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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!

2834 Newport Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Featured Listing! 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.

Here’s what you need to know about new construction

new construction home being built

Buying new construction isn’t as simple as selecting a floor plan then signing the dotted lines. There is a detailed timeline for constructing a home that you’ll need to discuss with your builder and lender. When you work with an agent who specializes in new builds, you’ll learn all the nuances that come with buying new construction—plus, you’ll have someone who will always be on your side.

When you decide to buy a new build, you’ll likely check out model homes in the area. At these model homes, you might meet an agent who will give you a tour and tell you a bit more about the builder. In these scenarios, the agent always works for the builder’s best interest, not the homebuyer’s—this is why it’s crucial to find your own agent to guide you from the initial purchase of your new construction home to finalizing the closing documents.

We’ve heard the rumors, too…

stacks of lumber

In the midst of today’s inventory shortage, demand for building materials is at an all-time high, which means resources like lumber certainly aren’t cheap. Almost all costs associated with construction have increased in 2021—and they aren’t expected to come down anytime soon. With this in mind, now is the time to invest in new construction before costs continue to rise.

Partially due to the lack of existing housing supply, about one in four homes are now newly built. Whether you’re interested in a pre-built spec home with less prep work or a completely custom build with your say written all over it, you should definitely take a look at the perks that come with a new build—and customization is just the beginning.

Design your own dream home

designing your dream home

This time, you can have your cake and eat it too—or better yet, you can have your home built with your custom designs in mind. When you choose to build a home from the ground up, you can customize every single detail. New construction homes are meant to be tailor-made to your desires, so don’t be shy about asking your builder for upgrades or personalizations. From an open-concept floorplan to updated finishes and fixtures, the options really are endless when you choose new construction!

Think new car smell, but better

tailor-made kitchen

One of the top appeals of building your own home is that new, never-been-used feeling. When you buy new construction, you’ll get all brand-new appliances. In addition to all the bells and whistles in your new home, it is also likely to have green features like efficient lighting, effective insulation, and smart thermostats—all of which will save you money on your utility bills. And if your new home requires any repairs after moving in, most builders offer warranties and will get everything back in top-notch condition for free within a certain time frame.

Ready to Build Your Dream Home?

Now’s a better time than ever to invest in a new construction home—and luckily for you, we’re the new home experts! We have the local area knowledge and expertise in new builds to help you navigate the new construction process from start to finish. Contact us today at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com to make your dream home a reality!

11976 Algonquin Dr, Pinckney, MI Updated Ranch On Portage Lake SOLD!

11976 Algonquin Dr,Pinckney, MI 48169

SOLD! Facing west for absolutely stunning sunsets, enjoy your own slice of paradise on the Chain of Lakes! Features include:

  • 1,660 sqft
  • 3 bedrooms and 1 bath
  • Faces west for absolutely stunning sunsets
  • Updated kitchen with white cabinetry, modern subway tile backsplash, butcher block counters and stainless steel appliances
  • Spacious living area with stone hearth and wood-burning fireplaces
  • Living area leads through 2 sliding glass doors to backyard and lake
  • Primary bedroom faces the lake
  • Plenty of storage with 1.5 car garage and separate storage shed outdoors
  • More photos and features
  • Listed for $675,000

To schedule a private showing or learn more about 11976 Algonquin Dr, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

7171 Hickory Creek Dr, Dexter, MI Gorgeous Home on over 2 Acres SOLD!

7171 Hickory Creek Drive, Dexter, MI 48130

SOLD! This beautiful four- bedroom home in Dexter is set on over two acres with immaculate landscaping! Features include:

  • 2,707 sq. ft on 2.42 Acres
  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 3 car garage
  • Updated eat-in chef’s kitchen features extra large oven and range, new quartz counters and large center island
  • Formal living and dining rooms
  • Brick fireplace in family room
  • Finished lower level features recreation space, curved wet bar, bedroom, and full bath
  • Deck and pergola-covered stone patio
  • Inground pool with large deck fenced
  • More photos and features
  • Listed for $549,900

To schedule a private showing or learn more about 7171 Hickory Creek, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

2475 Devonshire Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Large, Upscale Home with all luxurious features!

2475 Devonshire Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

Featured Listing! Everything about this 3,000+ square foot home is amazing, from its sunroom to the fully finished basement with a kitchenette and theatre. There is also a charming carriage house outback for whatever hobbies you may have. Features include:

  • 3,266 sq. ft. plus 500 in the completed basement
  • 4 bedrooms and 4.1 baths
  • gorgeous kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances
  • home office with windows and built-in shelving
  • cozy up in the sunroom with a book
  • brick exterior with a wrap around porch
  • host viewing parties with the private screening room downstairs
  • Virtual 3D tour with floorplans
  • More photos and features
  • Listed for $1,450,000

To schedule a private showing or learn more about 2475 Devonshire Road, contact the real estate experts with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com today!

Hometown Village of Ann Arbor Real Estate Report

Hometown Village of Ann Arbor Market Update – August 2021

A desired Ann Arbor neighborhood consists of complimentary homes in a lovely setting. The homeowners association of Hometown Village of Ann Arbor ensures that the subdivision remains picturesque with its white picket fences and flower boxes. There are no active listings and so far this year, 5 homes have sold.

Homes Sold in 2021:

  • $480,000. 1349 Timmins Drive, Ann Arbor. 2255 sq. ft., + 1019 in the finished lower level; 3 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • $467,500. 1561 Chapleau Drive, Ann Arbor. 1990 sq. ft., + 700 in the finished lower level; 5 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • $450,000. 1273 Timmins Drive, Ann Arbor. 1842 sq. ft., + 800 in the finished lower level; 5 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • $446,000. 1484 Chapleau Drive, Ann Arbor. 2730 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • $390,000. 1479 Chapleau Drive, Ann Arbor. 2091 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.

Last year at Hometown Village of Ann Arbor, 8 homes sold with an average sale price of $393,300 and an average price per square foot of $203.45. The 5 homes sold thus far in 2021 have an ASP of $446,700, up 13.6%, and an A$/SF of 208.39, up slightly. For more information about the houses at Hometown Village of Ann Arbor, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. Find more Ann Arbor properties here!

Balmoral Park, Ann Arbor Condo Report

Balmoral Park Market Update – August 2021

Luxurious features abound at the units at Balmoral Park, there are private porches with natural views, upscale kitchens, and cathedral ceilings. This Ann Arbor condo is also in a prime location near shopping areas, the football stadium, and more. Currently, there are 2 active listings and so far this year, 2 condos have sold; The Bouma Group was the listing agent for one of the sold listings.

Condos for Sale:

  • $315,500. 123 West Oakbrook Drive, Ann Arbor. 1470 sq. ft., + 400 in the finished lower level; 2 bedrooms and 3.0 baths. Sale Pending
  • $305,000. 226 West Oakbrook Drive, Ann Arbor. 1470 sq. ft., + 112 in the finished lower level; 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Sale Pending

Condos Sold in 2021:

  • $311,000. 243 West Oakbrook Drive, Ann Arbor. 1470 sq. ft., + 204 in the finished lower level; 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths.
  • $310,500. 114 West Oakbrook Drive, Ann Arbor. 1470 sq. ft., + 120 in the finished lower level; 2 bedrooms and 2.0 baths. Listed by The Bouma Group

Last year at Balmoral Park, 2 condos sold with an average sale price of $300,000 and an average price per square foot of $206.60. The 2 condos sold thus far in 2021 have an ASP of $310,750, up 3.6%, and an A$/SF of $211.39, up slightly. If you are curious about Balmoral Park, then contact the experts with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more Ann Arbor condos here!

1010 S. Forest Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Light-filled home with 7 whole rooms SOLD!

1010 South Forest Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

SOLD! This delightful Ann Arbor home includes a total of 7 rooms and is located close to the UofM campus, making it the perfect rental property. It has been well-maintained overtime and also has some recent updates. Features include:

  • 2,600 sq. ft., plus 600 in the fully finished lower level
  • 7 bedrooms and 3.1 baths
  • 2 washers and 2 dryers
  • light pours onto the hardwood floor through the many windows
  • parking abounds with a detached garage plus 7 parking spaces
  • find some R&R in the downstairs sauna
  • separate 3rd floor studio apartment complete with its own kitchenette and bathroom
  • new roof, electrical system, and boiler
  • Virtual 3D tour with floorplans
  • More photos and features
  • Listed for $979,900

To schedule a private showing or learn more about 1010 S. Forest Ave., contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com.