Ann Arbor is the 6th largest city in the state of Michigan and home to the University of Michigan. The University of Michigan and it’s health system is the largest employer with around 30,000 total employees with nearly 12,000 in the medical center alone. High tech firms are also becoming important in Ann Arbor with large operations for Google and smaller firms such as Duo Security.
Popular neighborhoods such as Burns Park allow residents to live only steps from downtown. A vast system of public transportation makes commuting downtown and to campus possible from nearly any area of the city. Downtown features a year-round farmer’s market in the Kerrytown neighborhood. Dining downtown varies from traditional steakhouses, farm to table establishments and global cuisine.
Neighborhoods in Ann Arbor include:
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September 24th, 2019
Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?
Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now? With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing up and moving out of the house, maybe leaving for college or taking a jump into the working world. Parents are finding themselves as empty nesters for the first time. The question inevitably arises: is it finally time to downsize? If you’re pondering that thought, you may also be wondering if you should fix-up your house before you sell it, or go straight to the market as-is, allowing a potential buyer to do the updates and remodeling. If you’re one of the many homeowners this camp, here are a few tips to help you decide which way to go. 1. Analyze Your Market A…
September 23rd, 2019
Priced to Sell
Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”? In today’s real estate market, more houses are coming to market every day. Eager buyers are searching for their dream homes, so setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do. According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, home values have risen at over 6% a year over the past two years, but have started to slow to 3.6% over the last 12 months. By this time next year, CoreLogic predicts home values will be 5.4% higher. With prices slowing from their previous pace, homeowners must realize that pricing their homes a little over market value to leave room for negotiation will actually dramatically decrease the number of buyers who will see their listing (see the…
May 2nd, 2019
Your Dream Home May Be in Reach
Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now Available Over the last several years, many “baby boomers” have undergone a metamorphosis. Their children have finally moved out and they can now dream about their own future. For many, a change in lifestyle might necessitate a change in the type of home they live in. That two-story, four-bedroom colonial with three bathrooms no longer fits the bill. Taxes are too high. Utilities are too expensive. Cleaning and repair are too difficult. When they decide to travel to be with friends and family, locking up the house is too time-consuming and worrisome. Instead, a nice ranch home with 2-3 bedrooms and two baths might better fulfill their new needs and lifestyle. The challenge many “boomers” have faced when trying to downsize to the perfect new home has…