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Transform Your Home with These Timeless Seasonal Color Schemes

rainbow of colors on paint swatch samplesNothing can transform a home quite like a simple seasonal color palette. Whether you want to embrace the fall foliage, some holiday whimsy, or a little winter coziness, you can do all that with a few coats of paint and some well-placed splashes of color.

The best part of all? Not only are these color schemes great for seasonal home decorating, they work wonders when staging your home to sell, too! Here are a few irresistible color schemes you can blend into your home this fall and winter.

Down to Earth: Rust Red and Terra Cotta

Connect with nature in the fall season using rich tones of red and brown. For an added touch of earthiness, incorporate natural elements like wood to really pull the look together. Continue reading

Madison Place Condos, Ann Arbor Report

Madison Place Condo Report – November 2017Madison Place Condos, Ann Arbor MI

Madison Place is an Ann Arbor complex of brownstones set in a beautiful environment with a courtyard and gorgeous landscaping. These affordably priced units have open concept layouts and have many amenities nearby. There are currently no condos listed for sale and so far this year, 2 have sold.

Sold Condos:

  • $189,500. 3160 Promenade Cir., Ann Arbor. 1242 sq. ft., + 500 in the finished lower level, 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $180,000. 3079 Promenade Cir., Ann Arbor. 1471 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

Last year at Madison Place, 6 condos sold with an average sale price of $174,050 and an average price per square foot of $140.00. The 2 condos sold this year have an ASP of $184,750, up 6%, and an A$/SF of $137.00, down slightly. To learn more about condo values at Madison Place, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor condominiums here!

414 N. Main Condos, Ann Arbor Market Report

414 N. Main Condos Market Report – November 2017414 N. Main, Ann Arbor MI Downtown Luxury Condomiums

With a fantastic downtown Ann Arbor location, 414 N. Main is a collection of custom condominiums with outstanding features. There is currently 1 unit listed for sale and so far this year, 2 have sold.

Condo for Sale:

  • $839,900. 414 N. Main #8, Ann Arbor. 1517 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.

Sold Condos:

  • $1,075,000.  414 N. Main #9, Ann Arbor. 2053 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $699,000.  414 N. Main #4, Ann Arbor. 1434 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.

There have only been 2 resales since the complex was constructed in 2015. The average sale price for these units is $887,000 with an average price per square foot of $506.00. Keep up-to-date with what’s for sale and condo values on the 414 N. Main webpage here. And for any questions you have or if you’d like to be instantly notified when new listings come to the market, contact us at The Bouma Group, Realtors today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more downtown Ann Arbor Condos here!

4521 Links Ct., Ann Arbor Home in Links of Stonebridge

4521 Links Ct., Ann Arbor, MI4521 Links

Just Listed! This gorgeous 2 story contemporary home at 4521 Links Ct. has everything you have been looking for, including:

  • 2,171 sq ft with 3 bedrooms and 2 and a half bathrooms.
  • The large 2-story foyer leads you right into the vaulted living room with gas fireplace on one side and the formal dining room with nice moldingsThe on the other.
  • The large eat-in kitchen has lots of room for the family to gather and be together, opens to the living room.
  • The expansive master suite has hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a large spa-like bathroom as well as it’s own private study or flex room.
  • The nicely landscaped backyard has a nice brick paver patio with lots of room for entertaining.
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  • MLS # 3253121
  • Listed for $489,900

Schedule your private showing for 4521 Links Ct., today by contacting The Bouma Group, Realtors at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com

View photos and amenities for Links at Stonebridge.

45979 Tallgrass Ct., Belleville Condo in Meadows of Van Buren

45979 Tallgrass Ct., Belleville, MI45979 Tallgrass

SOLD! This Belleville condo is in the center of everything! Close to shopping, expressways, and many restaurants.  This unit offers:

  • 1,050 sq ft with 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms,
  • 2nd floor unit has spacious master with walk in closet and private bathroom. The 2nd bedroom and bathroom would be an ideal situation for a roommate.
  • The open concept living/dining/kitchen is great for entertaining friends and family.
  • The condo also has an assigned carport and a large balcony.
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  • MLS #3251269.

Schedule a private showing today for 45979 Tallgrass Ct. by contact The Bouma Group, Realtors at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com

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1916 Wayne St., Ann Arbor farm house in desirable Angell Elementary School District

1916 Wayne St., Ann Arbor, MI1916 Wayne

Just Listed! Charming 1920’s farm house style home on a corner lot with a large wrap around porch.  The home at 1916 Wayne St. offers:

  • 1,791 sq ft with 4 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom.
  • The living room has a nice wood burning fireplace and large new and refurbished double-hung windows.
  • The large, formal dining room with chair rail molding and huge windows leads into the kitchen with ample storage.
  • Upstairs you will find all 4 bedrooms and the full bathroom.
  • The hardwood floors run throughout the entire home.
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  • Listed for $574,900

Contact The Bouma Group, Realtors today to schedule your private showing for 1916 Wayne St. 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com

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3324 Platt Rd., Ann Arbor Investment Home with Tenants

3324 Platt Rd., Ann Arbor, MI3324 Platt Rd

New Listing!  Investment property with tenants that currently have a lease through February 2018 and would love to remain in the home!  The property at 3324 Platt Rd. offers:

  • 1,008 sq ft with an additional 500 sq ft finished in lower level. 3 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom.
  • Home has been well maintained with the same tenants for the last 7 years.
  • The main floor houses all 3 bedrooms, living room, eat-in kitchen, as well as the bathroom.
  • Downstairs you will find an additional living space as well as plenty of storage space.
  • More photos and features.
  • MLS#3251494
  • Listed for $169,900.

Contact The Bouma Group, Realtors to schedule your private showing today for 3324 Platt Rd. 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com 

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Loft 322 Condos, Ann Arbor Report

Loft 322 Condo Report – November 2017Loft 322 Condos, Ann Arbor MI

Loft 322 is a chic Ann Arbor complex, it’s contemporary and sleek with a great location in the heart of downtown. A variety of amenities are nearby and the vibes are great too. There are currently no condos listed for sale and so far this year, 4 have sold.

Sold Condos:

  • $540,000. 322 E. Liberty St. #17, Ann Arbor. 1069 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $537,000. 322 E. Liberty St. #7, Ann Arbor. 1069 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $510,000. 322 E. Liberty St. #9, Ann Arbor. 1000 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $467,500. 322 E. Liberty St. #20, Ann Arbor. 968 square feet with 1 bedroom and 2.0 baths. Sold by The Bouma Group

Last year at Loft 322, 2 condos sold with an average sale price of $485,000 and an average price per square foot of $509.00. The 4 condos sold this year have an ASP of $513,625, up 6%, and an A$/SF of $500.00, down slightly. To learn more about condo values at Loft 322, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor condominiums here!

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Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score!

Do You Know Your Credit Score?

Calculation Your Credit Score when buying a home

Knowing your credit score or getting a recent copy of your credit report is one of the first steps that you can take toward knowing how ready you are to start the home buying process.

Make sure all the information listed on your report is accurate and work to correct any mistakes. The higher your credit score, the more likely you will be to receive a better interest rate for your mortgage, which will translate into more ‘home for your money.’

Many potential buyers believe that they need a 750 FICO® Score or higher to be able to purchase a home. The truth is that according to Ellie Mae’s Origination Report, over 53% of loans were approved with a FICO® score under 750 last month!

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Laurel Gardens Condos, Ann Arbor Report

Laurel Gardens Condo Report – November 2017Laurel Gardens Ann Arbor MI

Laurel Gardens is a luxury Ann Arbor complex set among beautiful foliage and landscaping, both the heated pool and variety of courts are enjoyed by residents. There are currently no condos listed for sale and so far this year, 2 have sold.

Sold Condos:

  • $565,000. 4690 Mulberry Woods Cir., Ann Arbor. 1817 sq. ft., + 1300 in finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.$500,000. 4684 Mulberry Woods Cir., Ann Arbor. 2077 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

Last year at Laurel Gardens, no condos were sold. In 2015, 2 condos sold with an average sale price of $356,00 and an average price per square foot of $214.00. The 2 condos sold this year have an ASP of $532,500, up 50%, and an A$/SF of $276.00, up 29%. To learn more about condo values at Laurel Gardens, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group, Realors at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor condominiums here!

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