Livonia Realtors and Real Estate Information
The City of Livonia, MI is consistently ranked as one of the hottest real estate markets in the United States. This is due many factors including: ideal pricing for high quality homes, and a safe and family friendly community. Overall, Livonia is a great area for both retirees as well as young people looking to buy their first home or start a family.
As top rated Realtors in Northville and the surrounding communities, our agents are very familiar with the Livonia real estate market. If you’re interested in buying or selling in this area, talk with one of our agents or continue reading to learn more about this community.
Reviews From Livonia Clients
Carol is very, professional with real estate and she is dedicated to her customer !!!!! She keeps you informed about everything involved with the sale of the home.
Carol was a great realtor for my husband and I. She knew what we were looking for in a new home and was able to give us solid and educated advice on our options. I had never sold a home before, and Carol made it easy to understand and was very quick to answer all of my *many* questions! I would refer Carol to anyone looking for a home, she is a great professional while being prompt and personal. Thank you Carol!
My wife and I purchased a new home in 2011 and Carol was our realtor back then. She helped us find the perfect home. Six years later, our family tree is growing and we need something bigger. We turned back to Carol to sell our home. It was on the market for only four days! Highly recommend Carol and her office.
I have used Patti’s services on multiple occasions, for both my own home as well as a home I had to sell while acting as a personal representative of a recently passed close friend. Patti is professional, knowledgeable and lightning fast with any requests or follow-up actions. There is nobody else I would use for my realty needs.
Buying in Livonia
As previously stated, The City of Livonia is consistently ranked as one of the hottest real estate markets in America. In fact, Realtor.com named the area between Schoolcraft and 6 Mile as the 6th hottest real estate market in the country for millennials in both 2018 and 2019! With all this community has to offer, it’s easy to see why Livonia deserves this honor.
Many residents in Livonia own 3-4 bedroom single-family homes. Many of these houses were built after WWII with the help of the GI bill and stand as a testament to the years that became known as the American Century.
Livonia homes also have an exceptionally high appreciation rate (42%) over the last 10 years. This is far higher than the annual average appreciation rate of 3-5%. In other words, Livonia not only offers a safe family friendly environment, but also high value real estate opportunities if you want to one day sell your home.
If you’re looking at homes for sale in Livonia, our real estate agents can help find you an ideal fit within your desired price range.
Selling in Livonia
As referenced in the previous section on “buying,” Livonia homes have a great appreciation value. This means if you own a home in this area, you’ll likely receive a higher value on selling as opposed to most other real estate markets.
With a solid appreciation value, high quality school system, and safe community, Livonia homes are a hot commodity and can easily attract buyers with the right selling strategy.
Our Realtors have a deep knowledge of this community and extensive experience on both sides of the home buying process. If you’re looking to sell your home in Livonia, the Michigan Realtors at the Patti Mullen Group can streamline this process and maximize the value of your sale.
About The Community
Livonia is consistently ranked among the safest cities in the country. For example, Livonia made the list of the 25 Safest US Cities (2019, Reviews.com). Additionally, Livonia placed in the top 100 Best Cities in the country in which to Raise Kids (2017, National Council for Home Safety and Security). So, safe neighborhoods are one factor that draws people to this suburb in southeastern Michigan.
Livonia is located 20 miles west of Detroit, Michigan and has easy access to I-96, I-696 and I-275. Ann Arbor is 26 miles west of Livonia. In other words, Livonia is in between Detroit and Ann Arbor. Metro Airport is under 10 miles to the south of Livonia. This prime location contributed to Livonia being honored as the 2nd hottest market for home buying in 2017. So, the City of Livonia’s geographic location makes it a very desirable place to buy or sell a home.
Livonia Property Tax Information
Livonia’s low tax rate attracts all age groups. Young home buyers, in their 20’s and 30’s, make up 36% of new mortgage purchases. But, retirees are staying and buying in Livonia, too. Many reasons contribute to the area’s popularity. Great neighborhoods, reasonable housing prices, tree lined streets with sidewalks, low crime rate, plenty of recreational activities for ALL ages, high number of physicians and police officers per 100,000 people and excellent fire department and other city services. This well-organized city has been named the 8th best city in the nation for retirees.
If you’d like further details on property taxes in Livonia, MI you can check out our page on Michigan millage rates that we regularly update.
Livonia School System
Livonia Public Schools are highly rated and offer a wide range of programs for students of varying abilities. Over 14,000 students attend Livonia Public Schools. The district has 5 preschool programs, 12 lower elementary schools (grades K-4), three upper elementary schools (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8) and three high schools (grades 9-12). Livonia also has a Career Technical Center for students in grades 11-12 if their interests fit that type of curriculum. The district also provides Post-Secondary skills programs for adults ages 18-26 with special needs. It’s important to note the student-teacher ratio is an impressive 19-1. Basically, Livonia Public Schools are well established and employ highly qualified staff.
Livonia also has a few charter schools and religious schools. St. Edith and St. Michael’s Catholic Elementary Schools have been in Livonia for decades. St. Paul’s Lutheran School is also located in the city. Finally, a Montessori School, numerous day care centers and a Japanese Immersion Elementary School can also be found in this great city. In other words, there are numerous educational opportunities for residents to explore.
For more information on schools in Livonia, MI, check out our guide on school systems in the Metro Detroit area.
Homes for Sale in Livonia MI
Location, location, location …the three most important words in real estate … Generally speaking a great location translates into a sky high price. Fortunately, that is NOT the case with Livonia real estate and that is why the homes sell SO QUICKLY! In Wayne County, the average home is on the market for around 37 days before selling. However, in Livonia, the average home in on the market for only 14 days. In the middle of Livonia, the median listing price is $254,950. Throughout all of Livonia, the median price is just over $200,000. It’s important to point out that prices have risen an average of 6.2% year after year in this highly desirable area of Southeast Michigan.