Archives: July 9, 2019

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