Category Archives: Ann Arbor Real Estate

Riding Oaks Estates Neighborhood Report

Riding Oaks Estates Real Estate Report – November 2019

Riding Oaks Estates has splendid newly built homes that are top quality. This luxury Ann Arbor neighborhood also has well-maintained foliage and within the subdivision are walking paths and a pond. Presently, 2 homes are on the market and 3 have been sold this year.

Homes for Sale:

  • $849,900. 2210 Kimberwickle Court, Ann Arbor. 4145 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.

Homes Sold in 2019:

  • $905,000. 1880 Tapadera Drive, Ann Arbor. 4868 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • $902,500. 1890 Tapadera Drive, Ann Arbor. 4871 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 4.1 baths. Sold by The Bouma Group
  • $890,000. 2070 Kimberwickle Court, Ann Arbor. 4078 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • $885,000. 2040 Hackamore Drive, Ann Arbor. 4078 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 4.1 baths.

Last year at Riding Oaks Estates, 1 home sold with a sale price of $813,000 and a price per square foot of $199.36. The 4 homes that have sold so far in 2019 have an average sale price of $895,625, up 10%, and an average price per square foot of $201.61, up slightly. To learn more about the market at Riding Oaks Estates, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or via email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor neighborhoods here!

The Top 5 Exterior Areas to Fix up Before Listing Your Home this Fall

You’ve probably heard that spring and summer are the best times for listing your home, and we’ll be honest: they do have their perks. But with mortgage rates remaining low and motivated buyers steadily flowing into the market, this fall is shaping up to be a pretty profitable selling season.

If you’re gearing up to list your home soon, then you’ll need to pay extra attention to your outdoor areas. Here are the top five spaces to give a little TLC to before you sell!

The Lawn

An old rake leaning against the wall of a home.

Once you’ve raked up the leaves, you might think your lawn is all taken care of. But there’s much more to fall lawn care than bagging up leaves! If temperatures haven’t majorly dropped by the time you list, you’ll need to keep mowing your lawn—it’ll continue growing until the first hard frost.

If you’ve got a few bare spots in your yard, fall is also the perfect time for overseeding! Since the ground is relatively warm but the sun isn’t quite as powerful as in the summer, growing conditions are better than ever. Just be sure you’re providing your lawn with plenty of water, and those sparse spots should start to fill in.

The Garden

Pumpkins and gourds sitting on a table.

Since you’re planning a move, you probably don’t want to start planting new veggies, but there are other ways to give your garden a fresh look. First, you’ll want to make sure all of your leftover plants from spring and summer are cleared out, and your plot is weed-free. Once that’s taken care of, it’s time for the fun part!

Picked up a few pumpkins or gourds from the farmers’ market? Set them out near your doorstep. Need a home for a scarecrow or two? Give them a perch on either side of the garden. You can fill in any blank space with potted plants like mums or sunflowers or a decorative holiday banner!

The Roof 

Leaves in a gutter.

With trees shedding leaves and dead branches, you’ve probably got a decent amount of brush and foliage dotting your roof. Now’s the time to pull out the ladder and do a clean sweep. Plus, it’s the perfect chance to get a look at the condition of your shingles and see if any need replacing!

While you’re up there, be sure to sweep out your gutters, as well. There’s a good chance the extra debris has them more clogged up than usual, which could lead to flooding or exterior damage. Clearing them out will prevent any issues, and show buyers that you go the extra mile in maintaining your home.

The Porch

Fall decor including a wreath, potted plants, and gourds, all placed around a small bench.

The crowning glory of your home’s exterior, the porch should act as the first taste of what the inside of the home has to offer. You want to strike the perfect balance between warm and welcoming and clean and clutter-free!

First, take care of spiffing the space up by sweeping the floors, ringing out the welcome mat, and dusting off any outdoor furniture. If you have one too many chairs or a crowded collection of potted plants, you should remove some of the clutter.

Then, add a little character! Put a few pumpkins by door, set out a scented candle or two, swap out your porch light for a warmer wattage, and update your throw pillows—just be careful not to overdo it. Since your porch space is likely relatively small, a little goes a long way.

The Front Door

A welcome sign and a small wreath on a white front door.

It’s only a small portion of your exterior, but if you play your cards right, your front door can be one of the most eye-catching parts of your home. Nothing draws attention like a fresh coat of paint, so you should consider picking a shade that pops and matches your siding—like a warm red or a bold blue. At the very least, you should use furniture wax or dish soap to scrub out the dinginess.

Once you’ve revamped your door, it’s time to accessorize! Since it’s fall, you should be able to easily find a seasonal wreath to hang. If you really want to go the extra mile, think about replacing your house number or knocker with some shiny new hardware.

Need a Few More Tips?

If you want to make sure your home is staged to impress—in all areas—then we can help. In addition to our home-staging resources, we’d also be more than happy to do a walk-through of your home and recommend a few personalized decor suggestions or DIY improvements.

From helping you stage to navigating closing, we’ll be there to help you through the selling process, every step of the way. Whenever you’re ready to get started, contact us at The Bouma Group, Realtors at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com!

1613 Dicken Drive, Ann Arbor MI Home for Sale

1613 Dicken Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Just Listed! Located in the highly desirable Dicken Park neighborhood, this classic colonial features:

  • 2177 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • Hardwood floors throughout most of the home with tile in the kitchen and baths.
  • Kitchen is updated with a new stainless steel refrigerator, range, and high efficiency exhaust fan.
  • Family room has a cozy, brick wood burning fireplace.
  • More photos and features
  • Listed for $415,000

For more information or to schedule a private showing for 1613 Dicken Drive, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com.

3545 Sulgrave Place, Ann Arbor Home on North Side

3545 Sulgrave Place, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Off the Market. This absolutely gorgeous, totally renovated home is located on the north side in the desirable King Elementary school district. Features include:

  • 2589 sq. ft., +225 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.2 baths.
  • Kitchen offers upgraded appliances, quartz counters, lots of cabinet storage, and a tile backsplash.
  • Beautiful hardwood flooring throughout most of the home.
  • Formal living and dining rooms, plus a study.
  • Lower level is finished with a rec room, bar area, and half bath.
  • More photos and features
  • Listed for $650,000

To set up a private showing for 3545 Sulgrave Place or learn more about this property, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

Ann Arbor Real Estate Report – September 2019

Decrease in New Inventory and Listing Prices

In the month of September, Ann Arbor homes saw a decline in the average listing price from $530,567 to $472,435, an 11% drop. Compared to last September when 137 homes were entered into the multiple listings service, there has been an considerable 25.5% decrease to having only 102 homes added. Luckily for sellers though, 22.1% more homes have been sold this past month. from 71 sold September 2018 to 88 most recently. The average sale price continued to stay consistent to the previous ASP, only a slight decline to $434,072. Unfortunately for sellers, the average amount of days on the market has greatly increased 65% to 43 days.

Looking ahead to year-to-date statistics, we only see slight variations in the numbers comparatively. There was only a slight decline in the amount of homes listed thus far, 1277 as of now. The average listing price decreased 4.4%, $489,791 versus $511,226. Similar to the previous listings inventory, there has also only been a slight decrease compared to last year’s numbers – with 851 homes being sold thus far. As for the ASP, there has been a 4.1% increase from $441,322 to $459,906.

The Bouma Group is here to help with all of your housing needs, whether you are looking to buy or considering selling, contact the real estate specialists at (734)761-3060 or via email info@bouma.com. Check back here for more updated information on Ann Arbor homes!

1301 Henry Street, Ann Arbor Home in Burns Park

1301 Henry Street, Ann Arbor MI 48104

SOLD! Walk to downtown Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan from this recently renovated Dutch colonial in the desirable Burns Park neighborhood. Details include:

  • 1134 sq. ft., +400 in this finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 1.1 baths.
  • Charming arched doorways, coved ceilings, red oak wood flooring, and a brick fireplace.
  • Kitchen remodeled with new cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a tile backsplash.
  • Fenced back yards has a brick paver patio and fire pit for enjoying the chilly fall nights.
  • More photos and details
  • Listed for $395,000

For a private showing for 1301 Henry Street, or more information, contact us at The Bouma Group, Realtors today at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com. View photos and market statistics for the Burns Park neighborhood here!


8819 Dexter Gables Lane, Dexter MI Home

8819 Dexter Gables Lane, Dexter MI 48130

Off the Market. Situated on a lush 1 acre lot in the Dexter Gables subdivision, this spacious home is just minutes from quaint downtown Dexter. Features include:

  • 2624 sq. ft., +200 finished in the lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • Soaring vaulted great room has a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace flanked by large windows and hardwood floors.
  • Desirable first floor master bedroom suite is also vaulted and offers dual closets and a private bath with a dual sink vanity and spa tub.
  • 3 car garage with extra storage space.
  • More photos and features
  • Listed for $449,900

To schedule your private showing for 8819 Dexter Gables Lane or to learn more about this Dexter home, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

The Uplands of Scio Ridge Neighborhood Report

Real Estate Report – September 2019

A mix of homestyles – both newer and traditional, The Uplands of Scio Ridge has spacious living. As well, the Ann Arbor subdivision has a playground and is joined with a conservancy. Presently, 1 home is listed for sale and 2 have been sold this year.

Home for Sale:

  • $449,900. 3214 Rockcress Court, Ann Arbor. 2447 sq. ft., + 1417 in the finished lower level; 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

Homes Sold in 2019:

  • $535,000. 1644 Snowberry Ridge Road, Ann Arbor. 2638 sq. ft., + 1000 in the finished lower level; 4 bedrooms and 2.2 baths.
  • $505,000. 1980 Woodlily Court, Ann Arbor. 2234 sq. ft., + 1881 in the finished lower level; 5 bedrooms and 3.0 baths.

Last year at The Uplands of Scio Ridge, 4 homes sold with an average sale price of $524,375 and an average price per square foot of $198.90. The 2 homes that have sold so far in 2019 have an ASP of $520,000, down slightly, and an A$/SF of $214.43, up 7.8%. To learn more about the market at The Uplands of Scio Ridge, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or via email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor neighborhoods here!

Ann Arbor Real Estate Report – August 2019

The Market Remains Stable

Compared to previous statistics, this August has had pretty steady numbers for Ann Arbor homes. In the past month, 137 homes were entered into the multiple listings service and this is only a slight increase compared to August 2018. The average listing price is $477,584, which is also only a slight increase compared to last year. There wasn’t much disparity between the amount of homes listed and sold in August 2019, with 120 homes sold; this is only a 7.5% decline compared to last year’s amount. Selling prices also barely changed compared to the year prior, with the average selling price coming to $456,109. Unfortunately for sellers, the average days on the market has increased to 31 days versus 22 last August, a 40.9% increase.

For year-to-date statistics there also hasn’t been much variance compared to the 2018. There has been a slight increase in the amount of entered listings, from 1151 to 1176 homes so far. Cumulatively, the ALP is $516,2116 and this is a 6.3% increase compared to the ALP of $485,569 previously. 762 homes have been sold thus far versus the 782 that had been sold at this time last year, a minor difference. The ASP is $463,033 which is a 5% rise from the ASP of $441,085 in 2018 at this time.

The Bouma Groupis here to help with all of your housing needs, whether you are interested in selling or looking to buy, contact the real estate specialists at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. Stay tuned for more information about Ann Arbor homes!

Allmendinger Heights Neighborhood Report

Real Estate Report – September 2019

Allmendinger Heights, Ann Arbor MI

This pleasant Ann Arbor subdivision has cute homes ranging in many styles, some with renovations done. As well, Allmendinger Heights has the park in the middle with recreational courts and a playground. Presently, 7 homes are listed for sale and 3 have been sold this year.

Homes for Sale:

  • $699,900. 905 Hutchins Avenue, Ann Arbor. 2078 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sale Pending
  • $469,000. 915 South 7th Street, Ann Arbor. 2295 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.0 baths.
  • $435,000. 911 Hutchins Avenue, Ann Arbor. 1414 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Sale Pending
  • $420,000. 1140 Birk Avenue, Ann Arbor. 1174 sq. ft., + 331 in the finished lower level; 3 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $399,000. 1134 Hutchins Avenue, Ann Arbor. 1170 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1.0 baths.
  • $309,900. 1209 Birk Avenue, Ann Arbor. 768 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1.0 baths.
  • $275,000. 1208 Birk Avenue, Ann Arbor. 1518 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Sale Pending

Homes Sold in 2019:

  • $835,000. 1300 Prescott, Ann Arbor. 3048 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $499,000. 909 Hutchins Avenue, Ann Arbor. 1288 sq. ft., + 336 in the finished lower level; 3 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $297,000. 1123 Birk Avenue, Ann Arbor. 924 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1.0 baths.

Last year at Allmendinger Heights, 16 homes sold with an average sale price of $424,953 and an average price per square foot of $320.97. The 3 homes that have sold so far in 2019 have an ASP of $543,667 and an A$/SF of $327.60. To learn more about home values at Allmendinger Heights, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or via email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor neighborhoods here!