Woodside Meadows, Ann Arbor Condo Market Update

Woodside Meadows Condo Update – December 2016Woodside Meadows Condos, Ann Arbor Real Estate Report

Located on the south side of Ann Arbor in Pittsfield Township, Woodside Meadows is a collection of spacious units in a pastoral setting. There are currently 0 units listed for sale and so far this year, 9 have sold.

Sold Condos:

  • $205,000.  567 Addington Lane, Ann Arbor. 1712 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.
  • $174,750.  831 Addington Lane, Ann Arbor. 1427 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.
  • $174,000.  735 Addington Lane, Ann Arbor. 1427 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $173,000.  1865 Addington Lane, Ann Arbor. 1299 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.
  • $171,500.  503 Addington Lane, Ann Arbor. 1217 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.
  • $170,000.  615 Addington Lane, Ann Arbor. 1427 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.
  • $165,000.  1817 Addington Lane, Ann Arbor. 1217 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.
  • $164,700.  983 Addington Lane, Ann Arbor. 1217 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.
  • $159,000.  1425 Addington Lane, Ann Arbor. 1299 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.

In 2015, 13 condos sold with an average sale price of $162,253 and an average price per square foot of $121.00. The 9 sold this year have an ASP of $172,994, up 7%, and an A$SF of $128.00, up 6%. For more information on values, new listings, and more for Woodside Meadows, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor Condos here!

Crystal Creek, Ann Arbor Real Estate Update

Ann Arbor Real Estate Update – November 2016Crystal Creek, Ann Arbor MI Subdivision

Home values continue to rise at Crystal Creek subdivision. There are currently 2 homes listed for sale and so far this year, 8 have sold.

Homes for Sale:

  • $295,000.  4264 Woodstream Drive. 2184 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $240,000.  4425 Woodstream Drive. 1708 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sale Pending

Sold Homes:

  • $290,000.  4154 Crystal Creek. 2202 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $285,000.  4380 Woodstream Drive. 2352 sq. ft., +1587 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.

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Downsizing Your Home? Use These Tips to Plan Your Move

kitchen and dining roomMaybe the thought of moving to a smaller, low-maintenance home has only briefly crossed your mind, or maybe you’re seriously considering downsizing. But before you trade your too-large house in for, say, a cozy condo downtown, there are a few things to consider.

Downsizing requires quite a bit of planning: You may need to figure out what to keep and what to discard, choose between the love seat and the sofa for your new living room, and determine which furniture pieces can serve multiple functions.

Here are a few downsizing tips to help you prepare to sell your current home.

Start Reducing Your Possessions Now

The sooner you are able to get rid of furniture, household items, and knickknacks you no longer use or need, the better off you’ll be. When you do decide to sell your home, you will thank yourself for spending a few hours a week decluttering now rather than waiting to do everything all at once.

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Cambridge, Ann Arbor Condo Market Report

Ann Arbor Condo ReportCambridge Condos, Ann Arbor MI Complex

There has been a lot of action at Cambridge condos this year. 7 units have sold leaving no available listings at this time.

Sold Condos:

  • $237,000.  2966 Signature Blvd., Ann Arbor. 1127 sq. ft., +300 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.
  • $235,000.  2916 Signature Blvd., Ann Arbor. 1473 sq. ft., +250 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.
  • $234,900.  2930 Signature Blvd., Ann Arbor. 1400 sq. ft., +300 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.
  • $234,180.  2980 Signature Blvd., Ann Arbor. 1488 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.

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1542 Newport Creek Drive, Ann Arbor MI Home for Sale

1542 Newport Creek Dr., Ann Arbor MI 481031542 Newport Creek, Ann Arbor MI Luxury Home

Just Listed! Absolutely gorgeous, luxury custom home in the prestigious Newport Creek neighborhood. Details include:

  • 4016 sq. ft., +1300 in the finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 4.1 baths.
  • Desirable first floor master bedrooms suite features skylights, a private ceramic tiled bath, and walk-in closet.
  • Gleaming hardwood floors throughout most of the first level.
  • Walk-out lower level is finished with a large rec room, full bathroom, and study or guest room.
  • Situated on just over half an acre.
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  • MLS# 3245128
  • Listed for $950,000

To request a private showing or learn more about 1542 Newport Creek Dr., contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View photos, amenities, and an aerial video of the Newport Creek subdivision here!

Ten Tips for Maintaining Your Septic System

Outhouse in the WoodsTen Tips for Tanks

Moving to the countryside or the deep woods can have many advantages – nighttime skies full of stars, peace and quiet, and open spaces. But if you’ve been a city slicker your whole life, moving away from an urban area can present a new experience in the way of septic tanks. A septic tank, usually found underground, is a tank that collects sewage from your household and uses bacteria to break down the solids before moving the waste to a septic field to filter back into the environment. The tank, field, and related pipes are collectively referred to as a septic system. Review these ten tips for the care and maintenance of your septic system to guarantee frustration-free flushing for years to come.

  1. Have a professional inspect your septic system annually. As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
  2. In addition to regular inspections, you should have your tank pumped out by a licensed contractor every 2 – 5 years depending on usage. You should also call immediately if you suspect any problems.
  3. Make sure that everyone in your household and anyone who might do work at your property knows where the septic field is located, and try to stay clear of the area as much as possible.
  4. Keep the septic field clear of plants, trees, cars, concrete, etc. No building or driving should take place on the field. Planting grass will prevent erosion and absorb excess moisture.
  5. Do not attempt tank maintenance yourself. The anaerobic bacteria breaking down your household solids produce toxic methane gas, which can cause skin and lung irritation, nausea, vomiting, and even death.
  6. Before installing a garbage disposal, check with your septic professional or local building codes. You need to be sure your septic system can handle the extra food-based waste. Avoid using the disposal for fats and oils which can clog your system, harm the bacteria that maintain the system, and be detrimental to local waterways after expulsion to your septic field. Consider a septic-safe disposal, which utilizes an extra cartridge of enzymes to help break down food waste. Many professionals will advise you to avoid a garbage disposal altogether.
  7. Avoid a muddy mess by keeping gutter, pool, and sump pump water away from the septic field.
  8. Do not flush diapers, sanitary products, cat litter, or paper towels down the toilet. Do not pour leftover cleaning products and other hazardous chemicals down the toilet or sink drain.
  9. Maintain detailed records regarding the care and maintenance of your septic system. This is both for your benefit and the benefit of future potential buyers of your property.
  10. Conserve water so as not to overload the system. Use low-flow showerheads and toilets, install high-efficiency appliances, and repair leaky toilets and pipes. Spread out your laundry use over the week and use the smallest load size for the amount of laundry you have.

If you are considering the purchase of a property with a septic system, call the experienced exclusive buyers agents at The Bouma Group, Realtors to guide you through the process. They have local knowledge and professional contacts who can ensure you aren’t flushing money down the drain. Call 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com today!

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Mallard Cove, Saline Neighborhood Market Update

Saline Neighborhood Market Update – November 2016Mallard Cove, Ann Arbor MI with Saline Schools

Mallard Cove subdivision is a great place for the nature lover! There is currently 1 home listed for sale and so far this year, 2 have sold.

Home for Sale:

  • $309,900.  6229 Blue Heron Ct. 2238 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sale Pending

Sold Homes:

  • $385,000.  1699 Mallard Cove. 2456 sq. ft., +600 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $342,500.  1674 Pond Shore Drive. 2484 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths.

Last year at Mallard Cove, 4 homes sold with an average sale price of $331,225 and average price per square foot of $138.00. The 2 homes sold this year have an ASP of $363,750, up 10%, and an A$SF of $147.00, up 6.5%. Home values at this neighborhood continue to rise! To learn more about Mallard Cove or any Ann Arbor area subdivision, contact us at The Bouma Group, Realtors today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com.

Island Hills Estates, Dexter Real Estate Report

Dexter Real Estate Report – November 2016Island Hills Estates, Dexter MI Subdivision

Located right outside of downtown Dexter, Island Hills Estates is a desirable neighborhood of upscale homes. There is currently 1 home listed for sale and so far this year, 2 have sold.

Home for Sale:

  • $324,900.  3144 Sandhill Drive, Dexter. 1728 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Sale Pending

Sold Homes:

  • $395,000.  3003 Sandhill Drive, Dexter. 2870 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • $375,000.  3060 Sandhill Drive, Dexter. 2340 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

Last year at Island Hills Estates, 2 homes sold with an average sale price of $337,500 and average price per square foot of $136.00. The 2 homes sold this year have an ASP of $385,000, up 14%, and an A$SF of $149.00, up 9.5%. For more information on Dexter home values, call the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com today!

Pheasant Hollow, Ann Arbor Real Estate Report

Ann Arbor Real Estate Report – November 2016Pheasant Hollow Subdivision, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Pheasant Hollow is an estate style, Ann Arbor subdivision in a beautiful country setting. There is currently 1 home listed for sale and so far this year, 1 has sold.

Home for Sale:

  • $735,000.  2011 Hollow Oak, Ann Arbor. 3582 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.2 baths.

Sold Home:

  • $767,500.  6553 Heron Ct., Ann Arbor. 3814 sq. ft., +2000 in finished lower level, 5 bedrooms and 4.1 baths.

Last year, 1 home sold with a sale price of $1,050,000 and average price per square foot of $272.00. The one home sold this year has an A$SF of $272,000. For more information on Pheasant Hollow, or any Ann Arbor neighborhood, contact The Bouma Group, Realtors at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com today!

Ann Arbor Condo Market Update – October 2016

Higher Priced Condos are Selling

Ann Arbor Condo Market Statistics for October 2016
Ann Arbor Condos in the higher price ranges have been selling fairly quickly this year. In the $500,000-$1,000,000 price range, of the 13 condos listed for sale, 7 are new construction and 6 of those are under contract with a buyer. Typically the higher price points are slower to sell, but there have been 23 sales year-to-date and it is a balanced market with a 6.8 month supply. The overall condo market is faring well, with 585 units selling year-to-date, compared with 546 this time last year. The average sale price has increased 10% to $225,800. It remains a seller’s market with a 2.5 month supply of condo listings.

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