5 Things Only Home Sellers Understand

Whether this will be your first time selling a home or your tenth, the home selling process can be a challenge. You want to sell quickly and for the most money, so you will be doing absolutely everything you can to spruce up your home and make it as inviting as possible. But not every experience during the home sale is a struggle. Here are the moments home sellers know too well.

a gathering with friends at home1. The Nostalgia You Feel While Packing

While you’re going through closets and pulling your personal photos off the walls, you may experience some nostalgia. You can vividly remember the day you bought the house. You remember all the guests that have visited. You even remember the stains that you’ve spent time scrubbing out of the carpet.

You have made memories in this home. But don’t forget about all of the new memories you will make in your new home. Whether you’re relocating, upsizing, or downsizing, you will have the opportunity to start fresh.

2. Having to Rush Out the Door for Showings

One of the hardest parts about selling your home is being prepared to leave at any time for showings: during dinner, early in the morning, on weekends… Sometimes, you have just 5 minutes to drop what you’re doing and dart out the door. But when you hear that the buyer has made an offer, you know that all of your scrambling was worth it.

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Ashley Terrace Condos, Downtown Ann Arbor Real Estate Report

Downtown Ann Arbor Condo Report – September 2016111. N. Ashley, Downtown Ann Arbor Condo at Ashley Terrace

There are currently 2 condos listed for sale at Ashley Terrace in Downtown Ann Arbor, and so far this year 3 units have sold.

Condos for Sale:

  • $409,900.  111 N. Ashley #403, Ann Arbor. 863 square feet with 1 bedroom and 1 bath. Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $329,000.  111 N. Ashley #313, Ann Arbor. 570 square feet with 1 bedroom and 1 bath.

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3134 Asher, Ann Arbor MI Condo at Berkshire Creek

3134 Asher, Ann Arbor MI 481043134 Asher, Ann Arbor MI 48104 Condo for Sale at Berkshire Creek

Just Listed! Spacious, 3-level Berkshire Creek condo with southern exposure in the living areas. This unit offers:

  • 2172 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • Open living area has soaring vaulted ceiling and cozy fireplace.
  • Third level loft area is a great flex space.
  • Attached 2-car garage.
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  • MLS# 3243913
  • Listed for $335,000

To request a private showing for 3134 Asher, contact the Ann Arbor Condo specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more photos and amenities for Berkshire Creek here!

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111 N. Ashley #403, Ann Arbor Condo at Ashley Terrace

111 N. Ashley #403, Ann Arbor MI 48104111 N. Ashley #403, Ann Arbor MI Condo for Sale at Ashley Terrace

New Listing! Sweeping southern views of downtown Ann Arbor from this stylish fourth floor condo at Ashley Terrace. Features include:

  • 863 square feet of living space with 1 bedroom and 1 full bath.
  • Kitchen has granite counters, stainless appliances, and hardwood floors.
  • Views of downtown Ann Arbor from the balcony.
  • Indoor parking, storage unit, and secured entry.
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  • MLS# 3243878
  • Listed for $409,900

To learn more about 111 N. Ashley #403, or to request a private showing for this condo, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more photos and amenities for Ashley Terrace here!

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Ann Arbor Condo Market Update – August 2016

Condo Sales Strong as Summer Comes to an End

Ann Arbor Condo Statistics for August 2016
Ann Arbor condo sales in August increased significantly when compared with August of last year. According to the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, condo sales were up 38% with 125 units closed for the month, compared with only 90 sales the previous August. Inventory remains virtually the same and it continues to be a seller’s market with a 3.1 month supply of condos listed for sale. The average sale price also increased and is at $208,113, up 8%.

It was a very busy summer and we anticipate a steady fall season as well. If you are thinking of selling in the near futures and would like to know what your unit is worth, give us a call at 734-761-3060. Want to know more about the different complexes in the area? View all Ann Arbor Condos here!

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1925 Timber Trail, Ann Arbor Home at Riverwood Sub

1925 Timber Trail, Ann Arbor MI 481051925 Timber Trail, Ann Arbor MI 48105 at Riverwood Sub

New Listing! Plenty of living space in this 2 story home located on a cul-de-sac in the Riverwood subdivision. Features include:

  • 2939 square feet with 4 bedrooms, a study, and 2.1 baths.
  • Stately pillars separate the formal living room from the dining room.
  • Vaulted family room with fireplace flanked by large windows.
  • Kitchen boasts hardwood floors, granite counters, tile backsplash, and an adjoining eating space.
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  • MLS# 3243856
  • Listed for $489,000

For more information on 1925 Timber Trail, or to schedule a private showing, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View photos and market stats for the Riverwood neighborhood here!

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Ann Arbor Real Estate Market Update for August 2016

Low Inventory of Ann Arbor Homes Sets Stage for Higher Prices

Ann Arbor Real Estate Statistics for August 2016 Market Report
Ann Arbor Real Estate inventory is still declining and that is the driving force behind the continued seller’s market. Right now, the month supply of homes listed for sale is 4.5. Due to lower inventory, homes are selling at a faster pace and for more money. According to the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, the average days on the market for August was 42 in 2015 and decreased to 36 in 2016, while the average sale price was $276,505 in 2015 and increased to $283,171 in 2016. When new inventory comes to the market, buyers are moving quickly to secure the property and willing to outbid competition to get the home.

Be sure to check back here each month for an update for Ann Arbor Real Estate, Ann Arbor Condos, Dexter Real Estate, and Saline Real Estate as we track each month’s statistics. To learn more about home values in your specific neighborhood or what your home is worth, contact the specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

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Broadway, Downtown Ann Arbor Condo Market Update

Broadway Condo Market Update – September 2016Broadway Condos, Downtown Ann Arbor MI

Broadway Condos are located in downtown Ann Arbor near the University of Michigan medical center. There are currently 0 units listed for sale, and so far this year 1 has sold.

Sold Condos:

  • $269,900.  1203 Broadway, Ann Arbor. 1320 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.
  • $167,000.  1219 Broadway #7, Ann Arbor. 910 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1.1 baths.

Last year at Broadway Condos, 1 unit sold with an average sale price of $185,000 and average price per square foot of $203.00. The 2 units sold this year have an ASP of $218,450, up 18%, and A$SF of $194.00, down slightly by 4%. To keep up to date with condo values and new listings on the market, contact the specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. See photos and market statistics for Broadway Condos here!

 

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The Armory Condos, Downtown Ann Arbor Market Report

Downtown Ann Arbor Condo Report – September 2016The Armory, Downtown Ann Arbor Condos in Historic Building

There is currently 1 condo listed for sale at The Armory in downtown Ann Arbor, and so far this year 1 has sold.

Condo for Sale:

  • $469,000.  223 E. Ann #7, Ann Arbor. 1632 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

Sold Condos:

  • $430,000.  223 E. Ann #9, Ann Arbor. 1088 sq. ft., +500 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Listed and Sold by The Bouma Group for full price

Last year at The Armory, 1 unit sold with an average sale price of $420,000 and average price per square foot of $386.00. The condo that has sold this year has an ASP of $430,000, up 2%, and an A$SF of $395.00, up 2%. To keep posted on condo values and new listings at The Armory, contact us at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com today!

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These Small Home Improvements Can Pay Off Big When Selling

First impressions matter when selling a home. But the first thing buyers see isn’t always your staged living room or upgraded kitchen. The price is the first impression buyers have of your home. The price also determines whether buyers skip over your home or go inside for a better look.

using a laptop at homeHome buyers are attuned to the market. When they are searching online for properties and browsing through listing photos, they can easily spot a home that is not worth the price tag attached to it.

The Simplest Ways to Add Value to Your Home

There are many ways to add value to your home, but don’t waste your time and money with major home improvements that won’t pay off. Instead, focus on these small, often overlooked tasks. Even the smallest fixes can significantly increase your home’s market value.

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