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By Steve Volkers, Grand Rapids Real Estate
(SVG Real Estate Firm)
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There are currently 18 developments in downtown Grand Rapids. Some are built and move in ready and some are still being built. These are the building that I will be bloging about in future blogs. I hope you enjoy the list and get excited about all the new development in downtown Grand Rapids.Unio...

By Ethan Dozeman, Real Estate in Grand Rapids
(Realty Executives Platinum Group)
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Hi, my name is Amanda and I'm looking for to buy a home for my friends and I to live in while we are attending college.  As soon as I began looking at houses my dad suggested that I email Ethan and ask him if he could help me out.  Within thirty minutes or so he had sent me a list of about 20 hou...

By Ethan Dozeman, Real Estate in Grand Rapids
(Realty Executives Platinum Group)
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I want to share a funny experience with you that I had this summer; maybe you can relate.  Being the average homeowner in Grand Rapids that I am, from time to time my wife and I come up with little "projects" for me to work on.  I have heard it referred to as the "Honey-Do" list.  Well, one of 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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  In a real estate transaction, the cauldron of stress boiling just beneath the surface can create circumstances that can turn a memorable moment into a messy nightmare.  Every real estate agent who has done a number of transactions can recollect at least one horrendous closing.  I recall one clo...

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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 It's funny how perception can shape reality.  Pounding it fiercely into a hard mold of convenience, even if the reality it shapes is a mere contrivance or even a blatant falsehood.  Today, I attended a business/networking meeting of the Women's Council of Realtors of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The...

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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 This past year, our local Board launched it's First Major Marketing Campaign: "It's a Great Time to Buy!"  Little yellow signs now dot lawns of homes listed for sale all over Grand Rapids, Michigan with this positive message.  It's a great time to buy in Grand Rapids, Michigan because:Inventory ...

By Jason Carpenter, Jason Carpenter
(The Carpenter Group)
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Thought I would chime in on the state of the mortgage business in the area.  As many of you have heard, National City is the latest ( and I'm sure not last) to drop a bomb on the West Michigan economy.  They are no longer wholesaling home equity lines.  This follows the news from American Home Mo...

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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Just a few days ago the National Association of Realtors made a statement of the improving sales for the month of July.  That may be a national trend for one month but for those of us trained in marketing one month does not make a trend.Many economists are not so sure that the market surge report...

By Tammy Stone, "Eco-Green" Agent in West Michigan
(Prudential Preferred Realtors)
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I just posted an article of what I wrote to my database about a conference that I went to that I felt really changed my life.  I was given insight into so many things in my life that I'll never fully be able to express everything that happened.  The one thing I have known is that I love to give o...

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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We have all heard how many people it takes to change a light bulb.   How many does it take to make a sale?  Do you know?                                       This does not have a simple or single answer....not surprising is it.When your agent sells your hometo a buyer who is not represented then...

By Jason Carpenter, Jason Carpenter
(The Carpenter Group)
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The link provided below is a map of the entire state of Michigan and the counties it contains.  This picture is provided by the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors for public tax information by county.It is helpful when searching West Michigan for Real Estate to know where the counties are if yo...

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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Lots of articles have been written on "how to select a Real Estate Agent".  Most of the articles focus on the key elements of the past.  Yes past things that are already over, gone, kaput.Here is a novel thought, what has the agent done this year?  Do they have listings?  Do they work with buyers...

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 Grand Rapids Press had a very nice article in today's Sunday paper.  It was worth the read to see the history of the bridge.  I did not know many of the facts concerning the bridge.  I was 10 years old when the bridge was completed and remember the big stir it caused at the time.I remembered ...

By Ethan Dozeman, Real Estate in Grand Rapids
(Realty Executives Platinum Group)
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Every 5000 new members I write a blog documenting the milestone. 20,000, 25,000, 30,000, 35,000 and now 40,000!!! It looks like about every 2 months we increase by 10,000 members.  Congratulations everyone!!!Does anybody have a brief comment they can share on the success that they have been havin...

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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We all hear commentary everyday concerning the stock market, housing market and job outlook.  Here are some thoughts that you won't hear.  Hopefully they make sense so you can make the best decision possible for you and your families future.Are you happy where you live?  Is your job stable? Do yo...

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 hear about all these wonderful marketing plans, I even have one, but the truth is if you do not know who is going to buy your home you may not be advertising in the right places!Think about this and then consider who are the buyers for your home or property.                                The b...

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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Income property can be a blessing or a cursedepending on how you manage your investment.  Tenants are the key to your success.  If you have tenants that pay on time and maintain the property like it is theirs you are blessed or maybe you just know how to interview tenants before the destroy your ...

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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 From time to time, one has the fortunate privilege of being introduced to a person, business or service that exceeds your expectations. My introduction to Sananda Spa & Salon in Grand Rapids, Michigan is just such an experience! However, the path to this connection is often littered with dashed ...

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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*This is the Conclusion of a 6 Part Series on Short Sales.  Click here to read the Entire Series.Perhaps the most daunting element in a short sale may be the period AFTER you have secured an offer.  You may be in one of two stages:  the Pre-Foreclosure Stage in which payments are being made but a...

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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*This is Part 5 of a 6 Part Series.  (Click here to Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)The decision to sell a home through a Short Sale is usually arrived at after a protracted and sometimes lengthy battle to preclude having to exercise this option.  This process can understandably produces a lo...

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