Hillmount Condos Blowout Prices – Grand Rapids Downtown Condos

26 03 2010

Hillmount Condos Slashing Prices on remaining developer owned units!

Hillmount condos, located at the corner of College Ave and Cherry St, have announced a great promotion to sell  their remaining developer owned units. Prices have been cut, buyer incentives offered and we really like to hear that. Hillmount condos are one of those downtown Grand Rapids condo developments that have sold well over the last year or so. Building amenities include a great roof top deck, well equipped fitness center and WiFi throughout the building. Many of the units here have been upgraded and the most of them are bright and open. These condos are located just a few minutes walk from the downtown core in Heritage Hill, close to St. Marys and Cooley Law School.

The three remaining units that the developer is offering are large, 1 bedroom condos priced as follows:

  • Unit 102-$79,900 INCLUDING FULL FINISH
  • Unit 103-$89,900 FINISHED MODEL
  • Unit 201-$99,900 VERY UPGRADED FINISHED MODEL

All three of these floor plans are the largest one bedroom floor plans in the building and also include FREE DUES FOR ONE YEAR with a $5,000 gift certificate to Klingmans or Best Buy. If you’re not familiar with Klingmans, they are an upscale furniture store here in town.

Click Here to view the available condos for sale at the Hillmount.

For more information on the downtown condo scene, how to sell your home in this tough market or buying a home or condo, visit my website at GRRealEstateInfo.com or contact me anytime.

Don’t forget the Homebuyer Tax Credit deadline is April 30th, 2010. You need to have a signed purchase agreement in place by the end of April.





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.





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.





EightWest – A New Show About West Michigan

24 09 2009

 

EightWest Grand Rapids Recently announced is a new TV show called EightWest. I wouldn’t normally talk about a TV show but this one is different. EightWest is billed as ” a vibrant one-hour destination for everything West Michigan”. It is hosted by Terri DeBoer of Storm Team 8 fame and Rachael Ruiz of 24 hour News 8 at Noon. These two ladies are high octane and are sure to pump that energy into their new show. I think there is a niche for a TV show like this and from a Grand Rapids real estate standpoint, I’m excited  to see how it unfolds. Some of the topics likely to be covered will be family, technology, food, finances, health and more and it will be a good tool to showcase Grand Rapids!

West Michigan is a beautiful place to live, work and play. There is something Grand Rapids Relocation for everyone from world class golf courses, excellent fishing for salmon and trout right in the center of town on the Grand Rapids Fish Ladder and recreational watersports opportunity galore on the many lakes and rivers. There are some great bistros and restaurants in town, plenty of nightlife to enjoy as well as museums and art galleries to visit. In fact, Grand Rapids is hosting it’s first ever ArtPrize contest. The largest art prize of its kind in the world, Artprize is an exciting arena where established and emerging artists are afforded the chance to show off their work. Visitors cast their vote and the winner gets the big prize of $250,000.

There has never been a better opportunity to own a home in West Michigan. Interest rates are still low, property values have drastically dropped and you still have time to take advantage of the $8000 Tax Credit. If you are considering a move to West Michigan, visit my website and request one of our relocation packages or contact me anytime.





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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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.





2009 Parade of Downtown Living – Downtown Grand Rapids Condo Update

8 06 2009

 

Grand Rapids Parade of Condos 2009 - June 12-14

Parade of Downtown Grand Rapids Condos If you are in the market for a downtown Grand Rapids condo and you have an afternoon to spare, the Parade of Downtown Living  is a perfect opportunity to familiarize yourself with the various buildings and locations. Open houses will be held at the Riverhouse, Hillmount, Park Row, Fitzgerald, Boardwalk and Union Square.

Admission is $10.00 for all three days. You can purchase a wristband at any of the condos on the tour and ride the shuttle buses to and from each. Parking is free and is located at the following lots:

  • City Lot Area 7 is south of Michigan and north of Pearl
  • Northwest lot is behind Boardwalk Condominiums
  • Northeast lot is located at the Park Row Condominiums on Union St

All buses will be marked Parade of Downtown Living and run every 20 minutes or so.

 

 

 Volounteers are on board each bus to point out the various city landmarks. If you would like to volounteer and get a free weekend pass, call 616-459-3133.

For more information on the downtown condo market, visit my website at GRRealEstateInfo.com or contact me any time.