For the fifth year in a row, the Grandmont Rosedale Communities -- which is comprised of the North Rosedale Park, Rosedale Park, Grandmont and Grandmont #1 neighborhoods -- will host an Open House that will showcase the variety of housing options available in the historic area.
Organizer and resident Marcia Bruhn says that past events have been successful in several ways. "One is obvious, that we've had really good attendance, well over 200 people (a year)," she says. "And we've had feedback from realtors that they've gotten a lot of foot traffic and that houses have sold as a result -- and we've gotten some new neighbors, which is one of the main reasons that we're doing it."
Bruhn says that there are long-term benefits as well. "It plants seeds in people's heads -- sometimes homes are not sold now, but in subsequent years they receive offers," she says. "It has stimulated an interest in the neighborhood."
Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. on May 2 at the North Rosedale Park Community House located at 18445 Scarsdale, which is located three blocks west of the Southfield Freeway and four blocks north of Grand River. There, visitors can pick up a list of homes that will be open for viewing as well as information on the neighborhood and the 15-year tax abatement available to new buyers. A newly renovated historic home will be open for viewing, and tours highlighting homes and neighborhood amenities will run throughout the afternoon. Homes for sale will be open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.grdc.org
Source: Marsha Bruhn, Grandmont Rosedale Communities Open House
Writer: Kelli B. Kavanaugh