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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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When I got the e-mail from my former neighbor this afternoon indicating that he was going to be on TV, my curiosity was peeked.  Tom has recently started a new venture in his life & is now an Eco-farmer in Hesperia, Newaygo County, Michigan.  News reporters were on his farm to interview him about...

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 week was an adventure...the cost-a-fortune-college-trip adventure!  We just got back from a long trip up the east coastline to visit a few universities with our son.  Just prior to the trip, a scary Northeaster storm rammed the areas where we were headed.  Then on the way into New Haven...

By Tammy Stone, "Eco-Green" Agent in West Michigan
(Prudential Preferred Realtors)
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Are you where you want to be?  I mean in life.  I find that as I get older, I'm constantly asking that question, "Where do I want to be or what do I hope to accomplish?"  This question obviously comes up at the beginning of the New Year when all those "new or revisited" resolutions come into play...

By Tammy Stone, "Eco-Green" Agent in West Michigan
(Prudential Preferred Realtors)
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 Here's one of my favorite stories of real estate.  I've been working with a couple that was looking for a home in the $300-$400K range.  They spotted a home they wanted to view and called to set up a showing.  While setting up the showing, I heard from the Realtor® that someone was making an off...

By Tammy Stone, "Eco-Green" Agent in West Michigan
(Prudential Preferred Realtors)
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Market Update (Information Gathered from the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors)  Single Family and Condo ReportPrice                                                             #Sold through                                                                          March 2007           $0 to $  ...

By Ethan Dozeman, Real Estate in Grand Rapids
(Realty Executives Platinum Group)
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Thank you for taking a minute to read my letter.  As you have been hearing in the media and such, rumors have been flying about the current condition of the real estate market.To be honest with you, people are still buying and selling houses every day in the Grand Rapids area.  Year-to-date, 1352...

By Ethan Dozeman, Real Estate in Grand Rapids
(Realty Executives Platinum Group)
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MiLicense.netDavid Geldhof to Open New Real Estate Training Institute in Grand Rapids, MII am pleased to inform you that after more than 16 years with US Brokers Institute/Coldwell Banker Schmidt I have formed my own real estate training institute and will be conducting all future pre-licensing 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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Most articles feature what to do after you have listed your property for sale.  I think you should ask for advice before you list your property.  Many of my clients have rolled up their sleeves, cleaned, painted and replaced items before calling me.  That was great, even very appreciated, but som...

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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Everyone keeps saying when will we hit the bottom of the housing market?  Will home prices go lower?  Should we wait and see what happens?  Here is some sage advice that you can count on.  First, nobody knows where or when the bottom of a market is going to hit.  Second, if you do know it has alr...

By Marjorie Eubanks
(Coldwell Banker-AJS Schmidt)
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Welcome to my blog.  Lets make it exciting and new not only am I a Realtor ready to assist you with your home buying and selling needs.  I pride my self on educating those who may not be ready to make a decision yet.  so don't hesitate to contact me THERE WILL BE NO PRESSURE TO WORK WITH ME! I ju...

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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Not many people know that a way to capitalize in a down market is to invest in multiplex units.  People tend to rent and not buy even when they should buy.  Smart investor's buy multiplex units and gain wealth and help people displaced at the same time.  When considering investment property look ...

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 talk about all kinds of ways to get buyer's to buy.  One of the most overlooked simple things to do is stage your home for buyer's.  Go through your home and clean out closets.  This makes them look larger and the buyer's can see that their personal belongings will fit.  Pack away anything tha...

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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Did you know that most people start their home search on the Internet, of course you did, you are here.  The number is over 80% of buyers start their initial home search on the Internet.  So just like having a good presentation of your home on a website and MLS listing services you're "Curb Appea...

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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When homes take longer to sell than normal sellers start looking for any option to get their home sold.  Especially if they have taken a job in another community leaving a vacant home behind with the mortgage payment, taxes and insurance still having to be paid every month, along with the new hom...

By Wendy Zuidema, Realtor, Grand Rapids, MI
(Five Star Real Estate LLC)
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The Grand Rapids Press ran an article recently about rediscovering downtown Grand Rapids http://www.mlive.com/travel/stories/index.ssf?/base/features-0/1173393606206970.xml&coll=1 and it got me thinking.  If the last time you visited downtown was when your youngest child was the same age as your ...

By Mary Kent, Grand Rapids to the Lake Shore
(Five Star Real Estate )
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When I was growing up and through my adult years I've always loved going downtown Grand Rapids. If we didn't need a yard for our child, my husband and myself would look into "downtown" living. We plan on the possibility when we retire. While memories are vivid as a child visiting Herpolsheimers D...

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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Noto's Old World Style Italian Restaurant was the setting for the 1st Ever Blogging Seminar for Real Estate Professionals.  The event, was well attended in-spite of a severe winter storm that surprised everyone in the middle of April! The seminar sparked a lot of interest and discussion about the...

By Ethan Dozeman, Real Estate in Grand Rapids
(Realty Executives Platinum Group)
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GRAND RAPIDS LUXURY CONDORiver House will be the only true Grand Rapids luxury condo high-rise. It will be the tallest building in Grand Rapids once complete. River House will have the only homes downtown with spectacular & forever protected views of the city skyline & Grand River.   •·         T...

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 Wednesday, April 11th at 11:30 a.m. some of the sunshine & fun that was enjoyed at the recent get together in Florida by members of the Active Rain Community will travel overland to create fresh Active Rain Showers in Grand Rapids, Michigan! The elegant, Old World Italian Restaurant, Notos w...

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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 A fascinating article in the business section of today's Sunday's Grand Rapids Press explores the incredible growth of the specialty coffee industry in the Grand Rapids, Michigan metropolis.  The article entitled  "Coffee War Heats Up" highlights how local entrepreneurs are cashing in on the pop...

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