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New Downtown Condos Coming to Historic Grand Rapids Building!

By SVG / December 31, 2014 /

It’s official! The Olds Manor building located at 201 Michigan St NW will soon undergo an exciting conversion to a multi-use residential retail building called ‘The Rowe.’ Olds Manor, which is located just east of the Grand River next to the downtown post office, is downtown Grand Rapids’ last remaining major vacant building and has been owned by RDV Corp. since 2002, when it was purchased from Peter Secchia by Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel for $4.5 million. The building will undergo a complete restoration of its beautiful historic facade, along with the creation of an underground parking garage. When complete, The Rowe will feature dining and shopping venues on the ground floor, apartments on the third through ninth floors, and new condominiums on the upper two floors. The building originally served as a downtown Grand Rapids hotel in the 1920s through the 1960s. Construction on the new project is slated to begin in the Spring of 2015. For more information about condo developments in and around downtown Grand Rapids, please contact SVG Real Estate Firm at (616) 439-1927  

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Clark Place Condominiums

By SVG / May 6, 2013 /

Clark Place Condominiums fills two of the much needed niches in the Downtown Grand Rapids condo market – luxury condos and generous floor plans of about 3,200 square feet per unit at a VERY reasonable price. Some of the great features at Clark Place include: Loft-like character with high ceilings, exposed brick and large picture windows Extra large kitchens featuring solid stone countertops, stainless appliances and ceramic tiles floors Large walk-through closets with custom shelving adjoining each bedroom Your own private secure garage. Thick concrete walls between units for maximum sound proofing  Amazing price per square foot! A park-like common area with multiple grills. A 100 seat amphitheater, perfect for summer concerts. Great location near downtown and main corridors. Pets welcome! (Restrictions apply for certain breeds of dogs) Don’t miss your opportunity to live in the hottest new Downtown Grand Rapids Condos, Clark Place Condominiums! Call us at 616-284-1528 to schedule your showing appointment! Clark Place Condos are currently listed by Brad Veneklase with Parkland Realty 

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Downtown Condos in Renaissance Zones

By SVG / December 5, 2011 /

Often when touring buyers around Downtown Grand Rapids condos, they ask about those units in renaissance zones. There are few projects left with this status, however with new changes in the tax code there might be a change coming to even those remaining buildings. As you think about buying a condo, please make sure you take the time to understand each building. They are all so different and each have pros and cons associated with them. As we tour our clients through each of these projects, we hope to spend time with them to make sure they are making a wise decision with their financial future. Please don’t hesitate to call or email with any questions you might have about the renaissance zone, parking, amenities, or condo associations. This is what we love to do and will do our best to get you answers.

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The Fitzgerald Residence

By SVG / August 29, 2011 /

Luxury Living starts here. The Fitzgerald boasts unique features and designs of the highest quality. The Fitzgerald puts you in downtown living but in the most intimate way. Each residence has hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile showers, and professional design. While The Fitzgerald is in the midst of vibrant downtown life, your condo was made to ensure privacy and peacefulness. Though the city is right outside your door, you will still have all the conveniences of living in a traditional home. Live Luxuriously, call and make an appointment today. Click Here To See Condos At The Fitzgerald That Are For Sale Information: Price Range: $179,900-$799,900 Address: 27 Library City: Grand Rapids State: MI Zip: 49503 School District: Grand Rapids Amenities Central Air City Water/Sewer Exterior Home Maintenance Public Park Nearby Snow Removal Parking Garage Fitness Center Library Storage

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Downtown Condo Sales – Grand Rapids Press Update

By SVG / May 31, 2011 /

The Grand Rapids Press did a Great Artical this weekend about Downtown Condo Sales and the influx of new buyers as values have come down. If you have a chances and are looking to sell or buy it worth a read. Oh- they also highlighted our work in Downtown showing us with a buyer in one of our great Hillmount listing!! Thanks Grand Rapids Press! Read article here- GR Press Downtown Condo Market update.

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2011 West Michign Home and Garden Show

By SVG / March 3, 2011 /

We will be at the West Michigan Home and Garden Show this weekend giving out free home value reports.  It’s important to know which investments are wise when it comes to adding value to your home.

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Grand Rapids Downtown Condo Value?

By SVG / January 30, 2011 /

What is the true value for the Downtown Condo building I want to buy or sell in? It is hard to determine value in a condo project as some of the sales might not have been properly recorded at the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors. Some condos are not listed because there is no need to put them on the MLS (multiple listing service) if they sell before they are ready to be shown. Also, there are situations where things happen and a bank might sell the condo with out the help of a Realtor. So how does a buyer or seller determine the value of a building? You need to look at all angles! Meaning- Have someone like myself check the MLS for the latest sales data for a particular project. Check the public records at If the condo doesn’t show what it sold for on public records, it will be hard to determine what true sale price and value was. Being involved in downtown condo sales, I can usually give you some inside information of what is really happening within a building and where value is today and where value might be heading. I wish it was…

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Search For Your Grand Rapids Condo!

By SVG / May 19, 2010 /
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Fitzgerald Residences- Interview

By SVG / February 17, 2010 /
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Celadon New Town- Not Downtown but definitely Urban!

By SVG / February 16, 2010 /

Over the last couple of months I have been talking with buyers looking around downtown Grand Rapids about a new Development in the suburbs. Yes you say why would I want to look at a suburb condo project? Well I think Celadon New Town brings together all the things buyers are looking for in a downtown development but with more space for the money. So what does Celadon offer that would make it worth talking about on a Downtown Condo Blog? Urban Feel, Cool Architecture, Environment, Community, Shopping and Green build. With prices for a 2 bedroom 2 bath condo starting at $137,000 it’s hard to compare with downtown. If your thinking about building an urban condo we suggest you take a tour of this project while looking at everything else downtown. If you would like to take a tour of Celadon New Town along with other condos in Downtown Grand Rapids we would be honored to help in that search.

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