331 Scio Village Court #170, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

331 Scio Village Court #170, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

New to the Market! 331 Scio Village is a vibrant Scio Village condo featuring:

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1,009 square feet + 831 finished in lower level
  • Open floor plan on main level with modern kitchen and stainless appliances
  • Quaint porch is the perfect place to start a container garden
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  • MLS # 3266921
  • Offered at $265,000

For additional details or showing information on this home, contact The Ann Arbor Condo Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

5333 Kelsey Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

5333 Kelsey Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Just Listed! 5333 Kelsey Circle is an all brick custom home featuring:

  • 6 bedrooms, 5 full, 2 half bathrooms, 4,386 square feet + 2,518 finished in lower level
  • Attached three car garage, stunning landscaping, and large all-brick paver patio
  • Opulent details like paneled walls, ceiling medallions, and crown moldings
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  • MLS #3266911
  • Listed at $1,159,900

For more details or showing instructions on this home, contact The Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

Garden Homes Park Neighborhood Report

Real Estate Report – July 2019

The neighborhood name says it all, Garden Homes Park is a collection of beautiful homes consisting of a variety of styles. Located just minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, this subdivision is in a prime area. Presently, 1 home is listed for sale and 5 have sold this year.

Home for Sale:

  • $295,900. 2110 Foss Court, Ann Arbor. 976 sq. ft., + 814 in the finished lower level; 4 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.

Homes Sold in 2019:

  • $354,500. 1686 Enclave Lane, Ann Arbor. 1792 sq. ft., + 700 in the finished lower level; 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $342,000. 1755 South Franklin Court, Ann Arbor. 1444 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $335,000. 2215 Garden Homes, Ann Arbor. 1188 sq. ft., + 522 in the finished lower level; 3 bedrooms and 1.1 baths.
  • $325,000. 1750 Fulmer Street, Ann Arbor. 1282 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $224,000. 1755 North Maple Road, Ann Arbor. 1232 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.

Last year in Garden Homes Park, 8 homes were sold for an average sale price of $260,938 and an average price per square foot of $233.00. The 5 homes that have sold so far in 2019 have an ASP of $316,100, up slightly, and an A$/SF of $230.00, down slightly. If you would like to be updated on listing and selling activity in Garden Homes Park, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or via email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor neighborhoods here!

The 5 Most Important Things to Do After Buying a Home

So, you bought a house. First of all, congratulations! The search is over, no more weekends filled with open houses and showings, and you can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Phew.

But your work isn’t quite done yet. Once you buy a house, there are a few things that need to happen before and after move-in day. Check out our list of to-dos, and get prepared for what comes after closing—trust us, your future self will thank you.

Do a Deep Clean

A vacuum.

When you first buy your home, there won’t be any heavy dressers blocking off corners, couches and beds to clean under, or stacks of boxes covered in cobwebs in the attic. Your house will never be this empty again—well, until you sell it, that is—so take advantage of the wide-open space.

Whether you want to hire professional cleaners or DIY, you should pour some serious TLC into your new house. Dust, vacuum, mop, scrub, polish—look up a few cleaning checklists for inspiration—and put in some elbow grease. Continue reading

2259 S Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

2259 S Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

New to Market! 2259 S Main is a upper level condo featuring:

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1,086 square feet + 1 car detached garage
  • Walking distance to The Big House, UM Golf Course, and the new Athletic Complex!
  • Private screened in deck and neutral design throughout
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  • MLS # 3266751
  • Offered at $249,000

For showing instructions or additional details on this home, contact The Ann Arbor Condo Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

1761 Addington Lane, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

1761 Addington Lane, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Just Listed! 1761 Addington is a maintenance-free condo in of Woodside Meadows complex including:

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1,217 square feet + attached one car garage
  • Vaulted ceilings and plentiful windows offering natural light in every room
  • Upper level end unit with balcony offering private views of peaceful complex
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  • MLS # 3265418
  • Listed at $194,000

For additional details and showing information, contact The Ann Arbor Condo Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

The Four Most Common Red Flags to Look for During Your Walkthrough

A new home is a big financial investment. Not only will you likely be pouring a lot of your savings into the purchase, but you’ll also be choosing a place to call home for years to come. The last thing you want is to spend all of that time and money only to discover a costly maintenance or structural issue.

Even though you’ll get a professional inspection done, there are certain red flags that you should specifically be looking out for during the first walkthrough. By recognizing these problem areas right away, you can put emphasis on them during the inspection. Save yourself time, money,  and stress, and know these major home-buying warning signs.

Foundational Flaws

A vase of flowers in front of a cracked window.

It’s not like you can pull the house up from the ground and get a closer look at the foundation, so how do you tell if there are any issues? A few surefire signs of a faulty foundation include sloping floors, swinging and sticking doors, visible cracks above window frames, and cabinets separating from the walls. Continue reading

5004 Lohr Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

5004 Lohr Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Just Listed! 5004 Lohr Road is a stunning home featuring:

  • 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3,300 square feet + unfinished basement
  • In-ground pool and hot tub with stunning fenced patio + balcony
  • Expansive master suite with vaulted ceilings and large private bath
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  • MLS # 3266398
  • Priced at $699,000

For additional details or showing instructions on this home, contact The Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

2479 Woodview Lane, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

2479 Woodview Lane, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Just hit the market! 2479 Woodview Lane is a prestigious Pines of Lake Forest home featuring:

  • 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 5,077 square feet + 2,800 finished in lower level
  • Incredible master suite boasting huge walk-in closet, soaking tub, and large sitting area
  • Lavish finished basement with theater, second kitchen, stage, and recreation area
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  • MLS # 3266695
  • Offered at $1,150,000

For additional information or showing instructions, contact The Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

3168 Lorraine Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

3168 Lorraine Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Just Listed! 3168 Lorraine is a charming colonial on Ann Arbor’s east side boasting:

  • 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1,344 square feet + 260 finished in lower level
  • Fresh paint and carpet throughout – ready for moving in!
  • Family friendly, traditional colonial floor plan
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  • MLS # 3266658
  • Listed at $239,000

For additional information or showing instructions for this home, contact The Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!