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The Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Buying a Home

Key Takeaways:

  • You want to make sure you’re doing everything right when it’s time to buy a new home in a competitive market.
  • Stability with your employment and finances is super important, so don’t make any sudden changes.
  • Don’t skip out on working with a buyer’s agent—an experienced real estate agent is an invaluable partner.

Buying a home is an exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking experience. In addition to finding the right place, you also have to find the right mortgage, and with low inventory in many markets and rising home prices nationwide, securing your dream home can be a challenge if you don’t make the right decisions when preparing to buy. Here are five of the most common mistakes you should avoid when buying a home. Continue reading

Inflation – and Home Values – Are Up. Should You Sell?

Key Takeaways:

  • Home values are rising faster than inflation, making homes a prized asset
  • This housing market offers unique opportunities for buyers and sellers
  • Contact us today to secure your assets and safeguard your future!

The state of real estate and inflation

As inflation soars to near 40-year highs and raises the cost of everything, many are looking for innovative ways to secure their assets against inflationary losses. Additionally, given the housing market’s recent volatility (primarily driven by historic low levels of housing inventory that have caused an imbalance between supply and demand), it’s understandable that many might consider real estate to be a wrong or risky move right now. But the great news is that nothing could be further from the truth. Let’s explore how and why buying or selling a home can safeguard you against inflation. Continue reading

3692 Highlander Way E, Ann Arbor Home in Lake Forest Highlands

New Listing! Backing to a picturesque nature preserve, this Lake Forest Highlands does not disappoint! Inside you will find:

  • 2352 sq. ft., with an additional 700 in the partially finished lower level, 4 bedrooms, and 2.1 baths.
  • Soaring vaulted living room adjoins the dining room creating a great entertaining space.
  • Plenty of cabinet and counter space in the kitchen which flows into the eating space and family room with a cozy fireplace.
  • Retreat upstairs to the primary ensuite bedroom with a walk-in closet and bathroom with a spa tub and separate shower.
  • More photos and features
  • Virtual tour
  • Listed for $595,000

For a private showing or more information for 3692 Highlander Way E, contact us at The Bouma Group, Realtors today at 734-761-3060 or Learn more about the Lake Forest Highlands subdivision here!

3138 Honeysuckle Drive, Ann Arbor MI Home in Hawthorne Ridge

3138 Honeysuckle Drive

Just Listed! Move right in to this beautiful home in Hawthorne Ridge with tasteful, neutral decor. Details include:

  • 1838 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • Gleaming hardwood floors throughout the foyer and formal living and dining rooms.
  • The upgraded kitchen with eating space flow into the family room featuring a cozy, brick fireplace.
  • Enjoy the deck this summer which overlooks the backyard and open field beyond.
  • More photos and features
  • Listed for $450,000

For more information or to schedule a private showing for 3138 Honeysuckle Drive, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or See photos and amenities for the Hawthorne Ridge neighborhood here!

6937 Kingsley Circle, Dexter MI Home for Sale in Dexter Crossing

New Listing! With upgraded finishes throughout and a prime Dexter location, this Dexter Crossing home has everything you need! Features include:

  • 2335 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, a study, and 2.1 baths.
  • Upgraded with stylish finished throughout, including flooring, backsplashes, faucets, and more.
  • Open kitchen has stainless appliances, quartz counters, tile backsplash, a multitude of cabinets, a center island with seating, and an adjoining eating space.
  • Vaulted primary suite offers a private bath with a dual sink vanity and a large walk-in closet.
  • New low-maintenance Trex deck is perfect for enjoying the upcoming summer season.
  • More photos and features
  • Virtual tour
  • Listed for $499,900

To request a private showing for 6937 Kingsley Circle, contact us at The Bouma Group, Realtors today at 734-761-3060 or View photos and amenities for the Dexter Crossing neighborhood here!

918 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor MI Condo at The Ravines

Just Listed! Contemporary elegance abounds in this high-quality townhome located just 10 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor. This stylish condo offers:

  • 2114 square feet, plus 300 in the finished lower level, 2 bedrooms, and 2.1 baths.
  • Beautiful hardwood flooring stretches through the entire unit with tile in the full baths and foyer.
  • The living room has a south-facing door wall opening to the private patio and a beautiful fireplace.
  • 2 ensuite bedrooms, each with a private bath and sitting area that can serve as a home office or relaxing space.
  • More photos and features
  • Listed for $739,900

To request a private showing for 918 W. Huron St., or for more information on this exquisite condo, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060. View photos and amenities for The Ravines of Ann Arbor condos here!

Should You Be Worried About a Housing Bubble?

Key Takeaways:

  • Real Estate Bubbles: what are they, are we in one now, and why there’s no cause for alarm.
  • It’s natural to compare today to 2008, but this housing market is vastly different.
  • You can lean on our expertise! We’ve seen all types of markets, so reach out with questions.

With home prices soaring to levels never before seen, it is undeniable that the U.S. housing market is in uncharted territory, with many industry experts speculating that we’re in the midst of yet another housing bubble. However, like snowflakes, every bubble is created differently and is unique. Continue reading

2871 Fairway Drive, Saline MI Golf Course Home at Travis Pointe

New Listing! Panoramic views of the Travis Pointe golf course from this immaculate contemporary style home. Features include:

  • The open and flowing floor plan offers 4288 sq. ft., plus 2500 in the finished lower level, 5 bedrooms, and 4.1 baths.
  • Views of the 11th, 12th, and 13th holes from almost every room in the home.
  • Situated on 1.3 manicured acres with gorgeous landscaping.
  • Custom kitchen boasts granite counters, stainless appliances, double oven, butler’s pantry, and a wet bar.
  • More photos and features
  • Virtual tour
  • Listed for $925,000

To request a private showing for 2871 Fairway Drive or learn more about this stunning home, contact us at The Bouma Group, Realtors today at 734-761-3060 or View photos and amenities for the Travis Pointe community here!

3000 Glazier Way #360, Ann Arbor Condo at Oak Ridge

New Listing! Stunning penthouse situated in the exclusive Oak Ridge condo building, surrounded by towering trees and nature. Features include:

  • 3720 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 4 full baths.
  • So much living space with an expansive great room, light-filled sunroom, and screened in patio.
  • Stately library features rich wood built-ins, shelves, and flooring; a cozy fireplace; and an adjacent bathroom.
  • Primary suite has a third fireplace, wet bar, and private bath with a luxurious soaking tub.
  • More photos and features
  • Virtual tour
  • Listed for $997,500

To request a private showing for 3000 Glazier Way #360, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or View photos and amenities for Oak Ridge Condos here!

6355 Sauk Trail, Saline MI Home in Warner Creek

Sold! Updated inside and out, this well-maintained home in Saline’s desirable Warner Creek subdivision checks all of the boxes! Features include:

  • 2118 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • New windows, siding, and exterior door.
  • Large kitchen with maple cabinetry, granite counters, and a sunny dining area.
  • Cozy fieldstone fireplace in the family room with sliding doors to the stamped concrete patio and back yard.
  • Virtual tour
  • More photos and features
  • Listed for $389,900

To learn more about 6355 Sauk Trail, or to request a private showing, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group, Realtors today at 734-761-3060 or View photos and amenities for Warner Creek here!