Is Your Ann Arbor or Washtenaw County Home on the MOST WANTED List?
2017 is going to be an incredibly active year for the Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County real estate markets. Why? Because there is still low inventory, relatively low interest rates (for the time being!), and many, many home buyers who are ready to jump on the right home in the perfect location. What are these perfect locations? They are what makes all the difference to homebuyers who are looking for a home in just the right spot.
Downtown Ann Arbor
Known as a destination for arts, music, food, and nightlife, downtown Ann Arbor has been and will continue to be a hotspot for home buyers. Home to the University of Michigan campus, downtown Ann Arbor offers ideal home ownership opportunities for professionals, young families, and students, in addition to lucrative investment options. Downtown Ann Arbor property owners enjoy very stable property values and strong demand at all times. These properties fly off the market!
In Town: Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor MI has an excellent public transportation system, which makes living just outside the downtown area an excellent – and somewhat more affordable – option for many home buyers. We consider the intown area to be about a mile outside of the downtown, campus area. The Ride provides public transit to the greater Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas, which means reliable, convenient, and environmentally-friendly ways of getting to and from downtown, Briarwood Mall, and most other sections of the city. Living in town is very attractive to homebuyers who want the Ann Arbor lifestyle without the hustle and bustle of downtown living.
Suburban Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County
Ah, the suburbs. Yes, Ann Arbor has them and they are a wonderful part of the Washtenaw County real estate market. Pittsfield Township and Scio Township are outside the Ann Arbor city limits, but close enough for residents to enjoy all the culture, cuisine, shopping, and other amenities that the city has to offer. Additionally, with more space to build on, new construction is widely available in the surrounding townships for those looking to build a home from the ground up with personal touches. And, you can count on property taxes being lower in the townships, which means more money in your pocket.
East Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti
It’s a bit of a common theme, but the east side of Ann Arbor and the City of Ypsilanti also offer more of the same! Both of these communities are serviced by Ann Arbor public transit, so getting to the center of the city is accessible, while shopping and dining are plentiful.
Additionally, Ypsilanti’s Depot Town area is full of history, with fabulous dining and craft breweries. The community is also home to Eastern Michigan University and St. Joseph Mercy hospital, making both Ypsilanti and east Ann Arbor an easy commute for students and staff. This keeps the real estate market hopping and prices very stable.
This area borders the city of Ypsilanti to the east, west, and south. Why is Ypsilanti Township a hot area in the 2017 real estate market? Again, because of the convenient location and lower taxes as compared to Ann Arbor. Amenities are within easy reach, by vehicle or by public transit, and the cost of homes is comparatively lower, too. And, the township offers 30 parks and recreation facilities (including a dog park!) on over 900 acres. Definitely another plus for home buyers, especially those with families.
Saline, Dexter, and Other Small Towns near Ann Arbor
To the west and south of Ann Arbor are the quaint towns of Saline and Dexter. Again, these communities offer an unbeatable proximity to Ann Arbor, but in a more relaxed, suburban setting. More land to build on translates into bigger homes on bigger lots. And, each community has its own government and services. Public libraries, community recreation centers, great area schools, together with shopping and dining options make these smaller communities outside of Ann Arbor very attractive to home buyers.
It’s Not Hype!
If you own a home in any of these areas, you need to know that 2017 will be YOUR year to capitalize on this seller’s market. Buyers are active right now – yes, even in the winter! You can learn more about why putting your home on the market right now is to your advantage by clicking here.
No one knows Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County real estate like the PiperPartners Team. We want to understand your concerns about listing your home for sale and share your excitement about your future. We specialize in helping our clients buy and sell houses in the Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Dexter, Chelsea, and Saline areas. We work with real estate investors, out-of-town buyers, and renters. Your circumstances are unique, and so are your home ownership needs. We get that. We’ll start by giving you a free home valuation so you can make a decision that is right for you and your family. Contact us today!