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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

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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!

1040 Greenhills Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Spacious Earhart Village Home with Private Backyard SOLD!

1040 Greenhills Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

SOLD! Live worry free in this spacious Earhart Village home with an amazing, tree-lined and private backyard! Featuring:

  • 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1 car garage
  • 2,063 sqft
  • Fully updated kitchen with gorgeous quartz countertops, stylish Carrara marble backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, including a double oven convection range
  • Cozy gas fireplace in family room with built-in bookshelves
  • Large deck overlooks private backyard
  • Bright and open living and dining rooms
  • Freshly updated half bath
  • Upstairs primary bedroom has double closets, ensuite bath and scenic views of the backyard
  • Full basement with lots of storage space and an egress window
  • New roof and electrical panel (2017)
  • New garage doors/siding (2018)
  • Community pool, walking trails, and tennis courts
  • Take a virtual 3D tour!

To schedule a private showing or learn more about 1040 Greenhills Dr, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

3037 Walnut Ridge Dr, Ann Arbor, MI Remarkable 2-Story Home in Walnut Ridge Subdivision SOLD!

3037 Walnut Ridge Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

SOLD! Remarkable 2-story home in the popular Walnut Ridge Subdivision is ready for move in! Features include:

  • 4,379sqft, 0.76 acres
  • 6 beds, 5.5 baths, 3 car garage
  • Grand foyer with curved staircase and chandelier
  • Gourmet kitchen features granite counters, new kitchen appliances, large walk-in pantry
  • Light-filled sunroom with large windows and a skylight
  • Formal dining room with built-in cabinetry and countertops
  • Bright family room with 2-story ceilings and wood-burning fireplace
  • Expansive deck
  • Sunny and private backyard with elegant gazebo
  • Spacious primary bedroom with dual walk-in closets, ensuite bath accenting a jacuzzi tub and double vanities
  • Additional ensuite bedroom on the main floor with attached bath, walk- in closet and sitting area
  • Finished lower level has a full kitchen, ensuite bedroom, full bath, media room, recreation space, exercise room and large storage space
  • More photos and information
  • Listed for $1,075,000

To schedule a private showing or learn more about 3037 Walnut Ridge Dr, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

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!

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.

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!

Ann Arbor Real Estate Report – July 2021

The Average Days on the Market Drop to 12 for Ann Arbor Homes

The Ann Arbor housing market seems to be continuing on a similar trajectory. There was a 25.3% increase in active listings from 162 last June to 203 homes recently. Sellers will be happy to know that the average days on the market declined to only 12 days, a 65.7% difference. As well, the average sale price rose from 12.8%, $472,763 versus $533,139 in June 2021. Sales declined slightly to 146 this past month.

Year-to-date statistics also remained pretty consistent. A total of 1,134 homes have been entered into the multiple listings service thus far, which is a 4.7% increase from the 1,083 last year at this time. Closed sales have seen an even larger increase from 624 to 796 homes, a 27.6% rise. Cumulatively, the ASP is $530,165, which is a 15.7% increase in comparison to the ASP of $458,389 before.

For more information about the Ann Arbor housing market, contact the real estate experts with The Bouma Group at (734)761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. Browse our active listings here!