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2677 Wayside Drive, Ann Arbor Home for Sale

2677 Wayside Drive, Ann Arbor MI 481032677 Wayside Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48103

SOLD! Contemporary ranch on park-like setting that is minutes from downtown Ann Arbor.  Features include:

  • 1,966 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 and a half baths
  • 1,568 finished square feet in lower level
  • Newer roof
  • Newer furnace and A/C
  • New septic field
  • Vaulted living room
  • Hardwood floors
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3247306
  • Listed for $549,900

To learn more about 2677 Wayside Drive, or to schedule a private showing, contact Ann Arbor’s Premier Realtors of The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060. Or email us at info@bouma.com. View all Ann Arbor homes for sale here.

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The Bouma Group, Realtors Welcome Brandee Wiseman!

Brandee Wiseman CroppedThe Bouma Group is proud to have Brandee Wiseman on their team of real estate professionals as an exclusive listing specialist. As a successful business owner, Brandee has a passion for helping others by putting clients first, providing outstanding service, and always seeking win-win agreements. After moving to Ann Arbor 7 years ago with her family, she found her calling in real estate. Working alongside Martin Bouma, she has learned from the best and is devoted to assisting home sellers with one of the most important transactions of their lives.

The Bouma Group has been servicing the real estate needs of Washtenaw County for more than 30 years and brings a unique, personal touch to each transaction. Thorough market knowledge, exceptional follow-through, and cutting edge marketing are the hallmarks of The Bouma Group’s continued success and have made them the #1 real estate team in Ann Arbor in every category. To find out more about home and condo buying opportunities in Washtenaw County, contact The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or visit their website at www.bouma.com.

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Arbor Creek, Ann Arbor Real Estate Market Update

Ann Arbor Real Estate Report – October 2016Arbor Creek Subdivision, Ann Arbor MI

Arbor Creek is a good-sized neighborhood of spacious homes in a convenient location. There are currently 3 homes listed for sale and so far this year, 7 have sold.

Homes for Sale:

  • $495,000.  2627 Cook Creek, Ann Arbor. 2900 sq. ft., +1300 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • $419,900.  2576 Mystic, Ann Arbor. 2456 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $345,900.  2361 Rockport Ct., Ann Arbor. 2001 sq. ft., +800 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

Sold Homes:

  • $414,000.  2796 Mystic, Ann Arbor. 2344 sq. ft., +646 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Sold by The Bouma Group
  • $409,900.  2640 Rock Ridge Ct., Ann Arbor. 2448 sq. ft., +1247 in finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

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The Top 5 Home Features That Save Time and Money

Everyone wants to save money on energy bills every month. But did you know that having today’s popular energy-efficient features in your home can also save you time and stress when you sell your home?

two home buyers surrounded by moving boxesMore and more first-time home buyers are searching for homes in the area, so there is more of a demand for move-in ready homes or homes with certain features.

As Millennial Magazine notes, what buyers are looking for in a home include open floor plans, homes with great cell service, and energy-efficient features.

Having the best energy-efficient home features now means you won’t need to upgrade your home later when you sell. Plus, these features may also add value to your home.

5. Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats let you control when you want the heat and air conditioning to be running in your home, saving you money on your monthly energy bills. Some thermostats, such as Nest Learning Thermostats, even let you control the temperature remotely on your phone, an appealing feature for today’s home buyers.

upgraded kitchen with bright spring flowers4. Energy-Efficient Appliances

There are plenty of cost-saving options for the appliances throughout your home. Energy Star offers many appliances and equipment from kitchen appliances to water heaters that are popular energy-efficient home features.

3. Green Home Construction

Materials involved in home construction can be also be energy-efficient. Different types of insulation and energy-efficient windows, such as low-emissivity (low E), can be installed to reduce your heating and cooling costs.

2. Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures

A way to save money on your water bill is to replace your toilet, faucet, or shower head with a low-flow toilet and water-conserving features.

LED light bulb on a white surface1. LED Lightbulbs

A simple switch from incandescent lighbulbs to LED bulbs will not only brighten your home but save you money on your energy bill.

Using these bulbs can also help you as you’re selling your home, too; brighter rooms are more appealing to buyers who are scrolling through online listing photos and viewing homes.

Today’s Buyers are Searching for Your Home

Not all home buyers are searching for new construction homes in the area. In fact, the National Association of Home Builders found that less than 9% of Millennials and only 12% of older home buyers bought a brand new home.

Today’s home buyers may be searching for a home that is similar to yours, and if you have the energy-efficient home features they are looking for, they may value your home more.

But Before You Upgrade Your Home…

person using an iphoneAs the real estate experts in this area, we know what features home buyers are looking for. So before you completely upgrade your home with these features or other home improvements, talk to us about whether you need to spend the time and money installing them.

All your home may need is expert marketing to attract buyers.

We’d be happy to talk with you about the best energy-efficient home features and what today’s buyers are searching for. Just give us a call at The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com today!

Ann Arbor Condo Market Update – February 2016

Ann Arbor Plunges Deeper into Seller’s Market for Condos

Ann Arbor Condo Statistics for February 2016
Ann Arbor dips further into a seller’s market, with a 1.1 month supply of condo inventory, as sales continue to soar and listings aren’t keeping pace. When looking back at February over the last few years, inventory is actually pretty steady. There were 160 condos listed in 2015, 157 in 2014, and 146 in 2013. However, there are not enough listings to keep up with today’s buyer demand. The condo listings we’ve taken so far this year have all received offers within the first week.

Do you own an Ann Arbor Condo you’ve been thinking of selling? Check out your complex here to see what is currently listed for sale and what the pricing trends have been. Contact us at The Bouma Group and find out what we can do to get your unit sold and for top dollar!

1435 Kensington Drive, Ann Arbor Home for Sale

1435 Kensington Dr., Ann Arbor MI 481041435 Kensington Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48104 Home for Sale

New Listing! Charming, updated ranch located not far from downtown Ann Arbor, the University, Briarwood Mall and many daily conveniences. Features include:

  • 734 sq. ft., with an additional 200 in the finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath.
  • Living room has cozy fireplace and gleaming hardwood floors.
  • 1 car, detached garage and fenced back yard.
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3238636
  • Listed for $216,900

For more information on 1435 Kensington, or to schedule a private showing contact us, the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com. View more of our Featured Listings here!

10214 Tims Lake, Grass Lake Waterfront Home

10214 Tims Lake, Grass Lake MI 4924010214 Tims Lake, Grass Lake MI Waterfront Home

Rented- Situated on a private 1.5 acre lot on the channel to Tims Lake, this stunning custom 5 bedroom home has it all! Details include:

  • 2466 square feet, plus an additional 1100 in the finished lower level 5 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • Fantastic kitchen has custom cabinetry with granite countertops, a center island, built-in desk, and marble flooring.
  • Convenient first floor master suite with private bath has marble floor, granite counters, dual sinks, jetted tub, and separate shower.
  • Finished lower level features family and game rooms, wet bar, bedroom/office, full bath, and tons of storage.
  • More photos and details
  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3237334
  • Listed for $450,000

To learn more about 10214 Tims Lake, or to request your private showing, contact the Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com today!

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4503 Park Rd., Ann Arbor MI Remodeled Contemporary

4503 Park Rd., Ann Arbor MI 481034503 Park Rd., Ann Arbor MI 48103

New Listing! Surrounded by woods and gardens, this completely renovated contemporary is like no other home around. Features include:

  • Very open floor plan with 2460 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms, and 3 baths.
  • Situated on almost an acre in a gorgeous setting.
  • Huge first floor master bedroom suite has a soaring vaulted ceiling, bamboo floors, and a modern bath.
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3237321
  • Listed for $324,900

To schedule a private showing for 4503 Park Rd., or request more information, contact the real estate specialists at The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com.

Ann Arbor Real Estate Market Update – December 2015

Year Ends in Strong Seller’s Market for Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Real Estate Statistics for December 2015
Ann Arbor Real Estate ended the year in a strong seller’s market with a 2.6 month supply of homes listed for sale. Inventory continues to dwindle, as it typically does this time of year, but it is at its lowest point in quite a few years. All price points have a relatively low month supply, even the higher price points. Sales remain steady and were up 12.5 percent compared to a year ago. According to the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, The Ann Arbor area was a real estate hot spot in 2015, making the top 20 list for hottest real estate markets in the United States.

This huge lack of inventory makes this the best time to get your home listed for sale! Don’t wait for the spring market to get here, buyers are out there now and are scooping up great houses in record time. Call us today at The Bouma Group for a market analysis of your home – it’s quite possibly worth a lot more than you think! 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com.

The Bouma Group Welcomes Lauren Astles to Their Team of Real Estate Professionals

Lauren Astles, Buyers Agent for The Bouma Group RealtorsMartin Bouma and The Bouma Group welcome Lauren Astles to their team of Real Estate Professionals as a Buyer’s Agent. Lauren joins the team with over 8 years of experience in the Real Estate business. Having studied and gained professional experience in England, she is driven in providing her clients with the best service and support in making their biggest decision of finding a new home. After relocating to Ann Arbor, she was excited to be able to apply her international knowledge and experience to specialize in the Ann Arbor and surrounding areas market. Lauren feels that every client deserves a first class experience and strives to provide this with her attention to detail, market knowledge and enthusiasm for real estate.

The Bouma Group has been servicing the real estate needs of Washtenaw County for 30 years and bring a unique, personal touch to each transaction. Thorough market knowledge, exceptional follow-through, and cutting edge marketing are the hallmarks of their continued success and have made them Ann Arbor’s Premier Realtors. To find out more about home and condo buying opportunities in Washtenaw County, contact The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or visit their website at www.bouma.com.