Ann Arbor Real Estate Report – August 2018

Prices Increase Overall but Homes Still Sell Below Asking PriceAnn Arbor Residential Report Chart

Both listing and selling prices are increased for Ann Arbor homes compared to last August, as well as compared to the year to date statistics. Luckily for buyers, homes are selling below the listing price. Only 1 more new listing was entered this August compared to the previous, totaling an entry of 134 homes. The average listing price this year was $481,072, which is an increase of 11.3% in comparison to the ALP of last August which was $432,104. For the amount of homes that are put on the market, a good portion of them are selling. Like the amount of listings entered, 1 more home sold compared to the prior August where only 128 homes sold. Another positive is that the average days on the market has decreased by 8%, from 24 days to 22 days now. The average sale price for August is $452,386, this is only a 3.2% increase compared to the ASP in August 2017 which was $438,370. Continue reading

9789 Ravenshire Drive, Ypsilanti Home in Bromley Park

9789 Ravenshire, Ypsilanti MI 481989789 Ravenshire Drive, Ypsilanti MI 48198 Home in Bromley Park

Just Listed! Clean as a whistle and completely move-in ready home in the popular Bromley Park subdivision. This 2-story offers:

  • 1795 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • Gleaming hardwood floors throughout the combined formal living and dining room, plus the kitchen.
  • Vaulted master bedrooms suite has a walk-in closet and private, tiled bathroom with a dual sink vanity.
  • Huge concrete patio is a great space to enjoy the back yard with the woods beyond.
  • More photos and features
  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3260028
  • Listed for $244,900

For a private showing or more information on 9789 Ravenshire Drive contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

1290 Barrister Rd., Ann Arbor Home in Glacier Highlands

1290 Barrister Rd., Ann Arbor MI 481051290 Barrister Rd., Ann Arbor MI Home in Glacier Highlands

Just Listed! Great location, right across the street from the park, for this Glacier Highlands home in the King Elementary area. Details include:

  • 2496 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • Hardwood floors throughout the living room, dining room, hall, and all 4 bedrooms.
  • Tiled, full baths have been nicely remodeled.
  • Lower level offers more living space in the family room with a brick, wood burning fireplace.
  • More photos and features
  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3260174
  • Listed for $479,000

To request a private showing or to learn more about 1290 Barrister Rd., contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com.

1129 Birk Avenue, Ann Arbor Home in Allmendinger Park Neighborhood

1129 Birk Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 481031129 Birk Avenue, Ann Arbor MI Home in Allmendinger Heights

Just Listed! Walk to Allmendinger Park, the Big House, and downtown Ann Arbor from this classic west side ranch. Features include:

  • 768 sq. ft., + 300 in the finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths.
  • Hardwood floors throughout the living room, kitchen, and bedrooms.
  • Kitchen and bathrooms have been completely updated.
  • Lower level is beautifully finished with a family room and full, tiled bath.
  • More photos and features
  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3260179
  • Listed for $295,000

To schedule a private showing or to learn more about 1129 Birk Ave, contact us at The Bouma Group, Realtors today at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com. View more details and photos for the Allmendinger Heights neighborhood here!

Ann Arbor Hills Real Estate Update

Ann Arbor Hills Real Estate Report – September 2018Ann Arbor Hills, Ann Arbor Neighborhood of Executive Homes

Home sale activity in Ann Arbor Hills is mimicking that of last year at this time with 37 home sales year-to-date. There are currently 13 homes listed for sale, 4 more than last year.

Homes for Sale:

  • $1,500,000.  2320 Devonshire, Ann Arbor. 3974 sq. ft., +780 in finished lower level, 5 bedrooms and 3.2 baths.
  • $1,250,000.  1832 Vinewood, Ann Arbor. 3500 square feet with 6 bedrooms and 5 baths.
  • $1,070,000.  3080 Hunting Valley, Ann Arbor. 3016 square feet with 2099 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $999,999.  3116 Overidge, Ann Arbor. 4005 sq. ft., +2072 in finished lower level, 5 bedrooms and 4.1 baths.
  • $950,000.  1116 Chestnut St. E., Ann Arbor. 2449 sq. ft., +580 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 3 baths.
  • $875,000.  1942 Cambridge, Ann Arbor. 2270 sq. ft., +616 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.
  • $650,000.  1610 Kearney, Ann Arbor. 2592 sq. ft., +200 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
    • For a complete list, contact us at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com

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5 Ways to Keep Your Home Secure While Selling It

It’s no exaggeration that selling your home keeps you busy. In the midst of staging, pricing, listing, and scheduling tours, it’s easy to overlook the details… like home security.

Close up shot of a welcome mat in front of an open door leading to a home.After all, while selling your home, you’re probably allowing dozens of strangers to come inside for tours.

And while most of them probably have good intentions, it might not be a bad idea to beef up your home’s security a little bit.

Here are a few ways to protect yourself and your belongings while still welcoming potential buyers into your home.

Showings by Appointment Only

When advertising your home for sale, be sure to use phrases like “appointment only” in your listing. Never allow anyone into your home unless they have a verified appointment with your Realtor.

It’s okay to be extra cautious during this time! We recommend being alert whenever you allow anyone new into your home. Continue reading

The Bouma Group Welcomes Stephen Hollowell to their Real Estate Team!

Stephen Hollowell, Buyer's Agent for The Bouma Group RealtorsWelcome Stephen Hollowell!

Stephen grew up in the Ann Arbor Area, attending Burns Park, Lincoln, St. Francis, and Greenhills schools. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2005 with a BA in Journalism, and went on to pursue careers in hospitality, writing, and sales. New to real estate, Stephen is excited to work with the skilled and experienced team at the Bouma Group. He brings a keen eye for detail, passion for customer service, and commitment to excellence in helping clients find the home of their dreams. In addition to working hard, Stephen enjoys the great outdoors, biking, swimming, cooking, reading, music, art, and travel.

Martin Bouma and The Bouma Group have been servicing the real estate needs of Washtenaw County for more than 32 years and bring a unique, personal touch to each transaction. Thorough market knowledge, exceptional follow-through, and cutting edge marketing are the hallmarks of the Bouma Group’s continued success and have consistently made them the #1 real estate team in Ann Arbor. To find out more about home and condo buying opportunities in Washtenaw County, contact The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or visit their website at www.bouma.com

43303 S. Interstate 94 Service Drive, Belleville MI Lakefront Luxury

43303 S. Interstate 94 Service Drive, Belleville MI 4811143303 S Interstate 94 Service Drive, Belleville MI Lakefront Luxury Home

Just Listed! Lakefront living at it’s finest on all-sports Belleville Lake. This architecturally unique home on almost an acre offers:

  • 3795 sq. ft., +1966 in the finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 5 baths.
  • Soaring great room has a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, skylights and views of the lake.
  • First floor bedroom with private bath, plus a huge second floor master bedroom suite.
  • Expansive lower level is finished with a recreation room with fireplace, lots of storage, full bath, exercise room and utility room.
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3260085
  • Listed for $724,900

To request more information or a private showing for 43303 S. Interstate 94 Service Drive, please contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com.

 

Hollywood Park, Ann Arbor Real Estate Update

Hollywood Park Real Estate Report – August 2018

Hollywood Park is a family friendly Ann Arbor neighborhood; the affordable homes come in a variety of layouts and styles. There are currently 4 homes listed for sale and so far this year, 7 have sold.Hollywood Park Subdivision Ann Arbor MI

Homes for Sale:

  • $357,900. 640 Duane Ct., Ann Arbor. 1560 sq. ft., + 208 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Sale Pending
  • $349,000. 1272 Kuehnle Ct., Ann Arbor. 1428 sq. ft., + 700 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 1.1 baths. Sale Pending
  • $319,900. 1106 Ravenwood St., Ann Arbor. 2180 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1.1 baths. Sale Pending
  • $317,500. 773 Center Dr., Ann Arbor. 1074 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

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830 Gallery Lane, Ann Arbor Home in the Polo Fields

830 Gallery Lane, Ann Arbor MI 48103830 Gallery Lane, Ann Arbor MI Home at the Polo Fields

Just Listed! Remarkable home with golf course views in the upscale Gallery at Polo Fields neighborhood. Features include:

  • 3764 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • Beautiful hand-scraped hardwood flooring throughout the main level of the home.
  • Expansive gourmet kitchen with all of the features looks into the vaulted great room with stone fireplace.
  • Endless summer fun in the in-ground pool, large patio, fire pit, and elevated deck.
  • More photos & features
  • MLS# 3259911
  • Listed for $799,000

To request a private showing for 830 Gallery Lane or to learn more about this luxurious home, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734761-3060 or info@bouma.com.