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  1. Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!

    In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream home or condo outnumbers the number for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about purchasing is to get pre-approved for a mortgage before starting… read more

  2. 2 Myths Holding Back Condo Buyers

    Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that, “For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment is the largest barrier to achieving the goal of homeownership. Part of the challenge for those planning to purchase a home is their perception of how much they will need to save… read more

  3. 4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer

    So, you’ve been searching for that perfect place to call ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right and in such a competitive market you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this condo yours comes true! Below are 4 steps… read more

  4. How to Buy a Condo in One Year: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Let’s start the Spring off right. If you’ve been dreaming of a new condo, it’s time to get started! Here’s a month-by-month guide to planning for and buying a new condo. Month 1: Brush Up on Your Market Knowledge The best way to get started? Brush up on your real estate knowledge. Scour the market… read more

  5. Ann Arbor Condo Report – March 2019

    Spring Inventory Sees a Spike If you’re looking to buy an Ann Arbor condo, now is the time to do so! There has been a large increase in new listings, from 69 units to 90, resulting in a 30% increase. Further, listing prices have also experienced a 13.2% drop from $377,729 to $327,774 this past… read more

  6. 5 Reasons to Sell Your Condo the Spring!

    Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your condo for sale this spring makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in… read more

  7. Saving up for a New Home or Condo? Here Are All the Costs You Need to Know

    Once you’ve found the perfect home or condo and secured the loan, all that’s left to do is start chipping away at those mortgage payments…right? In actuality, there are a handful of other, often-overlooked expenses that come with buying, but as long as you know what you’re getting into, they’re plenty manageable. Take a look… read more

  8. Make Buyers Fall in Love with Your Condo with These Easy Staging Tips

    Love is in the air! We’re not talking about Valentine’s Day — we mean all of the buyers falling in love with your condo thanks to these easy staging tips. From simple DIY projects to decor and decluttering pointers, these effortless staging tips will wow the next buyers that step through your front door. Clean,… read more

  9. Get Prepared to Spring Ahead of the Condo Competition!

    Spring brings two things: more buyers & more sellers! Get prepared now to stand out in the crowd! Whether you plan on buying or selling an Ann Arbor Condo, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group to get the answers you need! 888-581-6923 or info@bouma.com.

  10. No Worries… Condo Prices Coming in for a SOFT Landing

    Condo prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic correction. However, recent statistics suggest condo values will not crash as they did a decade ago. Instead, this time they will come in for a soft landing. The previous housing market was fueled… read more