Dexter Real Estate Market Update – Year End 2016

Dexter Finishes Year in Balanced Real Estate Market

Dexter Real Estate Statistics for the Fourth Quarter of 2015
2015 ended in a balanced market for Dexter Real Estate with a 5.5 month supply of homes listed for sale. This mirrors the end of last year for month supply, but inventory is much higher with 155 homes listed compared with only 119 at the end of 2014. The number of homes sold was also much higher with about 339 Dexter homes selling in 2015, compared with about 269 in 2014. The $300k and under price range continues to be in a seller’s market, while over $600k is in a buyer’s market.

Here at The Bouma Group, we keep a close eye all Dexter real estate trends. Be sure to check back here at our blog for new updates. Want to know what is happening in your particular neighborhood? We track that too! Check out our subdivision pages or give us a call at 734-761-3060 or email for a market analysis of your home – it may be worth more than you think!

Torwood Subdivision, Saline Real Estate Report

Torwood Real Estate Report – February 2016Torwood Subdivision, Saline MI 48176 Homes

Torwood is a beautiful subdivision of upscale homes located just outside of downtown Saline. There is currently 1 home listed for sale and last year, 14 homes sold.

Home for Sale:

  • $389,900. 517 Castlebury Dr., Saline. 2167 sq. ft., +1000 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.

Sold Homes:

  • $420,000.  740 W. Castlebury, Saline. 2525 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $394,900.  710 W. Castlebury, Saline. 2243 sq. ft., +1100 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths.
  • $394,900.  758 W. Castlebury, Saline. 2499 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $380,000.  753 Pembroke, Saline. 2682 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $370,000.  605 Castlebury, Saline. 2188 sq. ft., +1158 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths.
  • $365,000.  638 Bannock Ct., Saline. 2000 sq. ft., +1000 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms, 3.1 baths.
  • $365,000.  313 Pembroke, Saline. 3188 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sold by The Bouma Group
  • $330,000.  752 W. Castlebury, Saline. 2250 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

For a complete list of the 14 homes sold this year, contact us at 734-761-3060 or email and we’ll get it over to you right away.

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Saline Real Estate Market Update – Year End 2015

Saline Real Estate Ends 2015 in a Seller’s Market

Saline Real Estate Statistics for the 4th Quarter 2015
It’s good news for sellers of Saline Real Estate. 2015 ended in a seller’s market with a 4.1 month supply of homes listed for sale. This is due to extremely low inventory of available homes and higher sales for the year. At the end of 2014 there were 146 Saline homes for sale, compared with 143 this year, and about 302 homes sold, compared with about 415 this year. Home sales were up approximately 37% with virtually the same amount of inventory.

There are plenty of buyers out there looking for homes to purchase, which is apparent in the number of homes that sold. If you have been thinking of selling your home, but aren’t sure what it’s worth in today’s market, contact us at 734-761-3060 or email for a free home valuation. Don’t wait for the spring market, let your home stand out to buyers now! See Saline Homes for Sale here.


789 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake, MI Home with Acreage

789 Jennings Road, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189789 Jennings Road, Whitmore Lake MI 48189 Home with acreage

New Listing! Situated in a gorgeous, pastoral setting on 10 acres, this private retreat includes pond frontage, pastures, and a huge pole barn. Details include:

  • 1324 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1.1 baths.
  • Kitchen features granite counters, oak cabinets, and a newer floor.
  • Family room has a cozy wood burning stove.
  • New roof on house, garage, and pole barn.
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3237232
  • Listed for $364,900

For more information on 789 Jennings Rd., or to schedule a private showing, contact us at The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or email today! View more of our Featured Listings here.

4503 Park Rd., Ann Arbor MI Remodeled Contemporary

4503 Park Rd., Ann Arbor MI 481034503 Park Rd., Ann Arbor MI 48103

New Listing! Surrounded by woods and gardens, this completely renovated contemporary is like no other home around. Features include:

  • Very open floor plan with 2460 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms, and 3 baths.
  • Situated on almost an acre in a gorgeous setting.
  • Huge first floor master bedroom suite has a soaring vaulted ceiling, bamboo floors, and a modern bath.
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3237321
  • Listed for $324,900

To schedule a private showing for 4503 Park Rd., or request more information, contact the real estate specialists at The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email

5 Home Selling Tips for Homeowners Who are Not Selling (Yet)

Selling your home may be an idea you are seriously considering, but you may not be ready to put it on the market just yet. Maybe you are waiting to pay off your mortgage, waiting for the kids to move out, or you may not be ready yet to part with all the memories you have made in this home.

But that does not mean you don’t have to start preparing to sell.

What to Consider Before Listing Your Home

personal belongings cluttered in a home's attic, a DO NOT home selling tipMany home sellers feel overwhelmed when they are preparing to list their home for a number of reasons: There is the daunting task of decluttering, the sometimes unexpected repairs that have to be made, and the seemingly endless list of squeaky doors and minor fixes that buyers would notice almost immediately.

And all of this happens in a short time. (Read this Popular Mechanics article about what surprises this first-time home seller experiences, to get an idea of what can happen.)

Prepare Now, Feel Less Stressed Later

You are in the perfect position right now to do what many home sellers do not have the chance to — slowly start to get your home in order. Here are 5 home selling tips you can try now so you won’t feel overwhelmed when you are selling your home later.

1. Start with the Necessary Repairs

Free yourself from future stress by making any major repairs now, whether that is repairing the HVAC or replacing the hot water heater.

paint roll and paint brushes2. Go for Neutral Colors

If you want to give your walls a fresh coat of paint, opt for more neutral colors. During home showings, neutral colors and décor make it easier for home buyers to picture themselves living in your home, which is your ultimate goal.

3. Start Decluttering Now

Home sellers often find that decluttering is one of the more frustrating and overwhelming tasks, but if you start cleaning the clutter now, you will thank yourself later. A good rule of thumb: If you don’t love something and use it, lose it.

4. Deep Clean Your Home Periodically

small vacuum cleaner on dark floors in a homeSometimes it feels like the little things pile up quickly, doesn’t it? Try to stay ahead of minor maintenance and cleaning tasks by:

  • cleaning fixtures and light switch covers
  • fixing broken doorbells
  • repairing squeaky doors
  • dusting high and low
  • cleaning floors and windows

Check out our previous blog post for more ways to clean, organize, and declutter your home.

5. Refresh Your Front Entrance

During the home selling process, making a fantastic first impression is the key to getting buyers in the door. Refresh your home’s curb appeal by purchasing a new welcome mat, painting the front door, and polishing or replacing the doorknob.

List Your Home with Us for a Smooth Experience

We hope you found these home selling tips helpful. We know that selling a home can be overwhelming, especially if the unexpected happens. But we want to make sure that you have as painless of a sale as possible, so we will do everything we can to help you sell your home for top dollar and in a short time. So when you do decide to list your home, just give us a call at 734-761-3060 or email, we’re here to help!

Ann Arbor Condo Market Update – December 2015

Year Ends with Extremely Low Inventory

Ann Arbor Condo Market Statistics for December 2015
Ann Arbor Condo inventory is extremely low with only 117 units listed for sale. This is the lowest it has been in the past 2 years. Sales remain higher than previous years, so condos are selling at a fast pace, indicating plenty of buyers. If more units do not become available soon, there won’t be anything to purchase and the market will stall. Overall, Ann Arbor condos are in a strong seller’s market with a 2 month supply of units available.

Get a head start on spring and get your condo listed for sale now!  Give the real estate specialists at The Bouma Group a call at 734-761-3060 or email and find out what it’s worth, you may be surprised! Not quite ready? Sign up for a free market snapshot and see what’s listed for sale and selling in your complex. We’ve been selling Ann Arbor Condos for 30 years and have the expertise to get yours sold quickly!

3040 Cedarbrook, Ann Arbor Real Estate Listing

3040 Cedarbrook, Ann Arbor MI 481053040 Cedarbrook, Ann Arbor MI 48105 Home at Windemere sub

Just Listed! Spacious contemporary style home with much updating throughout. Features include:

  • 2655 square feet, plus 1400 in the finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • Kitchen remodeled with maple cabinets, granite counters, and stainless appliances.
  • Incredible, vaulted master bedroom suite has a sitting area with a fireplace and private bath with a jetted tub, separate shower, and a dual sink vanity with granite counters.
  • More photos and features
  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3237098
  • Listed for $439,900

To request a private showing or more information for 3040 Cedarbrook, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email View more of our Featured Listings here!

Ann Arbor Real Estate Market Update – December 2015

Year Ends in Strong Seller’s Market for Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Real Estate Statistics for December 2015
Ann Arbor Real Estate ended the year in a strong seller’s market with a 2.6 month supply of homes listed for sale. Inventory continues to dwindle, as it typically does this time of year, but it is at its lowest point in quite a few years. All price points have a relatively low month supply, even the higher price points. Sales remain steady and were up 12.5 percent compared to a year ago. According to the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, The Ann Arbor area was a real estate hot spot in 2015, making the top 20 list for hottest real estate markets in the United States.

This huge lack of inventory makes this the best time to get your home listed for sale! Don’t wait for the spring market to get here, buyers are out there now and are scooping up great houses in record time. Call us today at The Bouma Group for a market analysis of your home – it’s quite possibly worth a lot more than you think! 734-761-3060 or

The Bouma Group Welcomes Lauren Astles to Their Team of Real Estate Professionals

Lauren Astles, Buyers Agent for The Bouma Group RealtorsMartin Bouma and The Bouma Group welcome Lauren Astles to their team of Real Estate Professionals as a Buyer’s Agent. Lauren joins the team with over 8 years of experience in the Real Estate business. Having studied and gained professional experience in England, she is driven in providing her clients with the best service and support in making their biggest decision of finding a new home. After relocating to Ann Arbor, she was excited to be able to apply her international knowledge and experience to specialize in the Ann Arbor and surrounding areas market. Lauren feels that every client deserves a first class experience and strives to provide this with her attention to detail, market knowledge and enthusiasm for real estate.

The Bouma Group has been servicing the real estate needs of Washtenaw County for 30 years and bring a unique, personal touch to each transaction. Thorough market knowledge, exceptional follow-through, and cutting edge marketing are the hallmarks of their continued success and have made them Ann Arbor’s Premier Realtors. 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