grand rapids mi homes for sale: Grand Rapids Michigan November 2011 Sales Stats - 12/22/11 06:09 AM
Grand Rapids Michigan November 2011 Sales Stats
The November home sales statistics are in and the news looks good.
Sales are up in November across the board in all price ranges.
The price range that has seen the most activity is $100,00 – $ 139,999;
almost 1 in 5 homes sold in November 2011 were in this price category,
with overall highs ranging over $1 million and lows under $ 19,000.
 

The Grand Rapids housing market has 24.6% fewer listings year-to-date
than last year.  This means shrinking inventory for buyers and good news for
sellers. 
 
The Average Home Sales … (1 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: Grand Rapids Michigan Top Best Buy Homes October 2010 - 11/10/10 09:20 AM
 
Grand Rapids Michigan Top Best Buy Homes October 2010 This is our blog list of the Top Best Buy Grand Rapids Houses
to buy based on price/square foot.  Price per square foot is a
great leveler.  If two similar homes are listed at similar prices,
their price per square foot should be similar and it should reflect
the interior finish of the home.

For example, if it has crystal chandeliers, marble tile, a new
kitchen, this would be more value per square foot than a home
that still has the 1980’s decor and/or is in derelict condition.
Please note … (0 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: Forest Hills Michigan Top Best Buy Homes Sept 2010 - 10/11/10 02:18 AM
Forest Hills Michigan Top Best Buy Homes Sept 2010
Forest Hills Michigan Top Best Buy Forest Hills Homes
(Ada-Cascade) to buy, based on price per square foot
for September 2010.  The homes listed below might need updating
with new carpeting, paint, and kitchen–bath redos at a
minimum to bring them to current market standards.
 
These homes might need major repair work done, such
as new roofs, new plumbing, electrical & other major
mechanicals.
The total square footage is noted here, although only the
main floors are used to figure price per square foot, not the
basement, even if finished.
Please note: This list … (0 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: Forest Hills Michigan Top Best Buy Homes August 2010 - 08/22/10 08:18 AM
 
Forest Hills Michigan Top Best Buy Forest Hills Homes
(Ada-Cascade) to buy, based on price per square foot
for August 2010.  The homes listed below might need updating
with new carpeting, paint, and kitchen–bath redos at a
minimum to bring them to current market standards.
They might need major repair work done, such as new roofs,
new plumbing, electrical & other major mechanicals.
Check back often or just subscribe to our blog to get
up-to-date local real estate information that you want to know.
The total square footage is noted here, although only the
main floors are used to figure price per … (2 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: Forest Hills Michigan Open House – Sun 8-22-2010 - 08/18/10 02:59 AM
 
Forest Hills MI Open House – Sun 8-22-2010
This attractive brick home in Cascade Woods will be Open from
3-5pm on Sunday, August 22, 2010.  Come on over and take a look, this could
prove to be that perfect house you have been looking for.

This home has had a complete redo with a new kitchen, new
flooring, and a new master bathroom.  A room 4 bedroom home
with a stunning circular entry, 3 fireplaces, and a fully finished
basement.  Ample square footage lets you spread out and enjoy
all 3 levels of this home and the professionally landscaped yard.
Located … (1 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: NE Grand Rapids MI Open House Sunday April 18th, 2010 3-5 pm - 04/17/10 07:16 AM
Don’t miss this 4 bedroom home on the northeast side of Grand Rapids,
MI,  south of Knapp Street, near Kent Country Club.  This home has an
open  floor plan with cathedral ceilings, a remodeled kitchen – dining
area,  2 wood burning fireplaces, and a walk out finished basement. 
The wood  deck off the living room gives another outdoor room to use
all summer.  

 
 
 

 
 
Mature trees in the neighborhood offer afternoon shade and give the
 
neighborhood arboreal ambiance.
No deferred maintenance on this home - a new furnace, new roof, new
central air-conditioning, … (0 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: Kentwood Michigan Classic Two Story Home ~ SOLD - 03/31/10 04:29 AM
If you are looking for a home with most of the maintenance and
updating done, this could be exactly what you have been searching
for.  This home in Princeton Estates just off 52nd Street in Kentwood
located at 5300 Queensbury is a quality built home with 3 bedrooms
& 2.5 baths.
 

 
But those simple facts don’t tell you that the home has been
updated from top to bottom.  In the past few years, this home
has had new laminate flooring laid on the main floor and in the upstairs
bedrooms, with new trim.
The kitchen has been remodeled with … (2 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: Top Best Buy Homes Grand Rapids Township MI March 2010 - 03/30/10 07:50 AM
 
We have gathered a list of the top Grand Rapids Township Houses
to buy based on price per square foot.  An added bonus, these
Grand Rapids Township Homes are in East Grand Rapids or
Forest Hills Public School system.  If you are new to the Grand Rapids
area, Grand Rapids Township taxes are lower than East Grand Rapids,
Grand Rapids, or Ada Township.
**Please note that this list can change daily as some homes sell,
some homes go through a lengthy approval process, prices are
adjusted and other homes come on the market.  Check
back often or just subscribe to … (1 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: NE Grand Rapids Home in Beckwith Hills Withdrawn from the Market - 03/14/10 11:20 AM
This contemporary multi-level home in northeast Grand Rapids has
 just been put on the market.  Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths,
 attached garage, fenced back yard, and 2 decks for great outdoor
 living in the spring, summer, and fall.
Lots of extras and nicely decorated, this home is in move in
 condition.  Take a look at our narrated video and set up a private
 showing to see the home in person.

 

 
 
Listed at $ 144,900     More Information at www.terrywestbrook.com
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grand rapids mi homes for sale: Kentwood Michigan Top Best Buy Homes - February 2010 - 02/25/10 12:57 AM
 
We have gathered a list of the TOP Kentwood Michigan Houses
to buy, based on price per square foot.   Price per square foot
is a great leveler.  If two similar homes are listed at similar prices,
their price per square foot should be similar.  The price should reflect
the interior finish of the  home.   For example, if it has crystal chandeliers,
marble tile, & a new kitchen, this would be more per square foot than
a home that still has the 1970’s decor and/or is in derelict condition.




The total square footage is noted here, although … (1 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: Grand Rapids Michigan Watermark Golf Course Home Open Sunday Feb 28th 3-5pm - 02/23/10 06:54 AM
This  luxurious home on Watermark Golf Course is Open this Sunday,
February 28th from 3 to 5 pm.
1698 Watermark Dr SE in Cascade Township, Grand Rapids Michigan
 

 
This photo shows the Great Room with fireplace, views of the golf course,
and access to the kitchen and eating area.  This home has 5 bedrooms and 4
baths, a finished lower level with Game Room, Kitchen, Billiard Room, Theatre Room,
and Home Office.


 
Situated on the 6th tee at prestigious Watermark Golf Course, you can literally 
walk out your back door and start playing golf. Or just watch … (4 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: NW Grand Rapids Michigan Home Just Listed - Withdrawn - 02/15/10 12:53 PM
This unique A Frame home on the northwest side of Grand Rapids has an open
floor plan,  3 bedrooms, 2 baths in 1923 finished square feet.

The main floor has an open cathedral ceiling in the Great Room which is open to
the kitchen and upper loft. Large windows let in lots of natural light and a brick
wood burning fireplace adds lots of architectural appeal.

A large master suite with private bath upstairs has a loft that overlooks the
living area below.

Two bedrooms and full bath on the main floor. A  family room with fireplace on
the … (8 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: Foreclosures & Short Sales Dominate the Grand Rapids RE Market - 02/11/10 08:12 AM
As the inventory of existing homes seeks a new normal, we find that the
distressed properties are a big portion of our market.  Following the trends
in this area can give us insight into the future. The following chart shows
how they affect our market every month. And I see some encouraging information.
 

 
 Percentage of Foreclosures/Short Sales of Grand Rapids sold properties.
 

Looking at the chart you can see that Foreclosures & Short Sales control
over 59% of our current market volume in January 2010 but the $ Dollar percentage
is only 44%. I am guessing … (2 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: Kentwood Michigan - Six Bedroom Home in Bailey's Grove Listed - 01/24/10 02:31 AM
Are you searching for a large, well decorated home in a vibrant community with
lots of character, amenities, and access to a clubhouse and pool membership?
This large, 6 bedroom, 4 bath home located in Bailey's Grove is on the market.
 

The fireplace is lit, the sun is streaming through the windows, Cleo is in her favorite
spot ready for football or movie viewing.

Dining Room has a recessed tray ceiling, buffet inset and architectural pillars to
separate it from the front entry.

The master bedroom has a cathedral ceiling, a large bay window bay  with great … (2 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: When it isn't Good to be Green in Grand Rapids.... - 12/07/09 05:19 AM
If you live almost anywhere except a tropical climate, your seasons change. 
In fall and winter, the trees lose their leaves or they change color.  The grass
isn't that brilliant shade of green that shows it is in growth mode.  Fall and winter
are times of rest for the plant world but not for Grand Rapids MI real estate agents. 
 
 With mulitple listings to advertise, one needs to keep on top of seasonal changes. 
Many times I have seen home photos listed in our local MLS with snow in the yard
in the middle of the summer.  Or now, when … (12 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: Grand Rapids Michigan Ottawa Hills Open House Sunday 11-22-09 3-5pm - 11/20/09 12:58 PM
This charming Tudor Style home will be open for the first time on Sunday
22, 209  3-5 pm. Ottawa Hills, in Grand Rapids has been a wonderful
neighborhood to live in Grand Rapids since the 1930's. 

This quality built home has refinished hardwood floors on the main floor,
 
 and  a fireplace in the living room for warm, crackling fires for the holidays
and into winter's cold, snowy evenings.  It alos has a sunroom, a large kitchen,
half bath off the back entry.  A two stall garage, a backyard deck, and an attic
for storage or future expansion.
 


       … (14 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: Grand Rapids Michigan Ottawa Hills Tudor Coming on the Market Soon! - 10/16/09 08:42 AM
This charming two story Tudor home in Ottawa Hills will be coming on the
market soon.  With 3 bedrooms up, 1 1/2 baths, hardwood floors, and
2 stall garage attached, this home has a very livable floor plan. 
Built in 1931 with quality materials, it has lots of built in character
with a fireplace and bay window in the living room. A sun room, formal
dining room, kitchen with new laminate flooring, new roof in 2008,
and 2009 painted wood exterior.
 
 

Ready for new owners to move in and enjoy the home & neighborhood.
The new Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School … (0 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: Grand Rapids Michigan Open House Sunday Oct 18th at 912 Kendalwood NE 12-2pm - 10/15/09 12:21 PM
This sharp little bungalow on Grand Rapids Michigan NE side has a surprising
amount of room.  The finished recreation room down and the large bedroom
up with a full bath make it a plus. Many improvements, new carpeting,
tile floors, fenced yard and a quiet neighborhood.
Come on over and take a look. We will be there Sunday from 12-2 pm.


Front of Home has mature shade trees


Large Fenced Back Yard
 

 

Living Room with new carpeting


Kitchen has been updated with new cabinets, tile floor, all appliances are included.
 
Listed … (0 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: Wyoming Michigan Ranch Home ~ Too Late ~ PENDING! - 07/08/09 09:32 AM
Can you  picture yourself in this well maintained Wyoming Michigan
Ranch home with cathedral ceilings, original refinished oak hardwood floors
in the living room dining room and hallway?
It also has newer laminate kitchen cabinets, neutral vinyl floors in the kitchen.
 All kitchen appliances, range, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave are 
included with the home. 
The bath has been remodeled with a new tub/shower unit, vinyl flooring,
and a new vanity cabinet with intregal sink counter top. 
The lower level recreation room has been drywalled  but needs to be taped
and seams finished, the ceiling has been prepped for finishing and the floors
 have been freshly painted. The washer and … (2 comments)

grand rapids mi homes for sale: Forest Hills Michigan ~ Best Home Buys ~ May 2009 - 05/18/09 03:14 AM
We have gathered a list of the Best Forest Hills Houses
( Ada-Cascade) to buy, based on price per square foot. 
Please note: This list can change daily as some homes sell,
prices are adjusted and other homes come on the market. 
The homes listed below are probably dated and would need
updating with new carpeting, paint, and kitchen- bath redos
at a minimum to bring them to current market standards. 
They might need major repair work done, such as new roofs
& mechanicals.
Check back often or just subscribe to our blog to get
up-to-date local real estate information that … (4 comments)

 
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