What building is that? Riverhouse

By SVG / February 16, 2010 / 0 Comments

So often I get the question what is that big blue glass building? Or, how is that Varnum building doing? So to clear things up, you’re looking at the tallest building in Grand Rapids! River House Condominiums Riverhouse is made up of 207 condos and is attached to Varnum building. Varnum is a law firm is the main tenant of the attached commercial building. So when you driving through downtown Grand Rapids and wonder what is the name of that big blue building you got it now -River House!:) See more info and additional blogs on River House Here – River House Condominiums Also if you would like a tour of this big blue building we would be honored to help you! * Picture provided by

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Buy at Riverhouse now before you’re too late!

By SVG / February 15, 2010 / 0 Comments

Just this past week I helped a client buy a Riverhouse condo. I bring many clients through the building, all the while trying to decide what the value is and if they should buy now or wait it out. All I can say is if you wait too long, you will miss out! Last week I helped my client make an offer and get it accepted, and during that same week, they sold 2 other condos. That means the building is over 140 condos sold out of 207. If you’re looking for condos in Downtown Grand Rapids between $200,000 and $350,000 it’s hard to find anything that can compare. Please give a call for your tour of this great building and get some help making your offer. Enjoy the interview I did with Kate Bylsma who is one of the River House Sales Associates.

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Union Square: Re-sales All Around

By SVG / February 15, 2010 / 0 Comments

One of the first big, visible buildings in Downtown Grand Rapids is Union Square Condominiums. I often talk about Union Square on this blog. I have had Listings, Rentals and Buyers love this building. It has taken some hits from foreclosures over the last year, but seems to be coming out of it as prices have come down; making them a better buy than just a year ago. Take a look at a video I recorded at Union Square just over a month ago. If you’re looking for a condo in Grand Rapids I would be honored to help you!

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New Rental Listing Union Square #621 A

By SVG / November 12, 2008 / 0 Comments

Check out our new Union Square condo rental!! For more information visit:

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How far does the Downtown Grand Rapids Condo market stretch? Fairmount Square?

By SVG / May 2, 2008 / 0 Comments

I have wondered in writing about Downtown Grand Rapids Condos how far the borders actually stretch. My thinking is that a downtown condo in Grand Rapids fits in two categories and they are: Urban Core– Truly walk able to all things in the heart of Downtown Urban Lifestyle– Can still walk or ride your bike to most of Downtown Grand Rapids and be less than 5 miles from the city core. This could include: Heritage Hill, East Hills and Heartside District. With that being said I would like to highlight a new project that is being built. It’s called Fairmount Square. This is a project that would fall into the Urban Lifestyle Category. Fairmount Square is a new project that is being built by EastBrook Homes. This is not your typical high rise Grand Rapids Downtown Condo project. This project is made up on the old townhouse style condos. I have been asked to take people on tours of this new project, which sits behind the new ICCF building. Fairmount Square is built with the idea of affordable urban living with out giving up square footage. Most units boast 1400 square feet with basements that can be finished for more…

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New Union Square Condo For Sale!

By SVG / December 15, 2007 / 0 Comments

600-122 Broadway, Grand Rapids MI 49504 from stevevolkers.vodpod. $194,900 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1100 SqFt. Walk in Closet Separate Master Bathroom Breakfast Bar Fenced in Front Yard Private Entry MLS #700716 Union Square with privacy! This Union Square Condo offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,100 square feet with private first floor entry, fenced in front yard, and all the amenities that Union Square offers like roof top pool, hot tub, game room, and gym. Also don’t forget the tax benefit of the Renaissance Zone.

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Fox Lofts Offers New Incentives Too The Next Five Buyers!

By SVG / November 27, 2007 / 0 Comments

Fox Lofts is offering $5,000 cash back + 5 years free parking to the next 5 Buyers. Don’t wait! Promotion ends November 30, 2007. Ready to make a move? Fox Lofts offers one of the best standard finish list on the market: Stainless steel appliances Granite countertops (kitchen and bath) Solid maple cabinets Refinished wood floors Refinished brick Slate tile in bathroom Skylights and 10’+ ceilings Rooftop deck, hot tub and grills Attached, covered, secure parking (1 space included in promotion; others available) Washer/dryer hookups Additional storage space and a bike rack in the basement And the location can’t be beat!   Imagine what you could do with an extra $5,000 in your pocket: Deck out your condo Buy down your interest rate – see attached for pricing info Add to your down payment Upgrade your Christmas list If you would like a tour of the building or would like more information sent to you just let me know!

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Fox Lofts Start Construction Soon! And Move in Ready in March!

By SVG / September 23, 2007 / 0 Comments

The Fox Lofts building will have 16 condos, 4 on each floor. All units will be 1 bedroom + a den/office and will range from approximately 625 – 830 sq ft. They’re going to be very open and spacious and have wood floors, exposed brick and 10’ – 11’ ceilings. You can reserve a condo with a $1,000 refundable deposit. Move-in is scheduled for first quarter next year.  A large deck (with a great view!) and a hot tub is planned for the roof of the building. Parking is located in the Monroe Center parking ramp attached to the back of the building and is extremely convenient. The association dues range from $120 – $160 depending on the size of the condo.  Storage will be available for each condo owner in the basement, as well as a community bike rack. If you are currently looking for a Condo and would like more information about this building or any other buildings in the Downtown Grand Rapids area please let me know. I ( Steve Volkers with Keller Williams Realty) would enjoy being of service for any of your real estate needs.  

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Icon On Bond – A Higher Standard of Living

By SVG / September 6, 2007 / 0 Comments

Last week I spent some time looking at the Icon on Bond building for a client and I thought I would let all of my blog readers know more about the building. Icon on Bond is located at 648 Monroe Ave, Grand Rapids Michigan. This is a new building that is close to completion. All of their model units are now open and move in for some of the owners will start the beginning of October, 2007.  All of the common area are finished until the sixth floor and that is moving along at a fast pace. Some of the great features in this building are New Construction with solid contract wall for limiting noise Attached parking under the building Private balconies overlooking the city and Grand River Granite Counter tops Stainless steel appliances Home Theatre room Gym Conference rooms No city and state taxes tell 2012. The list could go on and on! Pricing starts at $214,000 and goes up to $558,000 with many options to upgrade to your style.   This building is built for those who want downtown living but also enjoy privacy at the same time. This is a building that will help simplify your life…

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Another Great Union Square Condos for Sale! Open House Sunday Sept. 9th from 4-6pm!

By SVG / August 27, 2007 / 0 Comments

Third floor Union Square condo with Great Open Feel!  Downtown cool and tax free. Mortgage expenses are offset by property’s tax-free status. Union square condo owners pay NO city income tax, NO state income tax, and NO property tax. NEZ extends property tax benefits until 2019. This 100 year old historical old school is now a blend of contemporary and historical design with large window walls, exposed brick and city skyline. This is a true loft style condo, open with lots of natural light. Includes a modern kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. See photos and flyer at If you would like to hear more about the Grand Rapids Real Estate Market and How I (Steve Volkers at Keller Williams Realty) can help you buy or sell a Downtown Grand Rapids Condo please send me an email at [email protected] or call today at 616-575-1153.

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