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August
8

Livingston County Camping

Michigan's Livingston County offers some amazing opportunities for outdoor adventure. Located just a few miles from major cities like Detroit and Lansing, it feels worlds away. What better place for a summer camping getaway?

Our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite camping spots in Livingston County! If you're looking for a place to spend some quality time surrounded by nature, be sure to check out the campgrounds at these parks and recreation areas in the Brighton, MI, area!

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August
1

Brighton Summer

With its proximity to several lakes, Brighton features plenty of outdoor summer fun, but our real estate agents know there's a lot of excitement on dry land as well. Take in the amazing local culture at these art, music, and food festivals taking place around Brighton.

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August
2

Livingston County Events

We may be hitting the dog days of summer, but it's no time to curl up for a nap. Our real estate agents plan to keep the good times rolling at these lively events around Livingston County.

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January
6

Livingston County January Events

Even though the holiday season has come to a close, there's still plenty of fun to be had throughout January. Our real estate agents encourage you to come out to these great winter events in Livingston County over the first few weeks of the year.

  1. Livingston County Polar Plunge — Brighton High School 7878 Brighton Rd., Brighton, MI 48116 | Jan 25, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Are you ready to take the Polar Plunge? Grab your favorite swimsuit and get ready to dive into a chilling pool of water for a great cause. Benefiting the Special Olympics Michigan, the Livingston County Polar Plunge dares you to jump into the Brighton High School pool in the middle of January while raising money for charity. While we don't suggest visiting Brighton homes for sale soaking wet, we do encourage you to stop by, watch and donate to this wonderful winter event.

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November
25

Brighton Charities

Our REALTORS® invite you to spread kindness to those in need throughout the Brighton area by participating in Giving Tuesday. On December 3rd, we encourage you to take a moment of your time to support one of the local charities that devote their compassion and effort to improving the community. Any donation, no matter how large or small, to the following five charitable organizations, will dramatically improve the livelihood of the amazing men, women, and children we share our community with.

  1. Reaching Higher — 508 East Grand River Ste. 300 B., Brighton, MI 48116
    Reaching Higher aims to help the young people of Brighton live happier and healthier lives by reaching their full potential through leadership programs. Transitions from childhood through adolescence are often difficult for many young kids, especially if they lack emotional support at home. Reaching Higher uses an evidence-based curriculum to help these boys and girls develop life skills that will help them grow into the best versions of themselves.

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August
26

 

BBQ Blues Festival - Griffith Realty

Brighton homes for sale are some of the most sought-after in Michigan.

Our REALTORS® know there are plenty of good reasons why: The strong local economy, welcoming culture, and terrific location are just a few of them.

When it comes to "local flavor," one of the top events comes around every September.

It's the Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival, and it takes place right in Brighton.

The Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival is Brighton's Signature Event

With a history dating back 14 years, the Smoking Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival is a lively and memorable way to spend a weekend. On Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7, the fun runs until 11 in the evening. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. Friday but starts right at noon on Saturday so you can get a full day in.

Award-winning barbecue artisans from all over the United States travel here to showcase their food. Eat your share of delicious ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, and the real Brighton Main Street specialty of macaroni and cheese.

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July
22

Brighton Wine Art Music Festival
The Brighton Main Street Wine Art Music Festival is a local event you won't want to miss. Our REALTORS® have had the chance to visit the festival in previous years, and we know firsthand it is a treat to attend. We're here with details about this year's festival as well as info about the best Brighton homes for sale.

Brighton's Wine Art Music Festival is Free All Three Days

This Brighton Main Street happening delivers what it promises: The very best local art combined with live music and fine wine. It kicks off with performances from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 2. Saturday will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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July
15

Howell Michigan August Events
If you are shopping for Howell homes for sale this summer, it would be a shame to have your stay in our city be all about business. There is plenty of fun to be had in Howell, and you'd be missing out if you didn't leave room for a little downtime during your stay. To help you plan a little summer fun into your home shopping excursion, our REALTORS® take a look at six events happening in Howell this August:

  1. Concerts at the Courthouse, 200 E. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843
    Concerts at the Courthouse has been making music happen in Howell for 21 years.  Join us August 2 on the lawn of the Courthouse from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a visit from Lookin' BackCome early to get your spot to hear Lookin' Back perform rock legend Bob Seger's greatest hits.  This is a free, family (and pet)-friendly venue featuring rock, folk, and blues entertainment Friday nights throughout the summer in Howell.

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July
1

Brighton Area Summertime Fun

Our REALTORS® are looking ahead to another "bright," beautiful summer here in Brighton. Summer is an active time for Brighton homes for sale, and it's also the season for big family fun! It's not hard to see why more and more families are attracted to the charm and lush natural treasures of Brighton.

It's close enough to savor the amenities of metro Detroit, yet you'll feel like you're in a world apart.

There's plenty of things to do in and around Brighton, no matter if you're a years-long local or visiting here for the first time. July is an especially exciting month. Phenomenal 4th of July celebrations combine with stellar attractions for families. There's something new around every corner.

Let's look at seven ways to enjoy Brighton this summer:

  1. Brighton Bowl – 9871 Grand River Avenue, Brighton, MI 48116
    It's all-ages action at Brighton Bowl, a local favorite for family bowling. Starting in mid-June and running through the summer, children 15 and younger can hit the lanes with two games, shoes, a hot dog, and fries for a discounted fee of just $6. Brighton Bowl also hosts kids' birthdays!

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June
24

Guide to Area July 4 Celebrations in Brighton

July 4 is going to be a blast around Brighton! Our REALTORS® are excited to celebrate another year of fun with our friends and families. We encourage you to join us at one of these great parades, firework shows, and gatherings!

  1. Livingston County's Fowlerville 4th of July Fireworks & Parade – Downtown Fowlerville, MI 48836
    If you've got Independence Day plans in the morning but still want to celebrate at night, take a trip through Fowlerville homes for sale and attend the Fowlerville 4th of July Fireworks and Parade show. The parade will begin at 7 PM, venturing down Grand River Avenue. Immediately after, you can watch a dazzling firework show at either the Fowlerville Fairgrounds or Fowlerville Community Park. Don't worry, Fowlerville won't let anything rain on their patriotic parade! In the event of inclement weather, these festivities will occur on Friday, July 5th, at the same times!

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May
20

Livingston County Memorial Day
This Memorial Day, our REALTORS® invite you and your family to celebrate the sacrifice that the men and women of our armed forces have made for our country. For some, Memorial Day signals the start of summertime but it's important that we remember why this annual holiday is observed. The memories we've shared and will continue to make with our friends and family were made possible by those who fought and died for our freedom. Take part in this day of deserved recognition and join us at these Memorial Day events throughout Livingston County.

  1. Pinckney Memorial Day 5K & Parade – Corner of Pear St. & Hamburg St., Pinckney, MI 48169
    The Village of Pinckney hosts community events throughout the year and one of their most popular is their Memorial Day parade and 5K. Their 5K run takes participants passed beautiful Pinckney homes for sale while the parade is held conveniently on Main Street. This event is a full-day celebration that families from around town look forward to each year.

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January
14

Our REALTORS® know that a city's employment outlook is a major factor when you want to purchase a home in a new community. Whether you're looking for Brighton homes for sale or homes for sale in Howell, a vibrant local economy makes a big difference.

Livingston County, Michigan, has plenty to offer when it comes to responsible corporate stewardship and desirable working conditions. From finance to technology, you'll find major employers who consistently invest in the local area. That makes living here all the sweeter.

Let's visit with four of the top companies here in Livingston:

  1. Citizens Insurance Co-America - 808 North Highlander Way, Howell
    Citizens Insurance Co-America is a local staple founded in 1915. Active here for more than 100 years, it was the very first Michigan company to offer auto insurance. With more than 650 employees attached to the Livingston headquarters location, Citizens is known for its support of the local United Way. The company also sponsors and works with nonprofits each year.

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November
13

Howell Michigan Holidays Events
Do you treasure certain traditions around the holiday season? You're certainly not alone! In a busy, fast-paced world, holiday traditions offer a chance to create lasting memories, reconnect with your favorite people, and remember what matters most. Holiday traditions also provide unique opportunities for communities to come together, in both celebration and commerce. The holidays are an essential time for local small businesses, and shopping local is an excellent way to support the local economy. So there are plenty of good reasons to get out and enjoy the holiday events in Howell, MI this year. Our REALTORS® have the details on the Fantasy of Lights Parade, and more unique, enchanting holiday events on Thanksgiving weekend in Howell that every member of the family can enjoy.

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October
1

Milford Fall Festival at Kensington Metropark
Are you ready for one of the most fun, family-friendly events of the year in the Milford area? It's almost time for the Kensington Fall Festival, which features food, shopping, and fun, educational activities for every member of the family. The festival takes place at the Kensington Metropark Farm Center, which works year-round to help residents learn about agriculture in a fun, engaging setting. It's a great opportunity to enjoy local attractions, support local businesses, and have a fun time in the process. Our REALTORS® are excited to tell you more about what to expect from the Kensington Fall Festival this year.

Family Fun, Fall Festivities & Food Close to Home

The Kensington Fall Festival
Location: Kensington Metropark – 4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, Michigan
Date/Time: October 6 - 7, 2018 from 11 am to 4 pm

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September
6

Howell Mi Pop-Up ParksYou'll Love What's Popping Up in Howell

Howell homes for sale are some of Michigan's best and are in high demand. As a recent winner of the 2018 Great American Main Steet Award, Howell is a small town doing some big things for its community. Besides offering Downtown business owners local support, Howell is even more attractive and inviting to locals and visitors thanks to its Pop-Up Park Project.  Never heard of a Pop-Up Park? Pop-up Parks started "popping up" in the United States this summer. They are unique, temporary roll-out green spaces used in cities for their residents to enjoy.

Our REALTORS® can't wait to share the best Howell real estate listings with you and tell you all about the mobile green spaces we "popping up" in Howell. 

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June
26

Brighton MI July 4 Celebration
We've been known to have a good time on the 4th of July here in Brighton, MI, and 2018 is shaping up to be no exception. With Independence Day right around the corner, our REALTORS® are here to give you a heads up on all the fun happenings in Brighton. We have one of the best Independence Day parades around, but there's not the only thing going down on July 4th.

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June
11

Howell MI Balloonfest

One of the first things many people do once they've found a new home is look for fun ways to spend their free time in the community. It's even better when you find something that's a uniquely local experience that you and your family and friends can look forward to every year. If you look up in the sky outside Howell homes this June 22-24 you'll find exactly that. The Michigan Challenge Balloon Festival is an amazing event you won't want to miss.  Our REALTORS® have all the inside info on the best ways to enjoy one of our favorite local events. 

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May
14

Milford - Kensington Art Fair
If you're an artist or an avid collector, Michigan is a great place to pursue your passion. With fabulous fairs and festivals throughout the year, it's an art lover's paradise. If you plan to tour Milford Township homes for sale, you'll have an opportunity to check out Michigan's newest art presentation, the Kensington Art Fair. You can join residents and visitors in celebrating the second year of this wonderful juried art event.

Our REALTORS® believe the Kensington Art Show fits perfectly into the Michigan art show tradition. Not only will you adore the artist and artisan created items, you'll also enjoy the Kensington Metroparks location. Here's some information to help you plan your visit.

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April
26

Howell Farmers Market
Are you itching to enjoy some of the freshest food that Howell has to offer, and have a good time in the process? Then we've got some great news for you! Beginning May 6, it will be time to enjoy the many sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of the Howell Sunday Farmers' Market. The market is a great place to grab fresh, local ingredients, enjoy fabulous food, and shop to your heart's content from more than 100 unique vendors. Our REALTORS® have all of the delicious details on what to expect from the Howell Sunday Farmers' Market this year. 

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April
17

Brighton MI Homes Earth Day

Brighton… Let's Celebrate Where We Live

Our real estate agents at Griffith Realty believe in supporting the communities where we live. We are inviting you to join us this weekend in Brighton to celebrate Earth Day 2018.

When you celebrate Earth Day, you will be taking part in a global event started in 1970 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Today, Earth Day is celebrated in more than 193 countries around the globe.

Here is a list of activities happening in our own Brighton neighborhoods beginning Saturday:  

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March
19

Howell – USA Today's Best Main Streets in the USA

Howell MI - Best Main Street in USA

Howell, Michigan, located along I-96 in Livingston County, would be considered a "small town" by some with a population of about 9,600 residents.  To others, it ranks "big" as having one of the best main streets in America.  Joining nine other communities across the country as #2 on USA Today's Ten Best Main Streets in the USA list, Howell encompasses the characteristics of what the group defined as quintessential America:  beautiful architecture, a connection to history, locally-owned businesses, and community spaces.

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February
26

Home Buyers Closing Costs
How much does it cost to buy a home? While buyers are typically well aware of the price tag in terms of the down payment and the overall cost of the mortgage, they frequently forget to take closing costs into account. These costs, which range from lender's fees to property taxes, are easy to forget about since they aren't assessed until the day of closing. But even though they represent a small portion of the overall price of the home, it's important to know how much they'll be, how you're going to pay them, and whether you can reduce them at all. 

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February
13

Fenton, MI Be Closer

Be Closer in Fenton

When you're searching for a home in the mid-Michigan area, living in the "big city" may not be what you're looking for.  Metro areas like Flint, Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Lansing might appeal to some buyers, but if your heart is drawn to small-town living, then one of our homes for sale in Fenton could be for you.

Fenton's tagline, "Be Closer in Fenton" initially confused many locals and visitors when it was unveiled in 2010.  The meaning of Fenton's slogan is two-fold:  1)  Be Closer to those things in your life that matter--family, values, roots, community and 2) Be Closer to larger cities without ever leaving your own close-knit community. 

Our REALTORS® live and work in this community and know you'll love our city as much as we do when you move here.

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