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Weekend Events in Northville, Michigan Summer 2015

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Northville Weekend Events

Are you looking for something to do over the next two weekends?

With June just around the corner, Northville is the place to be for the next two weekends. With the city’s classic summer events, you and your family will be able to enjoy events from the Friday Night Concerts Series to Sundays at the Mill Race Village.

Make sure to include the following events in your weekend plans.

Farmers’ Market

  • Thursdays, May 7 - October 29, 2015
  • Hours: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Northville Downs
  • 301 S. Center Street
  • Northville, MI 48167

Choose from over 75 stalls of fresh produce, plants, flowers, and so much more at Northville Farmers’ Market. You will also find Michigan made and Michigan grown products including honey, bakery goods, and crafts by fine juried crafters. This is a Farmers’ Market you do not want to miss. For more information, please visit the Northville Chamber of Commerce website.

Friday Night Concerts Series

  • Fridays, May 29 - August 28, 2015
  • 7:00 pm
  • Downtown Northville’s Town Square
  • Cost: Free

This Friday, the Northville High School Jazz Band will be featured at Northville’s Friday Night Concert. The Friday concerts are free events that are perfect for any Friday night this summer. Bring your kids or a special someone, lawn chairs, and enjoy great music in Downtown Northville’s beautiful Town Square.

Next Friday, June 5th, Northville native, singer and songwriter, Robin Horlock, will be the featured entertainer. He will perform original music that appeals to all generations. For more information, please see Northville Parks and Recreation’s website.

For more about Robin Horlock, please visit his website at: www.robinhorlockmusic.com.

First Friday Experience

  • June, 5 2015
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Downtown Northville’s Galleries and Shops

Make sure to include Northville’s First Friday Experience on your calendar for June 5. There will not only be a Friday Night Concert at Northville’s Time Square, but also the First Friday Experience as well. Start your Friday night at one of Northville’s many delicious restaurants. Then, start your shopping while enjoying the original music performed by Robin Horlock.

Many of the galleries and shops stay open late for the First Friday Experience and offer special sales, trunk shows, demonstrations, complimentary hors d’oeuvre’s and a glass of wine.

For more information, please see: Downtown Northville’s website.

Sundays at Mill Race Village

  • Sunday, June 7, 2015
  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Mill Race Village
  • 215 Griswold St, Northville, MI 48167
  • Open to All

Every Sunday afternoon from mid-June to mid-October, take a trip back in time by visiting the Mill Race Village in Northville. The Village will be open for free public viewing from 1-4 pm. Costumed volunteers will be there to guide you and tell you about the buildings, their contents, and about Northville’s rich history.

Some weekends, you will find a working blacksmith, weavers and rug hookers all working their trades. You may even find a strolling musician.

For more information, please visit the website at: Northville Historical Society's Mill Race Village

Summary

According to their website, downtown Northville is, “Timeless with a twist.” Northville was even featured in USA Today last year for being a thriving Detroit suburb and a great travel destination.

Northville isn’t just a great place to visit. With community events every weekend, superb shopping, great schools, and delicious restaurants, Northville is a great place to live. If you are interested in moving to Northville, please give my office a call.

248-348-7200

5 Interior Design Trends You Don't Want to Miss this Spring and Summer

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Are you looking for a way to add some color to your living room?

Want to update your home with a simple and modern look?

From a few color touches here and there to more bold ideas, this article will help you to create the perfect interior design scheme for your home. Update your home with a fresh look this spring and summer with one or all of these 5 interior design trends.

5 Interior Design Trends

  1. Reclaimed Wood

    One of our favorite design trends this summer is reclaimed wood. In an article by Sherry Nothingam for Decoist, she recommends using reclaimed wood just about anywhere in your home.

    You can use reclaimed wood to make a statement with an accent wall in you living room, or keep it subtle with a coffee table.

    For inspiration, please see Nothingam’s article, Hot Interior Design Trends to Watch Out for in Summer 2015.
  2. The Color Blue

    In the article I published in back in January of this year, 8 Hot Interior Home Design Trends You Don't Want To Miss, I wrote about how the color blue would in for 2015. That remains true as we head into the summer months.

    HGTV recommends if you are a person who loves color, try a bold blue. The author describes this color as rich and royal. If you are someone looking to add a pop of color to a room, consider a navy blue in the inside of a bookcase or an accent wall.
  3. Area Rugs

    Area rugs are a great way to add that extra something to a room and will help to make any room more welcoming. In an article by The Real Deal, designer, Karl Lohnes, recommends using rugs with “softer designs”. These would be like “rounder images with cut and pile to add texture”. Avoid patterns like chevron and stripes.

    HGTVsuggests taking your area rug to a global scale by using a rug from Morocco, Turkey, or other Asian countries.
  4. Natural and Neutral

    When going for a more natural look in your room, Red’s online magazine recommends using textures like rough linen, natural woods, smooth marble, and chunk knits. Make sure to combine those textures with a “neutral palette of creams and browns ground by black.”
  5. Pastel Colors

    The trend of pastel colors is making its way into our homes. You don’t have to use candy pink to enjoy this summer trend. Red also recommends using gentle pastels and combining them with grey and white for a stylish look.

    Remember you don’t have to use candy pink to stay within the pastel color palette. Other options are shades of mint green, soft lilac, eggshell blue, and powder pink.

    Make sure to combine this color palette with retro shapes and textures for a simple and modern look.

Summary

Now you can update your home’s design scheme with a few or all of these design trends from adding a perfect area rug to a bold blue wall. Whatever trend you choose, you will have a perfect touch for this spring and summer.

Bonus

Are you looking to sell your home? Please make sure you stage it to sell with these 5 key strategies.

2015 Memorial Day Weekend Events in Novi, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Wondering where to go for a Memorial Day parade?

Are your perennials taking over your garden?

If you are wondering what to do during the Memorial Day weekend in Novi, Michigan, I have a full list of events for you to choose from. From the Farmers’ Market to the Memorial Day Parade, this weekend is packed full of fun family events. Below are events that you won’t want to miss.

Ladies Lunch Brunch

  • Thursday, May 21
  • 1:00 pm
  • Ages: 50+
  • Alfoccino’s
  • 39205 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI

If you are 50 years old or older, looking to meet some new people, try new food, and have fun, the ladies lunch brunch is for you. All you need to do is show up at the designated location each month. There is nothing to sign up for, and you don’t have to register. For more 50+ events happening in Novi, please check out the Enhance - Active Lifestyles for Older Adults.

Beautification Commission Spring Perennial Exchange

  • Saturday, May 23
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Township Hall - Fuerst Park
  • Ten Mile and Taft Roads, Novi, MI
  • No Registration
  • Free Community Event

Are your hostas and dallies taking over your garden? It’s time to divide your perennials and bring them to the exchange happening this weekend. According to the City of Novi, “this is a great way to diversify your garden and enhance your landscape, free of charge.”

  • Saturdays, May 2 - October 21st
  • 9:00 am -2:00 pm
  • Novi Civic Center
  • 45175 Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI

Don’t miss the Novi All Seasons Farmers’ Market this Saturday. Due to the community support, the market has turned into an all seasons market that is now open 12 months a year. This is a perfect place to shop for your weekly produce and so much more.

Memorial Day Run

Join the fourth annual Novi Memorial Day Run on Monday, May 25. Whether you are running the 5k, the 10k or the mile fun run, you can show your Novi pride and support a worthy cause. The proceeds will go to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Novi Parks Foundation.

Bring a canned food item to save $5 on your registration fee. Veterans and returning runners from last year will also save $5 on their registration fee. Runners will receive a free t-shirt for registering. Don’t forget to stick around for Novi’s Memorial Day Parade.

Novi’s Memorial Day Parade

  • Monday, May 25th
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Parade Route: Along Ten Mile Starting at Karim Blvd.

Memorial Day is a day to remember all that our veterans have done for our country. This year, plan to remember by coming out for the Novi Memorial Day Parade. After the parade, head over to the Novi Civic Center for the Memorial Service. This service will be a place to honor the sacrifice and service of our Veterans. Following the service, registered Veterans and their families will be able to enjoy a lunch, presented by American at the Novi Civic Center.

Summary

Novi, Michigan has a fun filled list of events this Memorial Day weekend for you and your family to choose from. From the Ladies Lunch Brunch to the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, there is something for all ages to enjoy.

Bonus

If you have been considering moving into the Novi area, there has never been a better time. Quality inventory is selling fast. Call our office today to find the perfect home for you and your family.

248-348-7200

 

Novi, Michigan Summer Camps 2015

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Summer is just around the corner. That means it is time to sign up your kids for summer camp. Novi, Michigan has a camp that will appeal to every child from getting outside and building to construction and so much more.

Below are few examples of this year’s available summer camps.

Outdoor Day Camps

Some of the day camps include camp counselor in training, spending days on the farm, spending days with horses, traveling around Novi, and more. Here is an example of one of the outdoor day camps offered this summer:

Camp Lakeshore

  • Ages: 6 - 12
  • Monday - Friday
  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm *extend hours offered for free: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

This outdoor day camp has been a part of Novi for years. This camp is held at Lakeshore Park. During camp your child(ren) will experience:

  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Nature first-hand
  • Build contraptions
  • Science experiments
  • And more.

Children will also experience field trips with destinations that include the Detroit Zoo, Paradise Park, Novi Ice Arena and more.

Weeks that Camp Lakeshore is offered:

  • June 15 - 19
  • June 22 - 26
  • June 29 - July 3
  • July 6 - 10
  • July 13 - 17
  • July 20 - 24
  • July 27 - 31
  • Aug 3 - 7
  • Aug 10 - 14
  • Aug 17 -21

For a full list of outdoor day camps, please see the City of Novi Outdoor Day Camps.

Building/Construction Camps

Novi’s building and construction camps offer a variety of options from building farm machines, construction machines, cars, and so much more.  Here is one of the building/construction camps offered:

Construction Crew Lego Camp

  • Grades: 4-6
  • Monday - Friday
  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • July 13-17

Campers at the Construction Crew Lego Camp will get to build the machines that build the world. Campers get to take home everything they build.

For a full list of building and construction camps, please visit the City of Novi’s Building and Construction Summer Camps.

Sports Camps

This summer there are camps for every sport including soccer, baseball, volleyball, basketball, hockey, and lacrosse camps. There are sports camps for 3-year-olds to 15-year-olds. This is one of the sports camps offered:

Challenger British Soccer Camp

  • Ages: 3 - 14
  • Monday - Friday
  • Times vary by the of age of child
  • July 6-10

During this week, your camper will get coaching from a team of international experts. Each day will include foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, and more.

Please visit the City of Novi’s Summer Sports Camps to find dates, times, and locations.

Art Camps

Is your child interested in art? There are camps for art fundamentals, art around the world, drawing and printmaking, and more. Camps are available for kids ages 4 – 11. One example of the art camps being offered is:

Intro to Art Mini-Camp

  • Ages: 4-6
  • Tuesday - Thursday
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • July 28-30

Campers get the opportunity to explore the basic elements of design like shape, color, and line, be exposed to different art media, and cover basics art skills like drawing and cutting.

For more on each camp, please visit the City of Novi’s Art Camps.

Theatre and Dance Camps

Whether you are looking for a camp for acting, musical theatre, or a ballet class for your little one, you will find a camp that fits your child’s needs. All camps are for ages 3 - 17. Here is one of the camps being offered this summer:

Action for Stage Camp

  • Ages: 10 - 17
  • Monday, August 17
  • Wednesday, August 19
  • Friday, August 21
  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

During the 3 days of camp, students will learn about acting, auditioning, and improvisation techniques. The course instructors have advanced degrees and have studied performance and theatre and are employed as drama instructors in the local high schools around the area.

For a full list of these camps visit, please visit the City of Novi Theatre and Dance Camps

Don’t Miss the Family Overnight Camp

The Great Campouts

  • Ages: All
  • Saturday/Sunday
  • 3:00 pm – 10:00 am

Here is camp for the whole family to enjoy. This summer, take your kids out for a camping trip. Activities include a hot dogs cookout, lawn games, open beach till 8:00 pm, fire pits with s’mores, and a continental breakfast in the morning. Weekends offered include:

  • June 20
  • August 15

For more information and to register, please see: www.cityofnovi.org or call the Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department at 248.347.0400

Summary

Novi has a number of summer camps to keep your children busy this summer from outdoor camps and sports camps to camping trips for the entire family. Be sure to visit the City of Novi’s Camps for more information about prices and how to register.

Northville, MI Weekend Events - May 2015

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Do you love going to the Northville Friday Night Concerts during the summer?

Are you looking for a fun, free event for you and the family this Saturday?

Northville, Michigan refers to itself as timeless with a twist. This weekend and next, Northville is coming alive with some of our favorite spring events. The Northville Farmers’ Market has opened and soon the Friday night concerts will pick up again. Be sure to mark you calendar for the following events.

Northville Farmers’ Market

  • May 14, 2015
  • 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Northville Downs
  • 301 S Center St.
  • Northville, MI 48167

If you like buying locally grown fruits and vegetables or you are looking to get those perfect flowers to plant, you won’t want to miss the Northville Farmers’ Market. Last Thursday was the opening day, and according to the Northville Farmers’ Market Facebook page, the day was perfect with lots of sunshine, sales, and a full market.

According to the Northville Chamber of Commerce website, here are some of the Michigan made and Michigan grown items you will see at the Northville Farmers’ Market.

  • Flowers
  • Herbs
  • Vegetable Plants
  • Seasonal Produce
  • Berries
  • Organic Produce
  • Roses
  • Flowering shrubs
  • Local Honey
  • Bread and Bakery items
  • Seasoning mixes
  • Dog food
  • Homemade pasta
  • Jams and Jellies
  • and so much more

Northville Art House Birthday Party

  • May 16, 2015
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • 215 W. Cady St.
  • Northville, MI 48167

The Northville Art House wants to say thank you to Northville for supporting arts and the Northville Art House by offering a day of fun for the community. On Saturday, May 16th, there will be live music, free art activities, face painting, free ice cream samples, free birthday cake, and food trucks. For more information, please visit the Northville Art House Upcoming Events

Friday Night Concert Series

  • May 29, 2015
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Town Square
  • Downtown Northville

One of our favorite summer events is returning; the Northville Friday Night Concert Series. Make your way to Downtown Northville every Friday night to listen to great music and dance the night away. Here is the list of this summer’s entertainment schedule:

  • May 29: NHS Jazz Band
  • June 5: Robin Horlock, singer songwriter with original music, and covers
  • June 12: Rusty Wright, International Blues Hall of Fame member
  • June 19: Blueflowers with special guest The Whiskey Charmers
  • June 20: Toppermost, Beatles tribute band
  • June 26: MainStreet Soul, rock and soul
  • July 3: North Country Flyers, Michigan country band
  • July 10: Sinjon Smith, indie pop/rock
  • July 17: Howling Diablos, rockin, funky blues jam style
  • July 24: Randy Brock, Northville's own blues guitar great
  • July 31: Twisted Tarantulas, hybrid of jumpin-blues and rockabilly with a modern punk edge
  • Aug 7: Steve King & The Dittilies, classic rock
  • Aug 14: Karin Elizabeth & The Remedy Band, cover band featuring international recording artist Karin Elizabeth on electric violin and fiddle
  • Aug 21: Ford Field Festival, concert will be in Ford Field
  • Aug 28: Shawn Riley Band, Northville's own blues band, Last Concert of the Season

Summary

Spring and summer are gearing up and you won’t want to miss a thing in Northville, Michigan. From the Northville Farmers’ Market to the Friday night concerts in Northville’s Town Square, there is something for each member of your family to enjoy.

If you are thinking about moving, check out our recently published article Metro Detroit Housing Market Continues to Accelerate. One thing we do know is that quality homes, especially in cities like Northville, are selling fast. 

 

 

 

 

Metro Detroit Housing Market Continues to Accelerate

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Are you considering buying or selling a home?

Have you been frustrated with the lack of housing inventory available?

If you are considering buying or selling a home, this article is for you. There hasn’t been a better time to buy or sell in Michigan in years. Mortgage rates are low, housing inventory is up, and spring is here.

According to an article by the Detroit Free Press, many suburban Detroit home sale prices are still about 20% below their peak of a decade ago. However, prices have been slowly rising since 2012. Many neighborhoods are seeing yearly gain of 10% or more.

Here is what we know: quality inventory is selling fast.

The Detroit Free Press reported the following counties and their recent gains:

  • Oakland County: The number of home sales jumped nearly 17% in the first quarter compared with 2014 as the median sale price rose 5% to $172,750, according to Advertising That Works figures.
  • Macomb County: Sales rose 6.4% for the quarter as prices gained 6.5% to $114,000 from a year ago.
  • Wayne County: Sales for just the month of March were 4.4% higher, and the median sales price climbed 13% to $72,000, the only data available from Advertising that Works.

In an article that I published back in February, I highlighted three main reasons why chief economists advice buying your next home now. Those compelling reasons include:

  1. Mortgage Rates Will Rise

    Surprisingly, mortgage rates are still below 4%. That will not always be the case. Many chief economists have predicted that rates will rise. These rock bottom mortgage rates are pushing more Metro Detroiters to buy.

    Want to see how much difference a percentage of interest rate can make? In my article, Low Mortgage Interest Rate Stats You Want to Know, I covered just how much difference that 1% can make.

    For example, using a $300,000 mortgage and comparing a 4.5% interest rate to a 5.5%, the following would apply:
  • With a 4.5% interest rate, you could buy 40 more Starbucks Grande Café Lattes every month as compared to a 5.5% interest rate.
  • In the first year of owning that 4.5% mortgage, you could take your family on a week-long vacation.
  1. Housing Prices Will Decelerate

    Although many homes have increased in value, the rise in housing prices is expected to slow down. As I explained earlier, however, values may not have recovered to the price points that they were a decade ago.

    According to Forbes, Zillow, and Realtor.com, most are predicting a rise in value of up to 5%.

    For many home owners, the increase they have seen has been enough to get them out from underwater with their mortgage.
  1. Job Growth and Consumer Confidence

    One of the reasons why people are buying and selling this spring, according to chief economists and the recently published article in the Detroit Free Press, is that more people have jobs. The auto industry has recovered and is hiring again.

Take Away

If you have been on the fence for buying a home or selling your current home, there has never been a better time. If you have any questions about either process, please give my office a call. I would love to have the opportunity to answer your questions.

 248-348-7200

Novi Weekend Events – May 2015

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Are you looking to volunteer and give back to our community?

Looking for a great farmer’s market?

For the next two weekends, you will be able to enjoy a free ride to the Detroit Institute of Art, volunteer and to give back to our community, buy delicious local foods, and so much more. Novi, Michigan has a lot going on this weekend and next. Use the information below to decide which events you would like to attend.

Earth Day

  • Saturday, May 9th
  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • MSU Tollgate Farm
  • 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, Michigan

Novi, Michigan has been working hard to go green this spring by providing free information on their website and hosting several events. This Saturday, Earth Day comes to Novi.

While April 22nd is the date that is celebrated as Earth Day globally, the City of Novi is dedicating May 9th to celebrate. This year, the City of Novi, along with MSU Extension Tollgate, is hosting another tribute to the world around us. Plan to come on Saturday to help with mulching, weeding, planting trees, and more.

Novi All Season Farmer’s Market

  • Saturdays, May 2nd - October 24th, 2015
  • 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Novi Civic Center Campus
  • 45175 Ten Mile Road, Novi, Michigan

According to the Novi Farmer’s Market Facebook page, over 600 people showed up to the opening day of the Novi Farmer’s Market. In an article by Hometown Life, RosaAna Twitchell, the market manager, states that these gatherings are a great place to give residents a variety of healthy and locally sourced foods, and a place to become more educated about the foods we love.

Oakland County Day at the Detroit Institute of Art

  • Saturday, May 9
  • Pick up at 10:00 am
  • Novi Civic Center
  • 45175 Ten Mile Road, Novi, Michigan

This Saturday, May 9th, don’t miss out of the FREE ride to the Detroit Institute of Art. Oakland County residents can choose from 6 different pick up points and one of them is in Novi.

According to the City of Novi’s website, you will be able to enjoy browsing the Detroit Institute of Art’s collection and participate in a free drop-in art making workshop.

General admission for the museum is free for Oakland County residents. Reservations for free bus transportation are required. You may register by calling 313-833-4005 or online at www.tickets.dia.org.

Bike to Work Day

  • Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
  • 7:45 am
  • Performance Bike
  • Novi Town Center
  • 43235 Crescent Blvd, Novi, Michigan

On May 13th, you may notice a few more bikes on the road while driving in Novi, Michigan. That is because it is Bike to Work Day. Meet your fellow bikers at Performance Bike in the Novi Town Center at 7:45 am to have your picture taken. Registration ends tomorrow May 8, so make sure to register today.

Civilian Pistol Safety Class

  • Saturday, May 16th, 2015
  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Novi Police Department Training Center
  • Novi, Michigan

If you are looking to obtain your Michigan Concealed Pistol License, this class offered by the Novi Police Department fulfills both the classroom and shooting requirements.

Students are required to bring their own equipment including:

  •  A personal handgun,
  •  100 rounds of ammunition
  •  Safety glasses
  •  Shooter’s earmuffs or ear plugs
  •  Pen or pencil
  •  Baseball Cap
  •  Appropriate loose comfortable clothing

Students must be 21 years or older. For more information on registering for this class, please visit the City of Novi’s Website. You may also call Sergeant Michael Warren at 248-347-0572.

Take Away

The City of Novi is offering a number of upcoming events to choose from over the next two weekends from the celebration of Earth Day on May 9th to the Civilian Pistol Safety Class on May 16th.

Bonus

If you are looking to sell your home this spring, don’t miss these 5 key strategies to staging your home.

 

5 Key Strategies to Stage Your Home to Sell

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Wondering if you should repaint those red kitchen walls before putting your house up for sale?

Not sure where to get started with staging your home?

More and more Americans are discovering that right now is the best time to move in Michigan. Housing prices have risen, low mortgage rates are motivating buyers, and now more than ever, first time home owners are entering the mix.

Make sure your home is the one chosen by potential home buyers by using these 5 key strategies to stage your home to sell fast.

  1. Staging Starts at the Front Door
    The curb appeal of your home is a potential buyer’s first impression. In an article by Laura Gaskill that was published by FOXnews, she offers a few great tips to help lure in potential buyers:
  • Power wash your home’s walkways and siding.
  • Make sure the house numbers are easy-to-read, clean, and replace any broken numbers.
  • Plant flowers and fresh greenery that are currently blooming. Please see the annual gardening guide for the Novi, Northville, and South Lyon area for gardening tips. 
  • Mow the lawn and reseed any areas that are bare.
  • Wash all your home’s windows, especially the windows in the front of your house.
  • If you have a porch, make sure to repaint it or stain it, if needed.
  1. Depersonalize Your Home
    One of the first things for you to pack is the pictures hanging around your home. Potential buyers often have a hard time visualizing themselves at home when there are picture of someone else’s children and grandchildren hanging on the walls.
  1. Update Your Fireplace
    Especially here in Michigan, we love our fireplaces. However, often times a fireplace can really date a home. Lisa LaPorta offers a few tips on how to turn your dated fireplace into a sell feature in her article for HGTV.
     
    • Get rid of the dated brass screen.
    • Give the fireplace a good cleaning with soap and water.
    • Use a stone color enhancer to polish the bricks so that they will shine like new.
  1. Rearrange the Furniture
    If you aren’t sure how to arrange your furniture for staging, Laura Gaskill has a great solution in an article for FOXnews. When arranging your furniture, think about how to “create an inviting conversation area.” Don’t be afraid to pull the furniture away from the walls.
  1. Neutral Color Palette
    While you and I may love that those red kitchen walls, potential buyers may not. When staging your home to sell, make it a top priority to use neutral colors.   

Take Away

When staging your home, one of the best things you can do is to clean and clear. Deep clean everything. Clean away clutter to show off your home’s square footage. From power washing your house’s walkways and siding to putting a fresh coat of neutral paint on the walls, these five key strategies will help you stage your house for success and help it to sell as quickly as possible.

Bonus

If you are moving, don’t miss these 11 tips what will supercharge your move.

Northville and South Lyon, Michigan Weekend Events

by The Jamey Kramer Group

The weather forecast is reporting that this coming weekend is going to be beautiful in Northville and South Lyon, Michigan. Spring weather is finally here with temperatures forecast to be in the mid-70s with mostly to partly cloudy skies. This is the type of weather we have all been waiting for. Make sure you take full advantage of this weekend by checking out the following events.

Weekend Events for Northville and South Lyon

South Lyon’s Ladies Night Out

  • April 30, 2015
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Downtown South Lyon

While according to weather.com we won’t be enjoying the sunny weather until Friday, the weekend begins tonight with Ladies Night Out in Downtown South Lyon. South Lyon has a charming downtown and tonight is a perfect time to get out for a night of sales and specials.

According to the Hometownlife, when you visit each of the participating businesses, you will be able to enter for a chance to win a gift basket valued at $250.

Here is a list of the participating business:

  • Co. Reutter Salon & Menagerie - 116 N. Lafayette, Suite A
  • The Corner Cafe - 101 S. Lafayette
  • Divine Power Yoga - 105 N. Lafayette, Suite 100
  • Flooring Your Way & More - 116 N. Lafayette, Suite B
  • Glazy Days - 101 S. Lafayette
  • Grande Trunke Home - 105 N. Lafayette
  • Lake Street Tavern - 127 E. Lake
  • Lyon Book Den - 116 E. Lake
  • Modelle 227 - 110 S. Wells
  • Polish Pottery & Beyond - 131 N. Lafayette
  • The South Lyon Hotel - 201 N. Lafayette
  • Scrooge & Barley - 336 S. Lafayette
  • South Lyon Resale Shoppe - 120 E. Lake
  • Tracey Hill Photography - 125 W. Lake

For more information, please call Marilyn Smith at 248-437-9642 or Cheryl Wickham at 248-437-5055.

First Friday Experience

  • May 1, 2015
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Downtown Northville’s Art Galleries, Shops, and Restaurants

One great way to experience the city of Northville, Michigan is to participate in their monthly First Friday Experience. On the first Friday of every month, shops stay open late and serve refreshments, the galleries showcase special exhibits, and special deals are offered to the First Friday shoppers.

According to the City of Northville’s website, the following are some of the participating galleries,

Dancing Eye Gallery

  • 101 N. Center
  • (248) 449-7086
  • Website

Northville Art House

  • 215 W. Cady
  • (248) 344-0497
  • Website

Northville Gallery

  • 123 E. Main
  • (248) 465-9630

Starring "The Gallery"

  • 118 W. Main
  • (248) 347-1642
  • Website

Tiffany Art Glass

  • 121 E. Main (2nd floor)
  • (248) 349-2777
  • Website

The Urban Pearl

  • 120 East Main
  • 248-773-7390
  • Website

Derby Daze

  • May 2, 2015
  • 12:00 pm- 7:00 pm
  • Northville Downs
  • 301 S. Center Street, Northville
  • Free Event
  • Ages: 18 and up only

Dr. Don from 99.5 WYCD will be hosting this Saturday’s Derby Daze. According to the City of Northville’s website, the Derby Daze is the best Kentucky Derby party on the infield at the Northville Downs.

Wear your favorite hat, drink a Mint Julep, listen to live music, and don’t forget to place your bets on your favorite horse.

Summary

Whatever you chose to do this weekend, we hope you enjoy the beautiful weather coming your way.

Are you looking for something to do in the Novi area this weekend? Please check out Weekend Events in Novi, Michigan April-May 2015.

 

 

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