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.

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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.





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.





Renatus On The Hill Condos – Downtown Grand Rapids condo Update

28 04 2009

 

Renatus On The Hill Condos – Model Now Open

Renatus On The Hill Condos I recently took a little tour of one of Grand Rapids’ newest and most unique  downtown condo projects, Renatus On The Hill. Renatus condos are located in the Heritage Hill Historic District, at the corner of Prospect and Crescent at 253 propect Ave NE. These condos are right in the heart of Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile and enjoy a prime location within walking distance to one of the nation’s largest and most ambitious health care and research centers.

The project is coming along nicely and they have now finished their brand new model, a sumptuous one bedroom, 2  full bath residence with too many high end finishes to mention. Prices at Renatus On The Hill Condos range from the $240’s to over $1 M dollars and one look at the incredible level of finish and location and you will see why. All condos will have 2 deeded parking spaces and no two condos are alike. Some of the standard amenities include top of the line appliances, granite/tile and hardwood flooring. Floor plans can still be modified to suit your individual tastes.

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

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Icon On Bond Condos Facing Foreclosure – Downtown Grand Rapids Condo Update

16 04 2009

 

Icon on Bond Condos facing Foreclosure

Icon on Bond condos According to Chris Knape at Mlive, Icon on Bond condos are facing foreclosure. Basically that’s too bad, but I can’t say that I am surprised. Sales were slow to nearly nonexistent there and while yes, the market has been bad, you can’t completely blame it on the Grand Rapids Market. Icon on Bond condos came on the market at a bad time, but they also didn’t help matters by pricing themselves too high. It’s really a shame as they are well built condos and a lot of thought was given to the floor plans and finishes. I had a tour there a while back during construction and was shown the techniques that were being used to keep the sound to a minimum. I was impressed at the steps they were taking.

So it was too bad when they finally hit the market at the prices they wereIcon on Bond Foreclosures asking. As far as downtown Grand Rapids condos selling, you have Boardwalk condos which are nearly sold out and you have Union Square condos which sold out. We have the Hillmount condos which are almost sold out and the Fitzgerald condos which are doing well. According to the sales team at Riverhouse condos, sales are picking up there too. In fact I am bringing a new client through the Riverhouse this week and am very busy selling selling Grand Rapids condos and homes. So to are several colleagues in town.

Downtown Grand Rapids Condos Icon on Bond condos are located at 538 Bond Ave NW, just north of I-96 off of Monroe. It’s the tan colored building with the large “Leasing” sign hanging off of it. They have been leasing for the last little while. Only 4 condos have sold there and 50 units have been leased. Prices for lease range from $1100 to $1700 per month. These condos are in a Tax Free Renaissance Zone where City and State Income taxes are waived as well as Property taxes until 2012. The building is nine stories and holds 118 condos. The bank that loaned money to build the project claims that they are owed over $40 Million dollars.

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