real estate: Single Family, Ranch on Acreage - Middleville, MI - 08/03/12 06:39 AM
Incredible 3 Bedroom Ranch home for sale in Middleville. This house has nearly 6 acres of land and feels like home. … (2 comments)

real estate: 3 Bedroom Single Family, Ranch - Kentwood, MI - 08/03/12 05:27 AM
Move in ready, Kentwood 3 bedroom ranch home for sale! This will go quick. … (0 comments)

real estate: Contemporary Condo - Grand Rapids, MI - 07/24/12 11:11 AM
Located on the 7th floor with fantastic views of Monroe Center. Walking distance to downtown Grand Rapids shopping, dining and nightlife. An appropriately sophisticated backdrop for your Downtown lifestyle. Great roof top deck available for entertaining with panoramic views of the Grand Rapids skyline. This contemporary condo is the place for you to call home. … (6 comments)

real estate: Cottage Over Looking Rainbow Lake W/Lake Access - 04/02/12 11:15 PM
Cozy cottage with deck providing a great view of Rainbow Lake. Very short walk to deeded lake access. Share dock with 3 other properties. Most furnishings to stay with the house so just move in and starting enjoying the lake. New roof in 1999. New well in 2005. Very affordable vacation spot. condos in Montcalm condos in Montcalm MI condos in Montcalm Michigan cottages in Montcalm cottages in Montcalm MI cottages in Montcalm Michigan estates in Montcalm estates in Montcalm MI estates in Montcalm Michigan homes in Montcalm homes in Montcalm MI homes in Montcalm Michigan houses in Montcalm houses in … (2 comments)

real estate: Build to Suit Single Family Home For Sale- Spring Lake, Michigan - 04/02/12 10:58 PM
This BUILD TO SUIT home is exceptional. Sitting atop a ridge with Lake Michigan views and a short walk to public beach. This cozy cottage offers a maximum amount of living space with tuck-under garage and elevator for easy living. Upper levels offer 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bath. Another full bath would be found in the lower level. This open floor plan has kitchen with large island and living room with fireplace and large windows to take in the scenery. condos in Spring Lake condos in Spring Lake MI condos in Spring Lake Michigan cottages in Spring Lake cottages in Spring … (0 comments)

real estate: Single Family, Bi-level - Caledonia, MI - 04/02/12 10:53 PM
Come see this large split level ranch with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, and beautiful views of Round Lake from your living room window. Kitchen and living room offer vaulted ceilings for an open and airy feel. This home sits on one of the largest lots in the new and upcoming Green Lake Ridge Estates. The neighborhood is welcoming and family friendly, with a short stroll to the private community beach on Green Lake and within walking distance to the brand new Paris Ridge Elementary school. Close to DNR trails for your snowmobile and ATV pleasure. This home is tastefully … (0 comments)

real estate: Single Family, Ranch - Shelbyville, MI - 04/02/12 10:46 PM
Gun Lake home with deeded lake access, 2 bedrooms and bath, large living area and kitchen, garage and shed. Opportunity for investment, residence or cottage. condos in Shelbyville condos in Shelbyville MI condos in Shelbyville Michigan cottages in Shelbyville cottages in Shelbyville MI cottages in Shelbyville Michigan estates in Shelbyville estates in Shelbyville MI estates in Shelbyville Michigan homes in Shelbyville homes in Shelbyville MI homes in Shelbyville Michigan houses in Shelbyville houses in Shelbyville MI houses in Shelbyville Michigan listings in Shelbyville listings in Shelbyville yy listings in Shelbyville Michigan properties in Shelbyville properties in Shelbyville MI properties in Shelbyville … (0 comments)

real estate: Single Family, Bi-level - Grand Rapids, MI - 03/30/12 05:36 AM
This is a large 3 bedroom 2 bath multi-level house on a quiet cul-de-sac. Spacious lot provides sprawling front and back yards with mature shade trees. The back yard is complete with deck, gazebo, storage barn (12 x 18) and large level yard. You will love the floor to ceiling stone fireplace in the den/family room. Lots of storage areas throughout the house including a wall of closets in the master suite. Enjoy lots of living space, easy access to school, work, shopping, entertainment, restaurants,... Priced to sell quickly. More Grand Rapids, MI Listings
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real estate: Single Family, Contemporary - Caledonia, MI - 03/30/12 05:31 AM
Rare opportunity in Caledonia of home on 8+ acres, currently set up for horses. This two-story home features a family room with built-in bookshelves, formal living and dining room, tile floor in kitchen with eating area, half bath, open split stairway up and down, master suite and bath with garden tub, two additional bedrooms, bath, and convenient second floor laundry. Partially finished basement with drywall and rough plumbing. Add new carpet and paint and experience a lovely home with a lovely view all around. … (0 comments)

real estate: Single Family, Cape Cod - Jenison, MI - 03/30/12 02:07 AM
Clean and spacious cape cod home with a deck surrounding 3 sides on a large 1/2 acre corner lot. Home features 4 bedrooms, master with walk-in closet, and 1 1/2 baths. Many updates include newer kitchen and 1/2 bath, flooring, windows, slider, and furnace. Full basement, 2 stall garage, city water and sewer plus well for sprinkling, large fenced garden area and shed. Air conditioning units stay with the home. … (0 comments)

real estate: 2011 Sellers and Sales - 02/27/12 06:33 AM
2011 Sellers and Sales

Overall it looks like 2011 was a great year to trade up for a lower payment. There is a clear change in some of these numbers for sellers.
Half of sellers traded up for a larger and/or higher priced home 60% purchased newer homes Typical seller had lived in therir home for 9yrs (up from 6yrs in 2007) 87% used teh assistance of a Real Estate Agent Tyically homes were sold for 95% of the listing price 61% reduced their asking price at least once 41% of sellers offered incentives to attract buyers (primarily home warranties … (6 comments)

real estate: Financing a Home in 2011 - 02/27/12 05:51 AM
Financing a Home in 2011
The home financing market in 2011 was full of many twists and turns.  New regulations continued to put up road blocks, some of which there was no way to pass. There were also many homes purchased with cash due to low purchase prices (in some areas homes were cheaper than cars). 
Some statistical highlights include:
87% of home buyers financed their home (most at a 89% Loan to Value) 95% of first time of buyers financed their home 82% of repeat buyers bought with financing 46% admitted they made some financial sacrifices in order to … (3 comments)

real estate: The Home Search Process of 2011 - 02/22/12 03:41 AM
The Home Search Process of 2011
The one ultimate thing for us all to know is how and what a potential home buyer does to start the home search process.  We all normally assue that the first step is for the curious home buyer to go online but the stats this year have changed slightly just as our other characteristics have.

35% of hoime buyers start their search by looking for properties online 10% of home buyers looked online for information about buying a home Online home searches dipped to 88% from 90% last year (possibly due to the shift … (4 comments)

real estate: Characteristics of Homes Purchased in 2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers - 02/22/12 03:02 AM
Characteristics of Homes Purchased in 2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

It is important for all of us to understand the characteristics of the homes that were purchased from mid 2010 to mid 2011 so we understand how the homes stack up to the home buyers.
16% of homes purchased where new construction Typical size home was 1,900sq ft Typical age of home was 18yrs (built in 1993) Typically the home purchased had 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms 77% of homes purchased were detached single family residences The top three factors influencing neighborhood choice are: quality of neighborhood, … (6 comments)

real estate: 2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers Environment & Characteristics of Home Buyers - 02/22/12 02:08 AM
2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers Environment & Characteristics of Home Buyers
We have all gotten to have a front row seat to the changes in the Housing Environment over the last year.  In the previous years we had seen a rush to buy to take advantage of home buyer tax credit and record low prices but as we know those have ended.

Home buyers that bought during this survey period (mid 2010 to mid 2011) were buying due to family changes and job relocation and not because of tax incentives. There were still more than one-quarter  … (2 comments)

real estate: 2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers Introduction - 02/21/12 06:38 AM
2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers Introduction
Over the next few weeks I am going to breakdown the 2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.  To keep things easy on myself as well as you the readers I will do section by section.
First things first, you may be asking what this report is and why I feel it is important.  Over the last few years especially we have seen many changes with what our clients are looking for and need not to mention the change in consumer demographics as a whole.  It is our job as a professional to … (3 comments)

real estate: Great Townhouse in Grand Rapids, Michigan - 02/21/12 05:29 AM
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real estate: 4 BD Newer Build on 1+ acres, Move-in Condition! Rockford, Michigan - 02/21/12 05:21 AM
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real estate: Gated Country Estate in Howard City - 05/11/11 10:36 AM
This home will not be on the market for long! Beautiful home in Montcalm County, Howard City, MI. … (0 comments)

real estate: East Grand Rapids Brick Country Manor Family Home - 05/11/11 10:24 AM
East Grand Rapids, MI home for sale: … (1 comments)

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