Marine City Community Visioning Meeting

Marine City Community Visioning Meeting Wednesday June 23 7-9pm

Marine City is updating its Master Plan. Come and share your ideas for creating the kind of community in which you want to live, work and play.

Washington Life Center – (Old Washington Elementary) YOUR Opportunity to give the city fathers your vision for our City. It’s your community…It will be your plan. See you there.marine city map

Cathy Velarde

Cathy Velarde Needs Our Help

Cathy Velarde Needs Our Help

Another opportunity to help a local family.  Anita’s is hosting a fundraiser for Cathy Velarde to raise money for her to purchase hearing aids.  She hasn’t heard her childrens’ voices in 9 years… as if that weren’t enough, she can not get a job without being able to communicate with others in good times, and she keeps to herself as it is cumbersome trying to communicate with those who do not know sign language.  The bottom line is she doesn’t know a lot of people in the community and it will be tough to raise the money needed ($2,500) because she doesn’t have any family in the area, etc…
 
So, I would like to invite everyone to help if you can.  First and foremost, by coming to Anita’s and meeting Cathy and her family and secondly, if you are able donate anything they family would be very appreciative (any donations can be dropped off at Anita’s Place).  You may have met her kids as they have been doing the best that they can to spread the word. 
 
Along with the Spaghetti Dinner… Salad, hot from the oven breadsticks, beverage, and bite size treats we call the Cinny Minnies.  $18 per couple for good food and a chance to help a neighbor in need.
 
Thank you for your consideration!  We hope to see you there!  Sunday, March 29th 12-6 pm.
John, Dominic, Tony, and the Anita’s Place family.
 

Today’s Stimulas Party Was A Success

                                                                                                    As noted a few blogs ago, H and R Block  Income Tax Preparer, Real Estate Consultants, Real Estate One Westrick (Tom Wagener and Wynne Achatz), and several shops at our Marine City K Mart Plaza held a Stimulas Day Party. I was given a booth at H & R BLOCk to hook up my computer and printer, several vendors had set up their tables out side to draw attention to H and R Block’s shop including myself. Children played games outside on the sidewalk, Tasefully Simple had a sample Table outside, A couple of the Local Eateries brought Pizza for lunch for us and passer bys. Broadway Pizza brought Chicken Parmesan Pizza and Bar B Q Chicken Pizza. Anitas sent over pepperoni Pizza.

The different shops invited each other to check out the other’s bargains. H and R Block made up flyers on the Stimulous Plan and Tax benefits of buying a home right now. I was on hand to help out anyone that may be interested in investing in a home or being a 1st time buyer to get the maximum tax credit.

We all had a lot of fun and had a good networking day. There was a lot of good Chi and Energy flowing today. We all left at 5 O’clock happy with spirits lifted with all our connections. Thanks to everyone that dropped by for making our day.

Together We Can Sell Your Home

Just Sold - 220,000.

Just Sold - 220,000.

just SOLD 1913 and 1945 South Parker, Marine City
just SOLD 1913 and 1945 South Parker, Marine City

These days, tax credits and high housing inventory make it a buyers’ market. If you’re a seller, don’t despair. There are a variety of renovations that can help make your home stand out. Many buyers look at numerous homes when shopping for a house; so enhancing your home to make it more memorable is vital and increases the chances of a successful sale. Call 810-765.8167 today and let’s get that house SOLD!!!

Marine City Plaza Plans An Economic Stimulas Day

* Drawings for Gift Certificates (from H & R Block and other local businesses)
* Food (Donated by Broadway Pizza and Anita’s) If your businesses would like to set up a table please let us know.
 
* Games for children
* Marine City Fire truck (weather permitting)
* We are also collecting books for Kids in Distress (any books, not just children’s)
 
* Information on the Economic Recovery Package
 
* Answers to Tax Questions
 
* Come in for a Second Look!
 
* Wynne from Westrick Real Estate One will have a
booth to answer questions about Economic Recoveryand Real estate 

                                               
How can you join in?
                                                
  – Sidewalk Sales
                                                   
  -Special Offers
                                                  
  -Gift Certificates
                                                         
  -Music
                                                  
  -Other Creative Ideas……  
 
For more information please call Cheryl Devereaux at H & R Block- 810-765-3370
or you can call my cell at 810-765-8167

 

 

 

South East Michigan Real Estate is Moving

Wynne at Work

Wynne at Work

Algonac Homes For sale – Marine City Homes for Sale St. Clair Homes for sale. Yes, that is right. Properties are selling. Our office negotaited an offer today on 1 vacant parcel in China Township and a residence in Marine City. We scheduled 4 showings for properties that are listed in East China, Marine City and Algonac and expect 2 more offers by week’s end. I am in the process of lisitng a home in Marine City on the St. Clair River, a Condo in Marine City, and a home in Clay Township  MI. It takes a little more work today and a lot more hours for a real estate agent to get that listing sold. Gone are the days of putting the listing into the MLS with a picture or 2. Today’s real estate market is saturated with homes for sale. There needs to be nine – twelve or more photos in MLS. These listings now go right into Google Real Estate. 

 Then listing should also be in the RealComp MLS, too. From there it will penetrate “MoveInMichigan.com.

It is very important to have a visual tour  of your home linked to the listing data sheet. These are just some of the Extra Steps an aggressive Real Estate Consultant will take to market your property to the buyer’s market that is searching the web daily for the best prices home.

For more information  or to list your home call my direct line today 810-765-8167.

Algonac, Marine City, St. Clair Area NOTE: St. Clair County Resource Fair

Community Resource Fair Hygiene Item Drive

Community Resource Fair Hygiene Item Drive

Community Resource Fair Hygiene Item Drive
Community Resource Fair Hygiene Item Drive

On March 10th, the St. Clair County Community Services Coordinating Body is sponsoring our 2nd annual “Community Resource Fair” from 10am-4pm at St. Clair County Community College.  This event is geared toward the growing number of county residents who are homeless or at-risk of becominghomeless.   Last year’s Community Resource Fair drew a much larger crowd than we expected.  We had approximately 650 people attend, over 35 vendors providing services, and more than 150 volunteers.  We outgrew our facility before the doors even opened! 

This year, with unemployment at an all-time high in our community, we are planning for a minimum of 1,500 attendees.  We will be distributing personal hygiene kits, spring and summer clothing, and business attire.  In addition, the Resource Fair will provide an array of community services, including on-site medication reviews, breast exams, mental health assessments, blood pressure checks, eyeglass repairs, haircuts, and more.  

Please help us spread the word about this valuable community event.  We could use your help with collecting personal hygiene items for the hygiene kits that will be distributed at this event.  We are in need of 1,500 kits for men/women, and 500 for children.    The following items will be included in the kits:    Toothbrushes for adults and children Toothpaste for adults and children Bath toys for children Bubble bath for children Shampoo and conditioner for both adults and children disposable razors shaving cream full size bars of soap dental floss Deodorant. Items may be dropped off by Feb 13 at my office in Marine City:

Real Estate One Westrick
505 West Blvd
Marine City, MI 48039
810-765-8167 for pick up

 

Marine City Businesses Sponsor Great Lakes Titanic Dinner Cruise

For all of the Titanic Buffs out there here is an event you are sure to want to attend. Check out this exciting evening that is being sponsored by a few Marine City Businesses. If you ever wanted to put yourself on the Titanic to experience what may have happened had there not been an ice berg follow the link above, learn more and get your ticket today…We are having a mid spring dinner cruise to replicate the evening cruise of the Titanic. Of course everyone gets back to the dock safe and sound. Costumes welcome and encouraged.

Maritime Days May 21 – 24th

 

Come To Marine City

Come To Marine City

That’s right! It’s Coming in May. Marine City Days(Maritime Days). This is a city wide event that brings the community together and invites people into the community to share in the fun. There is everything from Concerts in the Park, Carnival rides, beer tents, Vegas tent, a fabulous parade. (This parade honors those that have served our country  in the military armed services at thr beginning of the parade.) There is a Memorial immediately following the parade to  again honor those that have served our country.  Find out more about about Marine City

Back From Phoenix Summit

Always trying to stay one step ahead of the market, off to Phoenix to a CyberStar Summit. There were 0ver 100 Top agents from around the country at this by invitation only event. Lots of great ideas, new and quick technology tips to help me help buyers and sellers in Macomb, Oakland, Sanilac and St. Clair Counties, across the nation or even the world for that matter. New ideas to compete in this “changing market” had us all working hard. These 100 plus of the most aggressive, progressive, forward thinking professionals in real estate today together made magic. We are sharing our methods of success. The faculty consisted of the continent’s top producing real estate professionals, all ranking in the top 1% of REALTORS® in North America. An Associate from New Jersey,CYberStar from New Jersey Barbara Wiessman,

  My Goal, to achieve increased sales for our Algonac, Marine City and St. Clair sellers, and to keep transactions together for our buyers through more creative steps in negotiations and increased use of technology. Barb’s of course was to do the same for Bergan County sales.
I have been involved with the CyberStars since Feb 1996. This Conference and the systems learned from the “ENERGY WITHIN” our group have armed me with the best tools available to provide the highest quality of service to my clients. In addition, I continue to build a tremendous network for referring my clients to the best agents all over the country when they’re considering a move or looking to buy a second home out of the area. I also received invaluable insight on the benefits of operating from a business philosophy and incorporating the latest technology to keep me on the cutting edge. As a part of the Conference, I received information for consumers about the top six mistakes that sellers can make when selling a home, as well as criteria for evualating and hiring a real estate professional on my TEAM. As a public service, I have decided to make the reports available to Algonac, Marine City, St. Clair infact all area residents at no charge. Anyone wanting more information can email me or call me 810-765-8167.