Ann Arbor, MI Real Estate News

By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
October has arrived and there is something for everyone here in Ann Arbor. Take a look at a few of the events happening around town this month! ____________________________________________________________________________________ October 03, 2012 OYSTER FEST AT REAL SEAFOOD Make your reservations for one of Real Seafood’s most famous and favorite events of the year… Oyster & Beer Dinner! Salad, Entree & Dessert included with unlimited fresh, cold-water Oysters and select micro-brewed beer from Short’s Brewing Company 341 S Main, Ann ArborView WebsiteFull event info When: Wednesday October 03, 2012Cost: $64.95 per person________________________________________________________________________________________________ October 04, 2012 UMS PRESENTS: BASIANI Can music transcend? Ensemble “Basi...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
There are currently 4 condos for sale in The Arbors. If you are considering the Ann Arbor Condo lifestyle, this may be a solid choice with tennis, club house and ponds.   For The Arbors complete information, mapping, restrictions, pictures, see more here.   84 condominiums close to EMU, St Joseph hospital and downtown Ann Arbor.  We have current prices and availability.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Fall Fun, just outside of Ann Arbor is at the Dexter Cider Mill in the Village of Dexter.  The Dexter Cider Mill, Michigan’s oldest, continuously operated cider mill was built in 1886.  The historic Dexter Cider Mill has been a favorite for apple producers and cider lovers well over 100 years.   Michigan’s Autumn nectar needs a sweet accompaniment; fresh, fried cider-mill doughnuts and a caramel apple are some of the old fashion favorites.  Yes, I will take a “hole” bag full please!  They have quick bread mixes, honey, apple jelly, ginger syrup, pastry and other goodies. Just swing by 3685 Central Dexter, MI 48130.  Hours of operation are generally from Wednesday – Sunday, 9-5 and in October, Wednesday – Sunday 9-6 pm but call ahead 734- 426-8531 to find out details and closing dates. ...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
  Ann Arbor trains, bring passengers to and from Ann Arbor, Michigan Ann Arbor has had 3 train stations over time:  The Michigan Central Depot; the Ann Arbor Railroad; and the current active Amtrak Station. The first  2 stations were up and running before the turn of the century and built within 3 years of each other. The First Train Station – The Michigan Central Depot at 401 Depot Street in Ann Arbor, built in 1886. This prominent station had very elaborate architectural design elements constructed of stone boasting rounded 2/3 cut stone arched windows. Ann Arbor was a busy stop with the University of Michigan campus bringing passengers to and from the University. The station was designed by architect Frederick Spier from Detroit who was also the architect for other stations such as G...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Interest rates at favorable levels and a good selection of homes provide an opportunity for Ann Arbor Area buyers. Here are a few things to for buyers to keep in mind: 1. Know what you can afford before you fall in love with your dream home. 2. Consider additional expenses that come with owning a home like property tax, insurance, and repairs. 3. Be flexible on the little things. It would be wonderful to find a home with everything you want, but those are hard to come by – distinguish nice-to-haves and must-haves early. 4. Have imagination and look beyond paint colors, wallpaper, or other easy and affordable things you can change. 5. Don’t compromise on the big things, such as enough bedrooms to accommodate additions to the family or space for an office if you work from home. 6. Always...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Consumer real estate search site for Ipads and Smart Phones By Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts HomeSearchAnnArbor.com is being adopted by buyers on ipads and smart phones like iphones, droids, making it easy forthem to find houses in Washtenaw County and nearby. Many buyers like to know what houses are selling for and like seeing the data instantly while in front of houses. They can see inside and find out the price history too. Watch video and see screen shots of HomeSearchAnnArbor…..in action.  
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
What did your neighbors house sell for?  Check out National and Ann Arbor Real Estate market video. We report the Ann Arbor Area Real Estate market in detail so our clients make informed decisions. The Ann Arbor real estate market in Michigan is up in all brackets according the the Michigan Association of REALTORS Residential Sales Stats reported by all local boards across the state.  Ann Arbor shows improvement in comparing July 2012 to July 2011 stats with the number of Sales up 6.65% and the Average Price is up 11.81%. The Year-to-Date category is also improved showing the July number of sales increased 6.64% year-to-date over last year and the July Average YTD Price increased over last year by 8.24%. Below is the full Michigan Association of REALTORS report – Click report below to s...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Market Trends: 7/27/2012 Ann Arbor Real Estate Market: Properties Listed: 3,209 Month-Over-Month Change: -4.49% Average List Price: $240,024 Month-Over-Month Change: -.68% Median List Price: $164,900 Month-Over-Month Change: -2.43% Typical Property Single-Family Home3.3 Bedrooms2.35 Baths$240,024 Average List Price$127/SqFt Average Price per SqFt. Average Price by Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom: $132,202 2 Bedrooms: $124,889 3 Bedrooms: $192,951 4 Bedrooms: $338,903 5 Bedrooms: $540,990 Newest Ann Arbor Listings for Sale Previous NEW!: 1 Day Old$339,900Lodi, MI4 beds / 4.5 baths NEW!: 1 Day Old$159,900Ann Arbor, MI3 beds / 2 baths NEW!: 1 Day Old$239,500Pittsfield, MI3 beds / 2.5 baths NEW!: 1 Day Old$146,000Saline, MI3 beds / 1.5 baths NEW!: 1 Day Old$499,900Ann Arbor, MI4 beds / 5.5 baths NEW!: ...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
When you are downtown Ann Arbor on the University of Michigan Campus, walk into the Courtyard of Regents Park between The Student Union and the LSA Building and push the Cube.  The cube was designed by University of Michigan Alumnus Bernard (Tony) Rosenthal (1914-2009).  Tony Rosenthal is known as the Sculptor of Public Art and his work is displayed in many large cities across the country. The cube’s artistic name is “Endover” and was commissioned by the U-M Class of 1965 and installed in 1968.  The cube weighs 2400 lbs. and  is made out of painted CorTen Steel, stands 15-feet tall, and is easily pushed by even a young child  into a smooth spin on point. The Cube has been used over the years as a meeting place easily identified for students, clubs, and groups; as art projects using the ...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Most every Ann Arbor blog writer knows something important about online marketing. Writing a blog in Ann Arbor is the one of the best ways to get this attention toward and within this prominent Michigan city. You can choose to write about anything, but there are always current topics available here in town. Within the fountain of always developing local topics, the well known University of Michigan offers new things to discuss. UM offers chances to write from its home-grown football team, basketball team, and the excellent University of Michigan Hospital, which is one of the best within the country. There are many noteworthy aspects in Ann Arbor to provide topics for writing, and becoming an Ann Arbor blog writer is simply one of the few ways to contribute to your city. However, before ...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
As a real estate professional, I strive to keep in touch with clients and provide them with information that I hope they will find useful! This graph will let you know about the state of the market and current trends. I hope the market data here and articles in AnnArborTalks.com will help you understand Ann Arbor real estate and help you with your real estate decisions. I am proud of hosing the best search, just like the MLS in the Ann Arbor Area, at www.HomeSearchAnnArbor.com. If you have any questions, please contact me! Ann Arbor Real Estate Sales Data I look forward to serving you in your Ann Arbor Real Estate decisions! Want to know what your neighbor’s house is selling for?
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
The Ann Arbor Real Estate Market is once again down in the number of Reported Sheriff’s Deeds recorded for the 5th straight month. Year-to-Date we are down 25.85% comparing the first half of the year reports to last year. When we compare June 2011 to June 2012 sheriff’s deeds are down in Washtenaw County 17.95%. This is excellent news!  And comparing just the Month of June over the past 11 years we would have to go all the way back to June of 2006 to find a lower number of reported sheriff’s deeds recorded in Washtenaw County. All good signs in the Ann Arbor Real Estate Market. Buyers will start to notice fewer and fewer Bank Owned properties coming on the market in months ahead with these leading indicators in the Ann Arbor Real Estate Market. While interest rates are still at all time...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Ann Arbor, MI – Creative Ideas Marketing company owner Dee Davey joined several marketing experts at the Ann Arbor SPARK Marketing Roundtable event during the evening of Thursday, July 10, 2012. Dee mentioned, “I really enjoy doing this.  When I did this for the first time last year, I was really nervous, because you never know what question someone will bring to you.  You’re afraid that you won’t be able to help them.  After the event, I was so excited, because I saw that they were engaged with what I was saying as I was answering them.  I was able to help them, and they were so appreciative.”   Dee Davey has a strong background in marketing that began after making a mid-career change.  She was in charge of the marketing for a business unit within a large company.  Today, she heads her...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
  We are looking for Burns Park homes in Ann Arbor, MI that are not yet on the market that might match our buyers. Many of the homes here are being sold quickly and we have buyers for this Burns Park neighborhood (complete article). The Burns Park Elementary school is very well supported by parents. See letter from Principal Dr. Bell and read about 5th grade graduation. Burns Park holds a place in Ann Arbor’s horticulture history as it once housed the Washtenaw County Agricutural and Horticultural Society Fairgrounds (circa 1890). Today this community is thought of as ‘quintessential Ann Arbor’ with residents biking to the University of Michigan or downtown to work, children walking to school and playing in the parks. The neighborhood is generally defined as North o...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Wanted: Burns Park Home For Sale in Ann Arbor, MI| by Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts| 734-426-6669 Many of the homes here are being sold quickly and we have buyers for this Burns Park neighborhood. Burns Park holds a place in Ann Arbor’s horticulture history as it once housed the Washtenaw County Agricutural and Horticultural Society Fairgrounds (circa 1890). Today this community is thought of as ‘quintessential Ann Arbor’ with residents biking to the University of Michigan or downtown to work, children walking to school and playing in the parks. The neighborhood is generally defined as North of Stadium, East of Packard and West of Washtenaw. It is peppered with historic Craftsman era single-family homes containing original woodwork and tall ceilings. Many homes offer three stories and d...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Ann Arbor Market Trends 6/16/2012 Market Snapshot for Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County Total Properties Listed: 3,377 Month-Over-Month Change: +1.02% Average List Price: $242,898 Month-Over-Month Change: +1.51% Median List Price: $169,000 Month-Over-Month Change: +2.42% Typical Property Single-Family Home3.28 Bedrooms2.34 Baths$242,898 Average List Price$128/SqFt Average Price per SqFt. Average Price by Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom: $130,979 2 Bedrooms: $127,014 3 Bedrooms: $196,299 4 Bedrooms: $337,048 5 Bedrooms: $544,503
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
June has arrived and there is something for everyone here in Ann Arbor. Take a look at a few of the events happening around town this month! ________________________________________________________________________________________________ June 08, 2012 The 12th Annual Mayor’s Green Fair on Main Street in Ann Arbor During the annual Green Fair, Downtown Main Street will be open to pedestrians for free entertainment, food, and over 120 exhibits with environmental information, hands-on activities for youth, Clean Energy Expo, Green Commute Options, BikeFest, WasteKnot Business Partners, walking tours, and more. For more information, please call the Mayor’s Office at 734.794-6161 x 41602. WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE! Main Street, Ann Arbor MIVisit websiteFull event info When: Friday, June 8, ...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS Market Report is showing signs of strong improvement in the sale of Vacant Land. As you can see in the chart below 2012 year-to-date totals for Vacant Land Sales have more than Doubled compared to year-to-date totals in 2011. Excellent news for builders as we look for new construction to emerge! For residential homes, average sale price this year to date compared to last year is up .08 percent and average sales price this month 2012 compared to this month in 2011 is up .2.28 percent. Another great indicator that the real estate market is stabilizing and showing signs of improvement is that the average sales price is up 23.6 %. The increase in average sale price is do in part to low inventory. Buyers are moving quickly to secure their new homes. Excellent...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Market Trends: 5/10/2012   Ann Arbor Want Market Snapshot to Find out What Your Home is Worth? Total Properties Listed: 629      Month-Over-Month Change: +5.89%              Average List Price: $303,174         Month-Over-Month Change: -1.67%          Median List Price: $225,000     Month-Over-Month Change: +2.62% Typical Single-Family Home3 Bedrooms2.15 Baths$303,174 Average List Price$170/SqFt Average Price per SqFt. Average Price by Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom: $186,081 2 Bedrooms: $172,748 3 Bedrooms: $258,407 4 Bedrooms: $439,897 5 Bedrooms: $631,287 Top 5 Most Viewed Properties 315 Second St Unit 209 2 beds / 2 baths $344,500 2320 Walter Drive 4 beds / 1.5 baths $174,900 2729 Hampshire 3 beds / 2 baths $149,800 2765 Platt 3 beds / 2 baths $129,000 107 N Revena 2 beds / 1 baths $85,000 Ann...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Cottonwood is a great community located alongside the Huron River in the popular Village of Dexter, Michigan. Constructed back in the late 1970′s, Cottonwood is nestled in a quieter part of Dexter alongside the Huron River, this development of 42 units offers two and four bedroom floorplans on 1.5 and 2 story units. The community is well maintained and manicured thanks to an active community association. Prices for units n Cottonwood are between $135,000 and $160,000 and have plenty of storage space thanks to a large attached garage. Living in Cottonwood means that you get the benefits of a country style setting in Dexter while having the bonus of being close to Ann Arbor. Parents will be delighted to know that their children in Cottonwood, Dexter near Ann Arbor, MI attend acclaimed Dex...
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