T’was the day before Christmas…

T’was the day before Christmas…

It’s Christmas eve.  One thing is clear…we are definitely having a very white Christmas in Grand Rapids, MI.  It’s beautiful to look at.  The pristine snow is unsullied and sparkles in the sunlight.  Very nice, in my opinion if you’re inside! My doorbell has already rung once this morning with a Fedex delivery man dropping […]

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What Will It Cost Me to Sell My Home if I Live in Grand Rapids, Michigan?

Glad you asked!  This is a Valid Question.  Sometimes, the real estate process can feel as though the Costs are not readily discernible or understandable.  Because a real estate transaction coordinates the services of different specialties such as title work, required inspections, real estate services and state and local sales tax, this can be a […]

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Lifestyling Re-imaged ~ Our take on the real estate transaction.

At Audu Real Estate~ Grand Rapids, MI Residential Real Estate, we believe that real estate transitions provide opportunities for significant growth and re-invention. This ‘shift’ can be the catalyst for renewal and transformation. When we meet with clients, we start this conversation & continue it throughout the real estate process. We don’t apologize for digging deeper […]

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Should You Rent or Should You Buy?

Hamlet’s famous phrase “To or not to be…that is the question” sought to explore a profound question about the meaning of life.  Well, today the question on the minds of of future homeowners might well be…”To rent or not to rent”  Not necessarily as profound, but an important question nevertheless especially when one considers the […]

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How to Avoid Landmines When Negotiating Multiple Offers During a Home Sale!

In West Michigan, the transition from a sluggish market to a market on fire has been fast and furious over the past 18 months.  At first, many were hesitant to believe that a transition was actually happening.  While serving as the President of the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS in 2011, we had begun to […]

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Creating Your Dream Home Wishlist…

So, you’re ready to buy a new home, or simply another home.  The prospect can be both exciting and scary as there are so many things to consider and one can feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the process and the consequences of making the wrong decision. While, the process of a home transition is […]

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Housing Recovery Underway in West Michigan – Grand Rapids, MI 2013

Breaking News! A housing recovery is underway in West Michigan.  Although many in the real estate community have had their eyes glued to the numbers to monitor the trends for almost a year, the mounting evidence is now clearly evidenced.  In numbers released for January 2013, the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS chronicles what many […]

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How to Save Money When Selling Your West Michigan Home…

Cold air…if you’re in West Michigan right now, it’s definitely on your mind.  You’re either enjoying it on a snowmobile or skis or trying to defend and protect against it by bundling up in winter clothing and making sure there are no insulation gaps allowing any drafts to enter your home.  When it comes to […]

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Curve Ball #3 – When Buying a Home becomes a Competition!

While competition is a fact of life, you may not have been expecting to find yourself in one…or two or three bids competing to purchase the home of your dreams. But, that’s precisely the situation that some West Michigan home buyers currently face as they strive to complete a successful bidding process in  a market […]

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