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.
 

 
Get ahead of the cold and prepare your home for this winter so you don’t have any surprises.  The list below provides some quick, easy and inexpensive ways to help eliminate any issues this winter.  Whether you want to tackle them yourself or hire a handyman make sure to get it done before the snow comes.  
Eliminate drafts in doors and windows:
1.    Door Draft Stopper or Draft Snake will help keep the warm in and those cold drafts out.  You can purchase these at most retailers or make your...
The National Association of Realtors had it right when they stated that some metropolitan areas in the Midwest including Grand Rapids are going to see an increase in home buying from the millennial generation.  In fact, according to realtor.com, 46% of the mortgages written in Grand Rapids were from ages 25 to 34.  Since this past summer, despite record low inventories of homes, the real estate market in GR has seen sales soar.  With the combination of an increase in employment and home prices...
Grand Rapids is home to some of the best education opportunities in the nation. Unfortunately, quality education isn’t cheap but there are countless chances for scholarships that Grand Rapids residents can take advantage of.
To help make your search easier, we’ve made a list of over 80 scholarships and grants funded for West Michigan residents with information on requirements, how to apply and awarded value.
Please let us know in the comments section if there are other local scholarships not on...
Love fresh and local food?  The May Group does too and recommends checking out the Fulton Street Farmers market and Farm to Fork restaurants around GR.  Michigan is full of great farmers that provide the best fresh food that will spoil your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied.  Eating seasonally is the best way to go and here is an easy guide we have provided so that you can use the freshest of ingredients all year round.  This guide will also tell you what items you should buy organic...
Fall is here and before we present you a list of every Starbucks in the city of Grand Rapids to easily navigate where you will be able to get your “PSL” fix, we decided to make a list of some of the best ways to experience fall in Grand Rapids.
Robinette's Apple Haus and Winery
That goes without saying that a fall favorite among Grand Rapidians is making an annual visit to a pumpkin patch/orchard in order to enjoy apple cider, fresh donuts, and pick out the prettiest and largest pumpkin of the...
It's been just over a year since Uber launched their service in Grand Rapids, and business seems to be booming. The city's blooming downtown scene and growing population have made Grand Rapids a top place to visit, which has been great for the growing ride-sharing service. More people have been signing up to be Uber drivers, making virtually almost every Grand Rapids neighborhood accessible and changing the travel time of residents. So just how Uber-friendly is Grand Rapids after a full-year of...

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