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By Doug Hansen, Professional Realtor - Professional Results
(Five Star Real Estate)
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Here’s a look at the Grand Rapids Real Estate Market for May 2018. According to a report released by the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS® (GRAR), Grand Rapids continues to favor sellers in today’s real estate market. Currently, sellers are receiving 99 percent of their listing price.April en...

By Doug Hansen, Professional Realtor - Professional Results
(Five Star Real Estate)
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March ended with a total of 845 properties sold. That is an impressive increase of 32.7 percent from the 637 properties sold in February. The average sale price of homes in the Grand Rapids area was $359,000 in March. That’s an increase of 5 percent from the $342,000 of last month. It’s worth not...

By Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic
(www.mrbrownsellsgr.com)
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I firmly believe we as agents should be reviewed about our service to the public we serve. There are times we may NOT receive the review we would like to hear but frankly some of the things that may be said coula possibly help us to be better. One of my quotes I’ve been using lately is”if we wan...

By Michelle Gordon, Finding Your Place
(JH Realty Partners)
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This year more than years past - we have discovered by home inspections mold in the home. Many times it was not visible - however a home inspector could smell it or see signs of something that could cause mold and would call for further investigations. Mold has increasingly become a concern of th...

By Michelle Gordon, Finding Your Place
(JH Realty Partners)
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When selling your home you are not only competing with your neighbors home, you are competing with new construction. As we show homes to our home seekers new construction is very much part of the mix.  Many times the new construction feels like a better deal to the buyer due to all the upgrades o...

By Michelle Gordon, Finding Your Place
(JH Realty Partners)
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A funny thing happened on the way to the office yesterday ………… My Marketing Director was meeting our new admin for lunch at a local restaurant.  They were talking real estate. It was a get to know you meeting and what to expect,  kind of a thing.  So the Gordon Group name came up a lot.  A nearby...

By Michelle Gordon, Finding Your Place
(JH Realty Partners)
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Yes, I feel like a broken record - we need listings, we have limited inventory - here is the latest news article about our short inventory crisis. However, Mr and Ms. homeowner you would love to sell and move but then where would you go?  It’s like which comes first the chicken or the egg - the l...

By Michelle Gordon, Finding Your Place
(JH Realty Partners)
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I always say Real Estate is 30% numbers and 70% gut feeling. This gut feeling can only come from within and from an agent that not only has been in the business for a while but active in the business. For the last 2 years Grand Rapids, Michigan has been very low in inventory, Realtors are begging...

By Michelle Gordon, Finding Your Place
(JH Realty Partners)
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Having moved here from the East coast in 2001, I realize people that are relocating here do not understand, and what is the norm for long time residents of Michigan,  are not the norm elsewhere. Condo’s seem to be a bit confusing for many relocation clients The biggest confusion is the Site Condo...

By Michelle Gordon, Finding Your Place
(JH Realty Partners)
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I was showing an older home to a young couple the other day and they saw the laundry chute and did not know what this feature was - it was very cool to tell them about features of an older home.  It made me think would it not be cool to bring back some of these features into new construction as a...

By Doug Hansen, Professional Realtor - Professional Results
(Five Star Real Estate)
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Recently the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors released their data for 2015 GRAR Home Sales Report and Update. This is one way to look into the future if you know what has happened in the past. If you don't know the numbers for Grand Rapids homes for sales, sold, inventory and months of supply...

By Michelle Gordon, Finding Your Place
(JH Realty Partners)
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Thanks to HGTV I get a lot of buyers who feel this is the way to go and it will be fun! For some it will be the way to go.  My husband and I only bought ”fixer uppers” due to how picky we are.  The “move-in ready homes were never to our liking, so paying the price of a move in ready home did not ...

By Michelle Gordon, Finding Your Place
(JH Realty Partners)
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Pinterest - one of the fasted growing social media networks was not my favorite at the beginning, I thought of it more as on-line craft book. (I am not crafty) However many of my clients love it so I needed to be there with them. In 2015 we have done a lot with our Pinterest and have reach many w...

By Michelle Gordon, Finding Your Place
(JH Realty Partners)
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You may have not thought of these   Dryer hook up View Services Which way does the sun set and rise What windows are outside your windows How old is the elevator Research the property manager My husband and I own a downtown condo in Grand Rapids.  We are both from big cities and although we love ...

By Michelle Gordon, Finding Your Place
(JH Realty Partners)
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The Gordon Group compilied a list of items for consideration to prepare for your overnight guests.  Having over night guests can be fun - but also stressful - we hope this will help with removing some of the stress and leaving more time to enjoy! If we missed anything feel free to add more idea's...

By Michelle Gordon, Finding Your Place
(JH Realty Partners)
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Grand Rapids / Wyoming has made many top ten lists! It does not surprise me.  As a person who is not from here - I can see things other take for granite.  My family and I moved here in 2001 - 2 weeks before 9/11.  When 9/11 happened, we saw this community pull together and help each other,  we kn...

By Michelle Gordon, Finding Your Place
(JH Realty Partners)
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If you have been reading my blog or following the news you know Grand Rapids, Michigan is continues to be limited inventory as we have about 3 months inventory - however the month of October was possibly historic! Per GRAR - “The number of units sold (closed sales) through the end of October is a...

By Michelle Gordon, Finding Your Place
(JH Realty Partners)
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     The Gordon Group visited Barbara Corcoran last week Friday in the beautiful Fountain Street Church. It got us thinking about all the Historic churches in Grand Rapids such as St. Andrews, St. Marks, and Park Church dating as far back as 1840. The Churches shaped the coarse of Grand Rapids de...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area Easter Egg Hunts April 4th, 2015:   Blythefield CRC Easter Egg Hunt   10:00 AM. Cost: free. Blythefield Christian Reformed Church, 6350 Kuttshill Dr. NE,  Rockford.   Easter Egg Hunt   10:00 AM. Cost: free. Ivanrest Church, 3777 Ivanrest SW, Grandville.   Victo...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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Every year around this time, I love to go visit the Butterfly Exhibit at Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI.  If you have never seen it, You Must Go! Breathtakingly beautiful, the butterflies flit amongst orchid plants in full bloom, and an amazing array of some gigantic tropical green...

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