The Power of Shift…2012 Real Estate in West Michigan Year End Review

The Power of Shift…2012 Real Estate in West Michigan Year End Review

A year ago today, my calendar indicates that there was a double showing on a brand new home listing.  Not that unusual in itself.  The home was a brick ranch in the north east side of the city.  Having listed the property within the past two weeks, the activity on the home was notable given […]

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The Water’s Need to Flow…

Inspired message from one of my favorite authors…Margaret J. Wheatley.  Enjoy your weekend!Filed under: Grand Rapids

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Sietsema Orchard and Cider Mill…A unique farm to table experience!

Readers of this blog know that I love to discover unique dining experiences.  For me, food is about the experience, the taste and the aesthetics.  When visiting a new restaurant, I love to hear the ‘back story’ and find out the inspiration behind the food.  So, when I had the opportunity recently to attend a […]

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How to Get Free Money to Buy Your Grand Rapids Home for Christmas 2012!

Yes, you read that correctly!  There’s a program available to West Michigan Home Buyers which will give you FREE money (up to $3,000) to purchase your home.  This program will be available on December 3rd, 2012 from one of our Preferred Mortgage vendors.  There are several aspects of this program that are really terrific. 1. […]

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Curve Ball #2 – You are told, You Paid More than the Home is Worth.

You may have read the title and thought…Huh?  This is especially perplexing if you were in a multiple bid situation in which several potential ‘would be home buyers’ were vying for the same piece of property.  Surely, you, your REALTOR, the other agents and their clients couldn’t all have been totally off base? You’re probably asking…Doesn’t […]

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Top 5 Ways to Avoid Panic When This Happens During Your Real Estate Transaction!

Real estate transactions can be harrowing ordeals for the uninformed, uninitiated and unprepared.  However, arming yourself with good information and an understanding of the process can go a long way towards diffusing potential disasters before they occur.  And, if you do find yourself in the situation, knowing the RIGHT thing to do can increase the […]

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Good News for West Michigan Real Estate Market as Distress Sale Numbers Continue to Plummet!

The demand for homes once again outpaced the amount of incoming inventory in West Michigan.  Current housing inventory levels hover around a four months supply.  Distress sales have also remained lower than in recent  years.  In fact, the numbers observed in distress sale activity are also a factor in the decreased inventory supply.  These trends […]

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