October 2018

Found 20 blog entries for October 2018.

Sam and Dan had the honor of sitting down with Bonnie Billups, Jr. Executive of the Peace Neighborhood Center in Ann Arbor.

Peace, as they refer to themselves, offers a wide variety of youth and adult services.  Their after-school enrichment programs provide meals and tutoring for 80-120 students per day.  Adult services are geared to help adults gain knowledge and skills that will improve their confidence and ability to manage the day-to-day struggles of family life.

Sam and Dan were especially interested to know how we, at Spotlight Houses, could partner with this wonderful charity especially when it comes to housing needs.

The soaring home prices in Ann Arbor and surrounding areas have taken a toll on many low-income families in the area.

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So you’ve decided that condo living is right for you. Before you take the plunge and sign that contract here are a few things you should check out.


1. Understand the association's financial situation and how it is governed.
When you buy a condo you become a “co-owner.” This means you share an ownership interest with everyone else in the condominium complex. As a group you are responsible for the financial operations, governing and even the maintenance of the entire property. No this doesn’t mean you will have to mow the lawn or trim the hedges a few times a year. The condo association will typically hire a management company to oversee items like that. It is important that before you buy a condo that you verify the condo associations

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Join us this Saturday & Sunday for the first open house held at 7784 Trotters Park St. Ypsilanti MI. 

Located in beautiful Whittaker Village, this home is the definition of turn-key ready, featuring recent updates such as new carpet throughout, fresh paint, new kitchen ledger stone backsplash, and refinished hardwood floors!

This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home features a formal living room with a fireplace to cozy up to this winter, and ceiling fan to keep you cool in the summer. Right off the living room, you have direct access to the kitchen which has a dining area and tons of cabinet space. Upstairs the bedrooms are spacious with ample closet space, Jack and Jill bath, and master suite with attached full bath and vaulted ceilings.

The basement

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8060 Fox Tail Ct. Ypsilanti, MI

Stunning Lincoln Pines Two Story in August Township! This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home features all the upgrades you could ever want, including: glass etched entry doors, refinished hardwood floors, granite countertops, formal dining room with tray ceiling, updated fireplace hearth with concrete and brick, tiered walk out deck with custom brick paver patio and trellis for outdoor entertaining. and MUCH MUCH MORE!

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Ann Arbor is charming, historic and full of "uniqueness". Check out this list before buying to make sure you know what to look for when buying a home in this specific area. 

  1.  Deteriorating Sewer Lines – We love our charming, older neighborhoods in Ann Arbor but there is a cost to buying older homes.  Modern-day sewer lines are typically constructed from PVC. Older sewer lines can be constructed from anything from clay tiles to the highly problematic bituminous fiber also known as Orangeburg.   Mature trees, improper installation from the 1940’s to 1960s and age have taken quite a toll on the sewer lines. As you drive down many local streets you will see cutaways on the roads that lead to the main sewer line.  You may see dozens of homes on each
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Join us this Saturday & Sunday from Noon to 2 for the first open house! 4603 Sawgrass Drive East, Ann Arbor MI 48108. 

Turn-Key Ready Fairways of Stonebridge Condo! These Ranch-style units are among the most popular floor plans in the highly sought after Stonebridge community.

The layout includes; hardwood floor entry, vaulted ceiling living room with gas fireplace to cozy up to this winter and brand new plush carpeting and paint throughout. You’ll love the open kitchen with large island and tons of windows for natural lighting. A three seasons enclosed porch is perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee this fall. Convenient designated laundry/mud room with direct access to the attached 2 car garage makes life so much simpler.

You’ll appreciate

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3270 Valley Ann Arbor

**COMING SOON** Westside Ranch with Updated Kitchen! This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home is situated on a beautiful private, wooded lot on the west side of Ann Arbor. The ranch-style layout features a tiled entry, spacious family room with plush carpeting and large window to bring in tons of natural lighting. The kitchen is updated with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and beautiful oak cabinetry. Bedrooms are comfortable with ample closet space and large windows. The basement is ready for your finishing touches and has tons of space for extra storage. Outside you will appreciate the concrete patio, perfect for grilling or outdoor entertaining. This location is minutes from downtown, seconds from restaurants and shopping and Ann Arbor

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