Just Sold! 16477 Cypress Court in Northville

16477 Cypress Court

We are pleased to finish out 2014 with the closing of this delightful Northville home on Cypress Court in the Woodlands Villas.  This 2002 built, 3 Bedroom, 2.1 Bath Condo sits along a quiet court, with backing to woods peace and privacy. All expected amenities for a lifestyle of ease and comfort are present: first floor Master Bedroom and Laundry, Hardwood Floors, Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances and Corian countertops, Daylight basement, Rear Deck with Stairs, and grounds maintenance. The home backs to a lush valley with walking paths and ponds. Ideally located close to downtown Northville and Plymouth, Cypress Court is a pleasing balance of space, functionality, and location.

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If you are interested in buying or selling a home in the area, please visit our Plymouth and Northville Real Estate homepage at  www.bobbake.com or simply contact Carrie,  Associate Broker, at (734) 788-2398 – carrie@bobbake.com, Patrick,  Associate Broker,at  (734) 272-8375 – patrick@bobbake.com, or Stephanie, REALTOR, at (734) 620-4536 – stephanie@bobbake.com.

 

Just Sold: 44903 Cherry Ridge in Northville – 5 Bedroom, 3.1 Bath Home on 2 Acres

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We are pleased to announce the completed sale of 44903 Cherry Ridge in Northville.  With 2 pastoral acres of privacy at the end of a quiet tree-lined lane, this dramatic custom-built home enjoys property and location convenient to both Northville and Plymouth City centers and the peace and space afforded by acreage.

For more information about buying/selling a home in Plymouth and Northville, visit us at  www.bobbake.com or simply contact Carrie,  Associate Broker, at (734) 788-2398 – carrie@bobbake.com, Patrick,  Associate Broker,at  (734) 272-8375 – patrick@bobbake.com, or Stephanie, REALTOR, at (734) 620-4536 – stephanie@bobbake.com.

Just Sold: 1463 Sheridan St – 4 Bedroom, 2.1 Bath, 2600 Sqft Colonial – Updated and Expanded

We are pleased to announce the completed sale of 1463 Sheridan: an elegant, downtown Plymouth center-entrance 1920’s Colonial. Contemplate the classic charm of a character home with new house updates including an open concept Kitchen.  Completely remodeled in 2010, the gourmet kitchen is equipped with Shaker style custom cabinets, granite countertops, subway backsplash, breakfast bar, hardwood floors, and high-end stainless stainless appliances. There is a new ½ bath on the main floor & two other full baths – both newer, two fireplaces – gas log in Living Room & natural in Family Room, Arched doorways, beautiful painted trim and crafted details throughout. All bedrooms are upstairs with a newer master suite overlooking rear yard and patio. The Basement includes a cute and spacious finished recreation room, laundry room & unfinished storage/workshop.  Outside, there’s an extra storage shed, 2-car garage with new windows, fenced rear yard and recently re-landscaping front and rear yards. Walk tree-lined streets to Bird Elementary, West Middle School, OLGC & Plymouth events, shops, restaurants & parks!

For more information about this home or about buying/selling a home in Plymouth and Northville, visit us at  www.bobbake.com or simply contact Carrie,  Associate Broker, at (734) 788-2398 – carrie@bobbake.com, Patrick,  Associate Broker,at  (734) 272-8375 – patrick@bobbake.com, or Stephanie, REALTOR, at (734) 620-4536 – stephanie@bobbake.com.

 

 

BAKE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY DEC. 7th 1-4PM: 540 Orchard Drive

OPEN HOUSE this Sunday 1-4pm: Elegantly appointed, present day living with the vintage charm and appeal of a classic American small town . Meticulously transformed in 2011 by the current owners, the completed home now enjoys 3,472 sq. ft. of finished living space on 3 floors. The features and upgrades are many, including an Open Concept Kitchen and Family Room, Stainless Steel appliances, Quartz Countertops, Shaker Style Cabinetry, Hardwood Floors, Covered Front & Rear Porches, Generous Rear Yard space, custom woodwork, reclaimed pillars & built-ins abound, 2 ½ Car garage with Walk-up Bonus Room, First Floor in-law Suite – this home offers the consummate blend old house warmth and new house comfort. Located on a tree-lined street within easy walking distance to downtown Northville’s parks, shops, entertainment, events, and restaurants.

For more information about this home, please visit our Plymouth and Northville Real Estate homepage at  www.bobbake.com or simply contact Carrie,  Associate Broker, at (734) 788-2398 – carrie@bobbake.com, Patrick,  Associate Broker,at  (734) 272-8375 – patrick@bobbake.com, or Stephanie, REALTOR, at (734) 620-4536 – stephanie@bobbake.com.

 

BAKE Real Estate: an Independent Brokerage with Historical Roots in Plymouth and Northville returns under the Stewardship of a New Generation

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Yesterday marked the creation of BAKE Real Estate in my hometown of Plymouth. Many of you locals know of Robert Bake REALTORS, which my dad established in 1967. BAKE is BACK!  We are happy to keep the real estate tradition alive.  Our new office is located at the corner of Penniman and Harvey (908 Penniman) and kitty corner from the new Post Office.  Nearly 50 years ago, the following ad appeared in Plymouth and our commitment holds as true today as it did then:

BAKE Real Estate
BAKE Real Estate 908 Penniman Avenue, Plymouth MI 47170

(Sold) Our New Listing in Downtown Plymouth: 1463 Sheridan St – 4 Bedroom, 2.1 Bath, 2600 Sqft Colonial – Updated and Expanded

(Update: this home has been sold) We are pleased to announce our latest new listing: an elegant, downtown Plymouth center-entrance 1920’s Colonial. Contemplate the classic charm of a character home with new house updates including an open concept Kitchen.  Completely remodeled in 2010, the gourmet kitchen is equipped with Shaker style custom cabinets, granite countertops, subway backsplash, breakfast bar, hardwood floors, and high-end stainless stainless appliances. There is a new ½ bath on the main floor & two other full baths – both newer, two fireplaces – gas log in Living Room & natural in Family Room, Arched doorways, beautiful painted trim and crafted details throughout. All bedrooms are upstairs with a newer master suite overlooking rear yard and patio. The Basement includes a cute and spacious finished recreation room, laundry room & unfinished storage/workshop.  Outside, there’s an extra storage shed, 2-car garage with new windows, fenced rear yard and recently re-landscaping front and rear yards. Walk tree-lined streets to Bird Elementary, West Middle School, OLGC & Plymouth events, shops, restaurants & parks!

For more information about this home or about buying/selling a home in Plymouth and Northville, visit us at  www.bobbake.com or simply contact Carrie,  Associate Broker, at (734) 788-2398 – carrie@bobbake.com, Patrick,  Associate Broker,at  (734) 272-8375 – patrick@bobbake.com, or Stephanie, REALTOR, at (734) 620-4536 – stephanie@bobbake.com.

Just Sold! 1628 Gloucester: 3 Bedroom New England Village Ranch in the City of Plymouth

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We are pleased to announce the completed closing of our listing at 1628 Gloucester.  This charming City of Plymouth brick ranch with attached 2 car garage can be found deep within the New England Village area of Plymouth.  The home offers hardwood floors throughout most of the entry level including bedrooms. The Master Bedroom has a separate entrance to a full bathroom with dual vanity sinks. The partially finished lower level is equipped with a full bath and provides additional living and storage space. The rear yard is fully fenced and features a deck with access from the Family Room. Updates include a new roof in 2010.  Located within walking distance to downtown events, shopping, and restaurants, you are also located conveniently close to M-14 while enjoying a quiet and peaceful neighborhood atmosphere.

For more information about buying or selling a home in Plymouth and Northville, visit us at  www.bobbake.com or simply contact Carrie,  Associate Broker, at (734) 788-2398 – carrie@bobbake.com, Patrick,  Associate Broker,at  (734) 272-8375 – patrick@bobbake.com, or Stephanie, REALTOR, at (734) 620-4536 – stephanie@bobbake.com.

Just Sold! 11945 Amherst Court, Plymouth – Modern Masterpiece on 3.3 Acres, Designed by Tivadar Balogh

We are please to announce the closed sale of our listing: the Tivadar Balogh designed, contemporary home off Amherst Court – discretely positioned on 3.3 acres, 300 ft off its primary paved access. An incomparable, natural and private setting placed overlooking a creek-fed pond with sensual sight lines in all directions. This is a home that few have seen, but all who have, will find impossible to forget. A close to town location, arrestingly peaceful and tranquil, with modern utilities. A stunning brick and cedar 1 1/2 story contemporary with a main level master bedroom, 28′ x 26′ great room, 3 fireplaces, Pella windows, 3 1/2 baths, walk-out finished lower level, 1st floor laundry, indoor endless pool, brick paver motor car courtyard, and oversized garages for 3 plus cars. To learn more about this one-of-a-kind home, see the ‘home movie’ of this listing or go to our homepage and click on Amherst Court.

For more information about this home, please visit our Plymouth and Northville Real Estate homepage at  www.bobbake.com or simply contact Carrie,  Associate Broker, at (734) 788-2398 – carrie@bobbake.com, Patrick,  Associate Broker,at  (734) 272-8375 – patrick@bobbake.com, or Stephanie, REALTOR, at (734) 620-4536 – stephanie@bobbake.com.

Plymouth Township Real Estate Values Continue Upward Trend

Plymouth Township Median Sales PriceThis year marks 3 years of solid price growth in Plymouth Township.  The increase so far in 2014 is less than we saw in 2013 suggesting we may be seeing slower price appreciation in the future but it’s too early to say at this point. Homes in the Township are reaching a point where updated homes with desirable locations can sell quickly and with multiple offers, while homes that are fairly original and in need of updates stay on the market longer and need to price accordingly.  If you are able and willing to update a home, there are good buying opportunities out there.  Long term prospects for the Plymouth Township market continue to be excellent as resale homes will not see much competition from new construction activity.

If you would like to discuss buying a home in Plymouth Township, please contact us and we would be happy to assist you:  Carrie Bake,  Associate Broker, at (734) 788-2398 – carrie@bobbake.com, Patrick Wong,  Associate Broker,at  (734) 272-8375 – patrick@bobbake.com, or Stephanie Brown, REALTOR, at (734) 620-4536 – stephanie@bobbake.com.

Just Sold! 690 Ross – Updated 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Ranch in the City of Plymouth

Plymouth Ranch Home

We are pleased to announce the closed sale of 690 Ross in downtown Plymouth.  Great homes in the city often sell immediately, receive multiple offers, and sell over asking price and 690 Ross was no exception. Just a few blocks from Kellogg Park, is 690 Ross, a brick ranch with adorable manicured landscaping & completely renovated in 2005-06.  With 3 bedrooms on the main level, an attached 2 ½ car garage with breezeway/mudroom, updated eat-in cherry kitchen, dining room, two full baths, hardwood flooring in kitchen, dining and living room and a new dimensional tear-off roof in 2008, this home is ready to enjoy. One will also appreciate the finished basement with vented glass block windows offering an extra 928 sq. ft. of living space and then plentiful storage & laundry rooms, to boot. A private paver patio in the rear overlooks a spacious rear yard & sprinkler system keeps the grass green. Front paver patio leading to a custom door beneath a covered front porch to welcome your guests. Extra details also included such as blown-in insulation, window treatments, ceiling fans, dimmers, lights in all closets, exterior motion sensor lighting, new paint, hardwired smoke detectors, vinyl replacement windows. This is the midcentury ranch updated to today’s century of Downtown Plymouth living!  Go to http://www.bobbake.com to see a virtual tour of this charming home.

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If you would like to discuss buying or selling a home in the Plymouth and Northville, please contact us and we would be happy to assist you:  Carrie Bake,  Associate Broker, at (734) 788-2398 – carrie@bobbake.com, Patrick Wong,  Associate Broker,at  (734) 272-8375 – patrick@bobbake.com, or Stephanie Brown, REALTOR, at (734) 620-4536 – stephanie@bobbake.com.

City of Plymouth Real Estate Values Continue to Climb

City of Plymouth Median Sales Price

With the Summer selling season now behind us, the City of Plymouth real estate market continues to shows strong demand, limited supply, and consequently – steadily rising prices. Median sales prices for single family homes and condos are up again this year and have surpassed pre-recession highs with the market recovering just as quickly as it collapsed.  Desirable homes with good locations often sell in days with multiple offers and oftentimes, over asking price.

If you live in the City, I’m sure you’ve heard your friends and neighbors talk about the this or that house which sold instantly with multiple offers. We recently sold a charming brick bungalow for $275/sqft!  Not every home will sell instantly for a high price however.  There are cases of homes being over-priced that sit on the market longer while enduring price reduction after price reduction.

Will the market go even higher in 2015 is something we can’t predict but there doesn’t appear to be any let up in demand at the moment.

Another interesting change in the market is the increase in the number of cash offers we are seeing.  These might be well-heeled buyers downsizing from a larger home in the Township, or a buyer obtaining seller financing from a cash purchaser. If you are trying to buy in Plymouth, it’s not easy to say the least but the good news is that more homes continue to come on the market as sellers see what they can sell for.

If you would like to discuss buying a home in the City, please contact us and we would be happy to assist you:  Carrie Bake,  Associate Broker, at (734) 788-2398 – carrie@bobbake.com, Patrick Wong,  Associate Broker,at  (734) 272-8375 – patrick@bobbake.com, or Stephanie Brown, REALTOR, at (734) 620-4536 – stephanie@bobbake.com.