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Real Estate Agent - The Carpenter Group
My thoughts, comments and listing activity for Avalar Grand Rapids Real Estate.
Boy it has been a while since I have been on Active Rain!  I guess that isn't all bad since I have been too busy to post for quite some time.  It is on this afternoon prior to a long holiday weekend that I got the chance to breathe, update my profile on Active Rain, and take stock of the past yea...
Well, its all over the news today.  An Atlanta couple who were the recipients of a brand new 5500 square foot home in Atlanta area in 2005 are losing their home to foreclosure.  The result of a $450,000 home equity loan that was reportedly used for a construction business that has since failed. w...
I read in last night's paper that Tall House Condo's has been called off.  The state of the art 9-11 story project on Ottawa Avenue was slated for over 90 condo units. I'm certain sluggish sales were part of the reason, but more than likely a bank financing the project changed the game.  I've hea...
 I've always said some houses you sell for love, and some you sell for money.  This is one of my favorite homes I've ever sold, now it is on the market for another buyer to fall in love with.  Kenowa Hills Schools, old world charm, tons of living space, a great amount of closet space and all the ...
Not really a headline, with all the opportunities in Downtown Grand Rapids for condos, but...This is a very unique that you should not overlook for your buyers.  Melissa Allen who just recently joined Avalar Grand Rapids Real Estate and myself will be listing 47 Lafayette, a unique 8 unit condo b...
Check out this great listing near Ada, MI  Forest Hills Schools MLS # G603730Price: $349,900 2445 Honey Creek Ave. NEAda, MI 49301This 'old' farmhouse with its wrap around porch and all the conveniences of new construction is what Grandma would have really wanted. It has extra windows for sunligh...
Great opportunity in a buyer's market awaits in Byron Center Incredibly beautiful design in the mold of Frank Lloyd Wright. Not just your ordinary home, contemporary in style. Very open floor plan with 10 foot ceilings on the main floor that make this home an entertainment gem. Beautiful and tast...
Check out this great listing in Byrong Center.MLS#: G5962619455 Ravine Ridge Incredible executive style 4 bedroom, 4+ bath Multi-Level walkout on 10 acres in one of Caledonia's finest communities. This home has everything you could ask for including central air, central vac, gourmet kitchen, ingr...
Thought I would chime in on the state of the mortgage business in the area.  As many of you have heard, National City is the latest ( and I'm sure not last) to drop a bomb on the West Michigan economy.  They are no longer wholesaling home equity lines.  This follows the news from American Home Mo...
The link provided below is a map of the entire state of Michigan and the counties it contains.  This picture is provided by the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors for public tax information by county.It is helpful when searching West Michigan for Real Estate to know where the counties are if yo...

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