Royal Oak MI Janet Hull and Thomas Bush    The City of Royal Oak requires no introduction to the Detroit metropolitan area. Conveniently located near several major thoroughfares, Royal Oak’s location is prime. This is evident in the steady rise of property values throughout the city. Royal Oak has maintained the appeal of a small town, while affording many of the amenities of a large metropolis. Because of its respect for diversity, the city’s composition is truly eclectic. The population represents a diverse mix of individuals, age groups, incomes, and myriad of residential home styles. Combined efforts of a proactive city government and Downtown Development Authority over the past several years have brought about a metamorphosis of the city’s central business district. Downtown improvements have included changes to the landscape that encourage socialization.

Royal Oak is the place to come to, not pass through on your way to somewhere else.

Downtown businesses have created a diverse, one-stop commercial district where customers find quality and personal service. Retail shops offer specialty items and many restaurants feature outdoor patios that connect visitors to the heart of Royal Oak. Street furniture provides convenient resting places and vantage points to observe the flurry of activity.

The renaissance of Royal Oak unveiled the city’s charm. Visitors to Main, Washington and other downtown streets experience the city’s unique sense of place and identity, unlike cities without downtown districts. This sentiment can be shared by pedestrians ambling along the downtown streetscapes that feature brick paving, street furniture, tree and flower plantings. It can be felt among patrons of the theaters, upscale restaurants, coffeehouses and distinctive shops. Visitors to downtown Royal Oak enjoy the pedestrian-friendly atmosphere and social interaction.

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$155,000 :: 4750 SIDNEY STREET, SHELBY Township MI, 48317

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Apr 20, 2018

3 beds, 1 bathHome size: 1,350 sq ftLot Size: 8,276 sq ftAdded: 01/23/18, Last Updated: 04/20/18Property Type: Single FamilyMLS Number: 58031338709Community: Shelby TwpTract: SHELBY VILLAGEStatus: Sold Beautiful 3 bedroom brick ranch located in Shelby Twp. Home offers new a/c unit, updated roof, windows, gutters, spacious … Continue reading

Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Apr 20, 2018

Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue … Continue reading

$144,900 :: 49365 MARQUETTE CRT, Utica MI, 48315

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Apr 19, 2018

2 beds, 3 bathsHome size: 1,064 sq ftLot Size: 0 sq ftAdded: 02/12/18, Last Updated: 04/19/18Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-OpMLS Number: 21413724Community: Shelby Twp (50007)Tract: HERITAGE PLACE WEST # 254Status: Sold 2 Bedroom Condo with 2 car attached garage (back to back 2 car) Basement is finished … Continue reading

Is Family Mortgage Debt Out of Control?

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Apr 19, 2018

Some homeowners have recently done a “cash out” refinance and have taken a portion of their increased equity from their house. Others have sold their homes and purchased more expensive homes with larger mortgages. At the same time, first-time buyers have become homeowners and now … Continue reading

$510,000 :: 49171 GOLDEN PARK DR, Shelby Township MI, 48315

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Apr 18, 2018

3 beds, 6 bathsHome size: 4,626 sq ftLot Size: 0 sq ftAdded: 02/22/18, Last Updated: 04/18/18Property Type: Single FamilyMLS Number: 21416147Community: Shelby Twp (50007)Tract: GOLDEN PARK CONDO #772Status: Sold Situated on a quiet street, you will fall in love with this stunning 3 bed/4.2 bath … Continue reading