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.





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.





Hillmount Condo For Sale – Downtown Grand Rapids Condo Update

18 05 2009

 

Excellent opportunity at Hillmount Condos – FHA Approved

Hillmount Condos Work Downtown and Live Downtown at the Hillmount Condos. This upgraded, large 1 bedroom – 1 bath corner unit has undergone extensive remodeling and is as good as new. Walls have been removed to open up the kitchen and it really works well in this downtown Grand Rapids Condo. The kitchen/dining/living area flow together to create a wonderful space to live and entertain. Some of the upgraded features include Maple Cabinets, Hardwood Floors, Stainless Steel Appliances, Bathroom Tile and a huge bedroom with dual closets.

Hillmount Condos are located at the corner of Cherry St and College at 505 Hillmount Condos Grand RapidsCherry St SE. These condos feature one of the coolest rooftop decks in town, a well equipped fitness room, wireless internet and is located 15 minutes from all of the excitement of downtown. Hillmount is also close to St Marys Hospital and has off street parking and secure entry. Take advantage of historically low interest rates and the $8000 Federal Tax to own this condo today. Use the $8000 towards your downpayment.

Heritage Hill Condos Hillmount condos were originally apartments and were constructed in 1959. These condos were carefully restored by into cool Art-Deco/Moderne style downtown Grand Rapids residences. The building itself is solidly built with very little-to zero noise transfer between walls and floors. Air conditioning is provided by a window A/C unit or an interior A/C unit. This particular unit was originally finished last year and only very briefly lived in. It’s better than new.

If you are looking for Heritage Hill real estate, homes or condos, visit me at GRRealEstateInfo.com or contact me any time. Click here to view the Online Flyer.





Which Condo Has The Buzz? – Downtown Grand Rapids Condos

12 04 2009

 

Which Condos Are Getting The Looks and Which Condos Are Invisible?

Union Square Condos The downtown Grand Rapids condo scene is moving right along these days and with good reason. There is a lot going on in Grand Rapidsand with summer right around the corner, people are getting out more, enjoying the sunny weather, strolling through town and checking out some of the condos. One of the bonuses in having a strong online presence is being able to track the different trends in the Grand Rapids real estate market. It’s actually quite interesting. My website ranks at the top of the search engines for many keywords so I get to see first hand what potential buyers are interested in looking at and what areas of town are attracting the most attention.

My stats tell me that downtown condos are quite attractive to relocating Riverhouse Condosbuyers, those looking for a second home, young professionals and students. People are curious to see what’s available. Of the various condos, the ones that get the most interest are Union Square condosPlaza Towers condos, Cityview condos and 65 Monroe condos. Up next I would say that Boardwalk condos, 47 Lafayette condos, Brickway Residences and the Riverhouse condosalso get a lot of interest. In fact the Riverhouse condos have just introduced several new condos with substantially reduced prices. There are several great condos there for under $200,000 now and in my opinion, these are a very good deal!!! Let me know if you want to take a tour.

Union Square condos are on the NW side of town and not quite in the downtown core, but the building is very interesting and there are a lot of floor plans to choose from. I wasn’t really crazy about these at first but now that prices are dropping, they really should be on your list. The building itself is quite interesting and has some nice features including a great roof top deck with pool and hot tub and a well appointed fitness center. I know several of the owners and everyone I talk to is extremely happy to be living there. Check out my new listing at Union Square here.

Park Row Condos Cityview condos and 65 Monroe get some love from the online community and it is well deserved. These condos are in one of Grand Rapids Tax Free Renaissance Zones where you live tax free until 2017. No city or state income taxes and no property taxes until 2017. Surprisingly there are a couple of other condos right on that same strip that never get any inquiries. The Monroe Condos and Front Row Condos are lovely Grand Rapids Lofts and are also in the Renaissance Zone. Front Row in particular are gorgeous downtown Grand Rapids lofts with all of the bells and whistles like European Tile and Bamboo Floors, huge ceilings with large windows and exposed brick.

Right accross the street are Peck condos. These are cute affordable lofts and downtown grand rapids condosfor some reason don’t get the attention they deserve. Another overlooked condo is Fulton Flats. Very affordable new condo conversion with 3 out of 14 units sold. These are spacious condos with a good location and a good value. For the longest time, Park Row condos didn’t get much activity but they have changed to a new listing agent who is doing a very good job marketing them. These condos will do well as the location is fantastic and perfect for someone working in the Medical Mile.

If you would like to take a tour of any of these condos, feel free to contact me any time.





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.

Click Here to Preview Today’s Showings.

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.





Hillmount Condos – Downtown Grand Rapids Condos

20 12 2008

 

Hillmount Condos – Downtown Grand Rapids Condos

Hillmount Condos Hillmount Condos are located at 505 Cherry St at the corner of College in the Grand Rapids Heritage Hill Historic District. These are newer condo conversions in a dark red brick building and they are ~90% sold out at this point. Hillmount condos were originally apartments and were constructed in 1959. These condos were carefully restored by CWD Real Estate into cool Art-Deco/Moderne style downtown Grand Rapids residences. The building itself is solidly built with very little-to zero noise transfer between walls and floors. There is no central air though so you will need to purchase either a window A/C unit or an interior A/C unit.

Hillmount Condos offer many lovely upgraded finishes that you would Heritage Hill Condosexpect to find in a much higher priced unit. Solid surface counter tops, gorgeous maple and cherry cabinetry, bamboo floors and stainless steel appliances are just a few. Individual Hillmount condo amenities include washer/dryer units and the common areas contain a laundromat and a good-sized fitness center with machines and free weights. There is a huge roof-top deck with great views, picnic tables and chairs and a gas grill.

Room sizes vary and do floor plans but there are studio, 1 and 2 bedroom condos available. Finished, upgraded 1 bedroom condos of about ~700 square feet are priced at ~$120k with the 2 bedroom condos in the $160 – $180k range. The smaller units make for very affordable condos and would make a great investment or 2nd  home purchase. It’s about a 15 minute walk to the “center” of town and the neighborhood is quiet and safe.

Pricing: from ~$120k – Studio, 1 and 2 Bedrooms Available
Association Fee: Depends on Unit
Includes: Yard Care, Trash Pickup, Water, Sewer, Insurance and heat
Features: Parking, Roof-Top Deck, Storage, Fitness Center, Pets Allowed

For more information on these or any other downtown Grand Rapids condo, please visit my website at GRRealEstateInfo.com or contact me any time.

Click Here to preview the available Hillmount Condos for sale.