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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.
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  • 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 info@bouma.com. 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.
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  • 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 info@bouma.com. 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 info@bouma.com. View photos and amenities for the Dexter Crossing neighborhood 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 info@bouma.com. View photos and amenities for Oak Ridge Condos here!

How Will Inflation Affect the Housing Market?

Key Takeaways:

  • The historic low housing inventory creates value opportunities in competitive housing markets.
  • Anticipation of new home listings to hit a 10-year high as some owners see right now as the best time to sell.
  • Condo and rental demand are likely to surge as inventory supply chain issues impact the housing market.

This Year Will Bring Balance to the Housing Market

After two consecutive years in which words like “unprecedented,” “historic,” and “white-hot” have been buzzing about, we can now add “inflation” to the list.

What is inflation, and how will it affect the real estate market in 2022?

Real estate is not immune from the inflationary effects of declining purchasing power on an economy. When prices go up, so do the costs associated with real estate. In a nutshell, that’s how inflation works; like a rising tide lifts all boats, so does inflation with rising costs. However, there are always reasons to be genuinely confident in real estate’s proven ability to hedge against inflation and be profitable.

Here are three particulars and tips to help you navigate these inflationary waters and better prepare you to make your move when you decide it’s time to do so.

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Buying or Selling in 2022? Look for an Agent with These 10 Qualities

Key Takeaways:

  • In today’s hot market, it’s more important than ever to choose the right agent to help you buy or sell a home.
  • Real estate agents don’t just offer local expertise—their insider knowledge and marketing prowess come in handy, too.
  • Thinking about making a move in the new year? Contact us to start planning now!

Here Are the Top 10 Qualities Every Successful Real Estate Agent Should Have

Did you know that 75% of buyers and sellers work with the first agent they meet? It’s true—but that doesn’t mean it’s the best decision. If you want to come out on top in today’s competitive market, experts often recommend interviewing a few candidates before settling on the right real estate professional for the job. And if you’re not sure where to start, we’ve outlined 10 qualities of a highly successful agent.

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3 Reasons All Buyers and Sellers Should Use Listing Alerts

Key takeaways:

  • Listing alerts send new home and condo listings straight to your inbox as soon as they hit the MLS, and they’re the easiest way to keep up with the competitive market.
  • Listing alerts aren’t just useful for buyers—they can also help sellers stay up-to-date on other current and sold properties in their neighborhood or complex.
  • Signing up for listing alerts only takes a minute, and you can always contact us to schedule a tour if you see a property you love!

Why Every Buyer and Seller Should Sign Up for Listing Alerts

Today’s real estate market is more fast-paced than ever—in fact, it’s not uncommon for a place to sell above asking price not long after it’s listed. So if you’re serious about buying, you need a to-the-minute resource to help you stay ahead of the competition.

This is where listing alerts come in handy. Just use our fully customizable filters to narrow down your search, and you’ll receive an email right when a condo or house matching your criteria hits the market. And if you’re thinking about selling, you can also use listing alerts to scope out the competition in your area.

Want to learn even more about the benefits of signing up for listing alerts? Here are three additional perks that every buyer and seller should know about. Continue reading

What to Expect in the 2022 Real Estate Market

Key Takeaways:

  • Many of the dynamics seen in 2021 will carry through into next year’s housing market, but at a much less frenzied pace.
  • As remote work becomes a more permanent, widespread option, Millennials are taking advantage and entering the real estate market.
  • We’re ready for another seller’s market. Like last year, there isn’t time to waste—contact us to start planning now!

What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know About the 2022 Housing Market

In the final few weeks of 2021, both home buyers and sellers look forward to what lies ahead in 2022. We can help build your strategy to stay competitive! Don’t wait for the real estate market to heat up during the spring and summer. Here’s what you need to know to get ahead of the competition next year.

First-time home buyers can overcome the challenging market

First time home buyers celebrating

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3845 Arcadia Dr. Immaculate 2-Story Home in Kirtland Hills SOLD!

3845 Arcadia Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

SOLD! With recessed lighting and wood flooring, this spacious floorplan feels fresh and inviting! Featuring:

  • 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage
  • 2,228 sqft
  • Gourmet eat-in kitchen with granite counters and large pantry
  • Bright family room with cozy fireplace
  • Large Trex deck overlooks tree-lined backyard
  • Huge primary bedroom has walk-in closet and ensuite bath with soaking tub
  • Convenient upstairs laundry
  • Full basement with egress window
  • Heated and insulated garage
  • Pittsfield Township taxes
  • Ann Arbor School District
  • Take a virtual 3D tour!

To schedule a private showing or learn more about 3845 Arcadia Dr, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!