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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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Foto Friday - Byron Center Michigan Photos Byron Center Michigan is located in Byron Township, which is about 14 miles southwest of Grand Rapids and still within its metropolitan suburban reach.  The population has grown significantly in the last 5 years with the addition of a large medical comm...

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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  9 Pros and Cons to Balance When Buying a Grand Rapids Condo Condominiums and townhouses offer an affordable option to single family homes in Grand Rapids, and they’re ideal for those who appreciate a maintenance-free lifestyle. But before you buy, make   sure you do your legwork.   The 9 Top El...

By John Rice
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Interesting Insight - Spring Market? By John I recently read an article by blogger, Steve Harney, author of Keeping Things Current, a real estate blog that focuses on national real estate trends.   The article points out the potential for a national spring market dip in real estate prices as bank...
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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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This headline has attracted thousands of buyers looking for a bargain priced home.  In Michigan I am an authorized HUD broker with access to any HUD home in West Michigan. When you are considering the purchase of a HUD home you must be ready for a journey.  Repossessed homes may look the same on ...

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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Grand Rapids Michigan 2010 Suburban Real Estate Market Reports Caledonia Michigan Real Estate Market Report 2010   Forest Hills Michigan Real Estate Market Report 2010   East Grand Rapids Michigan 2010 Real Estate Market Report    Kentwood Michigan 2010 Real Estate Market Report   Lowell Michigan...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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Grand Rapids, MI asks:  What is an origination fee?It has become more and more common with the uncertainty in the real estate market, that a loan originator be questioned on what certain fees are and why they are needed.  One of the number one questions of 2010 was, “What is an origination fee?”....

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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Grand Rapids Michigan Cost vs Value Home Improvement Report 2010 The new Cost vs Value Report 2010 is out from the National Association of Realtors.  This report compares home improvement costs and returns for sellers all over the country.  There are national trends and local trends.  If you are...

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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Grand Rapids Michigan has a very active Rental Property Owners Association (RPOA) if you are renting property in the West Michigan area it may pay you to be a member. The association, as it indicates, focuses on Grand Rapids but the added knowledge you will gain by being a member could change how...

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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The Rent versus Owning is a question that has no simple answer. It is based on the individual and/or family situation financially and personally. Now that answer coming from a real estate broker you may find as an odd answer, but it is the truth.  If you are paying rent and are starting out as a ...

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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Protecting Property Access Codes. I showed a property to an investor client.  He is from a family of investors in multiple tenant rental properties. He understands the real estate laws and the rules of access. Since the property was not mine that I was showing I called the listing agent to get th...

By Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
(Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate)
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Click Here to Read Part #1 of this series on the first THREE myths. Click Here to Read Part #2 of this series on the next installment of myths... Over the years, I've had the dubious experience of becoming a myth collector.  Specifically, regarding the myths around why a home has not Sold.  As I...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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I hope that the holidays feel you joy and happiness that last through the next year!  Do you have any special holiday plans?  Big New Year's parties?   Picture Credit to: Pucture Michigan

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 - November 2010   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 i...

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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Really, www.LetsSayThanks.com is the place to go to say thanks to the troops. What could be better?    Go to this web site and pick out a card from one of the kids and send it!  It's that easy.  The front of the website pictured above, they retain all rights, but you can use it with just a few cl...

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 may never have considered staging your home to sell faster.  The staging methods have proven to attract buyers and higher priced offers for a staged home. The words curb appeal, declutter, impersonalize, open spaces, the rule of threes, color charts, organize all give each of us the idea that...

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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Unemployment Benefits are getting ready to run out for many.  Some unemployment benefits exhaust just before Christmas and others will see the end of their unemployment checks at the beginning of the New Year. Many homeowners have been holding on by a thread to make ends meet and keep their homes...

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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Forest Hills Michigan Neighborhood Real Estate Market Reports - Oct 2010 Forest Hills Michigan is a community defined by its school system.  The Forest Hills Schools are award winning schools on the east side of Greater Grand Rapids.  Many parents buy homes here  to give their children a great ed...

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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Living in the Grand Rapids Real Estate Market has given me some big advantages as a Real Estate Professional. I am able to see more homes, have listing and selling information at my fingertips, see the dynamics that impact the real estate market with-in the Grand Rapids area. This data will help ...

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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Living in the Forest Hills Real Estate Market has given me some advantages as a Real Estate Professional. I am able to see more homes, have listing and selling information at my fingertips, see the dynamics that impact the real estate market with-in the Forest Hills area. This data will help buye...

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