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Archives: September 2021

How to Choose a Seasoned Agent for Your Home Sale

Key Takeaways:

  • Selling your home is a chance to maximize your equity, so you owe it to yourself to find the perfect listing agent.
  • Searching for a listing agent is just as important as your home search, so make sure to meet with at least three candidates before making a decision.
  • We’re telling you the must-ask questions to track down a listing agent—and now, you can put our team to the test when you list your home with us!

Home Sellers, Don’t Settle For Second Best

Many sellers are under the impression that any listing agent can sell their home instantly for the best possible price—but that’s simply not the case. Did you know that 77% of home sellers only contact one agent before listing their home? When it comes to trusting someone with your biggest investment, it’s crucial to do plenty of research to find the right fit. And you should never settle for second, which is why we recommend meeting with at least three agents before making your decision. We’ve outlined some must-ask questions to help you track down the perfect listing agent!

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2557 Jade Ct., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Enjoy your private, landscaped backyard from a screened-in porch SOLD!

2557 Jade Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

SOLD! Traditional condo located in a peaceful cul-de-sac. Features include:

  • 1594 sq. ft., + 600 in the lower level
  • 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths
  • upscale kitchen that’s designed for entertaining
  • gorgeous french doors to open up the space
  • luxurious bathroom with a spa tub and dual vanity
  • accessible features such as an outdoor ramp and seated shower
  • beautifully landscaping front and back entrances
  • More photos and features
  • Listed for $349,900

Come check out 2557 Jade Ct. in-person this Sunday, September 19th from 2:00-4:00pm at the open house. To schedule a private showing, contact the condo specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com.

Ann Arbor Real Estate Report – August 2021

Monthly Sold Inventory Declines

The month of August experienced less drastic change in its metrics. A total of 156 listings were added to the Ann Arbor housing market, only a 3.3% increase from the previous August. Properties sat on the market for an average of 17 days, which was a considerable 45.2% drop from the 31 days in August 2020. There was an 18.4% decline in the amount of sold homes, from 141 to 115 recently. The average sale price increased by 5.9% though, $476,076 versus $504,283.

Since the start of the year, 1,288 homes have been entered into the multiple listings service, and this was a 4.4% change from the 1,234 from this time last year. 915 homes have been sold thus far in comparison to the 765 earlier – a 19.6% increase. Cumulatively, the ASP rose 14.1% to $526,753 versus the $461,649 before.

To learn more about Ann Arbor homes, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View our active listings here!

110 Fairview Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Cute blue house with bright and clean interior SOLD!

110 Fairview Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

SOLD! This adorable house is the perfect starter home. It’s been well maintained and has some updates, as well as places to make it your own. Features include:

  • 984 square feet
  • 2 bedrooms and 1.0 bath
  • well maintained hardwood flooring throughout
  • fresh kitchen with white cabinets and butcher block countertop
  • half walls frame the kitchen creating an open flow with the living room
  • entertain on the deck in the large backyard
  • amazing location close to parks, schools, and the downtown
  • Virtual 3D tour with floorplans
  • More photos and features
  • Listed for $310,000

If you would like a private showing or to learn more about 110 Fairview Rd., then reach out to the real estate experts with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com.

3413 Ashburnam Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Darling family home nestled among the trees SOLD!

3413 Ashburnam Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

SOLD! This Arbor Hills home has fun accents of color both on the exterior and interior. Features include:

  • 1,660 square feet
  • 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths
  • attached two-car garage
  • windows in every room to let in plenty of natural light
  • all bedrooms on upper floor are perfect for young families
  • surrounding mature trees afford privacy on the back deck
  • unfinished basement provides storage or renovation opportunities
  • Virtual 3D tour with floorplan
  • More photos and features
  • Listed for $379,900

Come take a peak in-person this Sunday, September 12 from 2:00-4:00pm at the open house; if you are one of the first ten attendees, then you will receive an ice-cream giftcard! To schedule a private showing of 3413 Ashburnam Rd., contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com.

2834 Newport Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Absolutely lovely, upscale home set on gorgeous property SOLD!

2834 Newport Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

SOLD! While this home may appear quaint from the front, the interior is bright with hardwood flooring and many windows, and the basement is expansive. Features include:

  • 2707 square feet plus 2000 in the completed lower level
  • 5 bedrooms and 4.0 baths
  • regal kitchen inclusive of custom cabinets and granite countertops
  • formal sitting room that’s perfect for retreat
  • luxurious master with a fireplace and ensuite bathroom
  • large balcony facing your own private koi pond
  • walk-out basement with finished patio
  • Virtual 3D tour with floorplans
  • More photos and features
  • Listed for $799,000

To schedule a private showing or learn more about 2834 Newport Rd., contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com.

108 Henry St #807, Saline, MI 48176 Practically Brand New Condo in Saline SOLD!

108 Henry St #807, Saline, MI

SOLD! Traditional colonial situated on a large lot in the coveted Ann Arbor Hills neighborhood. Features include:

  • 1,882 sqft, 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage
  • Custom-built, end-unit
  • Granite counters and maple cabinets in the kitchen
  • Sliding glass doors lead from living room to beautiful Azek deck
  • First floor primary suite
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3283756
  • Listed for $375,000

For more information on 108 Henry St #807 or to request a private showing of this home, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View photos and a description of the Ann Arbor Hills neighborhood here!

The Time to Buy New Construction Is Now

Key Takeaways:

  • Buying a new build is the best way to craft a home that fits all your needs, and you’ll get the customization you crave.
  • Material costs are on the rise, and you shouldn’t wait for them to come down—invest in new construction now to lock in your preferred price.
  • We have the knowledge and network of connections you need to get started on your new construction project. Give us a call and we can discuss your options!

What if Your Dream Home Doesn’t Exist Yet?

The past year has made many homeowners redefine what their dream home looks like, and it’s something different for everyone. If you’ve spent time searching the real estate market but can’t find an existing home that suits your specific needs, you should consider new construction. Whether it’s a custom-built home, a recently renovated older property, or a spec home in a newly constructed neighborhood, there are tons of options available right now. And luckily for you, we have all the knowledge you need to bring your dream home into existence.

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