On Paradigms, Power and Perceptions…

On Paradigms, Power and Perceptions…

Paradigms power perceptions and perceptions power emotions.” Quote from Sarayu to Mackenzie in the book, “The Shack.” What’s the color of anger when you’re color blind and can’t see red? When it comes to emotional heat, each of us experiences the full spectrum of color in a myriad of different ways. Emotions arise out of […]

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UPDATE: AUCTION OPPORTUNITY: 1670 Langley St. SE Kentwood MI – (Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2014)

UPDATE:  AUCTION HAS ENDED.  12/4/2014 STARTING BID:  $49,000. Located on a large lot which expands beyond the fenced in backyard, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath Ranch home that, offers a good value to home buyers. The home features: 2 wood burning fireplaces (upstairs and down) and a wide open floor plan which seems to expand […]

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FAQ Series: What’s the Difference between a Pre-qualification and a Pre-approval for a Mortage?

About the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions Series) This series is designed to answer questions that we hear clients asking over and over again.  Perhaps, you’ve wondered about some of these questions yourself.  While this is not intended to be an exhaustive explanation on the subject being discussed, it is our hope that these short blogs […]

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Real Estate Market Trends Fall 2014~ Has the Grand Rapids MI Real Estate Market Softened?

This summer, our market trends blog documented the issue of an unusually low inventory (less than 3 months supply) in the Grand Rapids MI real estate marketplace.  According to the data report, (which tracked data available through the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS up to May 2014) the amount of housing inventory available for sale in West […]

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FAQ: When is the best time to put my home on the market for sale?

About the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions Series) This series is designed to answer questions that we hear clients asking over and over again.  Perhaps, you’ve wondered about some of these questions yourself.  While this is not intended to be an exhaustive explanation on the subject being discussed, it is our hope that these short blogs […]

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FAQ: Why does it take so long to Close on a Home after I buy it?

About the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions Series) This series is designed to answer questions that we hear clients asking over and over again.  Perhaps, you’ve wondered about some of these questions yourself.  While this is not intended to be an exhaustive explanation on the subject being discussed, it is our hope that these short blogs […]

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FAQ Series: Is it really necessary to hire an Inspector to inspect the home I want to buy?

About the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions Series) This series is designed to answer questions that we hear clients asking over and over again.  Perhaps, you’ve wondered about some of these questions yourself.  While this is not intended to be an exhaustive explanation on the subject being discussed, it is our hope that these short blogs […]

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FAQ Series: Why do I see a home on Zillow and call to be told it is Sold?

About the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions Series) This series is designed to answer questions that we hear clients asking over and over again.  Perhaps, you’ve wondered about some of these questions yourself.  While this is not intended to be an exhaustive explanation on the subject being discussed, it is our hope that these short blogs […]

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11 Reasons Why People Who Don’t Live in Grand Rapids, Michigan Should Wish They Did!

1. Small Town Comforts with a Big City Vibe… Location, Location, Location…Grand Rapids, MI is a city where you can bask on a pristine sandy white beach, kayak down a lazy river, take a horse-drawn carriage through a thriving down town area and tour a historic neighborhood all within one day.  In fact, all of this […]

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Fair Weather Friends and Bell Bottoms… Real Estate Lessons from the Economic Crisis

Editorial Note:  This blog post was first published in 2009 at a time when the real estate industry was facing the worst market that most current practioners had ever witnessed.  Looking back at the sentiments expressed in this blog post brings to mind some of the important lessons that period of challenge created. ***************** I remember […]

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