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1715 Newport Creek, Luxury Ann Arbor Home for Sale

1715 Newport Creek, Ann Arbor MI 481031715 Newport Creek, Ann Arbor MI Luxury Home for Sale

Just Listed! Stately executive colonial situated at the end of a cul-de-sac backing to a wooded area in the prestigious Newport Creek subdivision. Features include:

  • 4061 sq. ft., +1226 in finished lower level, with 5 bedrooms and 4.1 baths.
  • Soaring 2-story great room shares a double-sided fireplace with the pool/sitting room.
  • Kitchen is a chef’s dream with a Sub-Zero, Viking range, granite counters, and large island.
  • Finished walk-out lower level has a media room, rec room, bedroom, and full bath.
  • More photos and features
  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3255335
  • Listed for $1,025,000

To learn more about this luxurious home at 1715 Newport Creek or request your private showing, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group today  at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. Learn more about the Newport Creek subdivision here!

Staging Shortcuts That Sabotage Your Home Sale

4 Home Staging Shortcuts to Avoid

Thinking of selling your home? Home staging is a major player in a home sale. How your home looks, feels, and even smells can influence buyers’ decisions, so it’s important to present your home in the best light.

Cleaning, decluttering, and rearranging furniture are essential to preparing your home for showings, but it can be tempting to take a few shortcuts to get your property on the market faster. Out of all the home staging shortcuts that can hinder your home sale, these you should avoid at all costs.

Keeping Your Interiors Too Dark

A dimly lit kitchen with tile floors, wood cabinets, and laminate countertops looking out onto a dimly lit dining area.Your property needs to shine on the market — don’t dim your home’s sparkle.

Natural light works wonders to maximize space, especially for small floor plans, so it’s important to let in as much sunlight as possible when staging your home.

Throw open the curtains, trim any shrubs blocking the windows, and polish the glass to welcome in the natural sunlight. Continue reading

3219 Dunwoodie, Ann Arbor Home at Arbor Hills for Sale

3219 Dunwoodie, Ann Arbor MI 481053219 Dunwoodie, Ann Arbor MI Home for Sale at Arbor Hills

New Listing! Backing to Oakwoods Nature Area in the desirable Arbor Hills neighborhood, this contemporary home features:

  • 1962 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • Family room is located of off of the kitchen and offers skylights, a cozy fireplace, and hardwood floors.
  • Vaulted master bedroom suite with a private bath and more skylights.
  • Walk-out lower level is plumbed and ready to be finished.
  • More photos and features
  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3255059
  • Listed for $386,900

To request a private showing for 3219 Dunwoodie, or to receive more information on this Arbor Hills home, contact The Bouma Group, Realtors today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. See more Ann Arbor homes for sale here!

7795 Berwick Drive, Ypsilanti MI Home at Greene Farms

7795 Berwick Drive, Ypsilanti MI 481977795 Berwick Drive, Ypsilanti Home at Greene Farms Sub

New Listing! So much space in this pristine 2-story in Greene Farms. This light-filled home offers:

  • 1972 sq. ft., +954 in the finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • Kitchen boasts trendy white cabinets, solid surface counters, and hardwood flooring.
  • Lower level is finished with a large recreation space and full bathroom.
  • Fenced back yard overlooks the pond and has a deck with a hot tub, plus a fire pit.
  • More photos & features
  • MLS# 3255240
  • Listed for $259,900

To learn more about 7795 Berwick Drive or to schedule a showing, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View photos, amenities, and more for Greene Farms here!

111 N. Ashley #906, Downtown Ann Arbor High-Rise Condo

111 N. Ashley #906, Ann Arbor MI111 N. Ashley #906, Downtown Ann Arbor High-Rise Condo at Ashley Terrace

Just Listed! Enjoy the views of downtown Ann Arbor from this high-rise 9th floor condo at Ashley Terrace. Features include:

  • 803 square feet with 1 bedroom and 1.1 baths.
  • Modern kitchen is open to the living and dining area.
  • In-unit laundry.
  • South views stretch all the way to the Big House.
  • Includes 1 heated garage parking space.
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3255063
  • Listed for $423,800

To schedule a private showing or request more information for 111 N. Ashley #906, contact the downtown Ann Arbor condo specialists with The Bouma Group, Realtors at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. Learn more about Ashley Terrace here!

Foxfire, Ann Arbor Subdivision Report for 2017

Foxfire Year End Report – 2017

2017 was a fantastic year for Foxfire with 12 homes sold, and The Bouma Group was involved with 1 of them. The amount of sales increased by 2 houses compared to the previous year. Offers below the listing price were frequently accepted which makes the purchasing process easier for buyers.Foxfire, Ann Arbor, MI

Homes Sold:

  • $460,000. 2345 Hickory Point Dr., Ann Arbor. 2940 sq. ft., + 900 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $460,000. 2525 Mallard Ct., Ann Arbor. 2832 sq. ft., + 700 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths
  • $450,000. 3187 Otter Creek Ct., Ann Arbor. 2849 sq. ft., + 800 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $443,400. 3122 Fairhaven Ct., Ann Arbor. 2438 sq. ft., + 800 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $440,000. 2408 Tamarack Ct., Ann Arbor. 2239 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $439,900. 2255 Woodhaven Ct., Ann Arbor. 2950 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • $407,000. 3174 Redland Ct., Ann Arbor. 2518 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $387,900. 3167 Otter Creek Ct., Ann Arbor. 2144 sq. ft., + 1000 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group

For a complete list of Sold Homes at Foxfire, Ann Arbor, contact us (734)761-3060.

The 12 condos sold in Foxfire in 2017 have an average sale price of $406,990, which is an increase of 4% compared to the ASP of $391,638 in the year prior. Currently, there are 3 condos listed for sale. The average price per square foot in 2017 is $171.00, which is an increase of 9% in comparison to the A$/SF of $157.00 in 2016. For more details and information about Foxfire, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or by emailing info@bouma.com. View the previous market report for Foxfire here!

Country French Estates, Ann Arbor Subdivision Report for 2017

Country French Estates Year End Report – 2017

2017 was a great year for Country French Estates with 15 homes sold, and The Bouma Group was involved with 2 of them. The amount of sales decreased by 4 homes compared to the previous year. Frequently, the sale price was above the listing price, which is beneficial for the seller.Country French Estates, Ann Arbor MI

Homes Sold:

  • $467,000. 5804 Villa France, Ave., Ann Arbor. 3133 sq.ft., + 1200 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $427,500. 6022 Versailles Ave., Ann Arbor. 2853 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sold by The Bouma Group
  • $415,000. 5605 Villa France Ave., Ann Arbor. 2870 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $400,000. 5920 Quebec Ave., Ann Arbor. 2075 sq. ft., + 1000 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • $398,000. 5909 Villa France Ave., Ann Arbor. 2692 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $395,000. 5936 Villa France Ave., Ann Arbor. 2887 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $380,000. 6168 Gabrielle Ave., Ann Arbor. 2705 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $375,000. 5721  Le Blanc Ave., Ann Arbor. 1971 sq. ft., + 900 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.

For a complete list of Sold Homes at Country French Estates, contact us at (734)761-3060.

So far this year, 2 homes have sold in Country French Estates with an average sale price of $378,800, which is a slight decrease compared to the ASP of $381,765 last year. There are also 7 homes currently listed for sale.  The average price per square foot for the 15 homes sold in 2017 is $179.00, which is also a slight decrease in comparison to the A$/SF of $182.00 in the year prior. For more details and information about Country French Estates, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or by emailing info@bouma.com. View the previous market report for Country Estates here!

Arbor Pointe, Ann Arbor Subdivision Report for 2017

Arbor Pointe Year End Report – 2017Ar bor Pointe subdivision, Ann Arbor MI

2017 was a decent year for Arbor Pointe with 5 condos sold, 1 of which The Bouma Group was involved with. The amount of sales decreased by 3 condos compared to the previous year. Offers that were both above and below the listing price were accepted, showing negotiation between the buyer and seller.

Sold Homes:

  • $390,000. 5623 Cedar Ride Dr., Ann Arbor. 2200 sq. ft., + 1000 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $385,150. 239 Cloverleaf Ct., Ann Arbor. 2319 sq. ft., + 800 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $382,500. 247 Wild Rose Ct., Ann Arbor. 2196 sq. ft., + 1000 in finished lower level, 6 bedrooms and 3.1 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $374,500. 167 Wild Ivy Ct., Ann Arbor. 1839 sq. ft., + 800 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • $373,000. 5721 Cedar Ridge Dr., Ann Arbor. 2302 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

So far this year, 1 home has sold in Arbor Pointe with a sale price of $380,000, which is a slight decrease to the average sale price of $381,030 in 2017. The average price per square foot for the 5 condos sold in 2017 is $177.00, which is an increase of 10% in comparison to the A$/SF in 2016. For more details and information about Arbor Pointe, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or by emailing info@bouma.com. View the previous market report for Arbor Pointe here!

Fox Pointe, Ann Arbor Condominium Report for 2017

Fox Pointe Year End Condo Report – 2017

In 2017, Fox Pointe sold a total of 10 condos; 3 of which The Bouma Group was involved with. The sale increased this year by doubling compared to the previous year. On average, the sale price exceeded the listing price, allowing home owners to have control.Fox Pointe condos, Ann Arbor, MI

Sold Condos:

  • $225,000. 1375 Fox Pointe Cir., Ann Arbor. 1382 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $224,900. 1358 Fox Pointe Cir., Ann Arbor. 1382 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $223,000. 1434 Fox Pointe Cir., Ann Arbor. 1382 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $220,000. 1495 Fox Pointe Cir., Ann Arbor. 1382 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group
  • $220,000. 1460 Fox Pointe Cir., Ann Arbor. 1382 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $218,000. 1422 Fox Pointe Cir., Ann Arbor. 1382 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $215,000. 1488 Fox Pointe Cir., Ann Arbor. 1382 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $205,000. 1464 Fox Pointe Cir., Ann Arbor. 1382 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Listed and Sold by The Bouma Group

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

Currently, the average sale price of condos at Fox Pointe is $215,690, which is an increase of 15.5% compared to the ASP in 2016. The average price per square foot for the 10 condos sold in 2017 is $156.00. which is also an increase of 15.5% in comparison to the A$/SF of $135.00 in the previous year. For more details and information about Fox Pointe, contact the condo specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View the previous market report for Fox Pointe here!

Walnut View, Ann Arbor Condominium Report for 2017

Walnut View Year End Condo Report – 2017

In 2017, Walnut View sold a total of 4 condos; 1 of which The Bouma Group was involved with. The sales increased by 1 condo compared to the previous year. Offers that were both above and below the listing price were accepted which shows negotiation between the buyers and sellers.Walnut View Condos, Ann Arbor, MI

Sold Condos:

  • $453,575. 1335 Nottington Ct., Ann Arbor. 1521 sq. ft., + 1200 in finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 3.0 baths.
  • $366,000. 3275 Chamberlain Cir., Ann Arbor. 1401 sq. ft., + 900 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 3.0 baths.
  • $358,500. 1311 Nottington Ct., Ann Arbor. 1401 sq. ft., + 1000 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.0 baths.
  • $356,000. 1327 Nottington Ct., Ann Arbor. 1401 sq. ft., + 1051 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 3.0 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group

Currently, the average sale price of condos at Walnut View is $383,519, which is an increase of 15% compared to the ASP in 2016. The average price per square foot for the 10 condos sold in 2017 is $267.00, which is also an increase of 15% in comparison to the A$/SF in the previous year. For more details and information about Walnut View, contact the condo specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View the previous market report for Walnut View here!