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Halloween is just a couple of days away, but the real estate & financial market update isn’t as scary as some portray. Yes, shifts are continuing to take place in both markets, but where does that lead us heading into November 2022? Let’s take a look at what’s happening and how that affects us here in Metro Detroit and beyond.

Gas Prices

We had previously seen a 99 day decline on gas prices moving through the summer into September, but couldn’t quite make it past the 100 day mark. A group of countries including Russia and the OPEC Nations who control 50% of the oil supply decided to ship 2 Million LESS barrels of oil per day to countries that rely on the supply such as Europe and the United States. Why? It’s all about the Benjamins. They feel…

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It's nearly November 2022, meaning the holiday season is upon us! This of course brings lots of fun family events to Metro Detroit and you won’t want to miss our top picks taking place in and around the area. 

From holiday lights, to outdoor adventures and local & historic festivals, you are sure to enjoy one of the many events taking place this month!

All Hallows Illumination

Bring a carved, lighted pumpkin out to celebrate the 4th Annual All Hallows Illumination of Frog Island Park! Occurring the day after Halloween each year, this event promotes hope and excitement for the new season. Come dressed in costume to the park, admire the Jack-o-lanterns as they light up the amphitheater, and enjoy entertainment of fire spinners from Ypsi Jam,…

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One of the best entertainment opportunities of living in Metro Detroit is the amount of amazing concerts and comedy acts that visit the Motor city each year and its various venues. As we inch toward the holiday season, the peak concert season has officially come to a close. However, there is still a diverse lineup of exciting shows coming to town in November 2022. We even managed to squeeze in a couple of musicals for good measure.

 

CONCERTS

Smashing Pumpkins / Jane’s Addiction

Little Caesars Arena
Nov 2

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Tegan And Sara

Majestic Theatre
Nov 2

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Cheap Trick

McMorran Place Sports & Entertainment Center
Nov 4

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The real estate market has been quite the ride over the past two years. Yet as many know, some changes have been taking place in recent months. At its peak, people were flocking to buy homes due to record low interest rates. Now however, rates have increased in combination with the pullback in stocks and bitcoin causing many buyers to disappear from the market entirely.

 

Let’s discuss some of the facts and why people may not be interested in purchasing a home at this time, and some valuable info for those still seeking to buy or sell a house.

Interest Rates

Back in January the market was still very hot, with interest rates for a 30 year fixed mortgage available as low as 3.5%. Today, those rates have nearly doubled to 6.5% or more, as the…

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Southeast Michigan may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of fantastic hiking trails, but Thanks largely in part to our wonderful State Parks and Metropark systems we actually have dozens to choose from right here in the Metro Detroit area! 

 

Paint Creek Trail

Location: Lake Orion, MI to Rochester, MI / Oakland County
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Length: 8.9 Miles
Type: Point to Point
Highlights & Amenities: Wooded, Wildlife, Wildflowers, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Dog Friendly

Paint Creek Trail is a heavily used, easy point to point trail of 8.9 miles, located in Oakland county that stretches between Lake Orion at its north end and Rochester at the south. Originally built in 1872 as a stretch of railroad by…

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Halloween is quickly approaching. Children are getting excited to don their costumes for a night of trick-or-treating, haunted houses are in full swing, and one street in the small, historic village of Romeo, Michigan is well underway in their preparation to do Halloween unlike anywhere else in Metro Detroit. 

Romeo is home to about 3,900 people and home of the Peach Festival (Michigan’s second oldest), which began in 1931 and takes over Labor Day weekend, drawing between 5,000 to 6,000 visitors annually. The largest and oldest festival in the area is the Armada fair, which began in 1872 and draws a crowd of roughly 25,000 people each year. In its 42 years of existence, Terror on Tillson Street and their over the top Halloween decorations have…

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Living in the Mitten, there are very few things that say “Fall” like a trip to the local cider mill. Whether it’s spending time with family picking a bushel of apples from the trees, sipping fresh cider, or indulging in some freshly baked cinnamon and sugar doughnuts (we all know those are the best!) the cider mill holds a special place in nearly every Michigander's heart. 

 


Did you know that Michigan has more cider mills than any other state, except for New York? It’s true. In fact, Michigan’s 87 cider mills account for nearly 10% of the just over 900 cider mills in the entire nation. So it should be of no surprise that we have quite a few fantastic cider mills right here in Metro Detroit! Some are traditional mills with cider and treats,…

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2022 has flown by, the leaves are beginning to turn a plethora of colors, and we’re already into October, which means one thing - HALLOWEEN! Yes, the spookiest and most fun of all holidays is almost here bringing exciting traditions with it. Costumes, trick-or-treating, and carving jack-o-lanterns are of course the first traditions that come to mind, but let us not forget one of the best Halloween traditions of all… Haunted Houses!


With roots dating back to the 1800’s, haunted houses have long been a part of the Halloween season, however it wasn’t until Walt Disney unveiled Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion in 1969 that the haunted house became a cultural icon and began to gain traction as they began to spread across the country. Luckily for us…

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Haunted Houses are a long time tradition that millions of Americans eagerly await for each Halloween season. There is just something about the feeling you get walking into one of the many attractions KNOWING you are about to be scared silly that gets our blood pumping and the hair on the back of our necks standing on end. If this sounds like you, you'll be happy to learn that Michigan has a TON of fantastic haunted attractions every year, with at least one most likely close to where you live.

 
If you live in Metro Detroit, be sure you visit our other article covering an in depth countdown of our top picks in The Best Haunted Houses in Metro Detroit for 2022

For even more scary fun, including the best haunted houses, haunted forests,…

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Metro Detroit! We have some fantastic concerts and comedy shows coming to town here in October 2022! In this video we will be covering the top picks that you won’t want to miss!



Now that it’s officially Fall, shows have largely moved inside, but the cooler weather isn't going to stop some big names in music and comedy from visiting Detroit! After all they don't call us the Motor City for nothing. 

 

concerts

Post Malone 

October 1 
Little Caesars Arena 

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Mustard Plug

October 1 
Smalls 

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Martina McBride 

October 1 
Huntington Center 

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Me First…

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