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Top 10 Cider Mills in Metro Detroit!

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Can you smell it?! Fall is upon us, whether we want it to be or not.  I’m proud to say I’m a native metro-Detroiter, and as such can say with confidence we have some of the absolute best cider mills in the world.  Period. (I have a lot of pride where I live).  

Every Mill on this list I have amazing family memories going back to when I was 6-7 years old, some of which may or may not include pushing my little little sister into the Rouge River that runs alongside the Franklin cider mill.  Not saying it happened, just that it’s possible. Besides, it was a simpler time, before we knew the Rouge River wasn’t clean.  

Sipping a cup of hot cider or cold apple slush along with a freshly baked maple or cinnamon donuts is the definition of a perfect weekend, I can smell it sitting at my computer. In recent years, many of the cider mills here have upgraded themselves to become the fusion of age-old traditions and contemporary expectations to ensure the visitors have an all-inclusive recreational experience.

People living in the state of Michigan are well aware of the fun-filled experience offered by Cider Mills dotted across the region. After all, who wants to miss out on the pre-Thanksgiving tradition of having that hot cup of cider along with caramel apple? Here, we have listed some of the top Cider Mills in Metro Detroit area where you can visit with your loved ones to enjoy a farm-fresh culinary experience along with a range of farm activities.

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Franklin Cider Mill

Address: 745 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

Ok, THIS Cider Mill was my family go to when we wanted a great Cider Mill and we wanted that Cider Mill next to a river and of course (per my mother) walking distance to the largest Mackenzie-Child store in Metro Detroit.  I don’t know if the store is still there (though their style is widely loved, it’s a little too Tim Burton for me).  

Franklin is known widely for its fresh and unbelievably delicious donuts, Franklin Cider Mill was established in the year 1937. As their tagline suggests, Franklin Cider Mill is indeed a ‘family tradition’ with families in and around Metro Detroit Area visiting it for generations. It is a cider mill that has maintained its traditional and charming appeal even after so many years. 

Starting from how they make their donuts to the cider slush to cool you down during a warm fall day, the preparation style and recipes have been untouched for decades. It is a nostalgic experience for people who have been visiting Franklin Cider Mill with their parents and now visiting the same as a parent. Many of the delicious recipes they dish out are made in front of the visitors and are a joy to watch.  While here check out the “Wheel Room”. You’ll know it when you see it. 

Franklin Cider Mill is among the most sophisticated Metro Detroit Cider Mills as well. It is spread through a large area that is scenic and picturesque.  On any given day there are professional photographers that make the trek from all over Michigan to this specific mill for the beauty and how the Franklin Cider Mill is nestled in the hill and surrounding woods.   

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Just outside the main barn in an in-house open market as well drawing local handmade crafts and natural foods.. Many of the visitors claim the open market here has an authentic Birmingham shopping vibe that is certainly going to leave a lasting impression. 

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Some of the well-known autumn treats available here are flowers, Hickory Farms meats, syrups, apples, apple cider vinegar, fresh-cut flowers, donuts, and more.  Loving the hot foods myself I picked up a few peppered jams, and a ghost pepper cheese.

Go For: Great Cider, doughnuts and pushing little sisters into the Rouge River

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Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill

Address: 714 Baseline Road, Northville, MI 48167 

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Northville’s Best and Worst kept secret, it’s only one block off of 8 mile, and is both hard to find and can’t be missed.  On my way to or from my Novi office, this is my go to Cider Mill. I love it’s open on weekdays and everyone loves when I bring cider and doughnuts from here to the office.  I can’t imagine how many unfortunate people drive up and down 8 mile road every day and never know it’s there. Northvill-ians definitely do.  

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It is one of the most beautiful cider mills in the Metro Detroit region, starting from its artsy red barn exterior to tastefully decorated interiors, the aesthetic beauty of Parmenter’s Cider Mill remains undisputed till date. It was founded in the year 1873 and rebuilt in the year 1978 after the original structure got damaged in a fire breakout earlier season. 

This one is unique to our list as the family purchased the Northville Winery in 2006 and later added an on site brewery in 2014.  One of the most popular happy hour activities are on site wine tastings and beer sampling at the Northville Winery & Brewing Co., right across their parking lot.

The spiced donuts available at Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill are to die for and go well with the Northville Winery (added in 2006) and their very own microbrewery that opened in 2014 available here. One of the add-ons with the fall delicacies and range of activities offered at Parmenter’s is their live music. 

Go For: Cider and Doughnuts, Caramel Apple Bowls & quick fixes

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Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill

Address: 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada, MI 48005

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THIS PLACE HAS IT ALL: Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill has more fun activities for visitors than pretty much any other cider mills around Metro Detroit.  Just typing this I’m planning my next 5 trips here (it will take that many to get it all in).  

Looking for Zombie Paintball Safari?  Check

Spooky Corn Maze?  Check 

3 Story Haunted Barn?  Check 

Apple Picking?  Check

Cut your own Christmas Tree?  Check this box too!  

Looking for a 5k fun Run?  It’s here!

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For adults, kids, or kids that are adult age, Blake’s Cider Mill will certainly not disappoint. The vision of Blake’s Cider Mill has expanded well beyond just producing fresh cider in recent years. It has been focusing on establishing itself as one of the top recreational destinations during the fall season. 

Blake’s Cider Mill is one of the more contemporary cider mills and isn’t as traditional as others. It aims to cater to the needs of the visitors and doesn’t shy away from offering modern treats like popcorn, pretzels, pizzas, and corn dogs to the visitors. It has become one of the most visited cider mills in recent times due to the ever growing range of activities on offer, especially their famous three-story haunted barn house. 

Visitors to Blake’s Cider Mill can also indulge in their 500-acre spread apple orchards, cornfield mazes, haunted hayrides, U-cut apples, U-cut pumpkins, and more. For adults, Blake’s Ciderhouse and Winery located in the same address offers seven different kinds of wines for sampling and purchase. Moreover, there are six different flavors of hard ciders on offer made from Blake’s farm-fresh fruits.

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Go For: The Zombie Paintball Safari! 


Erwin Orchards 

Address: 61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon, MI 48178

Erwin Orchards Website

For families with kids, Erwin Orchards and Cider Mill spread over 200 acres land is a must-visit. Established over a century ago, it is not only one of the largest cider mills in the region but also one of the most entertaining, especially for its young guests. It’s “Trike Trail” is a massive attraction for the kids and they offer some of the most delicious flavored fruit ciders and donuts.  Speaking of donuts, they have 5 kinds.  5 KINDS! Apple spice plain, apple spice cinnamon sugar, pumpkin glaze, pumpkin sprinkle, and salted caramel.  Pumpkin sprinkle and salted caramel are my fav's.  Drop a comment below with yours

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There are tons of activities, including: U-pick Apples, U pick raspberries, pumpkins.  A corn maze, pony rides, hay maze, trike trail, bouncing inflatables, goat pen (featuring Nigerian dwarf goats), petting zoo with a llama and lambs, a HUGE sunflower garden and more. For the kids in us adults?  Paintball target practice

The cider here is among the sweetest you will taste among the ciders offered by other mills in the region. The sizes of the donuts here are unusually large and taste delicious. The visitors have the opportunity to see an operational beehive and watch the cider being pressed live to learn more about their cider-making process.

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The Erwin’s Cider Mill’s management organizes educational tours for the schools and large groups, including for the families and companies.  Need a barn for a family party? Call Erwins, they have a barn for your event (at quite a reasonable price might I add)

Go For: Picking 847 kinds of apples! (that number is an approximate)

Yates Cider Mill

Address: 1990 E Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307 

Yates Cider Mill Website

If you are going on a date, visit Yates. Voted the most romantic cider mill in the Metro Detroit Area, Yates Cider Mill offers an unforgettable experience to its visitors. Established in the 1860s, Yates Cider Mill is situated on the banks of the Clinton River. It adds to the beauty of the cider mill that is known to attract a huge crowd on weekends and weekdays alike. 

Franklin Cider Mill and Yates Cider Mill are two of the oldest cider mills in Metro Detroit Area. Both these cider mills are not the largest in terms of area in comparison to other cider mills in the Metro Detroit region. However, they have created their unique place in the cider industry through traditions, culture, age-old recipes, and incomparable hospitality. 

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Great for the Young Ones.  Yates Cider Mill doesn’t boast of too many new fangled recreational activities like some of the other cider mills.  This mill was started during the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln, and they like to keep the feel like it still is. The activities they offer are engaging and entertaining, especially for the new humans through elementary school.n Feeding goats and watching a variety of fudge made live at their famous Fudge Shop and the on-site petting zoo are just a few things that will cause your kids to laugh with delight. Don’t forget to buy freshly picked apples from Apple Tent located right beside the Fudge Shop. 

After you have all your goodies, there’s a ½ mile River Walk along the Clinton River that’s not to be missed.

Yates Cider Mill is one of the most popular cider mills in the region and is also featured in the listing of “Fall Favorites” by Food Network. The best part is that Yates Cider Mill is open till days before Christmas. If you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of city life or looking to buy an investment property, buying a home near Yates Cider Mill is a lucrative option. 

Go for: The Lazy River Walk


Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill

Address: 10685 Warren Road, Plymouth, MI 48170

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Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill opened in the year 1977. It is relatively young compared to other older cider mills in the region. It has won many awards in the cider industry in the past few years for maintaining high standards in terms of experience it offers to the visitors and quality of its products. It won the prestigious “Stanley Cup” at the annual Michigan Apple Cider Contest, which is commendable considering it is a relatively young cider mill compared to other contestants in the contest. 

Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill spans through a vast area of over 100-acres. The kids can indulge in many activities here, including wagon rides, corn maze, hay maze, petting zoo, picnic area, and more. The farm market here offers many farm-fresh fruits, including apples, pumpkins, yellow raspberries, red raspberries, and more, grown in-house at Plymouth’s orchards.

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The pecan, cherry, pumpkin and apple pies, as well as flavored donuts available at Plymouth Cider Mills, are to die for. One of the amenities that separate Plymouth Orchard and Cider Mills from its historic counterparts is its expansive indoor space. Even though Plymouth is relatively young in the cider business, it has been able to hold its ground firmly and continues to grow in popularity, amenities offered, and its product portfolio.

Go For:  The Pecan Pie, the Red Shed Market and the Live Music


Rochester Cider Mill

Address: 5125 N Rochester Road, Rochester, MI 48306

Rochester Cider Mill Website

There are a few Rochester mills in the Metro Detroit area, so don’t confuse Rochester Cider Mill with it. Founded over 150 years ago, Rochester Cider Mill continues to produce its unpasteurized cider the same way it used to till date. It takes pride in its cider produce and rightly so. Rochester’s Ciders are unique and people from across the country flock in during the fall to taste the variety of traditionally pressed flavored ciders offered. 

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The donuts offered at Rochester Cider Mill would leave you mesmerized as it has its distinctive taste, thanks to their age-old secret recipe. The blueberry and maple donuts sell out fast, so plan your trip to Rochester Cider Mill during early hours. Rochester Cider Mill offers a relaxed cider farm experience where the kids have plenty of open space to stroll around and play while the parents settle in comfortable indoor/outdoor seating available here. 

The homey environment and friendly staff offer guests a warm and memorable experience that leaves a sweet after-taste in their memories. It is what has made this cider mill one of the most visited cider mills in the region. The pies, donuts, fruits, and ciders available at Rochester are reasonably priced and won’t put a dent in your weekend budget. 

Go For: The Apple Crisp and the 10 kinds of Doughnuts! 


Wiard’s Orchards and County Fair & Cider Mill

Address: 5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Wiards Orchards Website

One of the oldest and most popular cider mills in the Metro Detroit area is Wiard’s Orchards and Cider Mill that opened over 177 years ago. It features a miniature golf course and six haunted attractions, which are particularly popular among the kids during Halloween. They have a variety of baked goods, pies, apples, donuts, and more on offer. The frozen pies available here can be taken home as well by the guests. 

One of the primary reasons why it is popular among the kids is because of it doubling up as a thrill park. Wiard’s Cider Mill hosts several haunted attractions, including The Asylum, Alien Caged Clowns, The Mined Shaft, Hayride of the Lost, Ultimate Haunted Barn and the Labyrinth. The Wiard’s Orchard and Cider Mill organizes customized picnics and events for the clients, including for the families and companies. 

Wiards Orchards Cider Mill

The County Store and Bakery at Wiard’s is where the magic happens as you can choose from a variety of delicacies to have and take home, including ciders, apple salsas, baked pies, donuts, honey, fruit jams, and freshly picked fruits. Wiard’s offer an authentic yet contemporary cider mill experience to its guests, and it is the reason why it is packed on weekends.

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Westview Orchards and Cider Mill 

Address: 65075 Van Dyke, Washington Township, MI 48095


Westview Orchards Website

All you can carry pumpkins.  Yep you heard that right. Stop by September 28th and 29th for this one, and check their site for any of the other 14 events going on this fall!  The U-pickers would have an extensive experience picking a variety of apples at Westview Orchards, including types such as Gala, Macintosh and Ginger Gold. The guests can also U-pick a variety of vegetables here, including cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, green beans, and summer squash. 

The Farm Market at Westview Orchard offers many different varieties of flavored ciders, vegetables, fruits, pies, and baked goods. It boasts of a bakery, Modern Cider Mill, and Schoolhouse Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe. Shopping at its bakery is on the to-do list of almost all the guests visiting Westview, especially their signature fruit flip and maple donuts. 

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The Westview Orchards and Cider Mill are open throughout the year, but the experience it offers during the fall is unbelievable. The acres of Orchard lands are open for on-foot exploration during the fall, which is not an option during the rest of the year. The footfall is enormous during the weekends, so if you are planning to visit Westview, weekdays offer a more relaxing experience. 

They offer different packages for families and companies events and checking with them before the visit would help you plan your trip in a personalized manner. School tours, group tours, company events, family picnics, adventure tours, and more, can be organized by the management at Westview on request. 

One of the features at Westview that has surprisingly become popular and a visiting factor for many of the guests is its modern and clean restroom facilities, which is hard to come by in a countryside farm and vintage cider mills. 

Go For: For the Love of Pie! October 19th & 20th


Paint Creek Cider Mill 

Address: 4480 Orion Road, Rochester, MI 48306

Paint Creek Cider Mill Website

Located on the picturesque Paint Creek Trail, the Paint Creek Cider Mill is touted as the best pit stop on the trail. The culinary experience offered at its full-service restaurant with its extensive menu is surreal. Not only does it provide the authentic cider mill items like donuts, pies, and flavored ciders, but also wraps, pizzas, sandwiches, ice creams, hot dogs, and salads. The Paint Creek Cider Mill operated for long just as a restaurant before it was converted into a Cider Mill. It is currently operated jointly by Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission for Oakland Township. 

Paint Creek Cider Mill

One of the reasons why the restaurant was converted into a full-fledged cider mill was its beautiful location. The restaurant at Paint Creek has been popular along the Paint Creek Trail for years, and its cider, donuts, pies, and baked goods are worth every penny. In all honesty, Paint Creek Cider Mill doesn’t offer the most authentic cider mill experience, and neither boasts of it. However, it does make up for it by being the worthy pit stop on the paint creek trail for a quick cider fix or a delicious lunch. 

The building, restaurant, and the grounds are well-managed, and they are in the process of adding some innovative activities for kids this fall. The restaurant management here experiments with the fresh produce to add something exciting and creative to their menu from time to time to delight the guests.

Go For: Home Made Ice Cream and a Walk on the Paint Creek Trail!

Alright All, that's a wrap!  For all you Michiganders like me, hopefully this list brings back memories.  Of an earlier day, a simpler time.  For all my readers new to Michigan I definitely encourage those that are just starting out and those well on their way to stop by any or all.  

There are a ton of other Cider Mills we didn't cover.  What did we miss?  What are your favorites?  What are some favorite memories?  For anyone finding a new Mill on (or off this list) Leave a line with feedback!

 Brought to you by Michael Perna and The Perna Team Realtors.

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An overwhelming majority of buyers begin their home search online, so taking your listing photos now, while your landscaping looks its best, is a must. Let’s discuss why.


Your home’s listing photos are massively important to the success of your sale for one very good reason: 96% of today’s buyers start their search online, so these photos will likely serve as their first impression of your home. 

So whether you’re planning on listing next week or next year, the time to take these listing photos is right now. Why? Well, homes tend to look best when the yard is still green and the trees still have their leaves. And as we progress into fall, the gorgeous colors that fill the landscape through this season are sure to set the perfect backdrop for your listing. The only catch is the rain that comes with this season. Therefore, getting these photos done as soon as possible is a must. The weather is still great, so take advantage. 

Whether you’re planning on listing next week or next year, the time to take these listing photos is right now.


To see the real difference between home photos taken during the winter versus those taken during around this time of year, check out the photos in the video above starting at 1:37. After looking at these pictures, you’re bound to understand how critical these listing photos are. 

If you’re ready to get started, reach out to me today. I’d love to get my professional photographer out to your home now so that we can capture your home in its best possible light. 

And, as always, if you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon. 


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Supply is down and demand is up in our market this September.


Every year around September, the market tends to get a little sleepy, but is this still true for the market in 2019?

At the moment, it is for sellers. Over the first three weeks of August, inventory dropped 9.9%. In other words, one out of every 10 homes a buyer could choose from last month isn’t there anymore. Sellers aren’t bringing as many properties to the market, and I know exactly why. For one thing, they assume the buyers who weren’t able to move before the start of the school year are gone. Also, they assume most people don’t want to move during the winter.

The fact is, though, that money motivates. Interest rates have dropped significantly, and the Federal Reserve promised that they’ll drop once more very soon. Because of this drop, the number of mortgage applications for new purchases has risen 8.7% over the last three weeks. Traditionally, mortgage applications average a 15% drop during this period.

Between the drop in inventory and the spike in mortgage applications, we’re looking at almost a 20% discrepancy between the numbers of buyers in the market and the number of sellers. What happens when there’s less supply and more demand? Prices go up.

Just last week, our team had 11 sellers contact us wanting to put their home on the market. Sure enough, we paired them with our exclusive First Look program and our top-notch marketing, and all 11 of those properties sold in their first day on the market. They also attracted multiple offers and sold above their asking price with amazing contract terms.

What happens when there’s less supply and more demand? Prices go up.


What do I mean by amazing terms? We had a couple of buyers agree to bridge the price gap if the home didn’t appraise. We also had several who agreed to let the sellers live in the home rent-free for a month or so after closing so they had time to move.

We’ve seen some amazing buyers walk through our doors these last few weeks, but unfortunately, there just aren’t enough properties. If you’re thinking about selling, give us a call right now.

If you’re considering purchasing a home, the good news is that 60 to 80 properties come our way each month that eventually end up on the market, and we can grant you access to view these properties before they reach Zillow,, or the MLS.

If you have any other real estate questions or there’s anything else I can help you with, feel free to reach out to us as well. We’d love to help you.

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Now that the weather is getting colder, it’s important that you have your furnace professionally inspected to make sure it’s working properly.


As the weather turns colder and we move closer to winter, it’s all the more important to make sure your home’s furnace is in good working order. That’s why today I’ve brought in Denise and Julie Wood of Dan Wood Plumbing and Heating to talk about the importance of maintaining your home’s furnace.

Having your furnace inspected on a yearly basis increases its longevity and protects your family from any unknown hazards. A certified professional can check its safety features and make sure the heat exchanger is in good condition. If it’s cracked at all, that can cause carbon monoxide emissions, which can be dangerous and, in some cases, even fatal.

The average lifespan of a carbon monoxide detector is eight years. If you need a new one, we can provide one free - courtesy of the Perna Team


If you want to get your furnace checked before winter starts, you can sign up for Dan Wood Plumbing’s Wood Home Comfort Program. By signing up for this program, they’ll make two visits to your home per year—once in the fall to check your furnace and once in the spring to check your air conditioning unit. If you sign up now, you’ll also receive 10% off for the first year of service. During the winter, especially, Dan Wood Plumbing takes great care to check your home’s furnace both visually and with their own combustion analyzer.

On a final note, remember that the average lifespan of a carbon monoxide detector is eight years, so if you think your carbon monoxide detector is outdated, just reach out to us and we’d be happy to provide you with a new one.

If you have any more questions for Denise and Julie, you can give them a call at (248) 348-4242 or visit their website at

As always, if you have any other real estate questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We’d be glad to help you.

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How to Bring Your Plants Inside for Winter


Metro Detroit Bringing Plants in for Winter 

By Ashley Miller 

Winter season is sneaking up on us and as you find yourself becoming less inclined to explore nature and be outside you’ll find that some of your favorites plants around your home feel the same way. Most native plants within your yard will do well throughout the winter given their ability to adapt to the colder Michigan conditions. However, you may have some plants that prefer a more tropical winter climate that will need to come indoors soon. Consider these ways on how to bring your plants inside for winter to make them last.


Identify Plants

Knowing what kind of plants that you have within your yard is a massive part of assessing what needs to be moved indoors to escape the cold temperatures. Walk through your yard and consider each plant’s ability to weather snow and freezing conditions. Many favorite plants that homeowners move indoors include ferns, yucca, lilies, and aloe. If there was a plant that barely made it through the winter last year, you might consider moving them indoors this year to keep it alive. Any healthy plant that you love should always come indoors while those that can handle low lighting conditions and low humidity should also be moved indoors as well. Many potted plants should also be moved indoors during the winter as they have a hard time keeping their root systems warm outdoors.


Watch the Temperature

Similarly to the time of the year that you’ll be wrapping up your fall lawn and garden care, you’ll know that is it time to move plants indoors when the low temperature at night is consistently under 60°F. Fall can be a tricky time of year, and these low temperatures may sneak up on you more quickly than you expect. If you can’t immediately move the plants, consider draping them with sheeting to keep them warm at night until you have time to move them indoors.


Place in Sunlight

Bringing plants into your home does require some forethought in knowing what will do well in some regions of the house. Plants that thrive indoors typically need bright to moderate, indirect light. Southern facing windows are always a good choice as the plant will get the most sunlight during the winter season. Allow each plant to have enough sunlight each day without being overcrowded from other plants nearby.


Be Aware of Air & Water

Make sure that the air circulation is ideal for the plant type as well. Most plants placed near windows will get an adequate amount of air circulation. Others plants will need a ceiling fan or other fan turned on to prevent damp soil and soggy conditions. Refrain from placing a plant near a heating vent or heat source in the winter that could compromise its ability to do well indoors.

Water indoor plants sparingly to mimic normal outdoor conditions. Also, remember to make sure that all the pots have good drainage and sit on drainage pans to keep the soil watered without ruining your home with seeping water. Those plants that have browning leaves may do better in a room with a humidifier as well.


Watch for Dust

Plants are often times not adjusted to collecting dust when brought indoors. Make sure to clean off the plant as it gathers dust to keep it healthy and robust. Just a thin layer of dust can compromise leaves and become an issue of concern for indoor plants. Wipe them down gently with a wet cloth to keep them clean while indoors.

Once spring returns in your area you’ll be able to transplant these indoor plants to the garden again. Caring for them well during the winter will help protect them from cold Michigan winter conditions as well as offer elements of natural life to the interior of your home. Consider all of these ways to bring your plants inside for winter.

Ashley Miller is a home decor and lifestyle writer who cures her HGTV obsession by refurbishing anything and everything she can get her hands on into something new.

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If you’re a seller and you don’t price your home correctly to begin with, you might end up having to reduce its price and accept a lower offer.


We’re joined today by Lauren Younga, one of our awesome agents, to give a quick word of advice to sellers out there. First, price your home right to begin with. Don’t price it high when you put it on the market.

We’ve seen a lot of price reductions from home sellers lately, and those sellers are getting offers that are lower than what they would’ve gotten if they had priced their home correctly to begin with.

Price your home right to begin with.


If you price it right, you might attract multiple offers, get a much better deal overall, and end up with more cash flow in your pocket. To hear our full message, watch out latest video.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Heatherwyke Homes for Sale Novi MI

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Home Property Summary

This Charming Colonial Style, split-level home is a must see! Home features 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths and over 1600 Sq Feet! Open kitchen with granite counter tops, an abundance of cabinets, ceramic tile flooring & stainless appliances. Separate dining room perfect for your family dinners. Living room with new carpet, nice size picture window and plenty of natural light flowing through. Spacious Family room is on the lower level also with new carpet and perfect for family time! Half bath and laundry area both on the lower level as well. All 3 bedrooms including the master bedroom are on the upper level and feature plenty of closet space as well. Updated full bath on upper level. Large fenced in yard with double deck. 2 car attached garage with direct access. Enroll just in time to award winning Novi Schools w/purchase agreement in hand! Perfect family home and neighborhood! Close to area shopping, freeways and restaurants! Call today for your private showing!

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School Info

Students of Heatherwyke attend Novi School District. Novi community school district operates 1 high school, 2 middle schools, and 5 elementary schools.

1 mile north of the property is Village Oaks Elementary School. This school has 470 students enrolled, grades K-4. Novi Meadows School is 5 miles northwest. This school teaches 5 languages; French, German, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish. There are 1,022 students enrolled and they offer before and after care. Novi High School is 3.3 miles west. They got a Blue Ribbon Award status in 1986-1987 and 1999-2000. Novi High School has 2,000 students enrolled. It also houses adult education and several community recreational events like swimming and basketball games in the gym and field house.

There are also several private schools near the property.

Koby International Academy, now known as Sundai Michigan International Academy, is a private school 1.4 miles north. It is across PNC Bank. The school accepts grades K-12, with a student to teacher ratio of 29:1.

Another private school near this home is Novi Northville Montessori Center which is 2.4 miles northwest. Novi Northville Montessori has 75 students enrolled and accepts PK-8. This school accepts Spanish students.

South University is 3.9 miles north. Main focus of the university is health professions and business. The school also offers online classes. There are 18,370 enrolled and acceptance rate is 33%.

Eastern Michigan University in Livonia is 5 miles south. It is a public, co-educational school which belongs to Mid-American Conference. This school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


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This is just one of the Heatherwyke homes for sale. Be sure to contact us at 248-221-1224 to see this or any home in the neighborhood, or to sell your home.

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Commerce Twp Homes for Sale

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 3 Bedrooms  3.1 Baths  1 Fireplace  2-Car Attached Garage

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Buyers agent is required to be physically present for all showings unless prior written consent is given by the seller, which specifically allows showings to occur without a licensed agent present. Contact agent Valerie Justice 313-404-0133, for any additional questions or submit offer at Excludes: Washer, Dryer, pool table and air hockey.

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This property is in Twin-Sun Subdivision. Twin-Sun students attend Walled Lake Consolidated Schools. Closest schools are Look Lake Elementary School, Sarah G. Banks Middle School and Walled Lake Central High School. 

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Landscaping ChangesIf you’re looking to sell your home, you might be wondering how you can increase its resale value without having to spend a ton of money. Simple landscaping updates can help increase your home’s value by up to ten percent or more, and they’re often easy to complete or hire out.

1. Design with purpose

Make sure your home’s landscaping meshes well with your home’s overall style and vibe. For example, a Victorian home should be landscaped with classic country styles, such as English gardens and rose bushes. Modern homes should be landscaped with lots of greenery and contoured beds, instead of formal gardens. Keep your design in mind as you select landscaping services, and remember that you should opt for easy-to-maintain landscapes with a mixture of shrubs and perennials. Remember to invest in regular trimming (which costs around $50 per hour) and fertilizing (averaging $50 per yard) to keep your lawn looking healthy as well.

2. Plant a variety of seasonal blooms

While you may enjoy the appearance of spring daffodils, they’ll only bloom once a year and will leave your home looking drab if they’re the only point of attention. Instead, plant a variety of spring bulbs as well as colorful shrubs for the fall. This will allow your home to showcase some show stopping beauty no matter what time of year it is. Overseeding or seeding is often done at the same time as the lawn is aerated, and usually costs around $90 for the whole yard.

3. Keep the lawn mowed

This one should go without saying, but keeping your lawn neatly trimmed can help increase the appearance of your home. While lawn mowing is a cheap, easy fix, many home sellers get busy in the process of listing their homes and don’t find the time to trim the grass. This oversight can cost you thousands in lost sales as a result. According to data from LawnStarter, the price of lawn mowing in Detroit is $42.94 per service, with most residents opting for monthly service.

4. Incorporate some edging

An edged lawn looks great and gives it the appearance of being easier to care for. Edge along driveways, raised beds, and sidewalks to give your property a meticulous appearance and to help create visual boundaries between areas designated for different uses.

5. Add trees

Trees are great for the environment, helping to remove carbon dioxide and pollutants, and they also help to keep the home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. This can reduce a home’s heating cost during the colder months, and also creates a nice shady area for relaxing in the summer. You don’t have to plant expensive varieties, either - simply pick a few species that blend well with your existing landscape. Just make sure you plant them a safe distance away from the house and be sure to maintain them so that they don’t become damaged or weak.

6. Use a watering system

A thoughtfully-installed water system can help increase your home’s resale value in a number of ways. If you have a functional watering system in place, your plants are likely healthier and more vibrant, a win in itself. Plus, these automatic systems wll make lawn care easier for future homeowners, making them more likely to invest in your property.

7. Establish energy-efficient landscaping features

A bit of strategically placed mulch, which costs roughly $75 to $130 per cubic yard of mulch, can help the home stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, and will also help to protect plants’ delicate root systems. Just make sure you don’t use wood mulch too close to the home’s foundation, which can attract termites and carpenter ants. While you don’t necessarily need to implement all of these changes at once, try to avoid a hodgepodge approach that has you incorporating new landscaping features in a haphazard way. Instead, consider hiring a professional who will work with you to create a gorgeous, verdant landscape over a period of time. Invest five or more years in developing your landscape before you decide to sell, and you will have a complete landscape renovation that will seriously increase the value of your home

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Brownstown Twp Homes for Sale

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 3 Bedrooms  3.1 Baths  1 Fireplace  2-Car Attached Garage

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Don't pass by this one! Incredible Brick Ranch style home featuring 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths and over 2100 sq feet! Open and spacious living room with cathedral ceilings, hard-wood floors, gas fireplace and plenty of natural light flowing through the entire room. Eat-in kitchen with hard-wood floors, cabinets galore, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops! All bedrooms on the entry level including the large master bedroom with attached master bath featuring jetted soaking tub and stand-up shower. Half bath and laundry room with storage also featured on the entry level. Finished basement with kitchenette area, full size bath, 2 additional bedrooms and family room area. Screened in porch to enjoy your morning coffee and the view of your large backyard. 2 car attached garage with direct access. Great family home and neighborhood! Location is perfect! Award Winning Gilbratar Schools! Come check out this home today!

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This property is in Stefano Meadows Subdivision. Stefano Meadows students are assigned to Gibraltar School District. Closest schools are John M. Barnes Elementary School, Shumate Middle School and Oscar A. Carlson High School. 

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