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Come take a tour of Hillmount with me!

By SVG / March 23, 2010 /
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Union Square: Re-sales All Around

By SVG / February 15, 2010 /

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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Fulton Street Farmer’s Market

By SVG / July 29, 2009 /

The Fulton Street Farmer’s Market is in full swing and presents some of the best homegrown food, flowers, and much more that Grand Rapids has to offer. The Farmer’s Market is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. It is the best way to support local Grand Rapids businesses and get some of the freshest food you can find. The Farmer’s Market is located right on Fulton St. just West of Fuller Ave. With numerous vendors selling anything from produce, to pastries, to beautiful flowers, you can be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. There is just as much spunk and personality as there is flavor at the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market. It is one of the unique places that makes Grand Rapids so special. Make your way over to the Farmer’s Market and take advantage of the great prices and even better food.

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Where in Downtown Grand Rapids can you use the tax credit for first time home buyers?

By SVG / February 11, 2009 /

Well, just about anywhere! If you are a first time home buyer and have thought about buying a condo in Downtown Grand Rapids this is your chance. Interest rates are very low and if you buy before June you are eligible for the $7,500 tax credit. You can’t go wrong! If you want to buy or rent a condo in downtown Grand Rapids, we want to be the people that help! It’s doesn’t cost you anything to buy with me! Email or call the Steve Volkers Group at any time!

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Park Row Condos Ready For Move In!

By SVG / September 12, 2008 /

  So I took a tour of the Park Row Condominiums in Downtown Grand Rapids last week as they have just moved their first owners into their condos. I have to say I was more impressed than I thought I would be. Park Row Condos seem very well thought out and have some very nice high-end features. So, what are the plusses and minus to Park Row? Well I have to say it just comes down to the lifestyle you want in a condo building. If your looking for the pool health club and extra amentias this most likely will not be the condo project for you. But if your looking for a quiet professional building that is well built, and very well laid out this could be a great alternative to condos like Riverhouse or Fitzgerald. Some of the things I like the most about the way the builder is building Park Row is the choice they give to their buyer. Everything from the flooring, counter tops, and cabinets you get an allowance for which is very genius. Then you get to build out the condo your way as if you were building a home. With 34 total units and…

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Come Visit Fox Lofts at Festival of the Art’s.

By SVG / May 29, 2008 /

Summer is a great time to be in Downtown Grand Rapids. With Fox Lofts in the heart of downtown, it has front row seats to all of the celebrations. The first activity of the summer, Festival of the Art’s, is fast approaching. Festival takes place June 6th through the 8th, and is a community wide showcase for visual, performing, and culinary arts. Come enjoy live music, dance, theater, improv, shopping, and many exhibitions. Don’t forget to stop by and check out the Fox Loft’s exhibit located at 83 Monroe Center!   Festival Times: Friday June 6th – noon – 10pm Saturday June 7th – 10am – 10pm Sunday June 8th – 10am – 6pm

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

By SVG / May 2, 2008 /

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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So what can you buy in Downtown Grand Rapids with $400,000 and above?

By SVG / May 1, 2008 /

Three new high end Grand Rapids Downtown Condo projects are getting close to completion, so I though we might take a look at the high end price point. River House– 335 Bridge St. Grand Rapids, MI You can’t miss River House if you tried. River House sits on Bridge Street and will be the tallest building in downtown Grand Rapids when finished. With 70% of this building sold out, this has become one of the models for how to develop, market and offer the right amenities in a downtown condo project. 11 Condos are currently active on the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors Fitzgerald- 27 Libary St Grand Rapids, MI The Old YMCA building is moving along at a very steady pace. With the old brick character and big windows this building shows how great making an old space into a new urban living can really add to Grand Rapids. Fitzgerald has also sold very well as many people have deiced to buy multiple condo units and make them into one bigger living spaces. 4 Condos are currently on the Market in the Fitzgerald for over $400,000 McKay Towers- The Mackay Towers, you would have to say, is in the…

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Grand Rapids Downtown Condo Sats. Last 6 Months

By SVG / April 7, 2008 /

Grand Rapids Downtown Condo Sales Numbers From Active Listings- 132 Sales Pending- 22 Sold- 6 Active Price per Sq/Ft- $230.47 Average List Price- $248,155

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Grand Rapids Renaissance Zone Information!

By SVG / February 20, 2008 /

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