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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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Forest Hills Schools Top Ten in Michigan MEAP Scores 2011 Forest Hills students have posted outstanding MEAP scores for  the 2010-2011 year.  The Forest Hills students placed at the top of the Kent County District and the State of Michigan charts.    Mathematics Gr 3 – 99% Gr 5 – 96% Gr 8 – 97% ...

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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Comparing Caledonia & Lowell School Districts in Grand Rapids Michigan If you are considering a move to the suburban/rural communities of Caledonia or Lowell on the southeast side of Grand Rapids, how do they compare?  Besides the obvious answers of the local businesses, size, and culture, the s...

By Bonnie & Terry Westbrook, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate
(Westbrook Realty)
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Spring is reluctant to arrive here in West Michigan this year.  Our grass is still brown and  the landscape is winter bare - except for the Crocus!   The little crocus bouquets that are scattered around my gardens are pushing their way  up through fall leaves and other winter debris.  When the s...

By Mary Kent, Grand Rapids to the Lake Shore
(Five Star Real Estate )
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Exploring the Short Sale from Start to Finish. What sellers and buyers need to know: Your home is now listed and active on the MLS. The agent has created a marketing plan and priced the home aggressively with in market value range. The offer and/or offers are coming in, you sit down with your age...

By Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI
(North Sky Realty LLC)
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I was driving down the road coming from Grand Rapids Michigan a few weeks ago, and the time of day with the sky behind the leafless trees inspired me to snap a this photo.  I know that winter can be difficult, and when you are outside you tend to want to just get where you want to go.  It is easy...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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I used to think this "Crash-N-Burn" comment was only related to when I raced motorcycles back when I was young and daredevilish.  Now I know the real meaning of Crash-N-Burn! You can do all the research you want and still get Burned!  You can select the right agent the right car the right anythin...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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You might not live under a rock as the new commercial suggests but forgetting to set your clocks forward an hour can still make you late tomorrow! I look forward to gaining that extra hour I lose every fall back because I know spring is around the corner.  We had a couple bad weeks over the winte...

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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Foto Friday: MSU College of Human Medicine Secchia Center Grand Rapids Michigan We attended a recent open house for Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce members at the MSU College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids new Secchia Center.  The building and its facilities have state of the art technology,...

By Bonnie & Terry Westbrook, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate
(Westbrook Realty)
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SugarBush Time at Blandford Nature Center Grand Rapids Michigan March is sugarbush time in Michigan.  Even though the trees  are bare, sap is flowing upward to feed the new leaf growth ready to sprout.  This sap is sweet but gets even sweeter by heating and boiling down the water content.  The c...

By Bonnie & Terry Westbrook, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate
(Westbrook Realty)
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Foto Friday - Night View DeVos Children's Hospital Grand Rapids Michigan This is the street view of Grand Rapids Michigan's new DeVos Children's Hospital from the Secchia Center, which houses the new MSU College of Human Medicine newest campus in downtown Grand Rapids.  It is located on the Medic...

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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Grand Rapids Michigan Real Estate Market Report by School District 2007-2010 Real Estate is always local. Grand Rapids is such a large metropolitan area, the real estate market report for the whole area is not necessarily true for your specific neighborhood.  Some areas are growing and some area...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Foreclosures keep coming and the reports of it being over are just not true.  The latest report by the Feds showed a slight increase in home sales .02%.  That number included 27% foreclosed homes, for the nation. We would love to have our state be able to say only 27% of the sales were foreclosed...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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I was listing a home on Lake Isabella.  For those of you unfamiliar with this beautiful area it is located just 15 miles west of Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The home is a Chalet style with many amenities which I will provide in a listing post.  I had completed the listing...

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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Grand Rapids Michigan East Suburban Top Best Buy Homes - January 2011   The Top Best Buy Home Blogs that we publish every month give us a great overview on what is happening to the lower end of the market in each of these east Grand Rapids suburbs with pricing and sales.  We can see the uptick in...

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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Grand Rapids Michigan Home Seller – Asking More Doesn’t Mean You Will Get More About one third of homes listed on the Multiple Listing Service will not sell. They might be over priced, in very poor condition, in a bad location, a weird floor plan or some other oddness about them.  They will sell...

By Mary Kent, Grand Rapids to the Lake Shore
(Five Star Real Estate )
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Exploring the Short Sale from Start to Finish. What sellers and buyers need to know: Completion of the Short Sale Package: The agent and the seller work close to assemble the proper paper work (short sale package) these documents must be filled out truthfully and complete. If the banks receive a...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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Where are things really at today?   Home Sales:   Grand Rapids Recently Sold Homes Home Listings:   Grand Rapids Homes For Sale Home Listing Price:   Grand Rapids Homes For Sale Home Sale Price: Grand Rapids Recently Sold Homes What do you think?  Are these stats comparable to what you are seeing...

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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Foto Friday – Michigan Winter – Bear it! This Brown Bear lives at the John Ball Zoological Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He should be hibernating in mid-winter, which is what many of us wish we could do on these short, cold days.  There are lots of winter activities to lure you out of your cav...

By Homes For Heroes
(Affiliates nationwide for Hero Rewards)
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Introducing a new addition to the Homes for Heroes family! “I have been in the Mortgage Business for over 8 Years. Since serving in the U.S Army I have always enjoyed working with both active and retired veterans and helping them finance their dream home. I joined the Homes for Heroes program to ...

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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Byron Center Michigan Real Estate Market Report Jan – Dec  2010 Byron Center Michigan is a suburb of Grand Rapids, located about 14 miles away to the southwest.  This report will cover waterfront homes which are mostly newer construction in fast growing Byron Center.           Byron Center  Wate...

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