Grand Rapids, Mi Real Estate Market Reports

Grand Rapids, Michigan Rated a ‘Best Buy” Real Estate Investment for 2015

The housing market has stabilized in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Gone are the days when investor traffic flooded the market and houses were being plucked up at rock bottom prices.  Although exceptionally low inventory throughout much of the past 18 months has been a challenge, home buyers are once again entering the market in a serious way. […]

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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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Inventory Shortage ~ Availability, Pricing and Access to the 2014 West MI Housing Market!

The big news for the summer of 2014 according to statistics compiled and released by the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS is Housing Inventory…or rather the lack of it as the community prepares to enter what is traditionally the most active segment of the selling season.  According to the report, (which tracks data into May 2014) […]

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Spring 2014 Real Estate Market Update for West Michigan

So, what does the Spring Market look like in West Michigan – Grand Rapids? Well, in a nutshell…it’s interesting! My go to word when things are unexpected, don’t quite fit into the routine and operate outside of established or expected norms. Interesting, this Spring means unexpectedly low inventory levels. Normally, there’s a significant uptick in […]

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2014 Spring Residential Real Estate Market Update – Grand Rapids, MI

The term Polar Vortex has become a national buzzword as harshly cold winter conditions have blanketed much of the nation.  However, as 2013 ended, real estate in the West Michigan area was heading in the opposite direction with a flurry of heated market activity.  Listing inventory remained low (3.3 months supply in November) with less […]

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2014 Spring Residential Real Estate Market Update – Grand Rapids, MI

The term Polar Vortex has become a national buzzword as harshly cold winter conditions have blanketed much of the nation.  However, as 2013 ended, real estate in the West Michigan area was heading in the opposite direction with a flurry of heated market activity.  Listing inventory remained low (3.3 months supply in November) with less […]

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7 Tips for Prepping for a Home Sale during Frigid Winter Weather!

Dreadfully cold weather tends to keep most of us in West Michigan inside as much as possible.  Looking outside my window today, this is definitely the case.   With the exception of the snow plow guys, there are few cars on the street.  Even regular dog walkers seem to be sitting in on this one. […]

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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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