Jun 28, 2016 |
This year, the West Michigan housing market has been red hot, and summer shows no signs of the real estate rollercoaster slowing down.  So, instead of resigning to that sinking feeling that your forever home just became someone else’s “for now,” listen in to these 2 simple tips for making your offer stand out among a sea of others – no matter how chaotic or competitive the market:
Tip #1: Know Your Seller.
While it may not always be possible (or pertinent) to find out a seller’s complete life...
May 18, 2016 |
 
Summer is coming! Grand Rapids is a fantastic place to be during the summer with so many events and things to do. Here are 5 of some of the most popular things to do in the summer of 2016 in Grand Rapids.
 
1. Ah-Nab-Awen park is host to “movies in the park.” Every other Friday during the months of June-August the movies are presented on a 50 ft screen starting at dusk. Pre-movie events begin at 7p. This event attracted more than 31,000 guests last year so be sure to arrive early to obtain a...
May 4, 2016 |
You have already moved into your new home and are ready to sell your other home currently sitting empty in Grand Rapids. The question comes should you stage your home or not? When listing a vacant home we recommend staging. There are so many benefits to staging and the cost is minimal compared to the return on investment.
 
Here are the TOP 5 reasons you should consider staging:
 

Staging helps buyers visual the property as a future home.


Buyers will more easily see the value in a home when...
Apr 5, 2016 |
Romence Gardens is nestled right in what is now considered the popular neighborhoods of Fulton Heights/Michigan Oaks and has been serving the Grand Rapids area for over 80 plus years. A fun fact—Romence Gardens was established before the neighborhoods were even developed and was all farmland.
Another fun fact about Fulton Heights is that it has a community garden for all to enjoy.  It's no surprise that Romence Gardens is among one of many favorite businesses that services the area.
We took the...
If you’re looking for a great place to live where you can get the most for your dollar, Grand Rapids, Michigan is it. Yes, we are one of the top realtors in Grand Rapids so we are a little biased, but the numbers can speak for themselves. The city of Grand Rapids is ranked 21st in the U.S according to the “2015 Best-Performing Cities” index. Since 2009, Grand Rapids has ranked 9th for job growth, which will only improve with the city’s continuing investment in hotels, retail, and housing market...
Feb 29, 2016 |
The real estate market is as hot as ever in Grand Rapids, Michigan and one thing we’ve noticed is that buyers and sellers are all over the web looking for DIY projects to improve their homes or increase their value. If you’ve ever wondered what the most popular DIY “how to” projects are, we’re here to help. Using some tools from Google we have been able to build a list of the most popular DIY projects on the web in order of how often they get searched on Google. If you’re curious how your home...
Established in 1833, Grandville is one of the oldest suburbs of Grand Rapids located just 8 miles southwest of the city. It is a wonderful small town, with a population of approximately 15,000 at the time of the 2010 census. If you or your family is considering a life on the west side of the state, I’ve provided a list of just a few reasons why Grandville is the place for you.
 
Grandville has numerous parks that are great for camping, hiking, playing sand volleyball, tennis, disc golf, or...
Feb 5, 2016 |
Say you found the perfect home but there was one thing that you noticed while on the home tour, a horrible lingering smell. What do you do? Is there something that can get rid of it so it doesn’t stand in between you and your potential new home? Whether you recently bought a new home with an odor or you are trying to get rid of a past odor, here are some ways to help you out. You don’t have to deal with it any longer!
All over living space odor removal
First, give your home a good cleaning with...
Winter in Michigan can be tough on heating bills. When the temps drop below 20 degrees, keeping the cold air out and the warm air in can be especially difficult for everyone. As a result, heating bills can sky rocket. While there’s a traditional list of methods to lower costs this winter we’re always looking for new ways to lower our heating bills while also staying warm.
We’re always looking for ways to make our furnace work less so our heating bills remain low. The colder it gets, the more a...

If you’re looking to buy a home in Grand Rapids or will be visiting the area, you probably have some questions about Michigan’s second largest city. Rather than relying on psychic powers, we used a combination of tools to try to discover the most often asked questions about Grand Rapids. The following list is the questions we found to have the highest average monthly search volume for questions including the words “Gr​and Rapids” and an answer for each. In some instances, the questions are...

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