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March 2014

Found 9 blog entries for March 2014.


If you're from Metro Detroit you know Tiger's opening day has been a spring ritual for decades. It's the day avid baseball fans wait all year long for and it has proven to be one of the biggest crowd pleasing events the city has to offer.  Whether you have a ticket to the game or your just looking for a good time with friends, you can expect the energy to be high and the fans to be happy! On Monday morning the parties start as early as 7 a.m. and go on well into the night! Take your pick of the top parties to Celebrate Opening Day!

Opening Day Harry's Detroit Bar From 7 a.m. til 2 a.m. Harry's will provide you with No cover charge, a heated tent with outdoor seating plus live entertainment. 2482 Clifford, Detroit. (313) 964-1575  

WRIF'S Opening

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Katt Williams

katt-williams-mark-z-home-selling-teamSaturday March 29, at 7 pm and Sunday March 30, at 7 pm ~ Masonic Temple, Detroit 

Katt Williams is known as an American Comedian, Rapper and Actor. He is best known for his role as Money Mike in Friday after Next. He is also known for his stint in Nick Cannon's Wild n Out, for playing the fictional character Bobby Shaw on the TV show My Wife and Kids, and for providing the voice for the character "A Pimp named Slickback". Are you looking for a good laugh? Then check out Katt Williams who has two shows this weekend at the Masonic Temple. 

Novi Home & Garden Show

home-garden-show-mark-z-home-selling-teamMarch 28, at 2 pm - Sunday March 30 ~ Suburban Collection Showcase, Novi

It's is time to start thinking about warm weather, gardens and flowers. Anything and

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second home versus investment propertyWhy buy a second home? Homeowners enjoy the extra space and versatility a vacation home can offer, need to host dependents or family, or sometimes need to accommodate a consistent business travel schedule. Before you decide to apply for a second mortgage, educate yourself about the basics of financing.

First, a second home is different than an investment property: you will not be renting it out or acting as a landlord, you will be spending a great deal of time occupying the space per year, and the property must be miles away from your primary residence. If your long term goal is to receive monthly income from this property, it will need to be classified as an investment purchase.

Eligibility for financing a second home:

  • Cash reserve for
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Smokin Jazz Fest

smokin-jazz-mark-z-home-selling-teamThursday, March 20 From 6 - 11 pm ~ Royal Oak Farmers Market 316 E. 11 mile Road, Royal Oak

This year, March 20 is not just the start of a new season in Metro Detroit - It is the day metro Detroiter's celebrate live jazz, Barbecue, and Soul Food at the Royal Oak Farmers Market with the debut of a one evening experience called Smokin Jazz. Smokin Jazz will feature 25 of Detroit's best BBQ and Soul Food. All attendees will be drawn in by the intoxicating flavors, sights and aromas of endless eating options. We invite you to celebrate the first day of spring... Live music, Great food and a wide selection of Michigan beers at the Royal Oak Farmers Market.

Bookies Bar & Grille

bookies-bar-and-grille-mark-z-home-selling-teamThursday, March 20 from 10-2 pm ~ 2208 Cass

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best time to buy a homeIf you’re looking for a home right now, chances are that you’ve had doubts regarding whether or not this is the right time to buy.  Well, here are some factors that should convince you that it certainly is the time to buy a home right now:

The job market is stabilizing.

It’s a fact – the job market has certainly stabilized.  Many areas are seeing rapid job growth, especially in fields with high demands such as technology and health care.  When you have a larger chance of having a stable income, your chances at being able to afford a home are enormous.

Home prices are falling.

Due to the large amount of foreclosures that are currently for sale, housing prices are continuing to fall on a daily basis.  Lower prices are being accepted by sellers

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5-reasons-to-buy-now-in-michiganBased on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying.

1. Competition is about to Increase

Every spring a surge of prospective purchasers enter the housing market. Like you, they will want the best home available in the best location at the best price. They will be competing with you for the ‘steals’ in the market. Don’t miss the opportunity to get that ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ buy available today that no longer be available as the market heats up..

2. Price Increases Are on the Horizon

Nationally, home prices are projected to increase by 4.5% in 2014 and by over 19% from now until 2018. First

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56th Annual Detroit St. Patrick's Parade

March 16 at 12:00 pm ~ Cork Town, Downtown Detroit

st-patricks-day-mark-z-teamSt. Patrick's Day is March 17th and commemorates the day St. Patrick died. While the folk of Ireland observe the day in a religious manner, The United States celebrates with Parties and parades. Detroit's St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place in the city's Corktown neighborhood, where Irish immigrants settled in the mid 1800's. The Detroit St. Patrick's Day Parade is Michigan's longest running ethnic parade. It starts at noon on Sunday, near Irish Plaza at Sixth Street and Runs west on Michigan Ave. It is expected to last approximately two hours. As might be expected, the celebration often continues after the Parade at various bars, clubs and saloons in and

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62nd Annual AUTORAMA

autorama-mark-z-home-selling-teamMarch 7 - March 9 ~ Cobo Center 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit MI

The Detroit Autorama is the premier indoor Hot Rod and Custom Car show event in the United States for over six decades. Generations of car enthusiasts will be wowed and inspired by the deep heritage of this award winning show. There are a wide variety of events inside the show as well as many celebrity guest appearances. Click the link for times and events.

Michigan Golf Show

michigan-golf-show-mark-z-home-selling-teamMarch 7 - 9 ~ Suburban Show Place 46100 Grand River, Novi  

The nations largest Golf Show is right here in Michigan this weekend at the Suburban Collection Showplace. Over 500 Local, National, world wide resorts, retailers and specialty exhibitors with occupy over 7 acres. Visit

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home purchase expensesBuying a home can be expensive, but the sticker price often doesn’t even begin to cover the other expenses.  Most people don’t know the full range of the expenses you need to have to reasonably cover a full home purchase.  Here are the 8 most common expenses to expect when you purchase a home:

Down Payment

The first expense you will incur for your home is the down payment.  You’ll want to put down 20% of the home’s purchase price for the best interest rate, but you can put down as low as 3.5% with an FHA Loan.

Mortgage Payments

After you put forth the down payment, you will have a monthly expense known as a mortgage payment.  A mortgage payment is getting you closer and closer to having full ownership over your home each month.


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