September 2017

Found 6 blog entries for September 2017.

As the former corn capital of Michigan, Canton continues to be the home of small farms that provide the area with quality produce during the harvest season. Among the fabulous, locally-grown produce available is pumpkins for Halloween decorating and cooking. This year, though, one of our pumpkin patches will remain closed, in memory of its matriarch.

“Thank you for the most sincere pumpkin patch in our neighborhood.”

~ Tara A.

pumpkin patch in Canton MI

 

Cherry Hill Road Pumpkin Patch

For years, the pumpkin patch located on Cherry Hill Road next to Liberty Middle School has welcomed hundreds of area residents and their families to walk the field and choose their pumpkins, take photos, and enjoy the autumn season. Earlier this year, Helen, the family

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inventory shortage

There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s real estate market is a lack of housing inventory for sale. This challenge has been defined as an “overwhelming lack of supply,” and even a “straight up inventory crisis.”

First American just released the results of a survey which sheds light on the reasons for the current lack of supply.

The survey asked title agents and real estate professionals to identify what they believe are the top reasons for this lack of inventory in their markets. Here are the results of the survey:

  • 47% – existing homeowners are worried that they will not be able to find a home to buy
  • 26.5% – first-time buyer demand is absorbing a large share of available homes
  • 11.3% – existing homeowners’ mortgage
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reasons to sell this fall

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense:

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… but can't find the right home due to lack of inventory! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy the same home.

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market.

This means that, in the majority of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to

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Longing for some land? If cookie cutter doesn't work for you and you have been waiting for a more unique property to hit the market, you are in luck. Take a look at this classic home set on almost five acres of property (with woods!) on the edge of Canton, MI that recently hit the market. Be sure to view the entire photo album (link below).

6100 N. Ridge Road, Canton MI

On the Edge of Town

Located on the western edge of Canton, MI, 6100 N. Ridge Road gives that country living feel with all the amenities of living "in town" just a few minutes away. This property is located on almost five acres just north of Ford Road, which offers almost every amenity you can think of, including restaurants, services, recreation, and a vast array of shopping. The Canton Public Library,

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america needs your house

The biggest challenge in today’s real estate market is a lack of housing inventory. How big of a challenge is the housing shortage? Here are what four industry economists are saying on the issue (emphases added):

Mark Fleming, First American’s Chief Economist

“The underlying fundamental issue is an overwhelming lack of supply… The supply of newly constructed homes is also sagging, adding to the supplychallenges. Over the last eight years, housing demand has increased by 5.9 million, but the net new number of housing units has only increased by 3.5 million.”

Svenja Gudell, Zillow’s Chief Economist

“Everyone has been talking about tight inventory but I think we are OK calling it a straight up inventory crisis at this point. We just

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We're making your fall cleanup a little easier with our FREE Dump, Donate & Shred event!

We'll have a giant DUMPSTER available for you for two hours or until full - whichever comes first! Plus an onsite SHREDDING TRUCK for safe disposal of your sensitive paperwork and a drawing for Home Depot gift cards!

Saturday, September 9

9:00 am to 11:00 am (or until the dumpster is full - come early!)

www.Bittinger.com

What Can I Dump, Donate, or Shred?

You can dump anything EXCEPT concrete, dirt, anything with Freon, liquids, and tires.

ALSO ACCEPTING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS FOR DONATION! We'll be donating these to Canton Open Door Ministry. Completely optional!

RAIN OR SHINE!

Where to Go

PLEASE USE THE CAR WASH DRIVEWAY. The event is in the parking lot by

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