Brighton, MI Real Estate News

By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
Now that the Selcra Meijer Skate Park is closed, kids may want to try the Naz Skate Park in Brighton, Michigan which is an indoor skateboarding park.  They have lots of ramps there.The Naz Skate Park is located behind the Brighton Nazarene Church which is off of Brighton Road, east of Bauer Rd and west of downtown Brighton MI. Their address is 7669 Brighton Rd, Brighton MI  48116.I love that admission is free for the week if kids attend one of their SK8 churches (see schedule below). I also appreciate that they have different hours on Saturday based on the grade of the child so that the high schoolers aren't skateboarding with the younger kids.They also allow scooters inside the Naz Skate Park.  Helmets are required (which as a mother I appreciate).  Helmets are available for rent also....
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By Robert Smith, SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan
(Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com)
What can be greater than actually buying your first house?  OK, that’s open to interpretation of course.  But in terms of life moves, it has to be up there as one of the best and happiest times.  It can also be stressful, if for no other reason, the lack of certainty. It definitely takes us out of our comfort zone. How much can I afford?  What’s the best neighborhood? Ranch, colonial, split-level?  Subdivision lot, small or large acreage?  How much will it cost me to maintain? What about unplanned repairs? Is the school system good?  It can sound pretty daunting. And to many, the whole home buying process is a deep, dark mystery, too.  Sure, they probably know that they have to get pre-approved, find a house, get a mortgage approved, and they have a general idea of what they can spend ...
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By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
Pine Creek Ridge subdivision is a unique upscale wooded and waterfront neighborhood without equal anywhere in the Brighton, MI area.Pine Creek Ridge Sub is located in Genoa Twp in Livingston County, Michigan.Search for Homes for Sale in Pine Creek RidgeIt is located off Brighton Road, east of Bauer Rd and minutes from downtown Brighton, Michigan. Living in Pine Creek Ridge sub makes you feel like you are living up north because of the large wooded lots and the natural beauty.  Please see "History" below.The average lot size in Pine Creek Ridge Sub is one acre.Pine Creek Ridge subdivision residents have lake privileges on Brighton Lake and/or own a waterfront home on Brighton Lake. Below are market stats for Pine Creek Ridge. These are current homes for sale in Pine Creek Ridge and is su...
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By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
   Woodlake Village Sub is an affordable neighborhood located in the city of Brighton, Michigan. Houses are in high demand here because of the proximity to downtown Brighton, MI. Homes currently for sale in Woodlake Village have been on the market for only 12 days as of 11/17/13.  Scroll below for more real estate information and stats.  Woodlake Village Sub is located south of Brighton Lake Road and west of Rickett Road approx. 1 ½ miles from downtown Brighton (Main Street shops and restaurants) in Livingston County, Michigan. You can get to downtown Brighton by taking Fairway Trails Dr which turns into S. 3rd (Third) Street to get to Main Street, or you can take Rickett Road to E. Grand River Ave to Main Street. Sidewalks are abundant in Brighton, MI. Current Woodlake Village Subdivis...
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By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
Fairway Trails Sub is an affordable neighborhood located in the city of Brighton, Michigan.  Fairway Trails Sub is located off Brighton Lake Road and approx. one mile from downtown Brighton (Main Street shops and restaurants) in Livingston County, Michigan. You can access Main Street in downtown Brighton by taking S. 3rd (Third) Street to get there from the Fairway Trails Sub.Current Fairway Trails Subdivision Homes for SaleSee Below for current market statistics for Fairway Trails Sub. Fairway Trails Sub is a mix of ranch, split-level and colonial homes.The houses in the Fairway Trails Sub in Brighton, Michigan were built between 1976 and 1987.According to Public Records, approx 1/3 have a wood exterior and approx 2/3 have an aluminum/other exterior.  Please note that the exterior may ...
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By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
By:  Christina Ehli of RE/MAX Platinum, 6870 Grand River Ave, Brighton Michigan 48114Are you interested in buying a Condo for Sale in Brighton, Michigan? The condominiums can be attached or detached and may be eligible for FHA financing.Homeowners association (HOA) fees vary.  These condos for sale may also have a basement and/or garage.    To search the condo real estate market in downtown Brighton, Michigan click here: Condo Properties for Sale in Downtown Brighton, MICondo subdivisons in downtown Brighton, Michigan include: Woodridge Hills Northridge Hills Pondview Main Street Crossing (located off Main St in downtown Brighton)  For all of your real estate needs      Please call me/ text me at: 248.830.6921   or email me:  Christina.Ehli@Remax.net  Below is a representative list of t...
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By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
Are you looking to buy a home for sale in Brighton, Michigan 48116 that are priced from $200,000 to $250,000?Search Houses for Sale in Brighton, MI $200k-$250k Learn More: Downtown Brighton Michigan For all of your real estate needs      Please call me/ text me at: 248.830.6921   or email me:  Christina.Ehli@Remax.net  Please read the very popular blog I wrote about downtown Brighton, Michigan and why I love it: Top 10 Things To Do in Downtown Brighton MI  Read my blog about the Oak Ridge subdivision in downtown Brighton MIBuyers this is how I help youTo learn more about Brighton, Michigan schools visit their website:  http://bas.k12.mi.us/  or for reviews and Brighton, MI schools ratings visit:  http://www.greatschools.org/michigan/brighton/*All information is deemed reliable but not g...
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By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
Are you looking to buy a home for sale in the Brighton, Michigan area priced from $150,000 to $200,000?Search Houses for Sale in Brighton, MI $150k-$200kThis search includes homes in Brighton, Genoa Twp, Hamburg Twp, and Hartland Twp, MI located in zip code 48116. Subdivisions and locations for homes currently for sale in this price range may include, but not are limited to: Ore Lake Shores Country Club in Hamburg Twp which includes access to tennis courts, baseball park and lake privileges on Ore Lake Oak Ridge Sub in Brighton, Michigan Woodlake Village in downtown Brighton, Michigan Greenfield Shores in Brighton, MI Lakefront on Briggs Lake in Green Oak Twp, MI Lakefront on Ore Lake in Hamburg Twp, Michigan To set up a showing on one of these lovely homes, please contact me at  248-83...
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By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
Are you searching for a home for sale in the Brighton, Michigan area with acreage?  These houses for sale in the Brighton, MI area are located on 2+ acres and may or may not be a waterfront home.    These homes for sale with acreage are located in the townships of Green Oak, Genoa and Brighton, Michigan.The properties for sale are all located in zip codes 48114 and 48116Search Brighton, MI Homes for Sale with Acreage You can also search my website  www.soldbrightonhomes.com Contact me to schedule a showing for one of these lovely properties for sale that are on 2+ acres and located in the Brighton, MI area.  These houses for sale with acreage in the Brighton, Michigan area may have one or more of the following features: Pole barn Lakefront Home Victorian style Home Log Home Brazilian Ch...
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By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
Are you searching for a waterfront home for sale in the Brighton, Michigan area with 1+ acres?These water front houses for sale are located on 1+ acres and may be on an all-sports lake or a no-motor lake.  They also may be located on a pond.Search Waterfront Homes for Sale with AcreageContact me to schedule a showing for one of these lovely waterfront properties for sale that are on 1+ acres and located in the Brighton, MI school district.  Here is a sample of the current search results: All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  Because of the turnover of real estate listings, these individual listings contained in the summary list displayed by the link may be taken off the market, no longer available for sale and may no longer have a detailed listing view available for di...
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By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
By: Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum, 6870 Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI  48114I not only sell houses in Brighton, Michigan, but I live here as well, and can really appreciate all that downtown Brighton Michigan has to offer. These are the top 10 reasons why I love downtown Brighton, MI:Free and Ample Parking – There is free parallel parking along Main Street and Grand River Ave. There are also plenty of free parking lots in downtown – including the one at City Hall (Brighton City parking lot) which is close to the Imagination Station.   Imagination Station –  The kiddies will love to slide, climb, crawl and more at this huge 10,000 sq. ft. wooden playground.   Adults, guardians and parents will love that there is only one entrance/exit making it easier to watch the little ones. Please s...
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By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
A luxury home for sale in Brighton, MI and Genoa Twp, Michigan real estate is more than just about price.  It is about architecture, location, amenities and the grandeur of the home that differentiates it from other homes for sale in the Brighton and Genoa Twp MI real estate market.  It may or may not be a lakefront home for sale.Since January 1, 2012 twelve luxury homes sold for $750,000 and up in Livingston County and six homes sold in Brighton and Genoa Twp, MI (50% of the total).  Three of these twelve high-end homes that sold were on a land contract since a jumbo loan limit is $417,000 and the buyers may not have the funds/cash to buy the home. I have sold homes on a land contract and am happy to answer your questions regarding this financing alternativeAs of 1/11/2013 there are 25...
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By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
By: Christina Ehli, Realtor for RE/MAX Platinum, 6870 Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48114I sell houses in Livingston and Oakland County, Michigan.  My primary areas of focus and expertise in the local real estate market are:  Brighton MI, Genoa Twp MI, Howell MI, Hartland MI, Hamburg MI, Milford MI, New Hudson / Lyon Twp MI and the surrounding real estate market. To search for homes for sale in the Livingston and Oakland County, Michigan click here:Find Homes for SaleI form close, personal relationships with every client I work with. Their goals are my goals. The reason I got in the real estate business is to serve others. I work hard for my buyers and finding that dream home for sale. The following is what I am committed to do for you when I work as your exclusive buyer's agent in the...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Introducting Christina Ehli - One of Our Newer Voices in The Rain - Please Welcome Her. This is the second in a series that I've started that introduces some of our newer members on AR. I am so loving doing this. It allows me to learn about some professionals that have decided to join us here in The Rain. Christina started blogging on Active Rain last month and she has already written 14 blog posts.  She is also already a RAINMAKER. She is very adept at blogging for business with posts highlighting her listings and market reports for her area.  One of my favorites is My Marketing Plan to Get Your Home Sold in the Brighton, Michigan Area I found one localism blog post on Christina's blog. Localism posts are such a wonderful way to learn a little bit about different parts of the country s...
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By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
How is the local real estate market for Brighton MI 48116 in July 2012?Here is the YouTube VideoBelow is information regarding the local real estate market for homes that are for sale and homes that have sold for zip code 48116.In July 2012 we saw a 12.66% decrease in inventory from 79 new listings in July 2011 vs 69 new listings in July 2012.  YTD July 2012 vs YTD July 2011 we saw an increase of 16.28% in homes sold.YTD July 2011 there were 228 homes sold in Brighton MI 48116 and YTD July 2012 we saw 251 homes sold in Brighton, MI  48116 although the inventory was down from a year ago.  In July 2011 43 homes sold in Brighton, MI 48116 vs. 50 homes that sold in July 2012.  Median sale price also increased from $170,000 in July 2011 to $172,450 in July 2012.  Please note that homes for ...
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By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
Would you like to buy a home for sale in the city or township of Brighton, Michigan 48116 that are priced from $100,000 to $150,000? Perhaps you are a first-time home buyer ?Please note that homes for sale in Genoa Twp and Hamburg Twp may also appear on this list since they share mailing zip code 48116 for certain areas of these respective townships. Search for Homes for Sale in Brighton MI  48116:$100,000 to $150,000You can further refine your search to find waterfront homes, 3+ bedrooms, min. square footage and more.  For all of your real estate needs      Please call me/ text me at: 248.830.6921  or email me:  Christina.Ehli@Remax.net      Brighton, Michigan is very community oriented with a vibrant downtown; you will find several parades and events throughout the year like Art in th...
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By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
  To see homes currently for sale in the Oak Ridge Sub in Brighton, MI click the link below: Homes for Sale in Brighton, Mi in Oak Ridge Sub near downtown Brighton   This is a representative sample of homes curently available for sale in Oak Ridge and is subject to change. Oak Ridge Meadow Sub "Oak Ridge" is located approx. 2 Miles from downtown Brighton, Michigan (Main Street and Grand River Ave) in Livingston County.   The subdivision is comprised of 183 similar built homes. They were built from 1997 to 2003.  Sidewalks are in the sub. You will notice front porches and most homes have decks in back. 2 car attached garages are standard.   The homes range in size from approx. 1700 sq ft to almost 2900 sq ft.   Approx. 1/3 of the homes in the Oak Ridge Sub have 3 bedrooms and approx. 2/3...
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By Robert Smith, SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan
(Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com)
We all know at some intuitive level that supporting your local merchants is good.  Yes, sometimes you pay a little bit more than the big box stores, but often they have unique items or services that balance out the little bit of extra expense. Or perhaps it’s just the convenience. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely hate having to walk to the very rear of a large grocery store when all I want is a gallon of milk.  Not to mention the wait in line to pay. Now a study shows that shopping local is not just good for the merchant, it’s also good for local homeowners! A thriving business district actually helps to raise the values of the homes in that area!  The study conducted by American Express OPEN indicates that home values in neighborhoods close to such active business districts wit...
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By Robert Smith, SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan
(Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com)
Yep, it’s that time of year.  Crops, baked goods, jewelry, craft items, bedding plants - just a few of the things you’ll find at the Brighton Farmers’ Market.  It’s located in Downtown Brighton, in the Municipal lot off First Street, adjacent to the City Offices and the Imagination Station playground. While it’s still early for a wide selection of crop goods, there’s always something interesting at the market, and you can always browse the downtown merchants and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants.  There’s something for all price ranges and cuisines, so come on down. Kids will enjoy the Imagination Station playground, stroll the millpond tridge and boardwalk and then I recommend that you finish up with a stop at Main Street Cheese Market and Great Harvest Bread, then Jack...
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By Robert Smith, SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan
(Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com)
Credit and Debit card reward points are a fixture today.  You can get cards that give you bonus points for air fare, travel, or general use – to be redeemed out of a catalog.  Years ago, I remember my local bank giving 4 points per dollar for the first six months your account was active.  It later downgraded to 2 points per dollar, then one point.  Now, it’s one point per two dollars spent. Guess we were having ‘too rewarding’ an experience, America. Scanning my online bank account, I noticed a promo (yes, embedded into my online account statement!) for 40 points per dollar (!) when I dine at Burger King®.  Wow.  Over 200 reward points for a fast food combo meal – quite a deal. That would be equal to me having to spend $400 elsewhere. It struck me that I had just read an online article ...
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