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The Secrets Behind Ann Arbor, Michigan’s Great Climate

Climate and weather patterns are very important in determining real estate values and growth potential. If you’ve ever considered Ann Arbor, Michigan as a place to move to, you’ve likely heard about the city’s great climate. Let’s dive deeper into the secrets behind Ann Arbor, Michigan’s weather and what makes it such a desirable destination for those seeking the perfect blend of four seasons.


Ann Arbor, Michigan is situated in the Eastern Time Zone of the United States. It is also in a temperate climate zone, which means it tends to have warm summers and cool winters, with moderate precipitation spread throughout the year. Ann Arbor is surrounded by lakes and rivers that help to regulate the temperature and create a unique microclimate. This positioning results in relatively mild temperatures throughout the year, making for a perfect environment for outdoor activities.

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4952 Green Knolls Lane, Ann Arbor Home For Sale

4952 Green Knolls Lane, Ann Arbor MI 481034952 Green Knolls Lane, Ann Arbor MI 48103

SOLD!  Brick bi-level home at 4952 Green Knolls Lane, Ann Arbor that is close to downtown Ann Arbor and downtown Dexter! Some of the features include:

  • 2,106 square feet including 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath
  • 1.34 acre lot
  • 2-car attached garage, plus a 2-level barn for all of your gardening and yard equipment
  • Deck off dining room overlooks expansive backyard
  • Lower level features a family room and full bath
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  • MLS# 3248226
  • Listed at $319,900

To learn more about this country home in Scio Township at 4952 Green Knolls Lane, Ann Arbor MI 48103, or to schedule a showing, please call the Bouma Group Realtors at 734-761-3060 or email us at See more Ann Arbor homes for sale here!


1050 Wall Street 3E, Ann Arbor Condo for Sale

small Riverside-Park-Place-Ann-Arbor (6) (1)1050 Wall Street 3E, Ann Arbor MI 48105

SOLD! Hi-rise luxury condo at Riverside Park Place that is steps to UM Medical Center. Features include:

  • 1209 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths
  • Kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances
  • Balcony overlooking downtown Ann Arbor
  • Walk to Kerrytown and Farmers’ Market
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3247550
  • Listed for $279,900

To learn more about 1050 Wall Street 3E, or to schedule a private showing, contact Ann Arbor’s Premier Realtors of The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060. Or email us at View all Ann Arbor condos for sale here.


Ann Arbor Area Fall Festivities are in Full Swing!

Autumn Colors in the Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County AreaThings to Do this Fall in the Ann Arbor Area

Autumn has arrived! Although the temperatures are cooling down, this is still a great time to get outside and enjoy the beauty and bounty of nature before the snowflakes start to fall. We’ve included some options for great fall festivals, farms with apple and pumpkin picking, and (of course) football below.

Take in some history and satisfy your sweet tooth at the Dexter Cider Mill. They are the oldest continuously operated cider mill in Michigan, and they are now open with fall hours, Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm. In addition to natural cider, the Mill also offers a variety of delicious baked goods and weekend entertainment. Visit them at 3685 Central Street in Dexter.

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Shinola – American Made in Downtown Ann Arbor

Shinola, Ann Arbor

Shinola, Downtown Ann Arbor Retailer of Upscale American Made Gifts

Are you looking for a high quality, American-made gift? Look no further than Shinola in downtown Ann Arbor, near our real estate office. Located at the corner of Main and Liberty, Shinola is best known for their watches (handmade in Detroit) and bicycles (frames made in Wisconsin and assembled in Detroit). However, their store also offers leather products, journals, pet accessories, and other gifts. Everything is proudly made in the USA. They are open 7 days a week and also offer coffee.
Address: 301 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
Phone Number: (734) 389-7013

Where to Find Fresh Christmas Trees in the Ann Arbor Area

O Christmas Tree!Holiday Decorating Christmas Tree Bulb

As we wrap up Thanksgiving celebrations and enjoy the first snowfalls, chances are you will start to see some cars driving around with a Christmas tree strapped to the top. If you enjoy a live Christmas tree, you may want to check out some of these local farms that offer pre-cut and cut-your-own options that will have you rocking around your tree in no time!

Braun’s Trees

Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 10am – Dark beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving
Address: 796 Warren Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-663-2717

Interesting Information: Braun’s offers pre-cut and cut-your-own fir and spruce trees, as well as stands, wreaths, and garland. They have been offering trees since 1996 and have over 50 acres to roam. Employees will shake and bale your tree for the trip home, and friendly dogs are welcome to come along!

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Argo Park and Canoe Livery, Ann Arbor MI

Argo Park, Ann Arbor MI Canoe Livery and Pond

Argo Nature Area is a beautiful 22 acre park along the Huron River, just north of downtown Ann Arbor, with parking located off of Longshore Drive. It offers multiple trails for hiking through the nature area, picnic spots, a dock, and public boat launch. The Argo Canoe Livery  is open from April – October and provides rentals for canoes, kayaks, rafts, tubes, and stand-up paddle boats for individuals or larger groups.