Grand Rapids House Values – Grand Rapids Real Estate

29 07 2009


Showing Some Lovely Homes Today – It’s a Buyer’s Market

Grand Rapids Real Estate The Grand Rapids Real Estate Market is still a buyer’s market. I am showing a client some absolutely stunning homes and I wanted to take this opportunity to point out how much values have dropped. Particularly in the Grand Rapids Luxury Home Market. Prices have dropped 20 – 30 % in some places and that translates into some incredible bargains. I get allot of inquiries from buyers that are using my Grand Rapids Real Estate website and my blogs, to search for homes. One of the most popular pages is the Luxury home page and Grand Rapids Waterfront page. The reason being that these high end homes have seen the largest price drops.

We’ll be looking mostly in the Forest Hills school system, which happens to be one of the areas premier schools. You can get homes with some acreage, over 4000 square feet, some will have waterfront access and/or views. The interiors will be decked out with granite, gorgeous floors using bamboo or european tile, green technology and you can purchase some of these under $500,000 now. And there are many of them out there to be had by the shrewd and patient home buyer.

For more information about the current market, contact me any time.


An Interesting Day In Grand Rapids Real Estate

6 02 2009


East Grand Rapids Luxury Homes There is something for everyone in this market. Today, I showed two different homes to two separate clients. The first home was located on Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids. A beautiful, rambling lakefront ranch on almost 3 acres with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and over 5000 square feet. This is a gorgeous home with Sub Zero appliances, granite counters, marble tile, gigantic rooms and one of the coolest bars I have ever seen. It was an old, gnarly bar that looked like it was salvaged out of some tavern somewhere and restored to it’s former scarred, gleaming glory. The lot itself is wooded and the house is quite a bit back from the road offering plenty of privacy. Sticker price, over $1.5 Million dollars.

Later this afternoon I met up with a new buyer looking for a fixer-upper in Grand Rapids Investment PropertyGrand Rapids. He was using my website to search for homes and I had been monitoring new and repriced listings daily (as I do with all of my clients) and sending the ones that had potential. He called me up and we met at the home in the Division and Burton area of town. This home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a full basement, 1500 square feet and a 3 stall detached garage. It’s going to definitely need some work but the asking price on this foreclosure is just over $10,000 dollars.

That’s $10,000 dollars! For a rather large house. I was amazed. I expected something pretty trashed and while it was very dirty, it is a solid home and looks to be just badly neglected. This type of home is going to make a great investment after it’s cleaned up. It’s going to need major work on the kitchen and bathroom but it has great potential for someone who is handy and willing to use some elbow grease.

All in all, a fun day in the Grand Rapids Real Estate Market. If you have any questions or would like to get notified of new or repriced homes or condos, please visit my website or contact me anytime.

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Brickway and Cherry St Lofts Rentals – Grand Rapids Condo Update

24 01 2009


Downtown Grand Rapids Condos For Rent/Lease

I am offering 5 new Grand Rapids condos and lofts for rent. I’ll have more details on these soon but basically, I will have 2 condos for rent at the Brickway Residences for $900/mo and 3 condos at Cherry St Lofts for rent at $900/mo.

Brickway Residences The Brickway Residences are located at 56 Monroe Center, right in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. These are new, trendy, urban lofts with ~830 square feet, 1 bedroom and 1 bath right over XO Asian Cuisine. These condos include laundry and there is parking right around the corner. Brickway Residences have exposed brick walls, hardwood and concrete floors and are perfect for the student or someone wanting to live downtown.

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Cherry St Lofts Cherry St Lofts are located at 143 Cherry St, 3 blocks south of Fulton.  These are also new Grand Rapids lofts with parking, laundry and a nice roof top deck with gas grill and a hot tub. Close to St Marys and Cooley Law School, Cherry St Lofts would make a great home for students on someone working at the hospital. I have three of these condos available with one immediate occupancy.

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For more information and , please visit my website or call me @ 616-570-1871. More info and pics coming soon.

Nice Selection of Affordable Downtown Condos

7 01 2009


Affordable Downtown Grand Rapids Condos – Today’s Showings

Downtown Grand Rapids Condos It really is a great time to buy a downtown condo, or any home in West Michigan for that matter. Grand Rapids’ condo prices have been adjusting downwards and interest rates are at record lows. You can lock in a rate in the low 5% range on a condo and with inventory still high, you have a nice selection of condos in any price range with which to compare.

I recommend using a buyer’s agentwhen looking to purchase any property. A knowledgeable buyer’s agent can potentially save you thousands of dollars but more importantly, they can share with you their input and insight to the various downtown condos in Grand Rapids.

This afternoon I am showing one of my clients some really great condos in downtown area. These are affordable, well priced condos in the $160,000 and under range. We will be seeing Avenue 23, 47 Lafayette, Boardwalk condos, Waters Towers condos, the Hillmount, Cherry St Lofts and Park Row condos. I’m looking forward to it.

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If you have any questions or would like to take a tour of some downtown condos, email or call me direct at 616-570-1871.