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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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July
25

House Hunting in Livingston County

Technology has made it possible to buy and sell property with very little in-person contact. In fact, you can be an entirely different city during your real estate transaction. Our real estate agents have helped many buyers find new homes using video conferencing and other online tools. Here are their top 5 tips for anyone who is interested in buying a home remotely

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July
11

Real Estate Agents

You're ready to sell your home, but you aren't sure if you can handle the task on your own or if you should hire one of our real estate agents. We think it's important for potential home sellers to understand what a real estate agent does so that they better understand the value and convenience provided by an agent. Here's what you need to know. 

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February
28

February Livingston County

Keeping up with the latest real estate trends is part of the job for a real estate agent, but it can also be very beneficial to you as a buyer or seller. As always, there is plenty of data to evaluate on Livingston County real estate this month. Our real estate agents have all of the latest details in our report on February Market Activity for Livingston County.

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January
24

Livingston County Horses

Our corner of Michigan is a popular destination for equestrians, and it's easy to see why. With miles of green pastures and beautiful scenery, Livingston County is one of the best places for horseback riding in all of America. As a result, our area has countless ranches, farms, and stables, which makes it so easy to become involved with the hobby.

Horseback riding has become a popular pastime among some of our real estate agents and clients, so we're familiar with a lot of the great resources our area has to offer. Below are the top five reasons why equestrians love calling Livingston County home:

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January
17

Brighton Market Report

Are you ready to start the new year off with all of the latest Livingston County real estate market data and trends? The more you know about the real estate market, the easier it is to accomplish your goals when buying or selling a home. If you're planning on a move in 2022, it's important to stay up to date with the latest local trends. Our real estate agents are here to keep you up to date on all of the latest Livingston County real estate trends, and we've got the details in our January Market Activity Report.

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November
29

Are you considering purchasing or selling a home in the Livingston County area? Achieving your goals starts with a solid understanding of the latest local real estate trends, and our team keeps a constant eye on the data to help you make informed decisions. Our real estate agents have the latest data in our November monthly market activity report for Livingston County.

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October
25

October Livingston County

Thinking of buying or selling a home in Livingston County? The more you know about the latest trends in the local real estate market, the easier it is to accomplish your goals. We keep a constant eye on the real estate trends in our area so that you can make informed decisions based on the latest data. Our real estate agents have all of the details in our report on October Market Activity for Livingston County.

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October
18

HVAC

Your HVAC system has worked hard all summer to keep you cool and comfortable. Before you flip that switch and turn on the heat, you might want to give it a little TLC to make sure it serves you well through the winter months. Our real estate agents want to remind you that an annual tune-up is a fairly inexpensive service that can save you thousands over time. In case you've been ignoring them, there are a few telltale signs that say you should get this done sooner rather than later. 

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October
4

New Neighborhood

Moving into a new home is always exciting. But moving involves more than just adapting to a new house. You'll also be in a new neighborhood, and it's important to take the time and get to know that community. The following are fun and easy ways to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings.

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September
7

Storage Unit TipsOur real estate agents know that moving creates exciting lifestyle changes, but it also presents challenges for relocation. Whether you're moving across town or across the country, planning and organizing your move will make things much easier.

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August
16

Bees in Livingston County

Honey bees and other pollinators are crucial to the production of many crops. Providing them the right sustenance and conditions on our properties helps ensure that they do their job well. Sometimes property owners need guidance about how to help bees in Michigan. The Managed Pollinator Protection Plan (MP3) has been established to protect pollinators' health in Michigan while protecting our crops, property, and health.

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April
5

Lake Home Livingston County

If you own a lake house, you want to ensure that it creates a welcoming atmosphere for your next gathering or vacation. Our real estate agents know that it only takes a few small changes to transform the look of your space.

Already dreaming about spending time at your lake home this summer? With how many lakes we have in Livingston County, you certainly aren't the only one! Here are a few additions you can add to your lake home that your whole family will enjoy. 

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March
22

March Market Activity

Whether you're planning to sell or buy a home, a deep understanding of the local real estate market is crucial. Our team at Griffith Realty is constantly monitoring market activity throughout the Livingston County area and collecting the data you need to make an informed decision with your next local real estate transaction. Ready to dive in with the latest info? Our real estate agents have all the key data you need in our March Market Activity report for Livingston County.

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March
9

Birdwatching Livingston County

Birdwatching is a safe, wonderful outdoor activity that can be enjoyed all year long, and there are tons of resources available to help new enthusiasts enjoy the hobby. The Livingston County area is a great place to get involved with birdwatching because there are so many excellent parks, lakes, and nature conservation centers that attract a wide range of birds. As winter turns to spring, migrations will bring even more species that don't visit at other times of the year. Our real estate agents are here to help you enjoy the outdoors with our guide to birdwatching in Livingston County.

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February
8

Buying Land Tips

If you can't find a home that has enough of the essentials you're looking for in an area you like, you may want to consider buying land and having your own home built. This lets you build to your specifications, customizing your house to suit your needs and preferences.
  
Our real estate agents recommend knowing the following 5 things when you're thinking about buying land:  

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February
1

VA Loan Changes

Our real estate agents work with many military veterans interested in buying a home. Servicemembers have unique access to a special mortgage loan program sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Known as the VA home loan, it provides mortgage loan options with favorable terms and few upfront costs.

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January
4

Baseboard Maintenance

Baseboards aren't usually what makes or breaks a house sale but chipped or scuffed baseboards make the whole home look slightly more weathered. Just like the walls that are perched above them, some cleaning and a fresh coat of paint can make them look brand new. All it takes is some time and elbow grease. Applying new caulk can help seal out drafts and take your DIY project from humble to stylish. Our real estate agents know that a well cared for home is one where the less obvious parts are shown as much attention as the showpieces. Give some attention to the baseboards in your home with these simple tricks. 

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December
28

Real Estate in 2021

What can we expect from the real estate market in 2021, after the unprecedented year we have just experienced? The good news is that the real estate market has remained strong this year, and the strong demand for homes is likely to continue into 2021. Our real estate agents have more information on what to expect from real estate in 2021 and how the trends may impact your own decisions.

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December
21

December Market Activity

As the holiday season lights up our lives, you may think buying or selling a home is the last thing on someone's mind. While our real estate agents understand that most individuals are quite busy during this time of the year, we want all of our potential clients to know that we're working around the clock to make their real estate goals come true. In fact, we've helped many men and women add buying or selling a new home to their holiday checklist. Have you been wondering whether or not you should wait until 2021 to follow through on your real estate plans? 

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December
7

Christmas Tree Brighton

The holiday season is upon us, which means the great Christmas tree hunt has begun! Our real estate agents love visiting Christmas tree farms in search of the perfect tree. Thankfully, Livingston County has no shortage of Christmas tree farms to scout. Whether it's your first time picking out a living tree or if you could use a refresher on proper tree care, here is a helpful guide to picking the right tree for your home this holiday season.

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November
23

Holiday Wreath Tips

What makes a door with a holiday wreath so inviting? Traditionally, circles symbolize inclusion, unity, and wholeness, so a wreath is seen as inviting visitors to share fellowship and good cheer with those inside.

Our real estate agents enjoy creating wreaths that display their individual personality and style. Make your own holiday wreath with these DIY tips! 

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November
16

November Market Activity

As we inch closer to winter, families, professionals, and investors are warming up to the idea of purchasing or selling real estate. Our real estate agents at Griffith Realty understand that adapting to our new normal may involve buying or selling your home. If you're interested in moving forward with your real estate goals in Livingston County, you're not alone.

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November
9

Painting Tips

As we move into the colder months, our attention often turns from outdoor home improvements to indoor DIY projects. A fresh coat of paint is more than a way to freshen up a room, it's something to pass the long winter days. Chances are, you won't want to stop at just one room! 

Our real estate agents have learned a thing or two about painting in our many years of buying and selling homes, and we'll gladly pass that knowledge on to you. Keep these pro painting tricks in mind when you're ready to add some color to your living space.

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November
2

Places to Take Your Dog Livingston County

Visiting local dog parks is a great way to socialize your favorite pets, meet new people who love dogs, and enjoy some time in beautiful outdoor settings. If you live in Livingston County, you have plenty of well-maintained dog parks to choose from, each offering unique activities. Whether you want a small, fenced-in space for your pet to socialize or a large park that you can explore together, you'll find it close to home. Our real estate agents have the dog-friendly details on 5 of the best places to take your pup in Livingston County.

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October
26

October in Livingston County

As the leaves change, so too are the lifestyle needs of many families throughout Livingston County. The home has become a schoolhouse for students, an office for professionals, and so much more of the center of our everyday lives. It's no surprise that families, couples, and single individuals are all strongly considering buying or selling a home to meet their evolving lifestyle needs. Our real estate agents at Griffith Realty are aware that you may be more interested in buying or selling your home now that you know the full demands of your day-to-day lifestyle. If you're currently considering your real estate goals, it's important to know that many other buyers and sellers are debating the same thoughts.

Current Market Activity in Livingston County

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September
28

Closing Process

So you made an offer on the home of your dreams, and the seller accepted. The last thing you want to do is prolong the closing. Your mortgage is contingent on you maintaining the same financial profile throughout the closing period, and any abrupt changes may lead to problems or delays. Our real estate agents made a list of the five things you shouldn't do during the closing process.

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September
21

September Market ActivityAs we make our way into autumn, many men and women are strongly considering settling into a house in Livingston County. Dozens of families, professionals, and students have weighed their options throughout the summer and are now ready to decide whether or not they're ready to begin the next chapter of their lives in a welcoming new home. Our real estate agents at Griffith Realty are aware that your interests in buying or selling real estate may be changing right now as elements of your social and professional lives begin to normalize. Rest assured that you are not alone in this decision; many other homeowners and home sellers throughout Livingston County are weighing the same options.

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September
10

Competitive Market

In a competitive real estate market, home sellers have an advantage over buyers. You can still find a great home at a price you can afford, even in this type of market, but you may need to make your offer stand out in case the seller receives other offers. The amount of money you're willing to spend is important, of course, but there are also other ways to give your offer a boost in the eyes of the seller.

Our real estate agents suggest the following ways to make your offer stand out in a competitive housing market:

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August
25

Wineries Around Brighton

Pop the cork and raise a glass to National Red Wine Day! Friday, August 28th, is a day to enjoy the savory, sweet, full-bodied tastes that our favorite vino delivers. Whether you're searching for a tasty red to pair with a homecooked meal or looking for a new bottle to add to your personal collection, our real estate agents encourage you to celebrate National Red Wine Day with a bottle from one of these wineries around the Brighton area.

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August
17

August Market Activity Livingston County

As the sun begins to set on summer, there are many women and men who have grappled with the question of whether or not now is the right time to buy or sell a home in Livingston County. For many families, traditional summer vacations were traded for backyard staycations and creative at-home summer camps. Our real estate agents at Griffith Realty understand that this summer has highlighted the need for specific features throughout your home, including dedicated office space, more exterior entertaining space, and separate transitional areas for your whole family to utilize. Thankfully, the market activity around Livingston County continues to be very accommodating to both buyers and sellers.

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August
3

Make Your Home Look Spacious

If you're planning to list your home for sale, you want it to look spacious and roomy, whether in a virtual or an in-person tour. But even when your rooms are of average size, they can look smaller if the home is dark, or if you have too many things crammed inside. Fortunately, our real estate agents can recommend several ways to stage your home, so it looks spacious and roomy!

Have a look at seven easy ways you can make your home appear more spacious.

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July
20

July Market Activity

As we continue to move towards our "new normal", one of the seemingly larger obstacles many homeowners face is whether or not now is the right time to buy or sell real estate in Livingston County. Our real estate agents at Griffith Realty understand that this life-changing decision is only made more difficult with the increasingly uncertain times we're living in. While we may not know when much of our normalcy will return in our day-to-day lives, we can assure you that the real estate industry has adapted to the "new normal" and is offering unique opportunities for buyers and sellers throughout Livingston County to achieve their real estate goals.

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July
13

Real Estate Myths

Everyone who has ever bought or sold a home has opinions about the real estate market, which can make it hard to separate fact from fiction. Some of the most common tips that you'll hear about the real estate market are based on myths, and some of those myths have had impressive staying power across generations. Our real estate agents are here to set the record straight, with 5 myths that you shouldn't believe about the real estate market.

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July
6

Staging Mistakes

Need to sell your home as quickly as possible? Make sure that you take the time to stage your rooms and various spaces so that they better appeal to potential buyers.

After all, research indicates that staged homes sell 73 percent faster than properties that aren't staged.

To get the maximum benefits from your home staging, it's essential to know what pitfalls to avoid while preparing your home. Here are a few staging mistakes we've seen and how to avoid them. 

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June
22

Home Improvement

Home improvement projects can make your home more attractive and livable while also increasing its value when you're ready to sell. 

Our real estate agents have helped many families sell their homes in the Livingston County area and know the value of a good home improvement project. The following home improvement projects can increase your home's value and increase your chances of appealing to buyers in a tough market. 

  1. Deck addition 
    Adding a deck to the exterior of your home increases your outdoor living space, which has become an increasingly popular home attribute. The right size depends on the size of your house and yard, and you can add as many or as few bells and whistles as you like. The price tag for a new deck can vary widely, with extras like built-in seating and multiple stairs raising the cost.

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June
8

Griffith Realty Hiring

Griffith Realty has been the trusted name in Livingston County, Michigan real estate for almost 40 years. When people think of the area, they think of our real estate agents first.

We work with clients of all backgrounds, from residential buyers and sellers to condominium developers and builders, from single-family homes to industrial and commercial. We also offer real estate investment advice and counseling on the relocation process.

Clients come to us for real estate expertise they know they can rely on. Agents, on the other hand, come to Griffith Realty when they're ready to go to the next level in their career and their relationships within the community. We'll help you reach even more of your potential.

Now, we are looking for dynamic, experienced agents who are community-minded, ready to be challenged, and grow.

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June
1

Real Estate during the Coronavirus

The widespread presence of COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the world. Though no industry was spared from the profound ripple effect the coronavirus has caused, the real estate industry was fortunate enough to adapt and evolve to meet the increased needs for safety and contactless transactions. At Griffith Realty, our real estate agents prioritize the health and safety of our families, friends, and neighbors which is why we have taken every action possible to protect buyers, sellers, and agents as they seek to achieve their real estate goals.

Real estate transactions in the age of the coronavirus will certainly be different, but these changes will likely result in a safer, streamlined process that benefits buyers and sellers alike. In anticipation of the Michigan governor easing the current restrictions in place for the real estate industry, we wanted to take a moment to share with you the additional precautions we're taking, and how these increased safety measures will impact your real estate experience.

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April
20

Dog Friendly Neighborhood

We sure do love our pets! More than 85 million American families own dogs, and many communities are tailored to our furry friends. If you're looking for a neighborhood that will easily accommodate your pup, our REALTORS® have pieced together these tips to make your search easier.

  1. Sidewalks
    For many homeowners, a sidewalk is considered a "nice to have" feature. However, if you own a dog, pin this at the top of your must-have list. Consider neighborhoods with wide, well-paved, and brightly lit sidewalks to ensure that you'll enjoy walks around the area with your furry friend. In addition to sidewalks, consider neighborhoods with trails to explore. It's a bonus if the neighborhood provides dog-accessible water bowls and waste bags.
  2. Garbage Cans
    Public garbage cans allow you and your pooch to enjoy more pleasurable walks without having to take poop bags home for disposal. If you find a fully-decked-out doggy station with a garbage pail and disposal bags, you know you've hit the jackpot. Other than garbage cans, look out for cookies and water bowls. If your neighborhood is dog-friendly, you'll spot bowls filled with clean, fresh water outside business parks and shops. You may also find artisan dog cookies at various cash registers. Parks might feature multi-tiered fountains, with a special spout just for pets closer to the ground.

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April
13

Dream home in Brighton

Searching for your dream home is exciting, but it can be a burdensome task as well, especially if you've looked at a lot of houses and still haven't found "the one." One of the most rewarding parts of showing Brighton homes for sale is helping house-hunters realize their dreams and find a home they love. Trusting your gut while being practical can be challenging. Our real estate agents provide some tips for how to know when you've found what you're looking for.  

  1. It Feels Like Home
    Sometimes when you walk in the door of a house, you immediately feel comfortable. Even if the current homeowners' furniture and personal belongings are in the home, you feel happy and can envision your own stuff there. 
  2. It Meets Your Requirements
    Before you start house hunting, it's critical to sit down and make a list of must-haves for your new home. If you can check off most of the boxes on your list for a specific home, it may just be the one that's found you! While it's true that you may have to compromise on some things, think about what's important to you. For example, if a fenced yard for your dog is a must, but you love a home with a great yard but no fence, remember that you can always install one after you move in.

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March
30

Brighton Plants

Whether you're planning a brand-new garden or want to enhance what you've already got, using native plants used to Michigan's diverse climate can make maintenance more comfortable and save you time and money. Our REALTORS® love it when homeowners take great care of their yards with beautiful landscaping and colorful gardens. There's no doubt that curb appeal adds value to your home, and getting your hands dirty is good for the mind, body, and soul. These seven plants will make your garden an inviting, colorful oasis to enjoy for years to come.

  1. Black Gum Tree (Nyssa sylvatica)
    This slow-growing tree can reach 30 to 40 feet tall, and provides gorgeous, vivid fall foliage in shades of yellow, orange, and crimson. Its dark bark and distinctive branching pattern also provide some visual interest in the winter. Squirrels and birds love its tiny, tasty fruit, and the black gum tree easily tolerates wet, clay soils and salt.
  2. Common Ninebark (Physocarpos opulifolius)
    This hardy shrub grows 6 to 9 feet tall and can thrive in even the harshest conditions. Super easy to maintain, it grows in shade or sun and many different types of soil conditions. You'll enjoy pink and white flowers in the spring and summer, with red fruit birds love to eat in autumn.

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March
23

Unfinished Basement Ideas

It's time to sell your home! How do you best showcase the space your unfinished basement has to offer? 

Sorting out your basement and giving it a facelift seems overwhelming. Your goal as a seller is to show buyers how a space could be used. Our REALTORS® can help you freshen up your basement, claim back more square footage, and charm buyers with its many uses. Here are five ways to better use your basement space to appeal to buyers.

  1. Add or Brighten Up a Play Space
    What better way to divvy up your basement's square footage than to add an exciting, energetic play area or freshen up the one you have? Get this set up by doing the following. 
      • Define the area with an interlocking foam mat.
      • Use brightly-colored organizers to use up vertical space and keep toys within reach.
      • Hang bold wall art to contrast off-white walls.
      • Add lounge chairs, arcade games, and a T.V. for preteens/teens.

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March
9

Sports Bars Livingston County

Are you searching for the perfect place to fill out your bracket for the biggest basketball tournament of the year? Our real estate agents can relate! You don't need to be a college basketball expert to fill out the winning bracket, and perhaps spending some time at a local, sports-centric watering hole will provide just the inspiration you need to pick the winners. Of course, local bars are also ideal for watching every big game during the tournament and rooting for your picks all March long. Find your new favorite March basketball hangout, with our run-down of the best sports bars to fill out your bracket in Livingston County.

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March
2

Livingston County Libraries

Read Across America Day, held on March 2nd, is the perfect excuse to pick a book up at your local library in Livingston County! Grab your reading glasses and your library card and learn about a few of the wonderful libraries in our area below. 

  1. Brighton Library - 100 Library Dr, Brighton, MI 48116
    Brighton Library is one of the best in town. With their recent renovations, it's also one of the best looking in the region. The library features plenty of activities for children and teenagers, which means you can turn them loose while you sit back and read through the listings for Brighton homes for sale.

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February
17

Brighton Dog Parks

Everyone loves their pets, and just like us, pets need plenty of fresh air and sunshine to stay healthy and happy. February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day, and now is the perfect time to decide where you're going to take your pup to celebrate. If you feel like exploring the area around Brighton, these are some of the best places where your dog can run around as much as their furry little heart desires. 

  1. EZ Dog Park and Training - 230 Norlynn Dr, Howell, MI 48843
    This fenced-in dog park is a fun place for Fido to run and play. They feature separated areas for small and large dogs, and there are numerous trails in the park where your dog can sniff, scratch, and play until they are ready to fall asleep in the car. If you are looking at Howell homes for sale, it's an EZ drive down the road to Fido's favorite park. 
  2. Huron Meadows Metropark - 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI 48116 
    Spend the day with your pooch at Huron Meadows Metropark. This 1,540-acre park will have plenty of space for you and your pup to explore. The well-manicured paths make it easy to go for a stroll and check out the beautiful scenery this part of Michigan has to offer. It's also a great place to ponder the Brighton homes for sale you are thinking of moving into this next year.
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February
10

Living in Livingston County

Livingston County is located in the "thumb" region of southeast Michigan and is an excellent place to call home. It's rated highly in many statewide categories and also comes in ahead of many counties throughout the country.

Our real estate agents share the following 7 things you'll love about living in Livingston County:

  1. Outdoor Recreation is Fun and Varied
    You won't have to struggle to find activities to keep you healthy and busy in Livingston County. You can golf at several courses in the county and pursue many popular activities at Island Lake Recreation Area, which is a balloon port and also has a shooting range, canoeing, volleyball courts, and spots where you can swim. And if you're into skiing or snowboarding, Mt. Brighton is well worth a visit as you're looking for Brighton homes for sale. It has 25 trails available on its 130 acres.

  2. The Local Business Community is Vibrant
    Livingston County is home to many local businesses that make living here more fun and convenient. You'll find fine dining restaurants as well as more casual options, so whether you're in the mood for a European deli setting, casual Italian, or something else, you'll find it here. You'll also be able to visit antique shops, doctor's offices, home improvement shops, and much more.

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January
13

Choosing a Real Estate Agent

With so many real estate agents to choose from, it might feel overwhelming deciding what agent you want to help you sell your property. Before you put your home on the market, you need to know what you're looking for in a prospective agent. Here are the questions you should be asking when choosing a real estate agent for selling your home.

  1. What kind of real estate experience do you have?
    When asking an agent about their experience selling homes, don't focus only on the number of years they've worked as an agent. This isn't always indicative of an experienced, well-informed agent. An individual may have worked as an agent part-time for numerous years, but only have experience dealing with a limited number of real estate scenarios.

    Instead, look for an agent who has handled an assortment of properties and scenarios. Should something go awry when you're selling your home, this will ensure your agent has the knowledge to handle the situation effectively. You also want an agent experienced with selling properties similar to your home in terms of location, price, and features.

  2. How will you market my home?
    You want your agent to have a plan for marketing your home, and it should be a plan that you're comfortable with. Will the agent stick with traditional real estate marketing techniques, like open houses and listing your home in the local paper? Or, will they use more contemporary techniques, like sharing your home via social media and offering potential incentives to individuals who share your home with their friends and family? Ideally, the agent's marketing plan should give your home some internet presence (one that satisfies your comfort level regarding privacy about your private affairs).

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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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December
30

Brighton Gyms

New Year's resolutions can be hard to stick to, especially ones that involve integrating exercise into your busy schedule. Thankfully, these gyms around the Brighton area feature supportive trainers to help you stick to your fitness goals!

  1. Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp — 8540 Hamburg Rd., Brighton, MI 48116
    Start the New Year with a focus on your health at the Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp. This family fitness center is dedicated to helping men and women of all ages reach their goals. They host classes and activities throughout the year, and their facility includes amenities such as a pool, sauna, pickleball court, and on-site childcare. Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp is a great place to meet other community families. We encourage you to stop by to learn more about their personal training and fitness classes after browsing Brighton homes for sale.

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December
9

 

Winter Home ImprovementAre you looking for some activities to get you through the long winter months? Winter is the perfect time to spruce up your home with improvements that add efficiency and value. Get started with this to-do list, including features most sought-after in Brighton homes for sale.

  1. Prep the Yard
    A well-maintained yard draws more attention from buyers, but healthy greenery doesn't just magically appear in the spring. Put down a layer of fertilizer on grass, trees, and shrubs to keep them nourished during the winter until warm temperatures return.

  2. Retrofit Fireplace Doors
    A crackling fire looks beautiful, but an open fireplace is a heat drain. Folding glass doors keep heat from escaping up the chimney when the fireplace is not in use while adding a clean, contemporary look.

  3. Add "Smart" Technology
    High-tech innovations make it easier than ever to manage your home cost-effectively. Programmable thermostats can cut energy costs by approximately $180 a year per Energy Star, while smart water meters help conserve water usage and detect problems.

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December
2

Brighton Holiday Events

The holidays are on the horizon, and towns throughout the Great Lakes State are filling with yuletide cheer. Our real estate agents encourage you to grab your friends and family members for these joyful holiday events coming to the Brighton area!

  1. Dashing Through the Snow and Fire 5K — 201 S. Second St., Fowlerville, MI 48836 | Dec 7
    Race your way into the holiday season with the Dashing Through the Snow and Fire 5K! This 13th annual road race is a Fowlerville holiday tradition that brings racers together to support the Rotary Club of Fowlerville. Runners will sprint passed hot air balloons warming up the track en route to the finish. Buddy the Elf will be there to "fire" you up as well! If you're in the area visiting Fowlerville homes for sale, consider stopping down and cheering racers on or lace up your shoes and join in on the fun!

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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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November
11

Brighton Hiking Trails

You don't need an excuse to go for a hike in the Brighton area. With dozens of local parks and trails to choose from, there's always an adventure waiting. But in case you needed a little extra incentive, November 17th is National Hiking Day. In honor of the occasion, our REALTORS® are excited to highlight some favorite hiking destinations in the Brighton, MI area. 

  1. Huron Meadows Metropark - 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI 48116
    The picturesque Huron Meadows Metropark spans more than 1,500 acres along the Huron River. Located minutes away from Brighton homes for sale, this park has become a favorite destination for hiking and biking, with well-groomed paths that meander through lush forests and wide-open meadows. You can explore 11 miles of trails at Huron Meadows Metropark, with easily accessible trailheads just south of Hammel Road at Cedar Ridge picnic area.

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October
28

Coffee Shops in Brighton

The arrival of fall means a lot of different things to different people, but for our real estate agents, it means the return of our favorite flavors.

Nothing says fall quite like sipping a hot pumpkin spice latte while you watch the leaves change. If you're as excited as we are about pumpkin spice season, here's where you can get your coffee fix in and around Brighton, MI.

  • Two Brothers Coffee Brew & Eatery - 423 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116
    This vibrant coffee shop serves a wide range of coffee and espresso drinks, including all your seasonal pumpkin spice favorites. Two Brothers Coffee Brew & Eatery also offers up delicious baked goods, sandwiches, craft beer, and cocktails. Their menu focuses on local Michigan food and drinks, with a wide range of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Plus, with breakfast served all day, there's never a bad time to visit this warm, inviting coffee shop just around the corner from Brighton homes for sale

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October
21

New to Brighton

Moving to a new town can be exciting, but also stressful. Our real estate agents strive to help clients find the right homes for them, but even the best Brighton homes for sale come with an adjustment period. That's only natural!

When you move to a new place, you have to learn routines all over again. It's easy to feel like you've been thrown off your rhythm. Give it a little time, however, and you'll be "street smart" enough to appreciate your new surroundings.

Let's look at some ways you can make a new town feel like home:

  1. Start Meeting New People
    Even if you're happy with your move, leaving friends behind can be a drag. Get off to a fresh start by introducing yourself to your neighbors and others you run into. Busy adults can find it hard to make friends, so consider joining some clubs or community organizations.

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October
14

 

Italian Restaurants in Brighton

Get ready to say Buongiorno, Brighton — National Pasta Day kicks off on Thursday, October 17th. Our real estate agents love pasta of all kinds, including rigatoni, fettuccine, or spaghetti! If you're looking forward to a celebration of carbs, have yourself a pasta party at one of these great Italian restaurants near Brighton.

  1. Ciao Amicis — 217 W. Main St., Brighton, MI 48116
    Ciao Amicis is an award-winning Italian restaurant serving up the best pasta for over 20 years. Head downtown after touring a few Brighton homes for sale and enjoy a delicious dinner. All of their pasta selections come with freshly baked house bread and your choice of either a side salad or cup of soup. The Tortellini Diablo is perfect for those who like it spicy while the Gnocchi Abruzzo and Butternut Ravioli has a tasty creamy sauce.

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October
7

Painting to Sell Your HomeAre you looking forward to listing your home in the spring? Take advantage of the time off during the holidays and enhance your home before you sell. Our real estate agents believe snowy weather is the best time to tackle painting projects. Did you know that something as simple as painting can increase the value of Brighton homes for sale? Here are four ways painting can help:

  1. Exterior paint can boost your curb appeal and increase the price of your home.
  2. Neutral colors throughout the home like white, beige, tan, and brown are the most popular colors for prospective buyers.
  3. Similarly, contrasting and complementary colors used in moderation can transform its appearance.
  4. Painting, whether indoor or outdoor, is a low-cost improvement that yields high-impact results, a perfect enhancement for sellers on a tight budget.

Here are a few painting projects you can complete to improve the look and value of your home.

  • Freshen Up the Space With Fresh Paint
    At a minimum, you should consider putting a fresh coat of paint throughout the rooms your home. Even if you choose not to change the color, a fresh coat will breathe new life into the space. This will touch-up and conceal any nicks, scratches, or blemishes and make the entire room feel cleaner.

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September
30

Personalized Offer Letter - Griffith Realty

Buying a home is a big decision. For buyers ready to make an offer on any of the Livingston County homes for sale, it is a decision that involves finding the perfect fit for their family and financial future. For sellers, it means choosing the right buyer who will take care of the property and safeguard the memories they made in the home. As a buyer, writing a personalized offer letter can help seal the deal. A well-crafted letter assures the seller you are the right person to entrust their home to.

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September
23

First Right of Refusal - Griffith Realty

Buying and selling real estate often involves walking a tightrope of good timing. Can you sell your current home in time to avoid double mortgage payments? Will you have enough money for a down payment when your landlord is ready to sell?

Contingent offers and first right of refusal are tools designed to help level the playing field, but they have different implications. Our real estate agents demystify contingent offers and how they can affect your negotiations on Brighton homes for sale.

What Is a Contingent Offer?

"Contingent" refers to a condition fulfilled only upon the occurrence of another condition. In real estate, contingent offers attach a specific condition or conditions required before the sale is finalized. Typical contingencies include passing inspection, loan approval, and sale of the buyer's home. These often involve first right of refusal.

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September
16

You know your home's perks and issues better than anyone. Buyers want to know about any known issues so they can factor repair costs into their offer. Know what you need to disclose during the sale process. Our real estate agents are here to help you with every step of selling a home, including our guide to what sellers need to know about disclosure.

Why Disclosure Is Required in Real Estate Sales

Let's say you're shopping for Livingston homes for sale. Wouldn't you want to learn everything about the potential investment? As a seller, you have a responsibility to disclose certain known issues to buyers. Not only is disclosure the right thing to do, but it's required by law. Exact disclosure laws vary by state, but most require known, significant issues with the home to be disclosed.

Failing to disclose issues with the home can lead to a canceled sale, or potential fraud litigation if the buyer discovers issues that should have been disclosed after closing. By disclosing issues truthfully, you can avoid these potential snags.

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September
9

Reasons House Doesn't Sell - Griffith Realty

No matter how many people attend showings or open houses of Brighton homes for sale, the only ones that matter are the ones who make an offer. Is a lack of solid offers making you nervous? Here are some common reasons why your home may not be selling.

  1. Unrealistic Expectations
    Sometimes people hear the term "seller's market" and sit back waiting for offers to pour in. No matter how advantageous current market conditions are, put forth the effort to display your home most appealingly. 

  2. Narrow Perspective
    Sellers often come up with an asking price by simply pulling data and settling on the average amounts. This method fails to incorporate market fluctuations, trends, and other intangibles. Do some research into the factors that are consistently generating solid offers.

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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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August
12

Raise Credit Score - Griffith Realty

Searching for Brighton homes for sale is an exciting experience. Our REALTORS® want to ensure that you're fully prepared to make an offer that puts the deed in your hand and the keys in your pocket. Unfortunately, many homebuyers don't realize that there are a few elements within a real estate transaction that may prevent you from owning your dream home — especially your credit score.

Credit scores change over time, and although you may be diligent and responsible with your debt, a mistake can drop your credit score to a level that's not attractive to mortgage lenders. A fraudulent or incorrect transaction that you're unaware of can also harm your score. Credit scores range from 300 to 800; the higher the score, the better it looks in the eyes of lenders. Thankfully, even a really low credit score can be raised to an acceptable level with a little planning and discipline. Here are five ways home buyers can increase their credit score while house hunting.

  1. Keep an eye on your credit score.
    To take care of your credit score you first must know what it is. One of the worst things you can do is not check this number regularly. Many financial institutions and credit card companies even offer free credit score reporting every month. This enables you to see your score each month without potentially lowering it. If your report seems lower than it should be, investigate the previous months that show a drop. There's always a possibility that your card may have been used fraudulently. If you see a transaction that wasn't yours, report it immediately.

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August
5

Home Buying for Blended Families

When Two Households Become One

Brighton homes for sale are part of an important real estate trend that's playing out all across the nation: More and more home buyers are looking for properties for their blended family.

Blended family describes any family where at least one partner has children from a previous relationship. Foster families are thought of as blended, too. About two-thirds of active homebuyers in the United States today are buying for a blended family. They need real estate agents who understand their needs!

Our REALTORS® recognize that blended families have their own unique considerations when buying a home. Each blended family is unique, but every family member should enjoy enough space, respect, belonging, and privacy.

Here are a few things to consider when you're house hunting for a blended family home:

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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
8

Howell Outdoor Things to Do Camping

Howell homes for sale sit within a few miles of attractive all-ages camping grounds. No matter if you want to bring the whole family for a picnic, spend a day out on the water, or roam the backcountry, you can do it from your "home base" in Howell.

Howell and neighboring communities strive to preserve trees, green spaces, and wildlife habitats. However, the true beauty of nature unfolds when you journey out into the region's state parks and recreation areas. Many of these occupy thousands of pristine acres.

Our REALTORS® recommend these six spots for the best camping around Howell:

  1. Taylor's Beach Campground – 6197 North Burkhart Road, Howell, MI 48855
    Taylor's Beach Campground is one of the most popular places in Howell for the ultimate local camping experience. Whether you're renting a campsite overnight or for the season, Taylor's Beach Campground is the ideal place for local outdoor fun.

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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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June
10

Sell Your Home in BrightonBeing able to move into your new place before selling your old house may seem like a big advantage. But while it might make the process easier for your family, selling a vacant house often comes with some unique challenges. Empty houses tend to take longer to sell and go for a lower price than occupied Brighton homes for sale. Our REALTORS® have compiled these six tips that will help you sell your vacant home.

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June
4

Brighton MI Fathers Day

Father's Day falls on June 16th and our REALTORS® want to help you make this year special. Dads, grandfathers, and father-figures make astounding impacts in our lives, often sacrificing time and energy to keep us happy and healthy. We encourage you to treat the man in your life that you look up to with a day out at some of our best venues.

  1. Early American Skills Experience – Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380
    Give dad a Father's Day with the Early American Skills Experience. This program at Kensington Metropark, located a few blocks from Milford Township homes for sale, offers teens and their fathers the chance to learn pioneer life skills like blacksmithing, woodworking and open fire cooking. Together, you'll complete a special project to take home. This interactive experience at the Kensington Living History Village is a perfect afternoon activity for sons and daughters ages 14 and above to share with their fathers or grandfathers.

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May
28

Brighton Fishing spotsMichigan is one of the most beautiful states in the country and Brighton residents are lucky enough to have plenty of awe-inspiring natural spaces for the angler in all of us. Our REALTORS® are here with a quick look at five locations near Brighton for some of the best fishing the summer months has to offer.

  1. Proud Lake State Recreation Area – 2700 Glengary Rd., Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48390
    Head east of Hartland Township homes for sale to Proud Lake State Recreation Area if you want limitless options for outdoor fun. This sprawling natural space features over 20 miles of walking trails and over 4,700 acres of gorgeous views. Rent a cabin for the weekend and spend as much time as you please fishing in two of their lakes or along the Huron River. Bring your boat or choose to rent a kayak or canoe so you can cast a line wherever you wish.
     

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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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May
14

Livingston County Swim Lessons
May 18th is National Learn to Swim Day, and the annual holiday encourages boys and girls of all ages to wade into the deep end and learn a lifelong skill that offers a sea of fun. Are your kids ready to dive into summer? Our REALTORS® have six locations around the Brighton and Howell areas that offer swim lessons for children from infants to teens.

  1. Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp – 8540 Hamburg Road, Brighton, MI 48116
    Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp
    is ready to help your child doggie paddle to success on National Learn to Swim Day or any other day of the year. Close to many Brighton homes for sale, this fitness center hosts day and evening swim lessons in six-week series. Jump in with your little one for the Parent Tot Swim or enroll you older children in any of their three-level classes.

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May
6

Livingston County Bike Trails
Pump up your tires and strap on your helmet — May is National Bike Month! Cyclists throughout Michigan will celebrate National Bike to Work Week during May 13-19 and National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17!  Here are six great biking trails in Livingston county you should check out!

  1. Brighton Mountain Bike Trailhead – Brighton Recreation Area near the Bishop Lake Complex, 7050 Bishop Lake Rd., Brighton, MI 48116
    Distance: 15-17 Miles
    Route: Two trails – Murray Lake Trail and Torn Shirt Trail


    The Brighton Recreation Area is just across the street from many Hamburg Township homes for sale and offers a scenic ride for nature lovers. The park has two riding trails: The Murray Lake Trail is 7-9 miles long and is a moderate trail to tackle. The Torn Shirt Trail is just over 8 miles long and will challenge bikers with rugged descents and sharp climbs.

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April
29

 

Pay Mortgage Early
Many buyers seeking out Brighton homes for sale dream of spending the rest of their lives in the home they choose. This dream often includes paying off the mortgage as soon as possible and living a debt-free life. While it's a noble goal, you might be surprised to learn that paying off your home early isn't always the best financial move. 

Our REALTORS® offer a few important things to consider as you weigh the pros and cons of paying off your mortgage ahead of schedule.

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April
22

Brighton Pet Rescue Centers

One of the best things about owning your own home is having plenty of space for your four-legged friends. Many of the Brighton homes for sale have large, fenced-in yards, making them ideal for families with dogs.

If you're thinking about adding a dog to your family after you settle into your new home, our REALTORS® suggest visiting a few of the local shelters. Since April 23rd is National Lost Dog Awareness Day, now is a great time to consider giving a fur-ever home to a rescued pet. Here are five local area shelters where you can go to meet your new best friend.

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April
15

Buying a House Multigenerational Living

Multigenerational households are growing rapidly.

The popularity of multigenerational households, where parents, children, and grandparents all live together under one roof, is a growing trend in the United States. It's known as "Multigenerational Living," and it's not going away anytime soon. A study by PEW Research found that in 2018, 20 percent of the U.S. population (64 million people!) were living in multigenerational homes. This is a significant increase from the 26.8 million people who lived this way in the 1960s.

When Our REALTORS® speak to families looking for multigenerational homes for sale in Brighton, they cite a variety of reasons including the rising cost of healthcare, family finances, and children who have moved back home after college. No matter what the reason, multigenerational living can and does work, as long as you have the right attitude and the right type of house.

So how do you find a home that's suitable for a larger number of people and designed to make everyone happy? Start with these tips.

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April
2

Howell Michigan Depot Museum

When potential home buyers contact Griffith Realty to discuss moving to the Howell area, they often ask about its culture and history. While there are plenty of historical sites in the city, the Howell Depot Museum is one of our favorites. 

Located in a restored 1886 railroad station, this museum offers the visitors a perfect combination of local area history and the rail travel information. Here's everything you need to know so you can get the most out of your visit.

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March
25

Brighton MI Parks and Outdoor Spaces
When you choose our team at Griffith Realty, you can rest assured our REALTORS® will never tell you to take a walk. Still, you might want to anyway: National Take a Walk in the Park Day is coming this Saturday, March 30.

And we have plenty of beautiful parks to enjoy!

When you want to experience the splendor southern Michigan has to offer; there's nothing like a day at the park. Not only is taking a walk good for your heart, but sunshine helps regulate the body's internal clock, making it easier to get to sleep at night.

Of course, we can't promise you'll feel like a whole new person after National Walk in the Park Day. What we can promise is that you'll have your choice of many splendid places to see all the nature Brighton and Milford have on display.

Here are our top picks for when it's time to take a walk in the park:

  1. Mill Pond Park, 424 Mill Pond Lane, Brighton
    Mill Pond Park is a public recreation area centered around the eponymous pond, a cornerstone of public life in Brighton. Recently, the park underwent an extensive cleanup and shoreline beautification project that revitalized it. Now, locals enjoy spending time here and observing local waterfowl.

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March
18

Howell Home Buying Budget
You've saved, you've planned, you've dreamed, and now it's time to buy. Buying your first home is a special time, but you don't want to let visions of sun-splashed lawns and breezy porches put you in a financial position you cannot maintain over time.

Ideally, you would start planning your finances for homeownership a year in advance of buying. But no matter the timeline, when you're looking at Howell homes for sale, keep these budgeting tips in mind:

  • Doing The Math
    Take a detailed look at your income and any debts you already have, and consider the "25% rule." Experts say your mortgage should not be more than 25% – 29% of your income. Existing debts should be included in that percentage.

    One of the financial points mortgage lenders consider is your debt-to-income ratio. This is the percent of debt you have compared to your income. Generally, if your debt-to-income ratio is higher than 43%, you may be denied. Even if you found a lender willing to go over that ratio, you may find yourself struggling each month when that mortgage payment is due.

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March
11

Meet Your New Brighton Neighbors
Are you moving to Brighton? Perhaps you have just bought a home in our area, or maybe you're still looking through Brighton homes for sale to find the right house to make into your new home. Whichever the case may be, you will be moving into a new neighborhood, and becoming part of your new community will mean getting to know your new neighbors. Taking that first step can be rather uncomfortable, but to help you break the ice, here are six ways to meet your new neighbors.

  1. Spend time outdoors – Make it easy to meet you by spending time out in the yard, sitting on the porch or walking around your neighborhood. Be sure to wave at people or say hello when you pass so that they know you are friendly and interested in getting to know people in your new community. Chances are good that your new neighbors are just as curious about you as you are about them, and an open, friendly demeanor will encourage them to act on that curiosity and introduce themselves.

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March
4

12 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring
While the cold and wind of the winter season may make spring seem distant, it really is right around the corner. What that means for you if you are a new area homeowner – or are shopping Brighton homes for sale – is that springtime home maintenance chores are also right around the corner. So what should a new homeowner know about getting things in good shape this spring? Our REALTORS® have created this spring maintenance checklist to help you get a handle on just how to take good care of your home.

  1. Inspect your roof A good set of binoculars can spare you the trouble of climbing out on the roof for this job. Look for telltale signs of trouble that might signal the need for a professional roof inspection, such as shingles that have slid out of place, missing shingles or ones that have popped up, making your roof vulnerable to leaks.

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February
25

Griffith Realty REALTORS

Our REALTORS® at Griffith Realty take pride in pursuing the highest level of knowledge and skill in the real estate industry. Our experience helps us deliver exceptional customer service and personalized advice to our customers considering Brighton homes for sale.

While there are many real estate agents in the United States, only a fraction are true REALTORS®. This distinction is easy for buyers and sellers to overlook, especially when you are buying for the first time.

What makes a REALTOR® special and why should you choose one?

Let's look at some of the most important reasons:

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February
11

Brighton Michigan Home Tips
It's tempting to crank up the thermostat when outdoor temperatures start dropping. Michigan winters can be challenging, but there are tons of effective ways to cut down your heating bill and keep your home warm.

Our REALTORS® not only have tons of cozy Brighton homes for sale they also have useful tips for keeping your home toasty when it's cold outside.

  1. Use the Power of the Sun
    Natural light is visually appealing, but did you know that solar heat will also warm up a chilly room? When the sun comes up, open the curtains or blinds and let the light shine in until evening comes around.

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February
4

Celebrate National Pizza Day in Brighton

Favorite Pizza Shops Brighton MI
Finally, the day we've all been waiting for is here — National Pizza Day!

Observed each year on the 9th of February, National Pizza Day is one annual holiday you'll never regret celebrating. How will you enjoy it? A plate of deep-dish pizza with extra cheese? A Chicago-style pie filled with meats and veggies? A greasy thin crust slice folded over the true New Yorker way? No matter how you decide to partake in this saucy holiday, be sure to include a stop at one of these great Brighton pizza joints as part of your yearly tradition!  Our REALTORS® have created this list of six of their favorite pizza places to celebrate the day.

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January
28

First-time Buyer Tips - Mortgage Application
So you've committed to buying a home, congratulations! Deciding to own a home is a big step, but there's still a lot more to work through before you move into your new digs. How you pay for that home is what we're talking about, and getting a mortgage is how to get there. As a first-time homebuyer, you likely have a lot of questions about getting a mortgage, so our real estate agents put together this list of tips for applying for a one.

First-Time Buyer Mortgage Tips

  • What Can You Afford?
    This is a great place to start your mortgage journey, and it begins with affordability. Generally speaking, lenders will look at your finances and use approximately 25% of your gross income to project what you can or should afford in a mortgage. Using that formula, you can play around with the numbers. In other words, if you make $100,000 per year, then you should be able to spend around $25,000 on housing annually or about $2,000 per month.

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December
31

Brighton Buy a Home
Buying a home is a significant investment that requires you to dig deep into your pockets. At first, it may feel like an impossible challenge. However, it is not as impossible as it seems. With a little planning and the application of a smart financial strategy, you can move into your new home sooner than you may think.

Four Strategies that Lead to Homeownership

  • Get Your Financial House in Order
    As a general rule, you will need to save at least 5% of the home's price for a down payment. That is why our REALTORS® recommend getting your financial house in order as soon as possible. This involves cleaning up your credit, paying down debts, and trimming your monthly expenses to the bare minimum. You may need to sell-off non-contributory assets such as extra cars, refinance existing loans, or cut back on the weekly latte meetings with friends. These factors have considerable influence on your ability to save. When these are taken care of, you will find it much easier to save up the down-payment. How long it takes to accomplish these objectives is up to you. Motivated buyers have been known to do all of this in one year. More commonly, it takes between two to three years.

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December
17


Whether you're in the market for Brighton homes for sale or Howell homes for sale, you've got the right allies in your corner with Griffith Realty. Our REALTORS® will go the extra mile to help you find what you're looking for in our Livingston County, MI area.

Many people interested in Livingston County want to know more about its amenities, and we're always happy to oblige. One area where Livingston stands out is its world-class healthcare. Healthcare makes a difference in the quality of life here in Livingston.

Four excellent healthcare organizations serve our residents. Let's find out a little more about them right now:

  1. IHA - 524 Byron Road, Howell, MI 48843
    IHA Family & Internal Medicine is one of the largest multi-specialty medical groups in the state. It has been around the Howell area since 1996. Growing rapidly in recent years, it now has 200 staff and providers. The medical team currently covers 19 specialties. A new 12,000-square foot facility will bring a wide range of new services, including even better diagnostic imaging and emergency care.

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December
10

Home Buying Neighborhood Walkability
There is something special about a walk around the neighborhood.  More than a little bit of exercise, it is the perfect way to meet your neighbors which strengthens the sense of community.   When you're ready to begin your search for Brighton homes for saleour REALTORS® will be prepared--with walking shoes on--to help you find the perfect neighborhood.

What is Walkability?

Walkability is a broad term that encompasses a neighborhood's walking trails, sidewalks, and pathways, as well as its proximity to schools, shopping, and recreation. Communities with high walkability scores are those that are pedestrian friendly and are well-connected to nearby attractions and amenities.

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December
3

Home Buyer Gift Ideas
As you finalize your Christmas gift list, don't forget your new homeowner friends. If they're like many homebuyers, they've spent a lot of time and energy finding the perfect home among beautiful Brighton homes for sale

As your friends prepare for their first Christmas in their new home, they deserve a nice gift to celebrate their success. Our REALTORS® did the research and compiled a list of great gift ideas for new homeowners. You can find them in your local stores or order them online to save time.  

  • Keyless door lock
    When you give your friends a keyless door lock, they can install it themselves, save locksmith re-keying costs, and never have to worry about door keys again. You'll find an assortment of keyless locks at your local hardware store or visit GoKeyless for simple push-button keypad combination locks, digital keypad locks or connected smart locks.

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November
27

Thanks to amazing new manufacturing technologies, the automotive industry is seeing a resurgence in many parts of the United States. Our REALTORS® are proud to say our Livingston County, MI area is king when it comes to the next generation of great auto jobs!

Let's visit some top auto employers:

  1. Thai Summit America - 1480 McPherson Park Dr, Howell, MI 48843
    Thai Summit America is an international Tier 1 Class A stamping and assembly facility right here in Howell. They are the top manufacturing employer in Livingston and also have the highest sales volume of any automotive brand in the county. Howell homes for sale benefit from the enormous employment opportunities at Thai Summit, from line assembly staff to senior leaders.

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November
19

Brighton Area Christmas Tree Farms
Christmas is right around the corner, and if you're settling into your new Brighton home, one thing is for sure – a new home deserves a great Christmas tree. Sure, you could dust off that bold artificial tree that you've been stowing away for years, but why do that when there are so many great places to cut your own real tree?

A Christmas tree is a classic family holiday tradition, and it's not just about hanging up tinsel and lights. For many families, the experience of heading out to pick out and cut your own tree is still very much a treasured annual event. If you're on the hunt for the perfect Christmas Tree in the Brighton, MI area, our REALTORS® are here to share some of their favorite local spots where you can cut your own.

  1. Waldock Tree Farm - 3090 Dutcher Rd, Howell, MI
    For many, the Christmas tree of choice is the fir tree, and Waldock Tree Farm offers four distinct varieties: Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir, and Korean Fir (and for all you Blue Spruce devotees, they have a few of those, too). Waldock Tree Farm also has a knowledgeable staff who can help you pick out the perfect tree for your house. Plus, they serve some great donuts, coffee, tea, and hot cocoa!

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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
23

5 Reasons to List Your Home This Fall
A lot of people think of spring and summer as the prime selling season for real estate.  While these seasons are a great time to sell, fall can be an even better time to add your home to the list of Brighton homes for sale. During the fall, the weather cools, summer vacations are over, and the kids are back in school, creating a much more relaxed atmosphere for all. Our REALTORS® are passionate about helping clients sell their homes.  Here are five reasons to consider listing your home for sale this fall: 

  1. Demand is High
    Market conditions are in your favor as a seller. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), buyer traffic is high amid healthy job growth, driving home buying demand. Meanwhile, inventory – (homes listed for sale) – remains low. That means that demand is outpacing supply, which is good for home sellers, increasing the odds that their homes will sell quickly and at their listing prices.

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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
26

Making a Counteroffer
As a home seller, you're anxious to receive an offer to purchase your house, and getting an offer may or may not be all that you had hoped it would be. While getting an offer below your asking price isn't uncommon in the real estate market, it indeed isn't ideal. Rest assured, however, that there are proven strategies for dealing with an offer that doesn't satisfy your terms. Our REALTORS® at Griffith Realty are here to guide you through the art of making a counteroffer with these three tips. 

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September
18

Tips for Selling Your Home
Selling your home is an exciting time, although it can be an overwhelming task to accomplish on your own. Our REALTORS® are here to help guide you through the entire process to make your experience both productive and positive. We'll take the lead in getting your home sold, but there are a few steps you can take as a seller to make your home more appealing to prospective buyers. 

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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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August
28

Buying a Home in Brighton Contingent Listings
Every now and then when you are searching for a home, you will see the term "contingent," which can be confusing for anyone new in the real estate industry. A contingency simply means that a certain condition needs to be met before a buyer can finalize the purchase of a home. If the contingency isn't met, the house will still be available for sale on the open market. Here are just a few of the most common contingencies and how our REALTORS® can help guide you throughout the entire home buying process.

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August
21

Buying a Brighton Home in a Seller's Market
If you've been searching for your dream home among Brighton homes for sale, you're probably tired of hearing about the seller's market. Unfortunately, you can't avoid the seller's market dynamic. Inventories are low. Home prices are high. To further complicate your quest, mortgage rates keep fluctuating.

Our REALTORS® understand your concerns about the current home buying climate. We've put our best advice into our quick-read guide: "How to Survive in a Seller's Market."

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August
15

First-Time Buyers Homeowners Insurance
Buying your first house is hard work. You crunched the numbers, saved your downpayment, and are ready to start touring Brighton homes for saleBut are you ready?  Have you thought about homeowners insurance?  Homeowners insurance ranks at the top of the home-buying checklist along with mortgage pre-approval and deciding between a lakefront home or downtown condo.  Consider these things about homeowners insurance coverage to avoid unpleasant surprises down the road.

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July
24

Save for a Down Payment
5 Ways to Save for a Down Payment

Saving for a down payment isn't an easy task. Many first-time home buyers feel overwhelmed paying such a large sum of money in addition to the various closing costs involved in buying a home. However, you can save enough money for a down payment by following these simple tips and taking advantage of special financing programs. Our REALTORS® have compiled this list of helpful hints so you can save your money for a down payment and purchase your dream home. 

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July
17

Found Your Dream Home
When you find the perfect home, you envision your future as a homeowner. You see interior spaces transformed by your unique style. You imagine backyard cookouts and holiday gatherings. 

Armed with your mortgage approval letter, a shiny credit rating, and a strong employment history, you proudly stake your claim on one of our beautiful Brighton homes for sale . It's a time for celebrati  on indeed, but the journey isn't over yet.

If you've worked with our REALTORS® during your house-hunting quest, they've kept you apprised of the final steps to homeownership. For those who need more information, we've prepared this brief guide: After You Find The Perfect Home, What's Next?

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July
9

Buy Home Inspection
Once you seal the deal on your choice of Brighton homes for sale, you'll depend on a home inspector to advise you of any conditions you need to know about. The inspection report can give you the confidence to move forward with your purchase. Home inspections can also leave you confused by unanswered questions.

Our REALTORS® understand that no home inspection covers everything and some inspectors are more diligent than others. While one might give you a detailed narrative, another may provide a simple checklist inspection. It can seem unnecessarily complicated. To help you plan ahead for the alternate or supplemental inspections you might need, we offer our list of six items your home inspector might not check.

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July
3

Home Closing Tips
You've scoured the local real estate market searching for Brighton homes for sale and found the perfect home: The one that makes you excited to envision your future life. But wait! It's not quite over yet. You still have to close on your new home to make it official, and there are a few things that can jeopardize that event. Make sure to avoid these five things:

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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
19

Staging Your Home

Successful Staging Can Be Key to Selling Quickly

When you finish your pre-listing fix-ups, it's time to consider staging for your first open house. Staging is the process of presenting a neutral look that allows buyers to envision your home as their home. That can't happen if your home reminds them that someone else still lives there. 

Our REALTORS® work with buyers and sellers. We understand that staging is an important factor in selling your home for the best price. We offer these ideas to help you understand what it takes to stage your home for an open house.

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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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June
1

Stage Your Home to Sell
When you're selling your home, you want every single thing you do to it to count. You want your home to really pop when potential buyers walk through it. You want to guarantee that your home will get their attention.

In other words, you want your home to be the one that makes them say, "Wow," the one they keep thinking about even after a day of looking at properties. Wondering how to make it stand out this much? Here are five ways to give your home the WOW factor.

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May
21

Buy First Home

6 Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Home 

When you're searching for your first home, the process can seem overwhelming. The thrill of finding the right place and making an offer. The anxiety of the home inspection process. The stress of waiting to see if your loan goes through. These emotions and other factors may result in you paying more for your home than you should.

Our REALTORS® believe that buying a home is a big part of the American dream but you shouldn't pay more than your dream is worth. Our advice to you: Don't Overpay for Your First home. We offer these important tips to help you avoid the overpayment dilemma.

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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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May
7

What Stays When You Sell

What Stays With the House When You Sell

It's difficult enough negotiating a home sale without adding controversy over my stuff/your stuff. While you know ahead of time that you plan to remove your vintage chandelier and double-door refrigerator, the person falling in love with your home isn't considering what it will look like without those features.

A University of Pennsylvania study, "Emotions in Real Estate Negotiations, " concluded that there's often an emotional component to home sale negotiations. The process of sorting out what goes and what stays can be one of the emotional triggers. When it occurs, it can slow down the negotiation process.

Our REALTORS® understand that possessions can complicate your negotiations, but there are ways to avoid it. Here are a few ideas to consider before you butt heads with a buyer over the things you refuse to leave behind.

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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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April
11

Milford MI Kensington Metropark
One of the things our REALTORS® have grown to love most about life in Milford, MI is the ability to enjoy the great outdoors close to home. The Milford area offers an endless array of parks, lakes, forests, and trails that are just minutes from downtown. Today, we'd like to highlight one of our favorites—Kensington Metropark.

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April
2

Sell Your Home CMA
When it comes to selling a home, few things are more important than setting the right listing price. Arriving at the perfect not-too-high, not-too-low number isn't easy, which is where a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) comes in. Our REALTORS® have learned that a CMA is the best way to land at the perfect price.

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March
26

Buyers Advice: Make Home Offer

Going on a house hunt can be a lot of fun, but once you've found that perfect home, it's time to get serious. Just as importantly, it's time to let the seller know you're serious about buying their home. Our REALTORS® want to make sure you don't miss out on your dream home, so are five tips on how to make an offer that the seller can't ignore.

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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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March
12

Home Buying budget Tips
There's a good chance that your home is the most expensive thing you will ever buy; however, it doesn't have to be so expensive that it goes too far over your budget. One of the most common mistakes first-time homeowners make is buying a house that completely wipes out their savings, putting them in a very dangerous financial situation. Our REALTORS® want to make sure you avoid that. Here's how: 

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March
5

Livingston County Home

Livingston County is known far and wide for its dozens of beautiful lakes.

Many of the lakes are medium to large, making them perfect for a wide range of water sports. Each one is unique in terms of what it offers: Amenities, weather, the local fish stock, and more combine to create fun and exciting experiences for visitors.  These all-sports lakes attract sightseers – and home buyers – from far and wide.

If you're dreaming of a waterfront property all your own, our REALTORS® are ready to lend a hand with five tips for buying a lakefront home:

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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
20

It's no surprise that many home buyers rely on technology to power their home search, from connecting with real estate agents through social media to taking virtual tours of homes that catch their eye. But did you know you can now start the search for Brighton homes for sale, simply by using your voice? At Griffith Realty, we love using technology to make your life easier while shopping for a home, which is why we're excited to be one of the first real estate businesses in Michigan to offer Voiceter Pro. Our REALTORS® have all of the details on this exciting tool, and on why we find it so important to offer you the latest real estate technology.

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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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February
6

Home Buying Tips for a Seller's Market
Sometimes the housing market favors buyers, and sometimes if favors sellers. The only certainty is that no matter who the market is leaning toward today, it's bound to change.

But that's not much comfort if you're ready to buy a home, and it's currently a seller's market. Our REALTORS® are here to help with your home search no matter what the market says, and these tips will give you a leg up if you're buying a home in a seller's market.

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January
15

Buying a House - First Step Pre-Approval
Th real estate market is a fickle thing. While news programs often make us feel the same thing is happening across all real estate markets in the US, that's just not the case.  In fact, our country is filled with thousands of real estate markets sitting shoulder to shoulder across the US.  Each offering unique opportunities and pitfalls that can be radically different at any given time. 

In addition, conditions often change quickly. An entire market can shift overnight thanks to changes in mortgage interest rates, the amount lenders charge borrowers over time. Those adjustments, in turn, can be caused by anything from bank fluctuations to Washington politics.

In the long run, buyers hoping to get the best deal need one thing on their side: Speed.

The faster you get through your transaction, the easier it is to "seize the day" and get the best bargain in any market. This is especially true because a mortgage loan agreement only lasts for a short period of time--if you don't act on it within that window, your rates can go up. 

What's the key to moving faster in the market? Getting pre-approval.

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January
9

5 Tips for Buying a House When You're Self-Employed

5 Tips for Buying a House When You're Self-Employed

The digital age has helped make self-employment a reality for more people than ever before. While self-employment has many benefits, it also poses some unique challenges when it's time to secure a mortgage and buy a house. Mortgage lenders want to see proof that your income and business are stable, so it's important to plan ahead for the process. 

Our REALTORS® are here to help with a guide to buying a house as a self-employed shopper.

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January
5

Ski Local at Mt. Brighton Ski Resort

Brighton Ski Resort

It's been a little on the cold side lately in Brighton, Michigan--to say the least. One good thing about chilly weather is that it gives us a chance to get out and enjoy all the great winter sports opportunities in the area.

Many of our Brighton homes for sale are just a short drive from the area's best skiing and snowboard slopes. Mt. Brighton Ski Resort located just 5 minutes from downtown Brighton tops the list of favorite things to do in Brighton for many local families.  

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