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The Matthaei Botanical Gardens is an Ann Arbor jewel that many people may not be aware of.  The Gardens are located off of Dixburo between Plymouth and Geddes.  The Conservatory was opened in 1964. It is a commission by Alden B. Dow, the only Architect Laureate designated by the State of Michigan...
Pfizer or no Pfizer, Plymouth Green Crossings is forging ahead.  Signs that the new development is moving forward can be seen and the infrastructure is beginning to take shape.  This promises to be an exciting addition to northeast Ann Arbor offering trendy loft syle condos above reatil shops to ...
Here is an incredible video that really illustrates how fast our world is changing.  One thing I took away from it is how important it is to be able to adapt to change and how important it is to teach this to our children.  In one part of the video, it says that what kids several years from now l...
No question about it, Ann Arbor home and condo prices have taken a hit. Are we nearing the bottom of the market?  When the news is the worst is when smart money is usually buying.  I am starting to see buyers step in to close some excellent deals.  North East Ann Arbor brick ranch with a full wal...
Another sign that main street retailing as we knew it is dying.  Wizzywig, a downtown Ann Arbor store specializing in Japanese pop-culture collectables is moving.  They are relocating their store front to the industrial park by the Ann Arbor Airport where there warehouse is.  The Downtown Ann Arb...
From The Wall Street Journal Online When the boss buys a trophy home, investors would do well to sell shares in the company, according to a new study of stock performance of Standard & Poor's 500-stock index firms following home purchases by chief executives. Call it the mansion effect: The bigg...
While Pfizer is in high gear with their pull out of Ann Arbor,  The University Medical center and hospitals and the University of Michigan are the economic engines that will drive us forward.  The dust will settle after Pfizer is done pulling up stakes and we will be stronger for it.  Health care...
The Frieze building in Downtown Ann Arbor on North State street is on its way down to make room for the New U of M North Quad housing and acedemic building,  Read the Frieze building blog here.  The University has upgraded the quality of this replacement building and I am confiden we will have a ...
Ashley Terrace going up at Ashley and Huron in Downtown Ann Arbor.  You can see the balcony of the condos jutting out on the second floor on the left of the picture.  Ashley Terrace offers downtown condos from the high 200's and up.  Each condo incudes one parking space in the underground on site...
From the official google blog: Homes, not just homepages More than ever, home buyers are starting their search online, and we want to make it easier for every one of you to find the home of your dreams. Searching on Google for Seattle real estate or homes for sale in San Diego prompts you to ente...

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Andy Piper's view on Ann Arbor Homes, Real Estate and Community News. Thoughts and information on real estate marketing, Internet and technology.