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...
There has been a lot of buzz going around regarding the new Michigan Real Estate Transfer Tax credit. We wanted to take this opportunity to inform everyone the details of this credit. Below are instructions detailing if you qualify and how you can claim this credit. 
House Bill 4173, now Public Act 217 of 2015, revises the Michigan Real Estate Transfer Tax to clarify two items:
 
1.       The party that paid the transfer tax may request the refund if a refund is due, and
2.       Clarify that...
During the holiday season we often have free time from work and family to spend it with. If you have family visiting, or if you’re a native looking for festive things to do in Grand Rapids, you can check out some of these traditional holiday events around the area.
Grand Rapids Symphony Holiday Pops Concert

This GR Pops tradition features beloved seasonal favorites, the Symphony chorus, a holiday sing-along, a visit from Santa and Handel's Hallelujah Chorus finale. After the concert, kids (and...
Whether or not you decide to put your home up on the market, it’s typically not a quick decision.  There are many factors you will want to think through before putting your home up for sale.  The MAY GROUP  is here to help out and answer any questions to make sure you have the best experience moving out of your home.  If you don’t find your answers here, feel free to reach out to the team.    
Get your home in “ready to sell” condition before it goes on the market
It’s important to present your...
The May Group was excited with the decision to get together and review the classic Bloody Mary cocktail.  The question arose one day on where one would find the best Bloody Mary or Bloody Mary Bar in Grand Rapids.  After googling the subject there was little to be found, so May Group Realtors took it upon themselves to do the dirty work and set out to find a great place to have a Bloody Mary.  What better way to spend an entire Sunday than to taste and review the best of the best Bloody Marys...
Over the years, I have noticed that even if someone has purchased a home in the past, I shouldn’t assume that they are experts in the home buying process.  It’s always important to spend a few minutes with all buyers outlining the process.  Many buyers don’t know where to start, and in order to ensure a seamless and exciting home buying experience, we here at MAY GROUP REALTORS recommend following these steps:
1.Work with a Real Estate Professional
Purchasing real estate can be complex and a...
Relocating to Grand Rapids, Michigan?  One of our own just moved from Chicago to Grand Rapids with two little kids so this article helps capture what she recently researched and found helpful.  It’s not always easy to pick up your life and move it to a new city so this article compiles a list of relocation resources to ease the process and help you settle into your new home.  Grand Rapids, MI is an incredible “big, little” city.  What we mean by that oxymoron, is you will find that Grand Rapids...
Nov 6, 2015 |
Just in time for you to start planning your New Year’s resolution, we made a map of all the Grand Rapids area gyms and yoga houses. Whether you just moved to the West Michigan area or are simply looking to try out a new gym, you can use our comprehensive map to spot your next fitness center.
 

 

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