Welcome Aboard! Christine Oglesby joins BAKE Real Estate as our newest REALTOR

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Born and raised in New York, Christine has lived in the metro Detroit area since 1994. She appreciated the opportunity for her family’s International Relocation from 2008-2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Christine is no stranger to the rigors of relocation and is happy assist clients in this exciting process. Through their many moves Christine developed a love of turning houses into homes. She currently resides in Northville with her husband and 2 teenage sons where they recently completed renovating their home. Christine has been involved with many youth sports and Northville school organizations as her boys have grown up over the years. Her knowledge of Northville and surrounding districts will be invaluable to her clients.

Christine holds a BS in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College, and enjoyed a 25 year career as a Physical Therapist. She spent many years working in client homes in Northville, Plymouth and surrounding communities giving her a unique perspective and understanding of these neighborhoods. Christine is excited to be part of the BAKE team which allows her to combine her love of working with people with her love of all things real estate. Her unparalleled attention to detail is key to assisting all her clients get a first rate experience whether they are buying or selling their home.

Christine can be contacted at 313-919-2940 or by email at christine@bakerealestate.com.

2018 Northville Heritage Festival (Victorian Festival) this Weekend September 14-16th – Parade Starts at 6:30pm Friday!

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It’s festival time again – this weekend it’s Downtown Northville’s turn with the Northville Heritage Festival celebrating the rich history and small town charm of historic Northville.  The Parade kicks off at 6:30pm on Friday and it’s the highlight of the Festival and well worth seeing (if you aren’t already in it).  Besides, who doesn’t love a parade?  Activities for all ages will be taking place until Sunday afternoon.

For more information, visit www.northvilleheritagefest.com.

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This weekend in Plymouth: 2018 Fall Festival, Pancake Breakfast, Spaghetti Dinner, Chicken Barbeque – Sept 7-9, 2018!

20120908_103518It’s that time of year again!  The kids are back in school and the smell of barbeque smoke drifts through downtown Plymouth as the annual Fall Festival is here.  September 7-9, 2018 will be non-stop pancakes, spaghetti, and barbecue chicken along with carnival rides  for all ages, midway games, concerts, and attractions for everyone.

Downtown streets are closed off and for one weekend, downtown Plymouth is transformed into a local fair with all the pre-requisites.  This is of one of our favorites festivals in Plymouth – good fun for the whole family and another great reason the area continues to thrive.  For more information, go to: http://www.plymouthfallfestival.com/

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2018 Plymouth Art in the Park – A Local Summer Favorite on July 13-15th, 2018 in the City of Plymouth!

It’s that time of year again, where the artists move in and showcase their talents to people that come from all over Metro-Detroit and beyond. Art in the Park is July 13-15th, 2018!

Come one, come all, to enjoy Plymouth’s Art in the Park!

For more information on the event, transportation, maps & sponsors, visit their website by clicking here.

Independence Day Parades: Plymouth Starts at 9am, Northville starts at 10am

For more information about the Plymouth 4th of July Good Morning USA Parade, click here.

For more information about the Northville Independence Day Parade, click below:

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Craft Beer, Food Trucks, and Games! Tapped in the Ville for 2018 is coming June 23rd!

tappedinthevilleNorthville’s annual Tapped in the ‘Ville beer festival features some of the best local, state and regional brews.  Food Trucks will be on site as well as live entertainment and a cornhole tournament

BAKE Real Estate is Pleased to Congratulate our Newest Associate Broker: Stephanie Sultan

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Stephanie Sultan, Associate Broker

Stephanie Sultan began her career with BAKE Real Estate in 2013 and focuses on the Plymouth, Northville, Canton, Livonia and Ann Arbor areas. She holds the National Association of REALTORS “Green” designation to help promote & educate homeowners & purchasers about energy efficiency and sustainable home features. Stephanie grew up in the area and carries with her a vast and valuable trove of local knowledge – so crucial to real estate decisions often based on location.  Combined with her experience in the area, Stephanie is also extremely detail-oriented, calm under pressure, and hard working – all essential qualities required in a Real Estate Broker. Her patience and diligence are especially suited for first-time homebuyers and sellers. Now living with her husband in Ann Arbor, she enjoys daily adventures with their 3 energetic dogs. Stephanie can be contacted via email at stephanie@bakerealestate.com or on her cell phone at 734-620-4536

New Restaurant in Downtown Northville: 160 Main

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Walking by last night and located beside the Town Square, it looks like the work at  160 Main is moving along nicely. The exterior facade looks great and hopefully they will be open soon and downtown Northville will have another quality restaurant option in the center of town.

 

Plymouth and Northville Real Estate Values – 2017 Continues the Trend

The Super Bowl and Olympics are over, Spring Training has begun and that means only one thing: Real Estate Season is here! Buyers and Sellers are emerging from their winter hibernation and preparing and planning their next move.

Our markets of Plymouth and Northville, both City and Township, remain strong and steady. The charts are fairly self-explanatory and locals know how intense the market is around us. The City of Plymouth continues to increase in value as the downtown area flourishes with busy shops, restaurants, and events.  The City of Northville has also seen significant increases in value.  The Townships of both Plymouth and Northville have also shown steady price increases in addition to growing new development activity – especially in Northville Township. The lack of inventory as shown below illustrates that in an area where there is limited opportunity for new development, the price of existing homes will appreciate in a strong market.

 

 

2018 Plymouth Ice Festival:

The 2018 Plymouth Ice Festival is coming the weekend of January 12th through 14th in Downtown Plymouth centered around Kellogg Park. You’ll be able to see amazing ice sculptures throughout downtown – plenty of fun for the whole family.  Seeing the festival after dark is something that you should try if you haven’t already.  Here are some photos from past years when they had an ice bonfire that lit up the night sky. For more information, go to www.plymouthicefestival.com.

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The Ice Festival is one of several street festivals in Downtown Plymouth that take place throughout the year. The area is very walkable with plenty of parks, shops, restaurants, and entertainment – along with plenty of parking. Plymouth also has beautiful residential tree-lined streets with lots of gorgeous historic homes making it one of the area’s prettiest and most walkable small towns. plymouthicefestival-penn-patrickwong

With our first snowfall upon us, here’s an article about some fun activities right in our own back yard!

State of Comics & Collectibles now open in Downtown Plymouth!

IMG_7024plymouthnorthvillerealestateAn interesting new shop on Forest Ave: State of Comics & Collectibles is now open and worth a visit even if you don’t read comics. There’s a wide range of books and collectibles that will be sure to fascinate you.  Now we just need a good playing card and hobby shop!

Visit the shop at 577 Forest Ave Plymouth, MI 48170 or you can visit them online at www.stateofcomics.com