Downtown Grand Rapids Condos That are FHA Approved

13 10 2009

 

Grand Rapids Condos Downtown Grand Rapids offers some incredible condos from cool, affordable urban studios at the Hillmount or the Boardwalk condos, to luxurious penthouses and lofts at Riverhouse condos or the Fitzgerald Condos. One of the problems we have been experiencing with buyers wanting to purchase a downtown Grand Rapids condo has been financing. Many of the condos, especially the “boutique” condos like Peck, Front Row, Cityview or 65 Monroe require a conventional mortgage with ten to twenty percent down. It can be difficult to come up with that amount of cash  on hand.

Having said that, there are some condos that are FHA approved. This is important to many buyers, especially first time condo buyers looking to capitalize on the $8000 Tax credit. With an FHA loan, you need only pay a 3.5% downpayment on the loan. Much better than 10% or 20%!

Boardwalk Condos Boardwalk condos are FHA approved! Just before last Christmas they were approved. Boardwalk is a great building with many amenities including a pool hot tub area, game room, theatre room, fitness center, roof top deck, salon and JD Reardon’s bar. These condos are loft style with exposed brick, exposed duct work, river views and tall ceilings. Many floor plans are available from studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms and there are two courtyards, one with the pool and the other with a peaceful, wooded area where the outdoor grills are located.

The Hillmount condos are FHA approved! The Hillmount condos offer aHillmount Condos little different feel to the Boardwalk. The building itself is an older, solid brick buillding and it does offer a few amenities such as wireless (wifi) internet, fitness center and an awesome rooftop deck with grill. Many of these condos offer lovely hardwood floors and updated kitchens with stainless steel appliances. This is a great building located at the corner of College and cherry, minutes from the downtown core. Pets are allowed.

Union Square condos Union Square condos are FHA approved! Union Square is one of the coolest buildings in town. You have probably seen it while driving on the expressway at the junction of I-96 and US-131 highways. The building is the Union Square High School and there is a big mix of condos here from affordable 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms which also includes some incredible penthouse units. Amenites include a very nice fitness center and the  roof top deck, pool and hot tub. These condos are loft style similar to Boardwalk but with more floor plans and larger windows. Some of the old school features like chalk boards and lockers have been blended in with the modern condo features.

Fulton Street Flats are FHA approved! This is a new addition to the downtownFulton Street Flats condo scene and has just been approved. These are affordable 1 and 2 bedroom condos with some nice standard features accross the street from Davenport University and minutes to the downtown core. Some features include large balconies, hardwood floors and granite counters. I like the location here and for the money, you get a good sized condo with reasonable association fees, parking and laundry rooms in each unit.

For more information on any of these Grand Rapids downtown condos, visit my website or contact me any time.

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Realty Executives Comes To West Michigan

30 09 2009

The Platinum Realty Group is now affiliated with Realty Executives.

Grand Rapids Real Estate

I am excited to announce that the Platnum Realty Group is now affiliated with Realty Executives. This is a great opportunity for everyone involved including our Realtors, their families, clients and business partners. The Platinum Realty Group has always been a family oriented broker that has always put customer service above all else. Affiliating with one of the fastest growing national real estate companies, with offices in 18 countries, opens up many doors and will only benefit our clients.

Realty Executives Platinum Group will now be able  to provide cutting edge marketing tools with which their agents can use to market their client’s homes. This increased national and international exposure can only help us sell these properties and open up doors to buyers relocating to the Grand Rapids area. For more information on the local Grand Rapids market or to request a Relocation Package, visit my website at GRRealEstateInfo.com or contact me any time.





Thirty Eight Condos – Downtown Grand Rapids Condos

2 08 2009

Thirty Eight Condos – Grand Rapids Penthouse Condos

Thirty Eight Condos Thirty Eight condos are a new upscale downtown Grand Rapids condo development, located at 38 Commerce Ave SW. The lucky owners of these unique, urban residences will find themselves in the center of Grand Rapids’ art and entertainment district. You will be surrounded by many fine restaurants and boutiques, with easy walking to our downtown venues such as the Van Andel Arena, Devos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids Art Museum and the many outdoor festivals and nightlife that downtown Grand Rapids offers. If you work downtown or are looking for a 2nd residence in town, this is the place.

As one of only a very few of Grand Rapids’ Penthouse condos, Thirty Eight will Thirty Eight Condos Grand Rapids feature lavish amenities and a sprawling floorplan from 1260 to 2500 square feet of downtown living space. There are several different layouts to select from or you can also design your own to your specific tastes. The sky is truly the limit. Attached parking is available from the city and what is interesting  is that your parking space is on the same level as your condo. Features will include Granite, Tile or hardwood floors and highend appliances. The condos are two bedrooms and two and a half baths. Three bedrooms are available.

*Prices from $370’s – $700k+, 2 and 3 bedrooms available
*From ~~1260 to 2500 Sq/ft.
*Association fee: from $387 depending on unit
*Coverage: Trash Pickup, Yard Care, Water, Sewer, Snow Removal, Insurance, Heat
*Features Incl: Secure entrance. Penthouse Styles. Multiple Layouts available or design your own. In Unit Washer/Dryer Hookups. Close to Art and Entertainment.

For more information on the Grand Rapids Real Estate market or any condo information, visit my website or contact me any time.

Click Here to view the available condos for sale at Thirty Eight.





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.





600 Broadway Ave NW #620b – Union Square Condo For Sale

23 07 2009

 

Union Square Penthouse Condo For sale – $315,000

Union Square Condos Work Downtown, Live Downtown. Rare, corner, downtown Grand Rapids Penthouse condo at Union Square, located not far from the Medical Mile at 600 Broadway Ave NW #620b. This stunning contemporary residence features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. One of only 2 units on the 7th floor, this professionally designed penthouse has floor to ceiling windows, spectacular views and would make an ideal residence for the professional, retired couple or a cool second getaway anyone wanting the excitement of downtown Grand Rapids.

Grill out on your own private deck and watch the sunset overlooking the basilica. This unique floor plan offers ample living area with upgraded carpet and ceramic tile. The kitchen features lustrous, black granite counters, a snack bar, an upgraded kitchen cabinet package and premium stainless steel appliances. This condo also comes with a top of the line Bosch Washer/Dryer set and gated security entrance with your own private garage. Bathrooms have been upgraded with granite counter tops and tile flooring.

Union Square is a unique blend of an old and new. This historic, 100 year oldGrand Rapids Condos high  school is now home to one of Grand Rapids’ coolest downtown condos and features a large deck with a pool and hot tub and grill and a fun common room with shuffle board, comfy couches and flat screens. Downstairs you will find a fully equipped fitness facility. One of the bonuses of living at Union Square is the Tax Free Living. Union Square sits in on of Grand Rapids’ Renaissance Zones. These zones offer home owners no City or State Income Tax and no Property Tax for a limited time. Income taxes start to phase in this year while you pay no property taxes until 2019.

This condo is easy to show and is definitely worth a look. Visit my Grand Rapids Real Estate website or contact me any time.

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Open Houses – Grand Rapids Condo Update

17 07 2009

 

Stoney Creek Condos and Union Square Condos - Open House this weekend.

Saturday July 18th, 2009 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm.

Stoney creek Condos 2965 Pebblestone Ave SW. This is a lovely condo in the Stoney Creek condos development in Hudsonville schools, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms offered at $120,000. Impeccably maintained and agressively priced to sell, this condo is being offered as a short sale and is a terrific opportunity to purchase a great condo at a bargain price. Take advantage of low interest rates and the $8000 Tax Credit for first time home buyers. Excellent value in this condo in Hudsonville Schools. View our VFlyer of this listing for more information and pictures.

 

Sunday July 19th, 2009 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Union Square condos 600 Broadway Ave NW #238 and #411. Join me this Sunday afternoon for a tour of Union Square condos. I will be showing #238 which is a very affordable 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo offered at $125,900 and unit #411, a gorgeous 2 bedroom – 2 bath with it’s own private balcony and 2nd floor master suite, which has just been reduced to $235,000. Union Square condos is one of the areas coolest downtown Grand Rapids condo developments with many different floorplans and price ranges. Many of the condos feature original hardwood floors, exposed brick and ductwork and stainless steek appliances. The building also offers a fitness center, pool and hot tub area and parking can be purchased or leased. View our VFlyer for more information and pictures. We also have an incredible 7th floor Penthouse unit that can be viewed by appointment. Union Square condos offer income tax savings until 2012 and property tax savings until 2019.

The Grand Rapids real estate market has been picking up of late. We have been receiving allot of inquiries for Grand Rapids homes AND condos. For more information, or to search for homes online, visit my website at GRRealEstateInfo.com or contact me any time.





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.

Click Here to preview the available condos for sale at Riverhouse.