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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 4 of a 6 Part Series. Click here to read (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3)Sometimes, even taking preventative measures does not preclude situations which make it necessary to sell a home through a Short Sale.  Short Sales are an option to consider if your home will probably NOT sell for ...

By Jason Carpenter, Jason Carpenter
(The Carpenter Group)
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Two weeks ago it was the Boston Globe with a nice op ed piece on what a great city Grand Rapids, Mich. is and how the coastal cities could take a cue from the Midwestern cities and what they have to offer.  (See my previous blog) Now, dateline, July 11,2007 in the NY Times has an article on the H...

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 3 of a 6 Part Series on Negotiating a Short Sale. Click here to Read: (Part 1) & (Part2)Are you Looking good on Paper but Bleeding Slowly to Death from a Thousand Paper-cuts?  Over-extension is the bane of life for many people.  Access to easy credit and low interest rates persuade...

By Ethan Dozeman, Real Estate in Grand Rapids
(Realty Executives Platinum Group)
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When you say to someone, "I provide an exceptional level of customer service".  What does that really mean?  For one everybody has a different expectation of what that means.  I can show you an example of being above the rest.  Here it is:You thought I was going to show you and example of custome...

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 2 of a 6 part series.  Click here to read Part 1.Well if you're a Seller who is having difficulty making your mortgage payments, it is better to be proactive rather than scrambling to react to an ever increasing level of stress and challenging circumstances.  This is because you hav...

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 blog post is part of a 6 part Series on Short Sales.Short Sales are a hot topic in Grand Rapids, Michigan right now.  Indeed in the entire country! Currently about 1 out of every 13 homes on the local real estate board has a little red tag in the listing comments that reads:  sale subject ...

By Tammy Stone, "Eco-Green" Agent in West Michigan
(Prudential Preferred Realtors)
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Recently, I came back from a trip and was flying into our local Gerald R. Ford airport.  As I was waiting for my luggage, I spottedthe Grand Rapids 2007 Visitors Guide and decided to take a peak as to what was actually in it.Of course, there was the guides to the local restaurants, clubs, enterta...

By Tammy Stone, "Eco-Green" Agent in West Michigan
(Prudential Preferred Realtors)
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I've seen lots of bulletin posts and of course comments about the state of affairs in Michigan (most of them negative).  I thought I would share with you what someone outside of Grand Rapids actually thought about our city.                                  The article in The Patriot Ledger gave G...

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 area has a paper published called the "Legal News".  This has a variety of key sections that can be very helpful or embarrassing if you do not know it is going to be published.  The "legal News" is a subscription paper like all the others or can be purchased at the local news sta...

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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The last 20 years have witnessed a dramatic transformation of the downtown area of Grand Rapids, Mi.  Downtown Grand Rapids is one of Michigan's best kept secrets!  A recent article in the Grand Rapids Magazine highlighted some of Grand Rapids, Michigan's best kept secrets which included the foll...

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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Much of the news in Grand Rapids, Michigan recently has focused on what's leaving the State.  The list has be quite extensive...people (Michigan had more people leave than come to the State last year), factories and jobs, and this past week, a sad new entry...Heartwell Mortgage Company, a longtim...

By Tammy Stone, "Eco-Green" Agent in West Michigan
(Prudential Preferred Realtors)
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I love the for sale by owner market! In the Grand Rapids, Michigan real estate market and the Michigan real estate market in general, trying to be a for sale by owner takes a lot of guts.  I don't mean this in a bad way.  What I mean is that it is tough enough to sell even when you are represente...

By Tammy Stone, "Eco-Green" Agent in West Michigan
(Prudential Preferred Realtors)
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Recently, I've had a really great reminder of how to conduct business.  K.I.S.S. - stands for Keep It Simple, Stupid.  It's a really great acronym and one that I have to be constantly reminded of.  I have so many things going on in my mind-things to do, people to see, calls to make... In fact, a ...

By Ethan Dozeman, Real Estate in Grand Rapids
(Realty Executives Platinum Group)
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I must have missed one or two days, because all of the sudden we are over 35,000.  It took a little longer than I had predicted.  We reached 30,000 on May 13th, so it took we will say 40 days to crest the 35,000 mark.  Why are we slowing down people? It is good growth, just not quite what I had e...

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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"We've been waiting for you to call.  When are you going to come and list our house?"  A little startled, I inquired about how long they had been waiting.  I had just been notified that a referral had come through and had called...I thought immediately.  After apologizing for a breakdown in commu...

By Steve Volkers, Grand Rapids Real Estate
(SVG Real Estate Firm)
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First, I will spend the time to explain what agency law is and why it important to understand. This way you will understand how I work for your best interest at all time and how buyer and other agent law works when they come to look at your home.Second, we will go through the Completive Market An...

By Steve Volkers, Grand Rapids Real Estate
(SVG Real Estate Firm)
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Are you thinking about selling your home in Grand Rapids Michigan our Surrounding Kent County in the next 2 years? Do you want to start getting free information before you list your home?Well that's what I'll do for you if you decide you want this free service. This service includes one time CMA ...

By Steve Volkers, Grand Rapids Real Estate
(SVG Real Estate Firm)
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So you're thinking about buying a home in Grand Rapids Michigan our surrounding Kent County. Great! Let me explain how I work with you to get the best price and terms for the home you're thinking about purchasing.First things first. I will make sure you know and understand what a Buyers' Agency i...

By Steve Volkers, Grand Rapids Real Estate
(SVG Real Estate Firm)
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There are many different resources today that will help you find the home of your dreams before even talking to an agent. First resource is Grrealestate.net that can point you in the right direction. Click on the Search Kent County Homes Page and pick any of the links to go to the Multiple Listin...

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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Being active in the Grand Rapids market and West Michigan this article caught my eye.  It did not tell me anything new but it may give you some finger tip information.  They had a section called by the numbers and used the figures generated from the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors and the We...

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