Ann Arbor, MI Real Estate News

By Ted Cantu
(i Cantu Media LTD)
Hey there -- its been a long time since I came on here and writen anything. I have been through this period of inefective meetings and breakfast clubs and insincere communication. I blame myself and from steering away what works. Its amazing to me to see this happen despite all the progress I made on the web when it wasn't really a "thing". Now that we have social media I see a lot of problems come from companies that are conected yet facing a real disconnection. What I mean by that is many of your top social media sites are that they are closed communities. You have to sign into facebook or Instagram to see the posts but that is just the beginning. Many social media sites work that way and this leaves us with a lot of isolation. you have to log into these environments just to see them....
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
You are invited to our Open House on Sunday!January 12th, 12PM-2PM, Hosted by Trista 250 W Delhi Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Located at the end of a dead end street on a private 4 acre lot, this all brick beauty provides everything you need on the main floor! Offering 2626 sq ft of living space, including 4 spacious bedrooms and 3 full baths, there is a lot to love about this ranch floor plan. The large great room features a beautiful gas fireplace with a brick surround that is sure to be the go-to spot for family photo ops for years to come. Your inner chef will appreciate the center island kitchen complete with plenty of cabinets and counter space plus huge pantries and stainless appliances that stay with the home. Make the master suite your retreat and unwind in the soaker tub at the end...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
You are invited to our Open House this Sunday!January 5th, 12PM-2PM, Hosted by Bethany 250 W Delhi Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Located at the end of a dead end street on a private 4 acre lot, this all brick beauty provides everything you need on the main floor! Offering 2626 sq ft of living space, including 4 spacious bedrooms and 3 full baths, there is a lot to love about this ranch floor plan. The large great room features a beautiful gas fireplace with a brick surround that is sure to be the go-to spot for family photo ops for years to come. Your inner chef will appreciate the center island kitchen complete with plenty of cabinets and counter space plus huge pantries and stainless appliances that stay with the home. Make the master suite your retreat and unwind in the soaker tub at the e...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Come see Trista's Open House this Sunday!December 29th, 12PM-2PM 250 W Delhi Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Located at the end of a dead end street on a private 4 acre lot, this all brick beauty provides everything you need on the main floor! Offering 2626 sq ft of living space, including 4 spacious bedrooms and 3 full baths, there is a lot to love about this ranch floor plan. The large great room features a beautiful gas fireplace with a brick surround that is sure to be the go-to spot for family photo ops for years to come. Your inner chef will appreciate the center island kitchen complete with plenty of cabinets and counter space plus huge pantries and stainless appliances that stay with the home. Make the master suite your retreat and unwind in the soaker tub at the end of the day. You'll ...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
I'd like to highlight one of Ann Arbor's many amazing attractions, the Hands On Museum. I have visited on countless field trips and it's one of my favorite places! There are so many awesome adventures to be had. There are over 100 volunteers keeping the museum going, and visitors have access to more than 250 exhibits! These exhibits at the Hands On Museum bring physics, math, geology and music to life. Learn more about this great local attraction by clicking here. 
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Toth Team Worldwide Network is proud to announce the establishing of trademark Bullet Proof Marketing™. The marketing system used by us has proven effective for virtually any home and location, throughout all economic conditions. This reliable strategy leverages a combination of powerful marketing techniques to sell homes quickly and for top dollar. To establish the Bullet Proof Marketing™ trademark, we invested in legal representation to formally research and file the trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, something that few real estate brokerages pursue.For further details on our new trademark, click here!  
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
As you hunt for a house in the Ann Arbor real estate market, know that education has a direct impact on housing values! Even if you don't have school-aged children, you should still pay attention to the local school district when buying a home. The quality of a school district establishes whether a location is a good area to buy, more than any other factor!Learn more and watch my video blog on this important topic by clicking here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
If you've got a luxury home you'd like to sell in the Ann Arbor real estate market, we can ensure that your home reaches a global market! According to the National Association of Realtors, international buyers purchased almost $70 billion of U.S. real estate last year alone. At your discretion, your listing can be offered to websites that are aimed at the world's most affluent and successful buyers in 20 different languages and over 100 countries.To learn more about our global luxury selling efforts, click here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
2017 was a strong year for real estate in the Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County markets! Home prices soared and low inventory remained an issue. We expect the momentum to continue into 2018, but need to look at how the tax bill may affect homeownership in the coming year. Let's recap last year's real estate market data and then look at our market projections for 2018.To read the rest of our blog post, click here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
When it comes to buying a home in the Ann Arbor area, a pre-approval is a stronger commitment from a lender than a pre-qualification. Getting pre-approved can give you an edge when there are multiple offers on a home. A pre-qualification does not pull a credit report, and therefore is less reliable. Your offer may get rejected if you do not have a pre-approval in this competitive market. There are certain things your lender will need from you in order to get a pre-approval. Learn more about what these are, and check out our video blog about this topic, by clicking here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Let's take a look at the Ann Arbor real estate market for December 2017. As of December, there were 25 sales pending in the market, leaving 204 listings still for sale. The resulting pending ratio is 10.9%. This indicates the supply & demand of the market. A high ratio means that listings are in demand and quickly going to contract. A low ratio means there are not enough qualified buyers for the exisitng supply. Taking a closer look, we see that the $300K-$400K price range has a relatively large number of contracts pending sale. This range also has a relatively large inventory of properties for sale at 29 listings. The median list price for all properites in this market is $559,900. A total of 710 contracts have closed in the last 6 months with a median sold price of $355,418. Active li...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
If you are gearing up to sell your Ann Arbor area home with pets, there are certain extra steps you should take to prepare your home for a sale. Otherwise, your home value could diminish quite drastically! From carpets, 'normal' wear and tear, pet paraphernalia and more, the Toth Team is here to fill you in on what you should and shouldn't do as a home seller with pets.Read the full details in our blog post by clicking here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Flood insurance is a hot topic right now in real estate. The Toth Team interviewed Scott McConnell, a senior sales rep with Liberty Mutual Insurance. Find out what the most common questions are that Scott gets asked about flood insurance, and what his answers are. These include "How do I tell if I'm in a floodplain?" and "What are my options?"Learn more by clicking here. 
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
I recently made an appearance on the 107.1 radio show in Ann Arbor with Martin Bandyke! Martin has endorsed the Toth Team for years. We talked about the Ann Arbor market and how the number of home sales has gone up 4.3% year over year. When you compare that to past trends, it shows that we’re in a very healthy market. I think the most important number in our market right now is residential home sales prices, which are up 7% year to date, which is outstanding. Homes sales are down, which is driving up prices.The good thing about that 7% increase is that it’s not too fast; we’re not going to be in a bubble. We have steady employment and we’re adding tech jobs, so the local economy is strong.Read more about our interview and the current Ann Arbor real estate market by clicking here. 
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
If you're selling your Ann Arbor area home this summer, are you curious how to make your home stand out on the marketplace? One of the best strategies we use is getting the home "certified pre-owned." When you have your house under contract, you want to ensure that it closes. If it doesn't, it's usually because of one of two reasons. Either your home doesn't appraise well, or it doesn't inspect well.What if you could bulletproof your transaction with a CPO? Learn more by clicking here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
If you are gearing up to sell your Ann Arbor area home, you might be wondering if a pre-listing home inspection is a smart choice. HouseMaster marketing representative Melissa Barends filled us in on why this is a smart choice for sellers!The first major benefit to a pre-listing inspection is that you know what repairs are needed and can decide to make them, or to adjust the price of the home when the time comes. Another benefit is that the original selling price is more often obtained when a pre-listing inspection has been completed!Read our full blog post by clicking here. “ A pre-listing inspection greatly enhances your home’s marketability. ”   
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
  On behalf of our team, we’d like to thank you for working with the Toth Team Worldwide Network. Our promise to you is simple — we will communicate with you to ensure you have the best experience possible with your real estate transaction. Thank you for being a client! As your needs change over the coming years, we want to make sure that you, your friends, and your family members have the same wonderful real estate experience. When we spoke about our team’s promise before the transaction, you said you’d help us meet more people that we can help. We’d be extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with anyone you know who is looking to buy or sell a home. Just give us call or send us an email or text if you know a friend, family member, or co-worker who is looking to buy or sell a ho...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Toth Team Worldwide Network is excited to announce that we have been exclusively endorsed by Gary LeVox, lead singer of Rascal Flatts! This message is important to us, as it is a perfect combination of I’m Moving On's heartfelt lyrics and LeVox’s personal endorsement. We want our clients to know they are important to us, and this is just another way we have of saying that.For more details, click here. To hear the endorsement, click here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
My team and I would like to welcome our newest member! Larry Nearwood has joined our team of Ann Arbor area real estate experts, as he is an enthusiastic Realtor who really knows our area well. His knowledge and great attitude will service our Ann Arbor area, which makes him a great fit for our organization at Keller Williams!Learn more about Larry by clicking here. We are still hiring for other positions as well, visit our career opportunities page for more information. 
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Dani Hallsell from Stevens Worldwide Van Lines, which is a national storage company, shared some more packing and moving tips for every buyer and seller to implement. Pack an "open me first" box, so that you have everything you need for your  first day or two in your new home!Go back and ready our first set of tips, and then read the latest four by clicking here. 
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