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8872 Briarwood Drive, Plymouth, MI 48170

8872 Briarwood Drive, Plymouth, MI 48170

Just Listed! 8872 Briarwood Drive is a nicely updated ranch home in mature neighborhood just waiting for new owners to make it home. Amazing features include:

  • 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms + 1,065 square feet and unfinished basement
  • Newer laminate flooring, doors, and hardware throughout home
  • Half bathroom and laundry in basement
  • Huge backyard boasting beautiful deck and quiet, fenced yard
  • Additional photos and details here 
  • MLS#3262812
  • Presented at $189,900

For showing requests, details, and more information – call The Bouma Group Real Estate at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com.

2304 Carriage Way, Milford, MI 48381

2304 Carriage Way, Milford, MI 48381 

New Listing! 2304 Carriage Way is a lovely home in a distinguished Milford equestrian community bordering Kensington Metro Park. It’s unique features include:

  • 2,762 square feet + 3 Bedrooms, 2 full/1 half bathroom, unfinished basement
  • Open gathering spaces like large, white kitchen and great room with soaring windows
  • Bonus spaces like loft on second story and study on main level
  • Stunning main floor master with large walk-in closet and split-station bathroom
  • View additional details and photos here 
  • MLS#3262570
  • Offered at $364,900

For showing requests and more information of 2304 Carriage Way, contact The Bouma Group Real Estate Experts at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com.

584 Allison Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

584 Allison Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Just Listed!  Charming cottage on quiet, tree-lined street on Ann Arbor’s west side. Features of this charming abode include:

  • 1,371 Square Feet + 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
  • Original 1930’s charm including wood stove and refinished hardwood floors
  • New appliances, cabinets, and counters
  • Private backyard and patio within walking distance to Vet’s Park, Plum Market, Knights Steakhouse, and Downtown Ann Arbor!
  • View additional details and photos here
  • MLS#3262335
  • Offered at $325,000

For showings of 584 Allison Drive, or to request more information about this home, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com.

New Year, New and Improved Home Value

Happy 2019! What do you want to accomplish in the New Year? If you’re thinking seriously about selling your home this year, or just want to add some value to your property, then it’s time to make a game plan for 2019.

You don’t have to break the bank to build your home equity; there are a number of small, easy projects you can do to increase your home’s value. And bonus: they’re indoor-only, so you can get started right away!

Here are three DIY, cost-effective ways to add value to your home.

Update Your Kitchen

Light-filled kitchen with hanging light fixture.Kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. It’s just a fact. If you’re aiming to add value to your entire home, start with these areas.

In the kitchen, refinish wooden cabinets or use a faux-wood finish on non-wood cabinets to give them an updated look. You can also replace your sink with a trendy single-basin fit and sprayer nozzle, and upgrade your appliances to stainless-steel.

With just a few small updates, you can have your whole kitchen feeling brand new!

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1008 Scott Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

1008 Scott Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

New to Market! Refined living combined with simple functionality! This rare Oslund Condo will not disappoint. Check out its stunning features like:

  • 2,036 Square Feet + unfinished basement, 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms
  • Crisp, white kitchen with stainless appliances, breakfast nook, and formal dining room
  • Attached two car garage, lower level laundry, and access to 35 acres of woods and trails right outside your door
  • Two patios with access from dining room, living room, and master bedroom
  • Access to more photos and home details here 
  • MLS # 3262265
  • Listed at $749,900

To request a showing of 1008 Scott Place or get more information about this stunning condo and Oslund Condominium Complex, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or at info@bouma.com.

7688 Ellens Way Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

7688 Ellens Way Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 

Just Listed! View 7688 Ellens Way Street, an incredible contemporary home situated amidst a gorgeous, wooded setting in Superior Township. Phenomenal features among this home include:

  • 3,734 square feet + 1,700 finished in lower level, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
  • Attached three car garage and a 2.31 acre lot
  • Two wood fireplaces and second kitchen in finished basement
  • Expansive backyard with perfect-for-entertaining deck and brick-paver fire pit.
  • View additional photos and home details here
  • MLS# 3262146
  • Listing is offered at $749,000

Request a showing of 7688 Ellens Way by clicking here…or learn more about this peaceful and luxurious home by contacting the Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or at info@bouma.com.

Ann Arbor Real Estate Report – December 2018

More Ann Arbor Homes Sold Than Listed in December to Finish Off the Year

Here is your final real estate report for 2018 for Ann Arbor homes! Both this past month’s prices and year-to-date prices have increased. Unfortunately, both the average sale and listing prices have increased on all fronts as well. Like November, 39 homes were sold this December, which is a 12.8% decrease compared to the 44 homes sold the prior December. There is minimal increase in the average listing price last month, from $451,784 to $452,492 now. A total of 57 homes have been sold in December, and although this is a 17.4% decrease from December 2017; it is good for sellers because more homes were sold than listed (in December) meaning that some homes that were entered into the multiple listings service before December were able to be sold. The average sale price is $436,533 versus $417,239 in December 2017, which is a 4.6% increase. Luckily for sellers, there has been a decrease in the average days on the market, from 56 to 45 days, a 19.6% difference. Continue reading

1256 Glen Leven Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

1256 Glen Leven Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

SOLD! 1256 Glen Leven Road is a charming colonial on Ann Arbor’s west side that is looking for someone to come in and make it their own! Sturdy bones and features like:

  • 1,377 square feet + 216 finished in lower level, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
  • Detached 2 car garage and a 0.28 acre lot
  • Two wood fireplaces, one in partially finished basement recreation room
  • Walking distance to Pioneer High, The Big House, and minutes to downtown Ann Arbor!
  • More photos and home details here 
  • MLS#3262212
  • Listed as-is for $349,900

To request a private showing of 1256 Glen Leven Road, or to learn more about this ideally located home, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or at info@bouma.com.

Ann Arbor Real Estate Report – November 2018

New Listings Entered for Ann Arbor Homes PlummetNew Home Listings Plummet

This November, Ann Arbor residential has seen a major dive in the amount of new listings entered. Only 39 homes were entered into the multiple listings service, this is a extreme 49% decline compared to last November last year when 73 homes were entered. There has only been a minimal increase in listing prices, from $500,023 on average in November 2018 to $507,659 currently. Luckily for sellers, a total of 97 homes were sold this past month, in comparison to the 90 homes sold the prior November, which is a 7.8% increase. The average selling price is still below the average listing price at $430,073, but is 6% above last year’s ASP of $405,669. For the month of November, the average days on the market is 36, which is better than the 38 days last November.

So far this year, 1419 homes have been entered into the MLS, and this is a minor increase compared to the 1383 homes that had been listed at this time in 2017. The average listing price cumulatively is $488,694 currently, versus $474,190 last year, which is a 3% rise. There has only been a slight decline in the amount of sold homes thus far in comparison to the previous year, from 1057 to 1038 sold homes. Like ALP, the ASP has also increased; overall, homes sell for $438,210 and this is a difference of 3.6% compared to $423,024.

Perhaps this significant decline in homes is due to the upcoming holidays. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, don’t hesitate to contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. Check back here for more up-to-date information on Ann Arbor homes!

3732 Oakmore Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

3732 Oakmore Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Just Listed! 3732 Oakmore Court is a unique, contemporary home nestled in a private wooded setting in Scio Township. This stunning home has features like:

  • 3,330 square feet + 1,733 finished in lower level, 4 bedrooms, and 3.5 bathrooms
  • 2.51 acre lot and 2 car attached garage
  • Updates like roof, driveway, brick paver patio, exterior paint, and a whole house generator
  • Soaring ceilings, walls of windows, and abundant natural light throughout
  • See more photos and details 
  • MLS#3261775
  • Presented at $1,100,000

To request a private showing of 3732 Oakmore Court, or to learn more about this luxurious one-of-a-kind home, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or at info@bouma.com.