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Monday, September 10, 2012

Bits and pieces to start the week...


Time to collect and comment on a few bits and pieces…

The 36th Annual Milford Home Tour is just a week away – next Saturday and Sunday. You can buy tickets at any of the houses, but tickets are also available ahead of time at several downtown Milford stores – Main Street Art, Acorn Farm and Your Nesting Place, as well as at the Milford Historical Museum (open Wednesday from 1 – 4 pm). Tickets are $15 ($13 for seniors). Make sure that you leave time to also see the Museum, the log cabin (on Huron St next to the firehouse) and the Pettibone Creek Powerhouse. There will be a map to all locations in the special Milford Times supplement that will be given with each ticket. Also plan on having lunch in Milford at one of our sponsor or support restaurants – Palate, Fresco Pizza, TequilaRitas, and Milford House. For all of the information about the Home Tour go to the Historical Society’s Web site – Milfordhistory.org.

Remember that on Sunday, the 16th, there will be a huge car show on Main Street in Milford and a vintage tractor show out at the corner of GM Rd and S. Milford Rd (in the parking lot of the Huron Valley State Bank). For information about how to get your car intot he Milford Car Show, go to the Car Show Web site.

This has been an amazing year for new restaurants in Milford. There have been five new eateries opened this year – Le Rendez Vous, Blue Grill, Tavern 131, Tequilaitas and Palate. One would be hard pressed not to be able to find a restaurant to love in Milford. There are styles/menus that span several regions from Mexican to Greek and Mediterranean to French to Italian to Thai to Chinese to American Grill. There are bars that specialize in martinis and bars with a variety of Margaritas. There are craft beers to be had as well as special teas and coffees for sipping. There are family restaurants and at least one place for adults only. Some are quiet little get-a-ways and some are teeming with noisy excitement, some with entertainment. If you haven’t been to Milford lately, it’s time to plan another trip to check out the newly expanded restaurant scene.

The stats for August are now posted on my Move to Milford web site and they show an improving market, especially in Milford itself.  Home prices are on the rise in Milford, especially in the Village, with homes now regularly selling for between $105 – 115/ Sq. Ft., and the Aug 2012 average at $125/Sq. Ft. That’s quite an improvement from Aug, 2011 at $96/ Sq. Ft. and Aug, 2010 at $83/Sq. Ft.  Much of the improvement is due to the very low inventory of homes for sale in the Village. You can check out all nine of the areas that I track on the Web site. If you want to see what your home might be worth, go to the Move to Milford Web site and click on the “What’s My Home Worth” choice on the top left corner and fill out the form. I’ll set up an appointment to visit your home and give you a market analysis.

Check into the Fall Programs at area locations. The YMCA, the Huron Valley Community Activities Program and the Milford Public Library all have published their Fall activities schedules. Links to those schedules are available on the home page of the Move to Milford web site. Check them out – there’s lots to do for the whole family.

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