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March
28

Market Activity

The traditional spring selling season is around the corner in Livingston County, so now is the perfect time to catch up on the latest local real estate trends. Whether you're planning to buy a home, sell a home, or just want to keep up with your local real estate market, our team crunches the numbers to help you stay informed. Our real estate agents have all the key data in our March 2022 Market Activity report for Livingston County.

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March
7

Howell Theater

The Historic Howell Theater holds an iconic place in Howell's history. The theater first opened in 1928, and since then, performances held within its walls have brought joy to countless individuals. Our real estate agents know there is so much to love about the Howell area, and this historic theater is one of them!

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February
21

Trivia Livingston County

Ready to test your knowledge of obscure facts, meet some new people, and have a great time in the process? Some of your favorite bars and dining destinations around Livingston County host regularly recurring trivia nights, perfect for a fun evening out on the town. Grab your group of friends or coworkers, then see if you can take home the grand prize! Our real estate agents have the details on some of the best local trivia nights for you to enjoy around Livingston County.

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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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December
13

Livingston County Shopping
When you're moving to a new home, there's little time for anything else. In all the commotion, it's easy to forget that the holidays are almost here. And that means shopping. Here are a few local places in Livingston County perfect for last-minute holiday shopping.

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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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November
8

Fantasy of Lights

One reason we really love the Howell area is all of the fun, local events the community plans each year. As the weather grows cooler, it's time to start planning for the Fantasy of Lights, one of Howell's favorite festivals. Who doesn't love glistening, colorful lights and visits from Santa? Here are the key details you'll need to attend the Fantasy of Lights in 2021.

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November
1

If there was ever an occasion to go out of your way to search for a special sweet treat, it's National Candy Day celebrated on November 4th. Since local handcrafted treats are always the best, our real estate agents took a tour of Livingston County to find out which local retailers had the best candy selection. Check out this brief list of their favorites below.  

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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
11

Livingston County Fall

There's no place quite like Michigan in the fall. It's harvest time at our local farms and orchards, and our parks are ablaze with the colors of the season. Our real estate agents are always game for a fall road trip, and these are our favorite places to stop and enjoy the season in Livingston County. 

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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
20

Scenic Dining Livingston CountyOutdoor dining in Livingston County continues to be popular for more reasons than one. Why not enjoy great views and refreshing weather along with delicious food? When it comes to cuisine, Livingston County delights with everything from upscale to downhome – but you can always expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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August
23

August 2021 Livingston CountyPlanning on buying or selling a home in the Livingston County area this year? A strong understanding of the latest local real estate trends is key to success, whether you're buying, selling, or simply gathering information to help you plan what to do next. Our real estate agents keep a constant eye on the latest real estate trends in the area, and we've got all of the details in our August Market Activity Report for Livingston County.

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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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June
28

Brighton Grilling

The sun is shining, the weather is warming, and grilling season is officially upon us! Our real estate agents know that there's nothing like a pleasant evening spent outdoors around Brighton, with fresh ingredients crackling on the grill in preparation to be shared with your favorite people. But where do you find those fresh ingredients? Worry not, local butcher shops and markets are ready to serve you. Get to know 5 of the best with our guide for where to stock up for all of your summer grilling around Brighton.

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June
7

Livingston County Running

Training for a 5K is such a fun and productive way to improve your fitness and work towards a goal. Whether you're a dedicated runner or a newbie to the sport, it's fun to gather with other runners and give it your all — usually for a good cause. Luckily, there are plenty of exciting 5K races scheduled in Livingston County this summer. Here are a few our real estate agents have come across.

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May
10

Livingston County Disc Golf

When our real estate agents talk to potential new residents about all the things there are to love about living in Livingston County, the variety of outdoor activities always comes up. From golfing to hiking and more, there's no shortage of fun ways to enjoy the fresh air. 

One activity that is booming in the area is disc golf. This fun, simple game is played by throwing a disc at a target, using rules that are similar to golf. Since it has become so popular, many disc golf courses have popped up in the area. Here are a few we recommend. 

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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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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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July
27

Bakeries in Livingston County

Celebrate the summer with a sweet treat – National Cheesecake Day is coming up on Thursday, July 30th. This popular dessert is served many different ways and can be found on many menus throughout Livingston County. Our real estate agents are ready to sample the best cheesecakes from around Livingston County. Join us by ordering a homemade slice from one of our favorite bakeries.

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April
6

Historical Landmarks Livingston County

If you've been exploring homes in Livingston County, you may be interested to know that the area has a long and exciting history. When our real estate agents show new homeowners around the area, they love pointing out some of our most famous historical landmarks.

 Here are a few of our favorites. 

  1. Frank J. Hecox House
    Also known as "The House of the Seven Gables," the Frank J. Hecox House is a single-family farmhouse located on 76-acres. It was constructed in 1887 and transferred ownership several times before being purchased and restored by the current owners. The Second-Empire-style home with a pressed-tin-shingle mansard roof is a popular example of historical architecture. 

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January
20

Livingston County Wedding Venues

Do you hear that? It's the sound of wedding bells ringing over the not too distant horizon. If you are searching for the perfect place to celebrate your special day, then you will be delighted to know you don't have to look far. The following are some of the most beautiful venues in Michigan that our real estate agents recommend. Each of these fabulous places are right down the road from what could be your new home in the area. 

  1. Lazy J Ranch - 625 South Hickory Ridge Rd, Milford, MI 48380
    If you love the past and want a touch of downhome charm, then Lazy J Ranch is the right place to celebrate your nuptials. They'll stack the hay bales, fire up the band, and show you a rootin', hootin', hollering good time. While you're checking them out, be sure to look at Milford homes for sale because you might want to move into the community and keep the party going.
  2. Crystal Gardens - 5768 East Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
    Classy and sophisticated are the best ways to describe the venue at Crystal Gardens. They will take care of everything from the banquet to the band, so all you have to think about is having fun and which of the Howell homes for sale you and your new spouse want to buy.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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