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Don't buy a house without prepping first! Here are the tips you need to get started.

If you're in the market for a home, you'll go through many steps before you finally close the deal and move into your new home. Our REALTORS® are experienced and knowledgeable about the home-buying process and can make the process go as smoothly as possible.
They offer the following six tips that every home buyer needs:

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Don't let cold weather get you down. Here are the activities you should try this winter.

If you're ready for a break from frigid temperatures, you'll find plenty of activities that are ideal for winter weather in Midland, MI. You can still enjoy skating, but you'll stay much warmer on an indoor rink. Or you can treat yourself to gourmet cupcakes, a local brew, or take part in other fun pursuits.

Our REALTORS® recommend the following Midland activities that are perfect for winter weather:

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Your inspector will give you important insights into the home you're planning to buy. Here are the questions to ask.

A home inspection is an important part of the home buying process as you look at Midland homes for sale, since it gives you information about a home's condition. Buyers should have homes inspected before the sale goes through, and if the inspection highlights significant issues, they may choose to buy another home or ask for a reduction in price. 
Our REALTORS® recommend asking your home inspector these questions:

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It's always exciting trying a new local craft beer. Here are the Midland breweries you don't want to pass up.

If you enjoy craft beers, Midland has plenty of delicious varieties to offer. The local brewery scene is thriving as more and more consumers are looking for local flavors as well as the experience of going out and sharing a unique drink with friends or family. And while you're having a good time and trying interesting flavors, you'll be supporting the local economy.
Our REALTORS® recommend these Midland breweries and other destinations for a delicious local craft beer:

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Do you remember the last time you cleaned your carpets? Here's how to clean them properly.

Carpeting can help give your home a warm, soft appearance and increase its comfort level. But it can also trap dirt and grain as well as stains, so you'll need to clean your carpets effectively in order to keep them clean and looking their best.
Our REALTORS® suggest the following steps to clean your carpets the right way:

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Ready for the spooky season? Don't miss out on these local Halloween events.

Ready to wear your costume and get in on all the Halloween fun? Events in Midland, MI are taking place in the days leading up to the holiday as well as on the 31st. You'll find kid-centric and family-friendly things to do in addition to a Grave Rave for adults.
Our REALTORS® share the following Midland Halloween events you don't want to miss:

  • Midland Recyclers Trunk or Treat Recycling Center - 4305 E. Ashman Rd., Midland, MI 48642
    Sunday, October 30, 2002, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

    With so many alternative Halloween events nowadays, you may find that trick-or-treating in your neighborhood can be hit or miss. Many families go out for an event or activity, so you and your kids may trudge around the neighborhood and have very few houses to visit for candy. You can easily solve that problem by heading out to the Midland Recyclers Trunk or Treat. Not only are you assured that your kids won't have any trouble receiving treats, you'll also get to see decorated stations and let them play games, have fun in a bounce house, and more. 

  • Halloween Bash Midland Center for the Arts - 1801 W. St. Andrews Rd., Midland, MI 48640
    Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Wear a costume and join in the fun at the Midland Center for the Arts Halloween Bash, where they'll have early trick or treating outside. They'll also have spooky science demonstrations and hands-on activities. And if you'd like some at-home activities to try in the week leading up to Halloween, check out the Center's social media accounts for suggestions. Before or after you enjoy the fun outside, head inside the museum to check out its exhibits and a special event featuring bone cleaning. Tickets (which include museum admission) are $7 for general admission and free for museum members and ages 3 and under. Choose a time slot when you pre-register, which is required.

  • Halloween Dance Roll Arena - 2909 Bay City Rd., Midland, MI 48642.
    Thursday, October 27, 2022, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

    If you're 18 or over, head to the Roll Arena for an early Halloween Dance where you can wear a costume if you'd like to. Skating won't be available in order to accommodate the dance, but games will be available to play for 25 cents, and cookies and drinks are provided. Admission to the dance is $7.

  • Boo Bash - several streets in downtown Midland, MI
    Friday, October 28, 2022 6 p.m.-11:59 p.m.

    Boo Bash takes over downtown Midland with fun activities for everyone, starting with a family-friendly event from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Let kids trick or treat at downtown businesses, play outdoor games and activities, enjoy a DJ costume party, and more. During the same time period, a disability-friendly trick-or-treat option will be held a block away from Main St. at 233 E. Larkin St. From 9 a.m.-midnight, the fun is for adults, with costumes encouraged at a Grave Rave with DJs. Food and beverages will be available to purchase, and you could win prizes during the costume contest.

  • Grandma's Pumpkin Patch - 4277 N. Eastman Rd., Midland, MI 48642
    through October 31, 2002

    Stop by Grandma's Pumpkin Patch for fun activities like a corn maze, hay rides, farm animals, and a cow train. Activities vary by day, so check Grandma's website to see what's available before you visit. Special events will also be held, including a show with older vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, and tractors from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 30.

Contact Ayre/Rhinehart REALTORS® to learn more about our vibrant community and to see Midland homes for sale.


The home buying process usually goes smoothly, but on rare occasions, it can fall apart. Here's why.

Whether you're selling your home or buying a new home, you're probably excited as you look forward to the deal closing. Most pending home sales are completed without any issues, but a lot can happen between the time when a buyer makes an offer, and the purchase of the home is complete. In some cases, the result is a delay, and for others, the sale may completely fall through.

Our REALTORS® share the following common reasons why a pending home sale can go wrong:

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Start your morning right with a perfect cup of coffee from these Midland cafes.

If you're like many people, coffee has become a part of your daily life. With its delicious flavors and many variations, along with the boost of energy it brings, it's easy to see why coffee has become such a popular drink. The beverage even has its own day of recognition - National Coffee Day, which falls on September 29.
Our REALTORS® suggest heading to one of the following to celebrate National Coffee Day in Midland:

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