The Perna Team Blog - Blog Archive: March, 2023

Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, finding the perfect abode can be both exhilarating and daunting. One crucial factor that can make or break your experience is the real estate agent you choose to guide you through this intricate process. So, before you sign on the dotted line, let's dive into the top 10 questions you absolutely need to ask your real estate agent, ensuring that you're well-prepared and confident as you unlock the door to your dream home.

 


How long have you been in the real estate business, and how many homes have you sold in your career?

Experience matters, but the number of years in the industry doesn't always equate to expertise. It's essential to dig deeper and ask about the number of homes an…

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This Easter season, Metro Detroit comes alive with a plethora of festive events designed to delight both children and adults. From whimsical Easter egg hunts and visits with the Easter Bunny to historical scavenger hunts and gourmet brunches, the region offers a wide range of activities catering to diverse interests and age groups. Don't miss the opportunity to create lasting memories and celebrate the joys of spring by participating in these vibrant Metro Detroit Easter events.

KID’S EVENTS

Bunnyville 
The Detroit Zoo | Royal Oak
April 7-8

Bunnyville, the Detroit Zoo's springtime celebration, is set to take place on April 7th and 8th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This exciting event is free with zoo admission and complimentary for members.…

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Looking for some fun things to do in Metro Detroit this April? Whether you're a sports fan, music lover, or art enthusiast, there's something for everyone in the upcoming month. Get ready to experience the Motor City Blues Festival, the Detroit Bourbon Fest, and the Grand Slam Festival 2023, just to name a few. Plus, don't miss the beloved tradition of Detroit Tigers Opening Day at Comerica Park! 

 

Motor City Blues Festival 
Fox Theatre | Detroit, MI
April 1st

The Motor City Blues Festival is a beloved Detroit event that has been taking place annually for 15 years. This year's festival will take place at the Fox Theatre, featuring some of the biggest names in blues music. Headliners include Pokey Bear, King George, Calvin Richardson,…

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As the chill of winter gradually fades and the warmth of spring emerges, the vibrant city of Metro Detroit comes alive with the captivating sounds of music. This April, the entertainment scene is brimming with an array of concerts, comedy shows, and theater performances that are sure to leave audiences enthralled.



MUSIC

Kicking off the month on a high note, the Motor City Blues Festival is set to take the stage at the Fox Theater on April 1st. Now celebrating its 15th anniversary, this annual event has become a beloved tradition for blues enthusiasts and casual listeners alike. This year, the festival boasts an impressive lineup of headliners, including the soulful Calvin Richardson and the legendary Lenny Williams. Joining them on stage will be…

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The luxury real estate market in Michigan saw significant growth in 2022, despite inflation and multiple rate hikes. In the five-county area, 913 luxury homes were sold, representing an 8% increase from the previous year. Oakland County stood out as the leader in luxury sales, with seven of the top sales occurring there. The state also saw the sale of many exceptional homes outside the five-county area, contributing to the top 10 luxury home sales in Michigan for 2022.

1771 Balmoral Drive, detroit
$4.9 Million

Counting down from the number 10, and selling for 4.9 Million dollars is the Fisher Mansion, located at 1771 Balmoral Drive in Detroit. This 20,264 square foot home, situated in the posh Palmer Woods neighborhood, boasts 15 bedrooms,…

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If you're seeking a place to call home in the Metro Detroit area, look no further than Novi, Michigan. Located in Southwest Oakland County with roughly 65,000 residents, Novi has become a popular destination for families and individuals looking for a range of property options. With 68% of all sales being single-family homes and 32% being condos over the last year, Novi offers a diverse range of options to fit your needs. Additionally, the average sales price for all property types is approximately $447,000, providing an affordable option for those looking for a reasonable commute without sacrificing quality.

 

EXCELLENT NEIGHBORHOODS

When it comes to neighborhoods in Novi, there are several popular options to choose from. One of the most…

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As St. Patrick's Day approaches, Metro Detroit is buzzing with excitement and anticipation for the upcoming festivities. The holiday, which is traditionally celebrated with parades, green beer, and other Irish-inspired events, has something for everyone. From lively parades and pub crawls to scavenger hunts and more, Metro Detroit has a wide range of events and activities taking place for a memorable St. Patrick's Day!

A BRIEF HISTORY

St. Patrick's Day, also known as the Feast of St. Patrick, is a holiday celebrated on March 17th each year to honor the patron saint of Ireland. The day commemorates St. Patrick's efforts to spread Christianity throughout Ireland during the 5th century. St. Patrick, who was originally from Britain, was…

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Buying a home should be fun, but can be a stressful experience for many individuals. In fact, surveys have indicated that it ranks among the top three most anxiety-inducing events in life, alongside death and taxes. This is understandable, given that purchasing a home often involves committing to hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. For first-time buyers, the added pressure of not having much debt, outside of student loans, only heightens this sense of unease. 

While the primary source of stress comes from the unknown, preparing yourself ahead of time through education can alleviate the vast majority of stressful scenarios from the buying process, providing a much more enjoyable experience.

USING GROSS INCOME FOR PRE-APPROVAL

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As winter slowly comes to a close, Metro Detroit is gearing up for an exciting March 2023 filled with events that will surely captivate audiences of all ages and interests. Whether you're looking to enjoy high-flying stunts of monster trucks, get inspiration for your next home renovation project, or experience groundbreaking cinema, Metro Detroit has got you covered.

 

Detroit Restaurant Week 
Downtown Detroit
February 22 - March 3

Detroit Restaurant Week is already in full swing, running from February 22nd through March 3rd. This highly-anticipated event celebrates the best of Detroit's culinary scene, featuring locally-sourced, specially-designed three-course meals and a variety of other exciting menu options.

This year's event…

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March 2023 is breathing new life back into the music and entertainment scene in Metro Detroit and it’s heating up fast with a variety of concerts, comedy shows and theater performances that you won't want to miss!

MUSIC

March 2nd kicks things off with the I Love the 90's Tour at The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor. The concert features performances by Vanilla Ice, Young MC, and All-4-One, among others. Also on the same night, Chromeo will be playing at Big Pink in Detroit. This Canadian electro funk duo draws from soul, dance music, rock, and funk for an unforgettable performance.

On March 4th, Blue October takes the stage at the Royal Oak Music Theater. With 17 top 40 singles over the last 28 years, this pop-rock band is sure to delight…

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