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January
28

Which Plymouth Neighborhood is Right for You

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Plymouth, Michigan draws new residents to its city because of diverse surrounding communities offering affordable cost of living, low crime rates, excellent schools with a high graduation rate and a strong community spirit.


Probably the most notable area of Plymouth is its Downtown.  The area has historic charm and unique shops, restaurants, and attractions.  It's a diverse area steeped in art and culture. Although Downtown Plymouth is walkable, many people in the city commute to work, leaving it as a source of entertainment.  Plymouth is particularly appealing for families.  In addition to year-round events and festivals like Art-in-the-Park, the Ice Festival, Fall Festival, Chili Cook-Off, and a Fourth of July Celebration, there are hotspots that include the Penn Theatre, Plymouth Historical Museum and Kellogg Park.

Once outside the city center and its historic homes, condos, and townhouses, you're treated to a multitude of large residential neighborhoods featuring old homes with characters, grand estates, and modern planned communities. The seamless transition makes Plymouth a sought after area that features easy access to an outstanding school district, freeways, and other excellent towns. Some notable neighborhoods in Plymouth are:

  • Country Acres (also known as Country Club Village)
  • Andover Lakes
  • Woodlore (including Woodlore North and South)
  • Beacon Meadows
  • Downtown Plymouth

Other Popular Spots Near Plymouth

Plymouth is not the only appealing city in the area. It is surrounded by places that have some of the same attributes in addition to their own unique characteristics. Each provides a slightly different flavor for home buyers.

Ann Arbor

While Plymouth only has a population around 9,000 people, Ann Arbor is an excellent answer for those who want a larger city with character.  Although Ann Arbor has been designated one of the brainiest "small towns" in America, it is more a small city with over 100,000 people. Its appeal comes from a healthy economy, focus on green living and a dynamic scene. You'll find a lot to do in Ann Arbor on a regular basis. Ann Arbor also has a top-notch school district, a wide variety of housing types and sizes, and an abundance of green spaces. Home to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor one of the top places to live in America, Tree Town has some of the prettiest topography in the country.

Canton

Canton and Plymouth go hand-in-hand.  Not only do they share a highly-rated school district, they also feature many of the same qualities. Canton considers itself "Michigan's Community of Vision," and its culture reflects that. The neighborhoods are not necessarily as exclusive as Plymouth's, but you'll find tight-knit areas and some new beautifully planned master communities like Hamlet Meadows. One of Canton's shining stars is the Canton Village Theatre.

Northville

You'll find a distinctive Victorian vibe in Northville, and an abundance of charm.  Northville is a community that always seems to have something to do. One highlight of the city is its numerous events, including a farmers market, Art in the Sun, Fire and Ice, the Victorian Festival, a Christmas Parade, and summer concerts. With a thriving downtown scene, it's an excellent place to call home for people who love small-town atmospheres.

Novi

Novi is an area on the rise, and continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in Michigan. It is home to some major employers, has some of the region's best health care and features beautiful natural areas to explore.

Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills is considered one of the safest cities in America. It also has a recently renovated downtown and houses some top corporations.

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Finding your perfect home in Plymouth, MI is much easier when you have an experienced REALTOR® at your side. Contact the team at Remerica Hometown III to see homes for sale in and around Plymouth, MI.

January
15

Why Buying a House Now is a Good Idea


Buying a house is a big decision, and timing is important.  Personal finances, the state of the economy, interest rates, and a host of individual factors all play into the decision. While the individual factors vary from person to person, we can take some strong hints about the best time to buy a home based on the big-picture economic factors that influence all home buyers. And right now, the market is looking quite favorable for anyone who's ready to start the journey of home-ownership.

Our team at Remerica Hometown 3 has put together our four top reasons why now is a great time for anyone interested in buying a house. We think you'll like what you see.

4 Reasons Why This Is the Perfect Time to Become a Homeowner

When you buy a house, it's not just a financial decision. It's a personal choice, too, so don't be afraid to factor your own preferences into the equation. The economic factors are trending in a positive direction, so this is an excellent time to get serious about buying a house.

  1. Low Interest Rates – Let's lead off with the big one. The US economy has rebounded nicely over the last couple years, but mortgage interest rates are still at historically low levels. That's great news for anyone who's interested in buying a house. The current rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is at 4.11 percent, and now is the time to do your shopping before interest rates begin to climb again.
  2. Begin Building Equity – Buying a house is a financial expense, but it's also a big investment in your future. You begin building equity the moment you purchase your home and begin making mortgage payments. As your principal sinks, your equity grows. So your home also provides a financial foundation from which to build. Mix in low interest rates, and this is a great time to start building equity.
  3. Take Advantage of Tax Breaks – One of the hidden benefits of owning a home is the many ways in which it can lighten your tax bill. The biggest break comes from paying down interest on mortgage payments. For loans less than $1,000,000, interest payments are totally tax deductible. And if you ever decide to sell your home, you will be able to claim significant tax benefits as you move through that process, as well.
  4. Rent Is on the Rise – Rent prices have long been on the rise in the US, especially if you live in a city, and income numbers are not keeping pace. And even when rent prices are low, a rent payment does not build any equity. Many people would prefer to switch from renting to owning, but aren't sure how. Locking in a low mortgage rate to purchase a home is a great place to start.

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Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions that most people make, and the economic conditions are currently looking strong for anyone in the home-buying market. Why not say goodbye to renting, and hello to your new home? For help finding the perfect home in Michigan, contact Remerica Hometown 3.