The Big Open House: Save the Date for May 3RD


Did you know that the larges single open house event in the US takes place right here in Metro Detroit?

Last year our board of Realtors sponsored The Big Open house, a huge tri county effort to have as many homes as possible opened on one day.   Agents reported great turnout, and a number of buyers found what they were looking for that day.

You will want to save the date for this year’s Big Open House on MAY 3RD.  School districts are participating as well.

There is no denying that housing inventory is at historically high levels; however, that also means that there are incredible opportunities to purchase real estate. Even with the tightening in the mortgage market, interest rates remain near historically low levels for qualified buyers.

As the big day approaches, here are your sources of information about the houses opened that day

  • Through an insert in the April 30 editions of Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News that will list all open homes by area;
  • Via a Web site,, where all participating homes will be listed; you will be able to search the open houses and, using an interactive map, plot your route to visit the homes;
  • And, finally, with a map included in the Sunday paper the day of the event.

Municipalities and school districts in the region are also being contacted about conducting “open houses” for their communities and schools.

WOOPS. I had the date wrong. Thanks to a reader in California (who is moving here this spring) for letting me know! It is May 3rd.

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