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Independence Condos, Ann Arbor Report

Independence Condo Report – November 2017Independence Condos, Ann Arbor MI

Independence is an affordable Ann Arbor complex situated in central Ann Arbor, a bus stop is located directly outside the condominium which allows for easy transportation to variety of destinations. Within the complex is a pool, and other features include patios, carport parking and laundry machines. There are currently no condos listed for sale and so far this year, 6 have sold.

Sold Condos:

  •  $149,00. 1809 Independence Blvd. #17, Ann Arbor. 896 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1.0 baths.
  • $135,000. 2407 Packard St. #43E, Ann Arbor. 896 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1.0 baths.
  • $135,000. 1815 Independence #30C, Ann Arbor. 938 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1.0 baths. Sold by The Bouma Group
  • $135,000. 2413 Packard St. #57E, Ann Arbor. 896 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1.0 baths.
  • $126,000. 1809 Independence Blvd. #15B, Ann Arbor. 705 square feet with 1 bedroom and 1.0 baths.
  • $112,500. 2413 Packard St. #55E, Ann Arbor. 705 square feet with 1 bedroom and 1.0 baths.

Last year at Independence, 6 condos sold with an average sale price of $132,167 and an average price per square foot of $143.00. The 6 condos sold this year have an ASP of $132,083, down slightly, and an A$/SF of $158.00, up 10%. To learn more about condo values at Independence, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor condominiums here!

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What You Need to Know About Low-Maintenance Communities

fallen leaves on a lawn in the winterPicture this: It’s winter. It’s freezing. You still need to clear the last of the leaves from your lawn, but you’re finding every excuse to stay huddled inside your warm home and out of the cold, biting air. More than ever, you’re wishing your yard work would just do itself.

Sound familiar? Maintenance and lawn care can be tedious and exhausting chores, especially on the coldest or hottest days of the year. But there are types of residential developments that take care of these chores for you.

The Many Faces of Low-Maintenance Living

Low-maintenance communities, in general, are neighborhoods that provide services such as lawn care and exterior maintenance through an association fee. In a maintenance-free community, especially, little — if any — maintenance is required on the homeowner’s part.

As is the case with any neighborhood, different communities offer different amenities, especially when it comes to low- or no-maintenance living. So to give you a better idea about what to look for in a low-maintenance home, we’ve come up with a quick guide.

Low-Maintenance Townhome Developments

properties along a wide streetIf you want all the space of a single-family home but don’t mind sharing a wall, a townhouse is a great option for low-maintenance living. Though the amenities many vary from community to community, townhome developments typically provide common area maintenance and landscaping.

Low-Maintenance Condominiums

Think of condos as upgraded rental apartments: you have your own space, you can access community amenities, and you can count on someone else to take care of the most mundane chores.

It’s important to note that condos are a type of ownership: when you own a condo, you own everything within the walls of your home. Unlike with townhomes, you aren’t required to care for the exterior.

In addition, condo associations typically maintain the common areas and provide services like trash removal and pest control. Depending on the association, the community may also provide utilities, phone service, and cable or Internet.

No-Maintenance Residential Communities

house common in a maintenance-free communitySome communities, like 55+ communities, take care of more than just the common areas. True maintenance-free communities may also take care of your home’s exterior maintenance, lawn care, landscaping, and services like trash or snow removal.

Real estate options in these no-maintenance communities can include condos, townhomes, and/or single-family homes.

Where to Do Your Research

If a community has an association, check the rules and regulations to learn about what services the association provides. Not sure where to look? It never hurts to ask a trusted real estate agent.

Want to Buy a Low-Maintenance Home? Let’s Talk

We’re familiar with the types of homes and communities found throughout our area, so we’re more than happy to answer any questions you have. Just give us a call at The Bouma Group, Realtors today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. Want to start looking now? Check out our real estate search tool here!

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Fox Glen Condos, Ann Arbor Report

Fox Glen Condo Report – November 2017Fox Glen Condos, Ann Arbor MI

Fox Glen is a lovely Ann Arbor complex, the luxury detached homes are spacious and come with a variety of different floor plans with special features, such as walkout basements and attached garages. There is currently 1 condo listed for sale and so far this year, 4 have sold.

Condos for Sale:

  • $357,900. 3800 Santa Fe Tr., Ann Arbor. 2096 sq. ft., + 1206 in finished lower level, 5 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.

Sold Condos:

  • $370,000. 3911  Bridle Pass, Ann Arbor. 1484 sq. ft., + 1100 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 3.0 baths.
  • $365,000. 3937 Fox Glen Dr., Ann Arbor. 1493 sq. ft., + 1050 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.0 baths.
  • $308,000. 3799 Santa Fe Tr., Ann Arbor. 1493 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $291,000. 3896 Bridle Pass, Ann Arbor. 1484 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.

Last year at Fox Glen, 1 condo sold with a sale price of $292,000 and a price per square foot of $139.00. The 4 condos sold this year have an average sale price of $333,500, up 14%, and an average price per square foot of $224.00, up 61%. The condo sold last year had 600+ sq. ft. more compared to the average sq. ft. of the condos sold this year. To learn more about condo values at Fox Glen, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor condominiums here!

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