The real estate industry in Plymouth/Northville did some catching up during the month of June as pending home sales increased 35% year over year. Pent-up buying AND pent-up listing drove the market as buyer and sellers returned to the market. While the number of closed sales is still lagging, July should reflect the peak of pending sales in June. Prices remain steady as demand continues to be strong and with more listing coming online.
Our family at BAKE Real Estate sends well wishes to those around the world who are affected directly or indirectly by the COVID-19 virus. For those of you following us from afar, we are in a “Stay Home/Stay Safe” mode here in Michigan, as in some other States and other countries. Therefore, we will be working exclusively from home until at least April 14th. Our six full time agents, including me, Patrick, Stephanie, Ann, Sorra and Christine, as well as our unofficial Canine Comfort Agents, Toddy and Biskit, are available by text, phone or video conference for real estate advice. Thank you to all of you who are out doing essential services to keep our citizens alive and well. We appreciate everyone working together on this to flatten the curve.
Carrie and Patrick
The Northville Art House is a community art center in downtown Northville opened in 2005 which offers exhibits, classes and an artisan store. The Northville Art House currently offers in-house programs for adults, children, teens, and special need groups, such as Painting with Parkinson’s. It also offers out-reach programs for kids in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade in the Northville Public Schools and have started working with the special education program at Cooke School.
One of the signature fundraisers is coming up on Saturday, February 8. If you are looking for a wonderful way to spend an enjoyable evening and also support a community gem, consider attending Art Crush on Saturday, February 8 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the Northville Hills Golf Club. Tickets are $85 per person and includes dinner, open bar, a silent auction, entertainment by the Keynote Sisters and Live Painting by artist, Jennifer Helner. In addition, you will be helping what the media has called a “funky little house in downtown Northville”. Please see the attached flyer for more information or go to https://northvillearthouse.org/artcrush/
ArtCrush promises to be an exciting evening featuring a sit-down dinner with “A Taste of Italy” flare, open bar, artist workshop, live painting, silent auction, and entertainment by Keynote Sisters at Northville Hills Golf Club.
We are very excited to present this painting of Kellogg Park by Lauren Wan and commissioned by BAKE Real Estate. Signed prints are available from the artist. Please complete the form below if you would like more information :
Lauren graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art in Textile and Printmaking. Lauren creates contemporary and sophisticated art for todays leading international brands covering fashion, tabletop, home furnishing, stationery and fine art. Her inspiration is derived from her travels and beautiful things around her. Lauren’s sensibility and experience richly reflects on her emotional and poetic approach to her artwork. Besides Lauren’s commercial success as an established designer, her fine art was selected for the Hong Kong Museum of Art’s permanent collection. www.laurenwan.com Instagram: #laurenwandesign
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or on her cell phone at 734-620-4536
An 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
The Place Place Gastro Pub at 336 Main St in downtown Plymouth is getting ready to open. The old 336 Main has been with us for some time and now it’s being revitalized into the the Park Place Gastro Pub. Walking by today, here’s their new look… and here’s a link to their facebook page.
Now open in Downtown Northville where the old Starting Gate Saloon used to be at 135 N. Center Street, the Center Street Grille (248-924-3135) is the latest offering from the people that brought us the Ironwood Grille and Barrio in Plymouth. A family-friendly restaurant, the Center Street Grille menu features pizzas, pastas, burgers, salads, seafood, steak, and sandwiches. Next time you are in town looking for a new casual option, this one could be worth a try. We’ll stop in soon to give it a try ourselves and report back!
Let your Creativity shine this first weekend of Summer in Downtown Northville! Come and enjoy the imagination that abounds in our charming downtown as The Northville Art House hosts its annual Arts & Acts Festival; featuring art, music, film, plays, food and activities for all ages.
Stroll down Main & Center streets; delight in the juried fine art show, Art in the Sun, featuring over 70 talented artists and the Reel Michigan Film Festival at Northville’s historic Marquis Theatre. Be amazed at the Short on Words Literary Contest and come watch the Children share their artistic aspirations at the Northville Art House Chalk Festival! Appreciate the musical entertainment and festively delicious food and drink! This weekend’s artistic adventure benefits The Northville Art House and is one of the biggest and definitely one of the most diverse summer festivals in the metro area.
The fun begins on Friday, June 19 @ 3 pm to 8 pm and continues Saturday, June 20, 10 am to 8pm and concludes Sunday, June 21, 10 am to 5pm.
Arts & Acts is free; tickets for chalk, film and play festivals require a nominal fee. http://northvillearthouse.org/special-events/
So enjoy living in or visiting Northville as it brings an abundance of spring & summer fun; biking & hiking in Maybury, Thursday Farmer’s Market, May Spring Flower sale, Tunes on Tuesday for the youngsters, and Friday Night Concerts in the Town Square.
If you are interested in buying or selling a home in the Northville area, please visit our Bake Real Estate homepage at www.bobbake.com or simply contact Ann Gage, Realtor, at 248-982-9880 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Begin your summer days in Downtown Northville – Pure Michigan!