Riverhouse Condos – Downtown Grand Rapids Condo Update

9 07 2009

Riverhouse condos slash their prices up to 30%!!!

Riverhouse Condos Pretty incredible. This is a great opportunity to own a really stunning  downtown Grand Rapids condo. Riverhouse  condos announced today that they are going to be drastically cutting their prices. Up to 30%. This is due to the fact that they lost their court case because the title company’s address was missing from the buyer’s contracts. This decision by the judge will cost Riverhouse $20 million in sales and those condos are now back in inventory. But to a buyer looking for a Grand Rapids condo, this is a golden opportunity. If you are in the market, I highly recommend checking these out and I would be happy to help you.

Riverhouse condos are located at 335 Bridge St NW. It is Grand Rapids’ tallest building Downtown Grand Rapids Condos and it is Michigan’s tallest residential highrise. One of the reasons I like this condo is it’s location. It isn’t right downtown but it is within walking distance to the Grand Rapids Medical Mile and Heritage Hill Historic District. It has riverfront views and is accross the street from Ah Nab Awen park and the Gerald R Ford Museum. These reasons will give these condos good resale value in the future. One of the ways Grand Rapids is experiencing growth is because of the Medical industry. This will only expand into the future and Riverhouse condos is located perfectly for professionals looking to work and live in downtown Grand Rapids.

Its very distinctive looks and unmatched views are just a small part of what you get when owning one of these condos. All of the units enjoy incredible views from the floor to ceiling windows. Standard packages include stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, wood floors in the Kitchen, tile in the bathroom. 9 foot ceilings, 2 covered parking spots and basement storage. The building also has a fitness center, pool and hot tub and community room. Prices start in the $180k range for 2 beds, 2 baths and about 1400 square feet.

If you would like more information about these condos and would like to take a tour, visit my website at GRRealEstateInfo.com or contact me any time.

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Riverhouse Condos Sales Improving – Downtown Grand Rapids Condo Update

5 05 2009


Riverhouse Condos Offer Up To $30,000 Towards Closing Costs

Riverhouse Condos I have been getting more inquires for information from my website on our downtown Grand Rapids condo market over the last month and I hope that is a sign of good things to come. While many inquiries are concerning the Grand Rapids short sale and foreclosure markets, people seem genuinely excited about condos. I have sold several in the last couple of weeks including 47 Lafayette condos, Front Row condos and Riverhouse condos. According to Nancy and Chuck at Riverhouse, they have been writing offers and closing on units. This is great news for them and for the whole Grand Rapids condo market.

One of the sales incentives that the Riverhouse condo team has come up with is to assist homeowners with closing costs if they have a home to sell. One of the stumbling blocks in this tough market is selling your current home or condo. Many homeowners, through no fault of their own, are upside down in their mortgage due to dropping house values. To help offset this, Riverhouse is offering up to $30,000 that homeowners can use to help pay for their closing costs. This offer is contingent on purchase at Riverhouse on select units for a limited time.

Riverhouse condos are located close to downtown Grand Rapids at 335 Bridge St NW. These are one of Grand Rapids’ newest and most visible condos built next to Bridgewater Place, across the street from Ah Nab Awen park and the Gerald R Ford Museum. The  condos come standard with Hardwood floors, Granite counters, spectacular views from any side and two parking spots. There are several different floor plans to choose from with prices starting at $199,900 for a two bedroom with ~1400 square feet. Amenities at Riverhouse condos include a well equipped fitness facility overlooking the park, pool with hot tub, a common room and secure entrance. Pets are allowed.

For more information on these or any other Grand Rapids condos and to search for homes online, visit my website or contact me any time.

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RiverHouse Condos Lawsuits – Downtown Grand Rapids Condo Update

13 03 2009


Riverhouse Condos Suing Potential Owners

Riverhouse Condos As reported on WoodTV today, Riverhouse Condos is suing those people that signed agreements to purchase a condo. This is being done to try and prevent them from backing out of the deal they signed in 2006 and they are also seeking money damages. Attorneys for Riverhouse confirm that they are reviewing several other cases for possible lawsuits. Riverhouse have 207 condos of which 52 are sold. These are one of a kind condos and there really aren’t anything like them in Grand Rapids.

24 Hour News 8 spoke with half a dozen families who are involved in the lawsuits and were told that they can not move forward with their purchases for several reasons including; they can’t sell their own homes, lost their jobs or moved out of the state to find work and that the condos they signed up to buy are no longer worth the money they originally agreed on.

According to Riverhouse, they do want to work with these people on a Riverhouse Condominiumscase by case basis to help them resolve the issue. Filing a lawsuit allows them the privilege of “discovery,” which means they can force people document their proof of hardship and justify their not being able to purchase.

“We need to determine who can and cannot close based on what assets they have, what their income levels are, that type of thing,” says Kristen Myers-Chatman, River House marketing director. “That’s why the action for discovery has been filed.”

Chalk up another victim of the housing market and the Michigan economy. And it’s a real shame. Riverhouse condos have done all the right things in finishing these condos off and they are spectacular units with unmatched views and location close to the Medical Mile.

New Listings At River House Condos – Downtown Grand Rapids Condo Update

30 12 2008


River House Condo Prices

River House Condos River House Condos have several new listings that are priced well from $199,900. I have had several showings there in the past 2 weeks looking at condos in the $200,000 to $270,000 range. In this price range, you can expect to find the usual quality construction, loaded with amenities. These are two bedroom, two bath condos with ~1300+ square feet of living space on the 7th, 8th and 9th floors. The floor plans are The Kalamazoo on the 7th floor, which is located on the North East corner of the building over-looking the Grand River and Medical Mile to the east and also north views. The Rapids, which faces north and has 63 feet of balcony space.

These units have hardwood floors, granite countertops and they come equipped with Whirlpool stainless steel appliances and washer/dryer units. The main feature that all Riverhouse condos share of course are the floor to ceiling glass windows. The windows are an inch and a half thick, block UV and any noise but let in loads of sunlight. Ceilings are all at least 9 feet tall and all condos have 2 parking spaces.

The River House Condominiums have a fitness facility, lapping pool and hot tub, lounge and common areas with kitchenette and flat screens, concierge service. They are easy to show and if you are looking for a downtown Grand Rapids Condo, these should be on your list of condos to visit.

If you have any questions about these or any other condo, visit my website at GRRealEstateInfo.com or contact me any time.


River House Condos – Downtown Grand Rapids Condos

17 12 2008


River House Condos at Bridgewater Place – New Construction Downtown Condos

River House Condos Riverhouse Condos are one of Grand Rapids’ most visible, new construction condo projects downtown, located at 335 Bridge St. It’s a great addition to the downtown Grand Rapids condo scene and it’s been hard to miss the giant cranes and the huge high-rise slowly going up over the last year. Not to mention the tall, blue-glass windows that cover the exterior, or that it is alongside the US 131 highway, or that it is along the banks of the Grand River, or that it is the tallest condo in town! It stands out. River House condo is also right across the street from the Gerald R Ford Museum, Ah Nab Awen Park and the best place in town to watch Grand Rapids’ July 4th Celebration.

The views from the inside of these condos are really spectacular! I was River House Condos Grand Rapidsshowing some of the completed units this week and in each one you get the same ‘wow’ factor. The windows are what make this building unique. Each River House Condo has floor to ceiling windows in the living areas and bedrooms. The windows block UV while allowing lots of light from any side of the building and the views of the Grand River, The Grand Rapids Medical Mile and Downtown Grand Rapids are stunning. One look that I didn’t expect but thoroughly enjoyed was that of the highway at night. Very relaxing but with the 1.5 inch thick glass, it is very quiet.

River House Downtown Grand Rapids Condos River House condominiums offer their owners tastefully appointed common area with flat screens and comfortable seating areas. There is a space that can be reserved for events and parties which has a kitchen area and flat screen TV.  The building has excellent security, private entry and each condo has 2 covered parking spaces and it’s own private deck. A state of the art fitness center is included with free weights and machines and the pool/hot tub area is near completion.

There are ten unique floorplans to choose from ranging from 1-bedroom, Grand Rapids River House Condominiumns915 sq/ft to 3 bedrooms, 1891 sq/ft and all ceilings are a minimum of 9 feet. River House also have Penthouse condos available with a massive 4600 sq/ft of living space. Association fees are reasonable if you factor in everything you are getting. The condos have hardwood floors with Granite counters and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Each condo has a washer/dryer unit as well. I will update the prices at a later date when the new ones are introduced but you should plan on about $225 to $255 per square foot.

Grand Rapids is a city that has a huge potential. River House condos overlook the Medical Mile and there are alot of jobs that will be created from that project. As far as entertainment, there is Devos Performance Hall, the Amway Grand Plaza, the Van Andel Arena, the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, many clubs and bars, quiet coffee shops and fantastic restaurants to enjoy. Commuting to and from the West Michigan Lakeshore is easy and you are 45 minutes away from the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan.

*Prices from $200’s - 1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms available 
*From ~915 Sq/ft
*Association fee: depends on unit
*Coverage: Trash Pickup, Yard Care, Water, Sewer, Snow Removal, Insurance
*Features Incl: Secure entry and on-site security, 2 Parking Spaces, Private Decks, Fitness Center, Pool/Hot Tub, Laundry, Dry-Cleaning Pick-up, Great Views and Location

For more information on these or any other condos, visit my website at GRRealEstateInfo.com or contact me any time. You will also be able to search for homes online and research the various communities and schools in preparation for your move.

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