Darlington, Ann Arbor Neighborhood Report

Darlington Neighborhood Market Report – January 2017Darlington Subdivision, Ann Arbor MI Neighborhood

Darlington, a charming south east side neighborhood, currently has 1 home listed for sale and in 2016, 13 sold.

Home for Sale:

  • $178,500.  2672 Elmwood, Ann Arbor. 1111 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1.1 baths. Sale Pending

Sold Homes:

  • $265,000.  3210 Edgewood, Ann Arbor. 1731 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $212,500.  3321 Edgewood, Ann Arbor. 1184 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths.
  • $199,900.  3352 Oakwood, Ann Arbor. 1133 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath.
  • $197,000.  3186 Oakwood, Ann Arbor. 1062 sq. ft., +460 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.

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1728 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor Home for Sale

1728 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 481031728 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor MI Home for Sale

New Listing! Incredible location, incredible lot, and incredible tudor style home! Features include:

  • 3684 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, a study, and 3 baths.
  • Situated within walking distance of downtown on an extra deep lot with lush landscaping and mature trees.
  • Many original features include: leaded glass windows, coved ceilings, millwork, and custom plaster along with updated electrical and plumbing.
  • Gourmet kitchen and baths have all been updated with the best of today’s features.
  • More photos and details
  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3245616
  • Listed for $714,900

To request a private showing for 1728 Jackson Ave, or to learn more about this fantastic property, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com today!

The Top Real Estate Resolutions (And How to Keep Them)

How to Keep Your Real Estate Resolutions

Want to visit the gym more? Finally complete the home improvement project you’ve been working on? Save money for that new watch/car/house/vacation? January 1 is the perfect time to jump start your goals. If you’re like most people, according to Money Magazine, you probably have “stay fit,” “spend less,” or “enjoy the most out of life” on your list of New Year’s resolutions.

Did a few real estate goals make it on your list, too? You’re not alone. Here are a few of the most popular home-buying or home-selling goals, and a few tips on how to achieve them.

Buy Your First Home

Making Real Esate Resolutions Happen - New HomeownersYou’re ready to take that first step to home ownership in the New Year. You likely already have an area or neighborhood in mind, and you have a few features that you’d like in your new home.

How to keep it: Buying a home is a major project. It may be easier for you to achieve this goal if you set smaller, more manageable goals, such as putting aside money every month for a down payment, reviewing your budget, and researching reputable lenders. Continue reading

809 Miller, Ann Arbor MI Home for Sale

809 Miller, Ann Arbor MI 48103809 Miller Road, Ann Arbor MI Home for Sale

Just Listed! Charming Ann Arbor home situated in the desirable Water Hill neighborhood, backing to West Park. This home has great bones and is mid-way through a total renovation, so you can finish to make into your own. Features include:

  • 1272 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath.
  • Vaulted family room addition has skylights.
  • Hardwood floors and original woodwork.
  • Large backyard with a brick patio and 2-car carriage house.
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3245625
  • Listed for $249,900

To learn more about 809 Miller, or to request a private showing, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more of our Featured Homes here!

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Country French Estates, Ann Arbor Market Report

Ann Arbor Real Estate Report – December 2016Country French Estates, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Located on the west side, this Ann Arbor subdivision has seen an uptick in recent sales. There are currently 2 homes listed for sale at Country French Estates and so far this year, 19 have sold.

Homes for Sale:

  • $380,000.  5721 LeBlanc, Ann Arbor. 1971 sq., +900 in finished lower level, 4 bedroom and 3.1 baths. Sale Pending
  • $368,000.  6168 Gabrielle, Ann Arbor. 2705 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sale Pending

Sold Homes:

  • $395,000.  5815 Villa France, Ann Arbor. 2305 square feet 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $393,500.  5693 Villa France, Ann Arbor. 2299 sq. ft., +900 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $390,000.  5800 Quebec, Ann Arbor. 2002 sq. ft., +1064 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • $383,000.  5608 Versailles, Ann Arbor. 2858 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sold by The Bouma Group
  • $370,000.  5644 Leblanc, Ann Arbor. 2077 sq. ft., +900 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $367,000.  5645 Villa France, Ann Arbor. 1754 sq. ft., +900 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 4 baths.
  • $324,900.  5692 Versailles, Ann Arbor. 1741 sq. ft., +800 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
    • For a complete list of sold homes, contact us at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com

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Alpine, Ann Arbor Condo Market Report

Ann Arbor Condo Market Report – December 2016Alpine Condos, Ann Arbor MI 48108

It has been a busy year for Alpine condo sales. There are currently 0 units listed for sale and in 2016, 6 units have sold.

Sold Condos:

  • $182,500.  3220 Alpine Drive, Ann Arbor. 1280 square feet, +250 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $181,000.  3314 Alpine Drive, Ann Arbor. 1280 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $172,000.  3238 Alpine Drive, Ann Arbor. 1280 square feet, +400 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $170,000.  3204 Alpine Drive, Ann Arbor. 1280 square feet, +500 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $163,000.  3318 Alpine Drive, Ann Arbor. 1280 square feet, +640 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $161,000.  3224 Alpine Drive, Ann Arbor. 1280 square feet, +450 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

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1020 Louise St., Ypsilanti MI Colonial for Sale

1020 Louise St., Ypsilanti MI 481971020 Louise St., Ypsilanti MI Home for Sale

Just Listed! Terrific price for this solid colonial that with some updating can become the home of your dreams! Details include:

  • 1416 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1.1 baths.
  • Family room has a cozy, brick fireplace and sliding glass doors that open to the large deck and back yard.
  • All 3 bedrooms have hardwood floors.
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3245461
  • Listed for $150,000

To learn more about 1020 Louise St., contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more of our Featured Listings here!

How 2016 Technology Has Changed Your Home Search Forever

scrolling through mobile phoneWhen was the last time you hopped in your car to start your home search? Most home buyers today just pick up their phones to instantly view properties all around the country — no car required.

Each year, new technology changes the way we interact with the world. Here are just a few of the ways 2016 tech has changed the way buyers find real estate.

You Can Access Anything On the Go

Your home search doesn’t stop while you’re out and about. Today’s technology has made it easier to access information when you need it. While you’re waiting in line at the store or idly scrolling through your phone, you can find articles about the home buying process on social media, see listings on a mobile search app, or check commute times from homes you’re considering.

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3223 Creston Circle, Luxury Home at Glennborough

3223 Creston Circle, Ypsilanti MI 481973223 Creston Circle, Ypsilanti MI Home at Glennborough with Ann Arbor schools

Just Listed! Built by Toll Brothers in the prestigious Glennborough subdivision, this stunning ‘Sommerset’ model offers luxury and privacy. Details include:

  • 4035 square feet, plus an additional 1700 in finished walk-out lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • Walk-out lower level is finished with a family room, recreation area, and an upscale bar for entertaining.
  • Formal dining room, study, and a sunroom add additional living space.
  • Large deck overlooks the back yard and a private wooded area.
  • Ann Arbor schools with lower Superior Township taxes.
  • More photos & features
  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3245483
  • Listed for $834,900

To learn more about 3223 Creston Circle, or to request a private showing, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View photos, amenities, market statistics and more for the prestigious Glennborough neighborhood here!

Selling Your Home in 2017? Here are the Latest Market Predictions

notebook with new year's goalsIt’s that time of year: Many homeowners are looking to the New Year and planning their 2017 real estate resolutions (sell the house, move to the suburbs, buy that dream vacation home, etc.).

If you’re planning your own New Year’s real estate resolutions, you might be researching 2017 housing market predictions to figure out when you should sell your home and what tomorrow’s home buyers are searching for. After all, you’ve invested your time and money into your property. Don’t you want to see your hard work pay off?

Here are a few real estate predictions for 2017 that may come into play when you sell your home.

Buyers Want the Best of Both Worlds

If you live in a suburban community that’s surrounded by urban amenities, chances are good that your location will be a selling point for buyers. MarketWatch predicts that buyers want “surban” homes just steps from shops, restaurants, schools, and parks.

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