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9578 Sherwood Drive, Saline Home For Sale

9578 Sherwood Drive, Saline MI 481769578 Sherwood Drive, Saline MI 48176

New Listing! Incredible custom York Township home at 9578 Sherwood Drive, Saline! Just some of the many features include:

  • 3,642 square feet including 4 bedrooms and  5 1/2 bathrooms
  • 1,635 finished square feet in the lower level including a large family room with fireplace, recreation room, exercise room and bar area
  • Basement walks out to expansive stone patio
  • Chef’s kitchen with cherry cabinets, large center island, butler’s pantry, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances
  • Kitchen opens to sunroom and large deck
  • First floor master suite with tray ceiling and walk-in closet
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3248049
  • Listed at $699,900

To learn more about this beautiful custom home at 9578 Sherwood Drive, Saline MI 48176, or to schedule a showing, please call The Bouma Group Realtors at 734-761-3060 or email us at info@bouma.com. See more Saline houses for sale here!

505 E. Huron Street #604, Ann Arbor Condo For Sale

505 E. Huron Street #604, Ann Arbor MI 48104505 E. Huron Street #604, Ann Arbor MI 48104

Just Listed! Incredible downtown condo at 505 E. Huron Street #604, Ann Arbor featuring stunning views of the downtown cityscape! Other features of this Sloan Plaza condo include:

  • 1,373 square feet with two bedrooms and two full baths
  • Eat-in kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and new hardwood floors
  • Gas fireplace in living room
  • Master suite with remodeled bath
  • Covered and designated parking spot, plus a storage locker
  • Secured entrance with doorman
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3247988
  • Listed for $630,000

To learn more about The Bouma Group’s new downtown condo listing at 505 E. Huron Street #604, Ann Arbor, or to schedule a showing, call 734-761-3060. Or email us at info@bouma.com. See more Ann Arbor condos for sale here!

1281 Timmins Drive, Ann Arbor Home For Sale

1281 Timmins Drive, Ann Arbor MI 481031281 Timmins Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Just Listed! Updated home found in Ann Arbor’s Hometown Village neighborhood at 1281 Timmins Drive, Ann Arbor that is convenient to shops, restaurants and downtown Ann Arbor. Some features include:

  • 1,849 square feet featuring 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms
  • 550 finished square feet in lower level
  • Large living room with plenty of windows for lots of natural light
  • Finished lower level with  wet bar, bedroom and en suite bath
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3247768
  • Listed for $369,000

To learn more about The Bouma Groups’s new real estate listing at  1281 Timmins Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48103, give us a call at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. See more Ann Arbor homes for sale here! Or click here to schedule a showing.

3629 Deerfield Place, Ann Arbor MI 48103

3629 Deerfield Place, Ann Arbor MI 481033629 Deerfield Place, Ann Arbor MI 48103

New Listing!  Minutes from the Huron River, this sturdy brick ranch at 3629 Deerfield Place, Ann Arbor MI 48103 is close to everything yet feels a world away.  Other features include:

  • 2,156 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms
  • Updated eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counters and hardwood floor
  • Brick fireplace in dining area
  • Private study off foyer
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# – 3247773
  • Listed for $469,000

For more information about this new listing with The Bouma Group Realtors at 3629 Deerfield Place, Ann Arbor, or to schedule a showing, give us a call at 734-761-3060, or email us at info@bouma.com. See more Ann Arbor homes for sale here!

Eberwhite Neighborhood, Ann Arbor Real Estate Report

Eberwhite Real Estate Report – April 2017Eberwhite Neighborhood, Ann Arbor Subdivision Home

There are currently 18 homes listed for sale in the Eberwhite neighborhood and so far this year, 10 have sold.

Homes for Sale:

  • $975,000.  432 Eberwhite Blvd., Ann Arbor. 3032 sq. ft., +1190 in finished lower level, 5 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • $549,900.  1214 S. 7th St., Ann Arbor. 2042 sq. ft., +1600 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $499,900.  328 Crest Ave., Ann Arbor. 1448 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $499,900.  1919 Peppermill Way, Ann Arbor. 2564 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Sale Pending
  • $485,000.  1016 W. Madison, Ann Arbor. 1622 sq. ft., +939 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 3 baths.
  • $479,900.  1730 Fair St., Ann Arbor. 2399 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. Sale Pending
  • $475,000.  611 Eberwhite, Ann Arbor. 1480 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.
  • $449,000.  1217 Meadowbrook, Ann Arbor. 1595 sq. ft., +1100 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sale Pending
  • $359,000.  1809 Fair St., Ann Arbor. 1550 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1.1 baths. Sale Pending
  • $349,900.  1044 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor. 1215 sq. ft., +222 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Sale Pending
  • $325,000.  309 S. Seventh, Ann Arbor. 1080 sq. ft., +211 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sale Pending
  • $235,000.  1209 Birk Ave., Ann Arbor. 768 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Sale Pending
    • For a complete list of properties, contact us at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com

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Clusters of Meadowview, Condo Market Report

Clusters of Meadowview Condo Report – April 2017Clusters of Meadowview Condos

There are currently 0 condos listed for sale at Clusters of Meadowview. So far this year, 1 condo has sold and in 2016, 3 sold.

Sold Condo 2017:

  • $152,500.  5825 Staghorn, Ypsilanti. 1408 sq. ft., +400 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 1.1 baths.

Sold Condos 2016:

  • $172,000.  5780 Staghorn, Ypsilanti. 1524 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sold over list price
  • $171,000.  5716 Staghorn, Ypsilanti. 1408 sq. ft., +536 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $160,000. 5731 Staghorn, Ypsilanti. 1408 sq. ft., +740 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sold over list price

The 3 condos sold in 2016 have an average sale price of $167,667 and an average price per square foot of $116.00. The condo sold this year has an ASP of $152,500 and an A$SF of $108.00. Both of these numbers are lower than the sales last year, but will hopefully rise when more sales occur. To keep up to date with new listings and sales at Clusters of Meadowview, contact the condo specialists with The Bouma Group, Realtors today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. See more Ann Arbor Condo complexes here!

Castleton Farms, Dexter Real Estate Update

Castleton Farms Real Estate Update – April 2017Castleton Farms, Dexter MI Subdivision

There are currently 4 homes listed for sale at Castleton Farms subdivision, and so far this year 1 homes has sold.

Homes for Sale:

  • $513,000.  11370 Castleton Court, Dexter. 3135 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths. New Construction & Sale Pending
  • $503,498.  11475 Castleton Court, Dexter. 2987 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths. New Construction
  • $484,395.  11367 Castleton Court, Dexter. 3092 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths. New Construction & Sale Pending
  • $400,000.  11500 Castleton Court, Dexter. 2938 sq. ft., +666 in finished lower level, 5 bedrooms, 3.1 baths.

Sold Home:

  • $417,000.  11377 Castleton Court, Dexter. 2664 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

Last year at Castleton Farms, 1 home sold for $486,400 with an average price per square foot of $157.00. The home sold this year also has an A$SF of $157.00.  The newly constructed homes are a bit larger and selling for a higher amount than the previously built homes which will affect the values of this neighborhood when they sell. To keep up with what is going on here, be sure to check the neighborhood web page for Castleton Farms here. And for more information on home values, new listings and more for any Dexter subdivision, contact us at The Bouma Group, Realtors today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com.

2210 Steeplechase, Ann Arbor Home For Sale

2210 Steeplechase Drive, Ann Arbor MI 481032210 Steeplechase Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Just Listed! Churchill Downs ranch at 2210 Steeplechase Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48103 that is close to parks, schools, U of M, and more! Also included:

  • 1,540 square feet featuring 3 bedrooms and 1 full and 1 half bath
  • Large living room opening to kitchen
  • Spacious basement
  • Expansive deck overlooking backyard
  • Screened in porch
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3247978
  • Listed for $284,900

To learn more about The Bouma Groups’ new real estate listing at 2210 Steeplechase Drive, or to set up a showing, give us a call at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. See more Ann Arbor homes for sale here!

Hawthorne Ridge, Ann Arbor Market Report

Hawthorne Ridge Real Estate Report – April 2017Hawthorne Ridge Subdivision, Ann Arbor MI

There is currently 1 home listed for sale at Hawthorne Ridge. No homes have sold this year, nor last year. In 2015, 4 homes sold.

Home for Sale:

  • $469,900.  3264 Honeysuckle Drive, Ann Arbor. 2566 sq. ft., +1000 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.

Sold Homes:

  • $410,000.  3010 Honeysuckle Drive, Ann Arbor. 2682 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $398,750.  2360 Dahlia Court, Ann Arbor. 2474 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $394,900.  3275 Honeysuckle Drive, Ann Arbor. 2556 sq. ft., +900 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $374,000.  3406 Tiger Lily Drive, Ann Arbor. 2308 sq. ft., +800 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

In 2014, 3 homes sold with an average sale price of $363,167 and an average price per square foot of $158.00.  The 4 homes sold in 2015 have an ASP of $394,412, up 8.5%, and an A$SF of $158, exactly the same. We should see at least 1 sale in 2017 since there is a home currently listed for sale. We will continue to keep you updated on new listings and sales at Hawthorne Ridge, so check back often! If you would like to learn more about this Ann Arbor neighborhood or to receive instant notification of new listings, contact us at The Bouma Group, Realtors at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com.

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When It Comes to Home Staging, Start Small

Home Staging to Attract More Buyers

The secret to selling your home for more money in less time is all in how you present it. Your home should look so beautiful—both online and in person—that home buyers can’t help but fall in love at first sight. The best way to create that wonderful first impression? Start small and focus on the details. Here are a few simple home staging tips that can have a significant impact on your home sale.

Start with Your Entryway

front door of a homeBuyers decide whether a home is worth a visit based on how it looks in listing photos. You can impress them in seconds by paying special attention to the area around your front door. Make sure your entryway is well lit, free of clutter, and looks inviting. Feel free to ask for a second opinion from a friend, neighbor, or even your real estate agent!

When it’s time for showings, don’t let a squeaky front door ruin a buyer’s first impression of your home. Spray WD-40 on creaky hinges, tighten any screws that are loose, and take care of any other issues well before the first home buyer steps over the threshold.

Move On to the Kitchen

Kitchens and bathrooms sell homes, as the saying goes. Follow these tips to enhance your kitchen’s appeal:

  • Replace old knobs and handles with stylish new hardware to give your kitchen an updated look.
  • Decorate your counters with bowls of fruit or potted plants to create an artsy pop of color.
  • Store unnecessary appliances and clutter out of sight.
  • Replace any light bulbs that have burned out.
  • Prior to showings, bake cookies to make your kitchen smell like home.

Focus on the Bathrooms

bathroom that is clean and clutter-freeNothing makes a better first impression than a squeaky-clean bathroom. Wipe down all surfaces including the inside of your toilet, eliminate any surface mold and grime from the bathtub or shower, and lay out a stack of carefully positioned hand towels as a finishing touch.

Make Your Windows Sparkle

Clean your windows inside and out, and replace any screens if necessary. Since it’s a smart idea to open your windows and let the natural light in, you can impress potential buyers with how well you have maintained your home.

Want More Home Staging or Home Selling Tips?

When you focus on these small home staging tips, it will be easy to attract home buyers to your front door and impress them with the details. If you would like additional home staging and cleaning tips, or if you’re considering selling your home and want to know what it’s worth, contact us at The Bouma Group, Realtors at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. We are happy to help!

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