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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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Marketplace Makeover Coming to Grand Rapids this Summer!

By SVG / March 25, 2013 /

Get ready, downtown Grand Rapids … city life is about to get a whole lot fresher! Picture this scene, if you will: You come home from work to your funky urban flat only to realize you don’t have any of the salad ingredients you need to make dinner. No worries – just stroll on over a block or two to the newly opened Grand Rapids Downtown Market, where farmer’s market vendors will be displaying fresh farm stand produce while a row of indoor marketplace vendors offer everything from artisan oils and vinegars to coffee and freshly popped kettle corn. Or maybe you need a bit of unwind time after a long day’s work – simply head on down for a stint at the spa that’s just below your condo unit. Don’t forget to indulge in a favorite cafe beverage while you’re out so you can enjoy some people watching! If you think you must be in Paris or Rome think again – you’re in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids! And this scenario will be just another everyday perk for GR’s city residents as soon as this summer, when two major housing and retail development projects converge on the Heartside…

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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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Fox Lofts No Longer as City Flats is Under Way

By SVG / February 17, 2011 /

My first condo project in Downtown Grand Rapids didn’t end up making it through to completion. But I am really excited about the new use for the Fox Jeweler building! City Flats Hotel is well under way with Construction. If you haven’t visited City Flats Hotel in Holland, you should. It’s not only a great Hotel, but a great place to have a quite dinner. I can’t wait to take my wife out for the night to the new Downtown Grand Rapids City Flats Hotel on Monroe Center.

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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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