BEING LATE) Cost: Whatever you order for lunch. We will be back in full force January with the first luncheon being on the 6th in St Clair Shores at Gilbert's Lodge. Ok, now that we've gotten that out of the way... please,...
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By National Realty Centers
(National Realty Centers)
1238 Villa Road, Birmingham, MI Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 4 (3 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 3293 SQUARE FEET For 24 Hour Information: 888-866-9430 ext. 1238 Buy now! Choose your options and colors to make this home your own! Quality new construction on one of Birmingham's most charming streets located 2 blocks from the heart of downtown Birmingham or the trendy rail district. Elegant master ensuite with a 13'x8" walk in closet. Second floor with 9' ceilings and a laundry room, Jack-n-Jill bath, guest ensuite and additional multi-purpose room. Main floor with hardwood floors, 10' ceilings, gourmet kitchen, butler's pantry, walk-in pantry, mudroom with built-ins, and a majestic fireplace in great ...
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