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Ann Arbor Real Estate Market Update – November 2017

More New Listings and Sales in November

November 2017 Ann Arbor Real Estate Statistics with Border

Market Update for November 2017

Both new listings and sales for Ann Arbor homes were up for the month of November. New listings entered were up 30% compared with last November, 73 vs. 56, with the average list price coming in at $500,023 vs. $443,054.  The number of sales was up 12.5%, 90 vs. 80, with the average days on the market at 38, down from 48. The average sale price was $405,669 compared with $409,972 this time last year. However, when looking at the year-to-date statistics, both listings and sales are down. There were 1383 new listings entered so far this year, compared with 1473 last year, and 1057 sales compared with 1116 last year. It is a very strong seller’s market with a 2.7 month supply of homes for sale overall. The $600k – $700k and $800k – $1 million price points are balanced with only the over $1 million in a buyer’s market with a large inventory.

If the Ann Arbor real estate market stays as busy in December, we may see the gaps narrow, but the year will most likely end with less sales and listings than in 2016. Be sure to check back for the December market update after the new year. Here at The Bouma Group, Realtors we already have a lot of great listings ready to hit the market in late winter and early spring. Be the first to know, contact us today for a sneak preview to see if any are the right match for you! 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com

Northbury Condos, Ann Arbor MI Report

Northbury Condo Report  – December 2017Northbury Condos, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Northbury is a great Ann Arbor complex situated among the beautiful terrain of mature trees, rolling hills and ponds. There is currently 1 condo listed for sale and so far this year, 6 have sold.

Condos for Sale:

  • $399,000. 1 Haverhill Ct., Ann Arbor. 2056 sq. ft., + 914 in the finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

Sold Condos:

  • $434,000. 4 Northwick Ct., Ann Arbor. 2292 sq. ft., + 600 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 2.2 baths.
  • $400,000. 15 Southwick Ct., Ann Arbor. 2425 sq. ft., + 1218 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $369,900. 28 Southwick Ct., Ann Arbor. 2425 sq. ft., + 1218 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • $339,900. 1 Northwick Ct., Ann Arbor. 2056 sq. ft., + 914 in finished lower level, 5 bedrooms and 3.0 baths.
  • $324,000. 15 Eastbury Ct., Ann Arbor. 1460 sq. ft., + 678 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $313,000. 14 Haverhill Ct., Ann Arbor. 1616 sq. ft., + 612 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 3.o baths.

Last year at Northbury, 8 condo sold with an average sale price of $366,500 and an average price per square foot of $218.00. The 6 condos sold this year have an 363,467, down slightly, and an A$/SF of $181.00, also down slightly. To learn more about condo values at Northbury, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor condominiums here!

Northside Glen Condos, Ann Arbor Report

Northside Glen Condo Report – December 2017Northside Glen Condos, Ann Arbor MI

Northside Glen is a picturesque Ann Arbor complex, the newer units are popular because of their beautiful surrounding and proximity to conveniences. There are currently no condos listed for sale and so far this year, 15 have sold.

Sold Condos:

  • $230,000. 2796 S. Knightsbridge Cir., Ann Arbor. 1236 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Sold by the Bouma Group
  • $226,000. 2660 S. Knightsbridge Cir., Ann Arbor. 1236 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $222,000. 2740 S. Knightsbridge Cir., Ann Arbor. 1236 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $220,000. 2840 S. Knightsbridge Cir., Ann Arbor. 1182 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $212,800. 2836 S. Knightsbridge Cir., Ann Arbor. 1094 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $205,000. 2744 S. Knightsbridge Cir., Ann Arbor. 1094 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Sold by The Bouma Group
  • $205,000. 2850 S. Knightsbridge Cir., Ann Arbor. 1182 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Sold by The Bouma Group
  • $173,500. 2764 S. Knightsbridge Cir., Ann Arbor. 1094 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Sold by The Bouma Group

For a complete list of Sold Condos at Northside Glen, Ann Arbor, contact us at (734)761-3060

Last year at Northside Glen, 15 condos sold with an average sale price of $178,240 and an average price per square foot of $156.00. The 15 condos sold this year have an ASP of $204,453, up 15%, and an A$/SF of $179.00, also up 15%. To learn more about condo values at Northside 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!

12 Month-by-Month Organizing Goals for Your New Home

A beige couch in the middle of an open living room.‘Tis the season — for goal planning, that is! Many people spend December reflecting on the year and creating a list of goals to aim for in the New Year, and recent home buyers are no exception.

If you’re thinking about ways to preserve that “new-to-you” feeling in your home and keep the clutter at bay throughout the year, follow our handy month-by-month home organization planner.

January: Clear Out Any Cluttered Spaces

Decluttered spaces can keep your home looking and feeling like new (even if it isn’t). While you’re putting away holiday decorations, take some time to tackle any clutter that has begun to accumulate in catch-all spaces, such as closets, the garage, and any rooms that are still full of half-unpacked moving boxes.

February: Create a Home Organization Plan

A list of things to do each day of the week.Detailed planning is a great way to stay on top of your New Year’s home organization goals. Outline a list of tasks to complete daily, weekly, and monthly. This list can include indoor and outdoor maintenance as well as fun tasks like decorating.

Be sure to pin your home organization plan in a conspicuous space, such as on the refrigerator. You can also lighten your workload by divvying up the tasks to other members of the household. Continue reading

Northside Ridge Condos, Ann Arbor Report

Northside Ridge Condo Report – December 2017Northside Ridge Condos, Ann Arbor MI

Northside Ridge is a wonderful Ann Arbor complex, these spacious units offer a variety of floor plans and are close to many amenities. There are currently no condos listed for sale and so far this year, 6 have sold.

Sold Condos:

  • $305,000. 2917 N. Knightsbridge Cir., Ann Arbor. 1637 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $300,500. 2914 N. Knightsbridge Cir. #7, Ann Arbor. 1401 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $244,500. 2942 Hunley Dr., Ann Arbor. 1201 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Listed and Sold by The Bouma Group
  • $234,500. 2911 Knightsbridge, Ann Arbor. 1201 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $233,636. 2980 Hunley Dr., Ann Arbor. 1201 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Listed and Sold by The Bouma Group
  • $224,900. 2908 N. Knightsbridge Cir., Ann Arbor. 1201 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Listed and Sold by The Bouma Group

Last year at Northside Ridge, 3 condos sold with an average sale price of $272,633 and an average price per square foot of $174.00. The 6 condos sold this year have an ASP of $257,173, down 6%, and an A$/SF of $ 197.00, up 13%. To learn more about condo values at Northside Ridge, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor condominiums here!

Liberty Oaks Condos, Ann Arbor Report

Liberty Oaks Condo Report – November 2017

Liberty Oaks is a desirable Ann Arbor complex, the detached condos are spacious and close to many nature areaLiberty Oaks Condos, Ann Arbor MIs. The association manages lawn maintenance, snow removal, biannual window cleaning and more. There is currently 1 condo listed for sale and so far this year, 1 has sold.

Condos for Sale:

  • $360,000. 2952 Salem Dr., Ann Arbor. 1579 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Sale Pending

Sold Condos:

  • $312,000. 687 Boston Ct., Ann Arbor. 1511 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.

Last year at Liberty Oaks, 2 condos sold with an average sale price of $370,500 and an average price per square foot of $202.00. The 1 condo sold this year has a sale price of $360,00, down 3%, and a price per square foot of $206.00, up slightly. On average, the 2 condos sold last year had 373 more square feet than the condo sold this year. To learn more about condo values at Liberty Oaks, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor condominiums here!

Partridge Creek, Ypsilanti Subdivision Market Report

Partridge Creek Subdivision Report – December 2017Partridge Creek Subdivision Home, Ypsilanti Township MI

Located in the growing Ypsilanti Township, Partridge Creek offers a variety of home styles close to parks and many conveniences. There are currently 7 homes listed for sale and so far this year, 18 have sold.

Homes for Sale:

  • $245,000.  7795 Pleasant Lane, Ypsilanti. 2072 sq. ft., +716 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $234,500.  8169 Starling Court, Ypsilanti. 1501 sq. ft., +900 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.
  • $229,900.  6546 E. Summerdale, Ypsilanti. 1495 sq. ft., +1000 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Sale Pending
  • $219,900.  8133 Starling Court, Ypsilanti. 2259 sq. ft., +1800 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths. Sale Pending
  • $219,900.  6612 E. Summerdale Circle, Ypsilanti. 1711 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sale Pending
  • $219,900.  7935 Springwater Drive, Ypsilanti. 2072 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sale Pending
  • $210,000.  6573 Meadowlark Lane, Ypsilanti. 1494 sq. ft., +400 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sale Pending

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Meadow Grove Condos, Ann Arbor Report

Meadow Grove Condo Report – November 2017Meadow Grove Condos, Ann Arbor, MI

Meadow Grove is a desired Ann Arbor complex, the spacious units offer full basements, attached garages, open concept living, and more! Many conveniences located only minutes away. There are currently no condos listed for sale and so far this year, 6 condos have sold.

Sold Condos:

  • $320,000. 3622 Bent Trail Dr., Ann Arbor. 1576 sq. ft., + 750 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • $297,000. 3525 Meadow Grove Tr., Ann Arbor. 1087 sq. ft., + 700 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 3.0 baths.
  • $296,000. 3628 Meadow Grove Tr., Ann Arbor. 1666 sq. ft., + 500 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 3.1 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $296,000. 3598 Bent Trail Dr., Ann Arbor. 1622 sq. ft., + 600 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • $276,400. 3520 Meadow Grove Tr., Ann Arbor. 1491 sq. ft., +695 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $265,000. 3601 Meadow Grove Tr., Ann Arbor. 1531 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

Last year at Meadow Grove, 6 condos sold with an average sale price of $249,250 and an average price per square foot of $165.00. The 6 condos sold this year have an ASP of $291,733, up 17%, and an A$/SF of $199.00, up 20%. To learn more about condo values at Meadow Grove, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor condominiums here!

5 Simple Ideas for a Low-Maintenance Indoor Garden

Winter is Coming – Cheer Up with an Indoor Garden

a small potted plant on a living room tableMany homeowners find gardening is an enjoyable outdoor activity with several additional benefits: enhancing curb appeal, creating bright pops of color, and even providing homegrown ingredients for meals.

But outdoor plants need just the right amount of sunshine, space, fertile soil, and maintenance to be able to flourish.

You don’t need to abandon your dream of having a garden if you don’t have the space or it’s not the right season — bring the garden indoors! Here are a few ideas to spice up your home with easy-to-maintain indoor plants.

Grow Herbs on Your Kitchen Windowsill

Cooking can be a breeze when you have fresh herbs within easy reach. Choose a spot in your home with a lot of natural light, plant your favorite herbs in a container with good drainage, and you’ll be all set. Continue reading

Liberty Pointe Condos, Ann Arbor Report

Liberty Pointe Condo Report – November 2017Liberty Pointe Condos, Ann Arbor MI

Liberty Pointe is a beautiful Ann Arbor complex with a great location only minutes from downtown Ann Arbor. The landscaping is nice and many nature areas are nearby too. There are currently 3 condos listed for sale and so far this year, 3 have sold.

Condos for Sale:

  • $329,900. 551 Liberty Pointe Dr., Ann Arbor. 2044 sq. ft., + 558 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sale Pending, Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $315,000. 503 Liberty Pointe Dr., Ann Arbor. 2044 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sale Pending
  • $229,900. 584 Liberty Pointe Dr., Ann Arbor. 1378 sq. ft., + 600 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2.2 baths. Sale Pending

Sold Condos:

  • $235,000. 504 Liberty Pointe Dr., Ann Arbor. 1378 sq. ft., + 600 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $230,000. 675 Liberty Pointe Dr., Ann Arbor. 1378 sq. ft., + 600 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $222,500. 571 Liberty Pointe Dr., Ann Arbor. 1378 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

Last year at Liberty Pointe, 9 condos sold with an average sale price of $239,222 and an average price per square foot of $161.00. The 3 condos sold this year have an ASP of $229,167, down 4%, and an A$/SF of $166.o0, up 3%. To learn more about condo values at Liberty Pointe, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor condominiums here!