downtown grand rapids

Grand Rapids Downtown Condo Value?

By SVG / January 30, 2011 / 0 Comments

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 www.accesskent.com. 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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Helen Devos Children’s Hospital

By SVG / January 11, 2011 / 0 Comments

Today marks an exciting day for Downtown Grand Rapids! Helen Devos Children’s Hospital opens its door in a brand new, state of the art building. Helen Devos Children’s Hospital has been open for quite some time operating out of the Butterworth Spectrum Campus but now, it has it’s own home. This amazing building offers kids a place to grow, feel safe, and heal. For parents, it offers quiet space to gain strength through difficult times. There are also private restroom facilities and rooms to speak to the doctors and nurses taking care of their precious children. For our community, it offers a first-class hospital focused on making our futures better through the healing and helping of our next generations. My heart is overwhelmed with excitement for this opening as just over 2 years ago my life was changed forever with the blessing that is Helen Devos Children’s Hospital. With their skilled staff, my boys were given every chance to live and grow. Thank you Helen Devos Children’s Hospital for what you have done for my family and what you will continue to do for all the families in our community.

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Hillmount Condos- Don’t miss out on the Deck

By SVG / November 6, 2010 / 0 Comments

Hillmount has a Great Stuff! Roof top decks all over Grand Rapids. Give us a Call and will help you find a great roof top deck in a Downtown Grand Rapids Condo.

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ArtPrize 2010

By SVG / September 22, 2010 / 0 Comments

ArtPrize officially kicks off today.  Last years competition brought about large river serpents, larger than life tables and chairs, extremely large oil paintings, scultpures of all genres and murals of epic proportion. We can’t wait to see what this year brings about!

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Search For Your Grand Rapids Condo!

By SVG / May 19, 2010 / 0 Comments
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Short Sales in Downtown Grand Rapids Video #1

By SVG / April 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

Downtown Grand Rapids is feeling the overall economic envirment as well as housing market. As hardship happens with move of job, loss of job and main other reason more people are finding themselves deciding if a short sale would work to sell there condo. With short sales in Union Square, Hillmount, and many buildings in Downtown Grand Rapids now is the time to talk to a professional that can help you through this propess. Take a couple min to watch our new video serice about Short Sales. If you need to sell as a short sale or want to buy a short sale we would be honered to help!

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Come take a tour with me of 47 Lafayette!

By SVG / March 23, 2010 / 0 Comments
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Come take a tour of Hillmount with me!

By SVG / March 23, 2010 / 0 Comments
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Fitzgerald Residences- Interview

By SVG / February 17, 2010 / 0 Comments
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Celadon New Town- Not Downtown but definitely Urban!

By SVG / February 16, 2010 / 0 Comments

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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