Grand Rapids Real Estate is My Real Job - Terry Westbrook

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News & Views on Grand Rapids Michigan real estate, including the latest stats and events that affect the communities of Forest Hills MI, Ada MI, Cascade MI, Rockford MI, East Grand Rapids MI, Kentwood MI, Lowell MI, & Caledonia MI

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2008 

Fact: Grand Rapids citizens like their beer. There are six flourishing micro-breweries/or brew pubs here. Award winning brewers have come up with stouts and ales that discriminating beer drinkers will make a pilgrimage to Grand Rapids to taste. No kidding, we had friends in from Cambridge MA last...
04/27/2008
In researching real estate comparisons of several areas around the Grand Rapids housing market in 2007 and  2008, I was looking for the trends we all watch: Days on the market.                                                                                                       Average sales Pric...
04/27/2008
I sent three files in for review to my title officer today. The calls to the clients that they might get a refund of the State Transfer tax was received with surprise and appreciation that I had gone to the trouble of doing this after the sale was completed. Not all of the title companies are awa...
04/23/2008
 If you are wondering what to do on a Saturday night in Grand Rapids, I'd suggest coming to the Roller Derby with us! I just got this update from the Roller Derby Gals and thought I would pass it on to all of you. I have mentioned the Grand Raggidy Roller Girls before ( see links at bottom of art...
04/22/2008
In case you weren't aware, if you or a client have purchased another home in the State of Michigan, and they are trying to sell their original residence, they may be able to claim homestead exemptions on both properties for up to 3 years.  Please review the guidelines below and notify your seller...
04/22/2008
You know the saying about good guys finishing last, well, I'm not so sure. This recent scenario is  pretty typical of a dilemma the real estate agent faces every day.   I recently went on a listing appointment. It was a referral from a very happy past client, the home was about 6 years old, profe...
04/16/2008
The enactment of the Michigan legislation to offer rebates and agressive tax incentives to movie production companies in Michigan has prompted Tictock Studios, based in Holland, Michigan, to  announce plans to operate a financing and production company with the ability to invest up to  $20 millio...
04/13/2008
The Los Angeles Times and Variety reported that the state of Michigan is offering 40% rebates to movie studios to make their movies here now that Governor Granholm has signed pending legislation into law this last week.    Governor Granholm said Michigan's program is designed to increase the numb...
04/13/2008
 Spring brings the urge to buy a new home or a bigger home. Lots of internet searches for the perfect home are being done at midnight in the robe & slippers, here in Grand Rapids Michigan, as elsewhere around the country.  The mortgage rates are low, the apartment idea was great but now some may ...
04/10/2008
8420 Curley Trail SE Lot # 7 is the site for new construction of a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with lots of extras. The builder proposes to use quality materials, such as 2 x 6 construction, Pella windows, prewired for all communication needs, 9' to 12' walls on the main floor, and walk out lower leve...
04/09/2008
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