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Real Estate Sales Representative - Grand Rapids MI Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt
News about real estate in the Grand Rapids, MI and West Michigan area along with the random reflections of a wife, mom, daughter and more!
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They were a young family relocating into the Grand Rapids, MI metro area and wanted a home with room for their three children and for the out of town relatives they knew would be visiting. Their criteria included an open floor plan, main floor office, 4 bedrooms, spacious master suite and large l...
07/16/2009
West of Grand Rapids MI and in Ottawa County lies Hudsonville, MI.  Known as the "Salad Bowl" city because of the large amount of surrounding loamy soil which supports growth of celery, onions, and various truck farming products. Hudsonville is largely a bedroom community with many residents comm...
04/27/2009
For the past several days there has been a lot of buzz around town about an "invitation only" meeting being held this morning to announce an event that will change Grand Rapids, MI forever!  Rick DeVos, grandson on Amway co-founder, Richard DeVos, announced this morning that he has established a ...
04/23/2009
  West of Grand Rapids MI and in Ottawa County lies Hudsonville, MI.  Known as the "Salad Bowl" city because of the large amount of surrounding loamy soil which supports growth of celery, onions, and various truck farming products. Hudsonville is largely a bedroom community with many residents co...
03/07/2009
14 miles south west of Grand Rapids is the community of Byron Center MI.  The community, formerly a farming area, is growing and experiencing diversification due to the fact that both Highways 131 and M-6 are in close proximity and offer easy access to Grand Rapids, Lansing, the lakeshore and th...
03/02/2009
The Grandville Public School district is located in Southwest Kent County and overlays the communities of Grandville along with parts of Wyoming, Georgetown Township, Jamestown Township and Walker.  With a student population of 5992 students K-12 the district has 8 elementary buildings, a middle...
02/23/2009
Almost every market in Michigan has become a "Buyers' Market" and because of that I have observed some disturbing behaviors among buyers and the real estate agents that represent them. Let's set the record straight...if properties are properly priced, in good condition, and show well they will se...
02/17/2009
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Consumers today are all looking for the highest value for their dollars. In a time when real estate values are declining, they are looking even more closely at the value of being represented by a real estate professional.  The question then becomes "What is my value?" and what am I really providi...
01/29/2009
T They were a growing family with a home in town and a desire to stretch out and live out when one day they happened upon the dream place to make that all happen. A ride just out of town revealed a new neighborhood under development with homesites all over an acre and located in an area of rollin...
01/28/2009
I recently was at a luncheon which featured an economist as the guest speaker.  Among his very interesting observations and comments he commented that it was too bad that the car industry was in such trouble now because for years they have told us as consumers what kind of car we want to buy (see...
01/19/2009
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