1237 Corral Lane, South Lyon Home for Sale

1237 Corral Lane, South Lyon MI1237 Corral Lane, South Lyon MI Home for Sale at Trotters Pointe

New Listing! The Bouma Group just listed 1237 Corral Lane, South Lyon, a Toll Brothers built home in the Trotters Pointe neighborhood. Features include:

  • 2650 square feet, plus 1000 in the finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths
  • Spectacular upgrades and finishes throughout
  • Kitchen just remodeled with granite counters, stainless appliances, 42″ cabinets and tile backsplash
  • Lower level offers huge family room with wet bar, study, and full bath with rain shower
  • More photos & features
  • MLS# 3220625
  • Listed for $379,900

To request more information or a private showing for 1237 Corral Lane, contact us, The Bouma Group Realtors at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com today!

Home Appraisal vs. Inspection – What’s the Big Difference?

Home Inspection vs. Home AppraisalChecklist

When purchasing a new home, an appraisal and an inspection will be performed before you are able to close and call it your own. You may be wondering what the difference is and why either needs to be performed.

Appraisal:

  • Performed by a licensed appraiser that is hired by the bank you are securing your loan through.
  • Will assess the current value of the home based on a variety of factors, including: square footage, amenities, and values of recently sold homes in the neighborhood or area.
  • It is used to find the value of the property in order to be sure it does not exceed the desired loan amount.

Inspection:

  • Performed by a licensed home inspector, typically hired by the buyer.
  • Will assess the current condition of the property, including structural and system issues, and uncover any problems not immediately visible.
  • A well and septic, radon, and/or pest inspection may be performed at this time as well.
  • It is typically written into a real estate purchase agreement as a condition of the sale.

Having been in the real estate business for more than two decades, The Bouma Group has worked with most of the local inspectors and bank appraisers. We can help find the best fit for you, so contact us at info@bouma.com or 734-761-3060 for a list of our preferred partners or if you have any questions about the home sale process!

 

5004 Birkdale Dr., Ann Arbor Real Estate Listing at Polo Fields

5004 Birkdale, Ann Arbor MI5004 Birkdale, Ann Arbor MI Real Estate Listing at the Polo Fields

Just Listed! 5004 Birkdale, Ann Arbor situated in the desirable golf course community at the Polo Fields. This custom home offers:

  • 3430 square feet with 6 bedrooms, a study, and 4.1 baths
  • Additional 1215 sq. ft. in finished, view-out lower level
  • Stunning vaulted family room with cozy fireplace
  • Large yard with natural gardens that backs to woods
  • More photos & features
  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3220765
  • Listed for $649,900

To learn more about the amenities available at 5004 Birkdale Drive, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email us at info@bouma.com. Find out more about the Polo Fields here!

2053 Rouse Creek Court, Ann Arbor Real Estate Listing

2053 Rouse Creek Ct., Ann Arbor MI2053 Rouse Creek Ct, Ann Arbor MI 48108

The Bouma Group just listed this impeccable home at 2053 Rouse Creek Ct. Located on a cul-de-sac in the upscale Lake Forest subdivision, features include:

  • 3707 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths
  • Kitchen just updated with cherry cabinets, granite counters, and stainless appliances
  • Soaring great room with fireplace flanked by south facing windows
  • First floor master suite with lavish master bath
  • View virtual tour
  • MLS# 3220002
  • Offered at $560,000

For immediate information on 2053 Rouse Creek Ct. or to learn more about property values at Lake Forest, contact us, the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com.

 

1606 Charlton Ave., Ann Arbor Real Estate for Sale

1606 Charlton Ave., Ann Arbor MI1606 Charlton, Ann Arbor Real Estate Listing

Just listed: 1606 Charlton, located on the desirable west side of Ann Arbor. This charming, well maintained home offers:

  • 780 square feet with 360 in the finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath
  • Lower level has large windows and a family room
  • Delightful screened front porch has multiple uses
  • Walk or bike to downtown Ann Arbor
  • More photos & features
  • MLS# 3220426
  • Listed for $199,900

This adorable home won’t last for sale on the market long, so request your private showing today for 1606 Charlton Ave. by contacting the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com.

Expect to See an Exceptionally Busy Spring Home Buying Season in 2014

Spring home buyingIf you’re currently trying to sell your home on the local housing market, great news: it’s about to get very, very busy for you.

That’s because national real estate experts are projecting that this spring will see even more home buying activity than is already expected for this time of year.

Why? Because of pent-up home buyer demand from the unusually cold winter we had.  Home buyers who might have navigated the market in late 2013 and early 2014 ended up holding off because of the bad winter weather.  Can you blame them?  House hunting in frigid temperatures while trudging around in the snow and bad weather is no fun at all.

So now that it’s warming up outside, these home buyers – along with those who would have normally entered the market in spring – are flooding the real estate market.

More Trends to Expect This Spring on the National Housing Market

According to a recent Bloomberg article, the spring home buying market (which usually runs from March to June) was delayed because of the unusually bad winter we’ve had across the country.

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Lake Forest, Ann Arbor Real Estate Report

Lake Forest Real Estate Report – March 2014Lake Forest Subdivision, Ann Arbor Real Estate Report

Lake Forest subdivision has regained home values and prices continue to climb at this upscale Ann Arbor neighborhood. There are currently 2 homes listed for sale, and last year 6 homes sold.

Homes for Sale:

  • $560,000.  2053 Rouse Creek Ct., Ann Arbor. 3707 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $439,000.  4075 Brookview Court, Ann Arbor. 2586 sq. ft. +1000 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms, 2.1 baths. Sale Pending

Sold Homes:

  • $530,000.  2259 Woodview, Ann Arbor. 3361 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $527,200.  4357 Lakeside Ct., Ann Arbor. 3464 sq. ft. +1300 in finished lower level, 5 bedrooms, 3.1 baths.
  • $430,000.  4101 Lake Forest, Ann Arbor. 2596 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.
  • $360,900.  4183 Westbrook, Ann Arbor. 1860 sq. ft. +1500 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms, 3.1 baths.
  • $350,000.  4210 Westbrook, Ann Arbor. 2168 sq. ft. +700 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms, 2.1 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $340,900.  4047 Westbrook, Ann Arbor. 2018 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

In 2012 at Lake Forest, 8 homes sold with an average sale price of $364,050 and average price per square foot of $154. Last year, the ASP rose 16% to $423,167 and the A$SF rose 8% to $167. We will continue to track to price trends for 2014, so be sure to check back here often! The Bouma Group has been selling Ann Arbor Real Estate for more than 29 years and knows the market better than anyone!

 

642 Archwood Drive, Ann Arbor Real Estate Listing

642 Archwood Drive, Ann Arbor MI 642 Archwood Drive, Ann Arbor MI Real Estate Listing

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MARCH 30 FROM 2-4PM

Walk to Abbot school and park from this spacious, updated colonial located on the west side of Ann Arbor. Details include:

  • 2162 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 2.1 baths
  • Huge kitchen with granite and stainless appliances is open to the living room
  • Hardwood floors in living room and most bedrooms
  • Master bedroom suite with private bath and balcony style deck
  • Virtual tour
  • More photos & features
  • MLS# 3220167
  • Listed for $330,000

To learn more about the features available at 642 Archwood Drive, or to request a private showing, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. Don’t miss the open house this Sunday!

 

Saline Real Estate Market Update – February 2014

Saline Real Estate Inventory Inching Upward

Saline Real Estate Market Statistics for February 2014
While Saline Real Estate inventory is not where is was last February, it’s actually down 27%, it IS  starting to inch up for the first time since the peak last June when there were 215 homes listed for sale. Homes in the under $400k price range are selling quickly, resulting in a strong seller’s market. The long winter has definitely had an impact on homeowners listing their homes, and hopefully when spring finally does come, more will come to the market.

As you can see by the number of homes under contract, buyers are out there looking to purchase regardless of the weather, and the homes listed are selling. Don’t wait for the competition of the spring market, list your home now! Not sure what it’s worth? Contact us for a market valuation today at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com. We sell more real estate in Washtenaw County than any other agent and can get your home sold quickly and for top dollar!

Dexter Real Estate Market Update – February 2014

Dexter Needs More Real Estate Listings

Dexter Real Estate Market Statistics for February 2014
Dexter Real Estate listings are down 13% when compared with February of last year. Sales contract written by buyers are down 15% compared with last year.  The lack of listings is resulting in fewer contracts being written, which is going to soon be reflected in the number of sales. Instead of increasing, which has been the ongoing trend, sales going to start decreasing, not because of a lack of buyers, but because of a lack of homes to purchase. As a whole, Dexter is in a seller’s market with a 4.6 month supply of homes listed.

Get a head start on the spring market and consider listing your home now! Interest rates are creeping up and buyers want to purchase now, but there is a lack of inventory. To learn more about what homes are selling for in your neighborhood and the value of your residence, contact the specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. We track every aspect of real estate and know the market better than anyone!