Ann Arbor, MI Real Estate News

By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
As your Ann Arbor real estate agent, we already shared tips with you last week about the home-buying process in Part 1 of our two-part series! This week, we've got the second half of the guide for you to follow, for after you've found a home on the Ann Arbor real estate market! To read this blog post in its entirety, click here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Purchasing a home is a major decision and one that involves extensive planning, paperwork and research. Oftentimes, it can seem as though everyone has a tip or suggestion - from family and friends to colleagues and co-workers. We field many questions from clients that are considering a home purchase, and have taken the liberty of breaking down the process into a quick 3-part series.   The first steps may seem simple, but are imperative for setting your expectations for the home buying process. These first three important suggestions include: To continue reading this 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)
We are finding a slight slow down in buyer inquiries the first week that kids are entering school, but I feel the market will continue stabilizing through the winter months: by Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts Kathy Toth Your Home Sold Guaranteed   Your Market Data for: Ann Arbor Your Ann Arbor Area real estate information source September 2013 As real estate professionals, we keep in touch with our Ann Arbor Area clients and provide them with information that we hope they will find useful. This is an opportunity to let you know about the state of the market and current trends. It may even touch on ways that you could enhance your home's value. We hope the market data and articles will help you understand real estate today and help you with your real estate decisions. If you have any quest...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
As your Ann Arbor real estate agent, it's my duty to fill you in on the best local attractions, restaurants, shops, etc. As a new homeowner in Ann Arbor, you've got to know where the best shopping is located! Lucky for you, Ann Arbor was named one of the most livable cities in the U.S., and it attracts tourists. Together, this makes for multiple shopping centers. To read this blog post in its entirety, click 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 a homeowner who went through foreclosure, bankruptcy, short sale, or deed-in-lieu, good news! Recently, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced they will be cutting the “waiting time” for you to receive a new loan and to get back into the real estate market.  To read more about this, read my blog post in its entirety by clicking here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Are you ready to sell your Ann Arbor area home? Congratulations! With home values up and homebuyers eager to buy, it's a great time to do so. Where do you begin? What's the first step? Let me fill you in! Read my full blog post about this by clicking here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
More than half of renters say that homeownership is a top priority for them. Most people want this part of the American Dream. However, ownership includes single-family homes and condos. So, which is right for you? Read about the advantages and disadvantages to both homeownership and condo ownership, to better help you decide! To read this blog post in its entirety, click here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Do you have a favorite restaurant to eat at in your current hometown? It's nice to know it's there when you just don't feel like cooking, right? If you buy a home in Ann Arbor, or you just recently moved here, I want to make sure you know of great dining options right away! Therefore, as your Ann Arbor real estate agent, I've put together a list of my favorite Ann Arbor restaurants. To view the list and this blog post in its entirety, click here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
When buying a home in a new location, coffee probably isn't the first thing on your mind. Yet so many Americans spend time at a local coffee shop! As your Ann Arbor real estate agent, I've shared my favorite places to grab a coffee around Ann Arbor, MI. Do you have a favorite place? I'd love to hear what it is! To see my picks, read my blog post in its entirety by clicking here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Whether you just bought a new home or you're staging your home to sell, it can really get frustrating when you can't decide on a paint color. As your Ann Arbor real estate agent, I want to offer you some advice! You've got to begin with purpose, and then analyze your goals. To view this blog post in its entirety, click here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
With all the driving we do in America, going to work and running errands, it's nice to live in a town where walkability is abundant. That's why, as an Ann Arbor real estate agent, I'm thrilled to report that Ann Arbor received a Walk Score of 98 out of 100! If you prefer biking, Ann Arbor received a whopping Bike Score of 99 out of 100! To read more about what makes Ann Arbor so walk and bike-friendly, read the full blog post by clicking here. Ann Arbor’s Walk Score
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
As an Ann Arbor real estate agent, I want all of the homeowners out there to realize what a fantastic opportunity there is right now for selling your home! Home sales and home prices are both reportedly increasing, and homes are selling faster than ever. In Ann Arbor specifically, many properties have recently sold at the highest price ever in their history! For more details and specific examples of listings that have recently sold in Ann Arbor, read this blog post in its entirety by clicking here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Ann Arbor residents, do me a favor! Tell me, what is your all-time favorite book? I know you must have one, because just when I thought Ann Arbor couldn't get any better, it was named the 6th Most Well-Read City in the United States by Amazon.com! This includes books, e-books, magazines and newspapers. To read this blog post in its entirety and to learn more about this exciting ranking, click here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
What's on your summer home wishlist this year? As your Ann Arbor real estate agent, allow me to recommend that you make your dreams a reality this season, especially when it comes to your backyard and patio area. Do you know exactly what you want, or do you need some inspirational ideas and photos? If you'd like some inspiration, check out what i have put together as an Ann Arbor backyard wishlist!  To learn more, view this blog post in its entirety by clicking here. by Smith & Vansant Architects PC
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Are you ready to get summer started in Ann Arbor? You're in luck! Ann Arbor's Summer Festival begins June 14 and runs through July 7. Whether you're new to the Ann Arbor area, of you've lived here forever, this festival is the perfect place to meet new people, gather with frieinds and rock the night away! It includes the latest live music, art and theater, all under the stars and in the fresh air of Ann Arbor! To learn more, view this blog post in its entirety by clicking here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Condos offer many benefits and are an excellent option for those who are first-time home buyers, residents wanting to live in the heart of the city, or for those who do not have the time for much home maintenance. They can offer simpler living. If you are living in a condo but miss gardening, or long for the opportunity to grow a garden of your own, take heart! Living in a condo does not mean you cannot grow your own garden. With a few tips, you can be gardening in your Ann Arbor condo in no time — all it takes is a little motivation and creativity! To read this blog post in its entirety, with all of the tips and photos, click here.
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Ann Arbor Hills Market Trends and Homes for Sale: 5/10/2013 What is an Ann Arbor Hills Home Worth?  Get your Market Snapshot Total Ann Arbor Hills Homes Listed: 168   Month-Over-Month Change: +16.67% Average List Price: $409,147    Month-Over-Month Change: +2.34% Median List Price: $327,450                         Month-Over-Month Change: -.74% Typical Ann Arbor Hills Homes For Sale 3.08 Bedrooms2.19 Baths$409,147 Average List Price$223/SqFt Average Price per SqFt. Average Price by Bedrooms for Ann Arbor Hills Homes: 1 Bedroom: $209,186 2 Bedrooms: $193,182 3 Bedrooms: $295,660 4 Bedrooms: $636,727 5 Bedrooms: $892,618 Top 5 Most Viewed Properties 1329 N Main St 4 beds / 2.5 baths $399,900 120 E Summit 3 beds / 1 baths $250,000 1927 Brock Ct 3 beds / 1 baths $172,900 2766 Maplewood Ave...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Ann Arbor, MI is the place to be all year around. From summer to the winter, there is plenty to do in this beautiful city. The city experiences the beauty of the seasons changing; therefore there are plenty of activities to do throughout the year. The city offers plenty to do for people both young and old since it also has a large population of college students. Summer Playground In the summer, visitors and locals can fish in the pristine lakes and enjoy the natural landscaping. Every year, the city hosts the Ann Harbor Summer festival that highlights culture and art in the city. The festival lasts over three weeks and displays performances and shows that range from independent movies to interpretive dance. The city also offers plenty of well-maintained golf courses perfect for any golf...
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By Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
(Missy Caulk TEAM)
Multiple Offers and the Realtors Code of Ethics There are 17 Articles in the Realtor Code of Ethics, and each of those are broken down into three divisions. You can read the entire Realtor Code of Ethics here. Duty to Clients and Customer's  Duty to Public Duty to other Realtors  Article 1 of the Code of Ethics When representing a buyer, seller, landlord, tenant, or other client as an agent, REALTORS® pledge themselves to protect and promote the interests of their client. This obligation to the client is primary, but it does not relieve REALTORS® of their obligation to treat all parties honestly. When serving a buyer, seller, landlord, tenant or other party in a non-agency capacity, REALTORS® remain obligated to treat all parties honestly. (Amended 1/01) Within each Article are Standar...
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By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
The Kathy Toth Real Estate Team is proud to announce the release of their newly designed website. When they decided to update their main site, Homesearchannarbor.com,they realized the design and search tools deserved a new upgrade. So that’s what they did! With their new site, they’re introducing a more streamlined search process,that’s easier to navigate and loaded with resources. One of the newest features they’re revealing with their new site is the Suggestive Search Bar. Whenever you type in a search query, the search toolbar will “suggest” a list of possible terms you’re looking for. It’s extremely helpful in case you’ve forgotten how to spell a keyword or simply want to find related terms. To further enhance their user’s search ability, they have completely upgraded the visual exp...
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