Jun 24, 2015 |
A few weeks ago we discussed neighborhoods that are hot in Grand Rapids.  Being a sellers market in Grand Rapids is great for sellers obviously, but what is also trending is a lot of for sale by owners popping up all over the city.  If you have the time and knowledge doing a for sale by owner could be a great option for some people, but for many it’s not.  Given there are a lot of research tools out there for someone who is new to this venture, without experience these tools cannot be utilized...
Jun 11, 2015 |
West Elm opens new location in Grand Rapids June 11th
     West Elm’s Grand Rapids, Michigan location is scheduled to open their doors on June 11th! West Elm is one of the newest commercial developments to open their doors this year in Grand Rapids along with Fresh Thyme, a grocery store featuring natural and organic foods, and Tanger Outlets located in Byron Center both scheduled to open at a later date this year. Both commercial and residential Real Estate in the Grand Rapids area are seeing...
Jun 8, 2015 |
In recent news Grand Rapids has been highlighted as one of the fastest growing economies in the state of Michigan and overall 
compared to the rest of the US. In fact, Grand Rapids is ranked 69th among the 300 largest metropolitan area’s in the world. These findings were discovered by Brookings Institutions Metropolitan Policy Program. 
The economy growth is due to the 3.3 percent growth in employment in 2014 and will continue to increase between 2.8%-3.5% in 2015. This is thanks to the effort...
Apr 10, 2015 |
You don't just magically become Beer City USA unless you've got the right infrastructure and culture, and Grand Rapids has definitely made a splash nationally and internationally with the growth of the local beer business. If you're looking to set up a Grand Rapids beer tour, we figured we'd give you a hand by putting together a comprehensive map of breweries in Grand Rapids and around West Michigan. 
 

More Information on Grand Rapids' Breweries
If you're not familiare with all of these...
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...

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