Jan 6, 2015 | General
Cost effective Home Improvements
It’s that time in Grand Rapids for the annual remodeling and new homes show taking place at the Devos Place January 9th – 11th.  Which gets you to thinking are you looking to make some improvements to your home, but are concerned about budget?  There are plenty of projects to take on this coming spring that won’t break the bank and will add value to your home – in case selling your home is a possibility.  Some projects like flooring and a bathroom tune up can be...
Dec 24, 2014 | General
HOA dues in Grand Rapids. What are they? What is the benefit and or drawbacks of living in a community with home owners association dues? It’s hard to take an opinion on HOA dues in Grand Rapids from someone if they have never experienced them in the first place. With so many different opinions I figured laying it all out in this post will help you form your own opinion on the subject. HOA dues are designed to help keep the community afloat. A homeowners association typically exists in condo...
Dec 23, 2014 | General

The year 2015 is fast approaching and if one of your goals is to purchase a home in the Grand Rapids area, then it’s time to start preparing. Buying a home in Grand Rapids should be a fun and exciting process. Early preparation helps eliminate all the bumps in the road later that could occur if you rush into the home buying process. For buying a home in Grand Rapids, right now is the time to start getting your finances in order and possibly pre-approved for a mortgage, so when the time is...
Dec 11, 2014 | General
As a follow up to our previous blog on Uber we wanted to make another post on an exciting announcement from. Uber XL had made it’s way to Grand Rapids. For those of you who are not familiar with the popular taxi app, in a nutshell it’s the wave of the future when it comes     to a taxi service. Uber connects it’s drivers with riders using online applications. Since the launch of Uber in Grand Rapids, people have really been loving the service. Now with the launch of Uber XL, drivers will be...
Nov 17, 2014 | General
If you plan to visit Art Prize this season you should highly consider taking a look at  the electricity painter Larissa Uredi. Her style and display will be in my opinion, one of the most talked about. Performing electricity painting live, Larissa Uredi will turn a piece of titanium into a work of art using electricity. This electric painter from Kansas City can be found at the Boardwalk Condo’s located on Monroe. Be the first to see this exciting display September, 23rdf  from 6:00pm-8:00pm on...
Nov 9, 2014 | General
Looking for that fall weekend getaway? Grand Rapids offers some of the best fall activities West Michigan has to offer. Unfortunately summer is coming to an end. School is back in session and no real vacation time until Thanksgiving. Some of us need a little more excitement in our lives but just don’t have the time to make it happen. Grand Rapids is the perfect spot to satisfy that travel itch. Performing arts, breweries, art, fine dining, spa treatments at a five star hotel, Grand Rapids...
Nov 5, 2014 | General
There is a new addition to the Grand Rapids retail market. Tanger Outlets announced they are setting up shop in our area. This 350,000 square foot shopping center will be host to some of the top retailers around. The Grand Rapids Outlet Mall will feature retailers such as Nike Factory outlet, Banana Republic, Gap, Cole Haan, Express and a whole lot more to fill up all that square footage. The Grand Rapids outlet mall is expected to open in the fall of 2015. Just in time for that holiday...
Oct 26, 2014 | General
With Halloween right around the corner its time to start mapping out the coolest and best places to trick or treat or plan a spooktacular weekend of family frights and fun!  There is plenty to do and see with lots of trick and Halloween fun in the city of Grand Rapids. Warm the kids up on their trick or treating game and visit the John Ball Zoo for the annual Zoo Goes Boo.  This event is perfect for kids of any age and its a way to get more than one night of use of their costume they picked out...
Oct 22, 2014 | General
About twelve miles east of Grand Rapids, MI sits Sietsema Orchards in the heart of Ada. Sietsema Orchards has become a popular destination for locals and residents in the surrounding areas during the fall. There are several working farms in the area and one such place is Sietsema Orchards on 8540 2 Mile Road.Jerry Sietsema, Jr. wasn’t always in the orchard business. Before founding the Sietsema Orchard and Cider Mill, he was in the very different world of real estate. Luckily for us, amidst the...
Oct 6, 2014 | General, Communities, | General, Communities
There is a lot of buzz going on with the Northwest side of Grand Rapids. Specifically the Bridge street area. Word on the street is New Holland Brewing is coming to Grand Rapids. What better place for New Holland Brewing to be than the West Side of Grand Rapids? A lot has been happening in the area lately. With Harmony Brewing company already under way with the construction of their new place in the former Little Mexico Cafe building, the new Conscious Collective consignment shop, Head of The...

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