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Grand Rapids Auto Show 2014

Michigan International Auto Show Comes to Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Car ShowThe annual Grand Rapids Car Show comes to Grand Rapids in February at Devos Place and I can’t wait! Every year, the Michigan International Auto Show comes to town and we get to see the latest and greatest cars, trucks, SUVs and some classic automobiles. It’s a fun way to spend some quality time downtown.

International car manufacturers are here to display their products and this year there are over 300 new vehicles including hybrids and sports cars! If you are in the market for a new car or truck, the timing couldn’t be better to see all of your options gathered in one spot. The show is presented by the Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association.

You can visit the event’s site at http://www.GRAutoShow.com.

Dates and Times:

  • Feb 6, 2014: 3 PM – 10 PM – $10 Adults, $4 Children 6-14, 5 and under free
  • Feb 7, 2014: 11 AM – 10 PM – $10 Adults, $4 Children 6-14, 5 and under free
  • Feb 8, 2014: 10 AM – 10 PM – $10 Adults, $4 Children 6-14, 5 and under free
  • Feb 9, 2014: 10 AM – 6 PM – $10 Adults, $4 Children 6-14, 5 and under free
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Fountain View Condos

Fountain View Condos

Fountain View CondosFountain View Condos are one of those downtown Grand Rapids condo conversions that are built in a beautiful home in Heritage Hill Historic District. This a four unit condo that is located close to the library, hospitals and a few minutes walk from the center of downtown, the Civic Theater, clubs, museums and so much more.

Fountain View Condos offer private parking, an important feature when looking at Grand Rapids Downtown Condos. They are spacious condos with tall ceilings and well thought out floor plans. You will also find plenty of windows and an upper level with large bedrooms. The location is excellent as you are close to the Medical Mile.

If you are starting your search for something downtown, feel free to use our Grand Rapids Listings search tools or sign up for Email Alerts and have property that match your criteria delivered to your inbox as soon as they are listed. We also offer a Mobile App that allows you to search from your smart phone, tablet or iPad. Text “Andrew Ingram” to “35620″ and begin searching for condos right away.

For more information about Fountain View Condos or any other downtown Grand Rapids Condo, please contact us at any time. For immediate assistance, call or text Andrew at 616-570-1871.

Fountain View Condos Information:

  • Location: 214 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI. 49503
  • Prices from $110,000
  • Size: 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom at approx 1400 sq/ft
  • Association fee: ~$325/mo
  • Coverage: Trash Pickup, Yard Care, Water, Sewer, Snow Removal, Insurance
  • Features Include: Private Entrance. Private Parking.

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Happy Sweet 16 Dreamhost

Dreamhost Rocks!

Happy Birthday DreamhostAs a loyal customer of several years now I can honestly say that the billing has always been right on time!!! :) Also, the service is always professional, quick and courteous. I couldn’t ask for a better host for my websites, which are my main source of revenue!

 

Thank You Dreamhost and Happy Birthday!

The Grand Rapids Real Estate Trends Team

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28th Street Metro Cruise 2013

28th Street Metro Cruise 2013

28th St Metro Cruise 2013The 9th annual 28th Street Metro Cruise is here! This a fun opportunity to bring the family and check out some classic cars as they cruise 28th St! You’ll see all types of vehicles this year including hot rods, low riders, muscle cars, performance cars, classics, antiques and even motorcycles! The weather is even cooperating this year with sunny skies and 80 degree temperatures.

28th St has always been The Strip to cruise, but the Metro Cruise has been official since 2005 when there were 85,000 attendees to over 250,000 in recent years. Past venues have included a wide variety of activities such as the Metro Million, a show of high-end classic and antique collectible cars, a Swap Meet, a Car Corral, Pinup Girl Contest, Sock Hop, Celebrity Guests, a Manufacturer’s Midway, a Classic Car Auction, Entertainment Stages, Hop-Off Competitions, Dino Challenge and more.

Bring the family and enjoy a great day outdoors in Grand Rapids!

Events

August 23rd and 24th. Find this year’s 28th St Metro Cruise schedule here. Cruising begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm on both days in Roger’s Plaza parking lot.

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NAR’s August Existing Sales Report

NAR’s August Existing Sales Report

 The National Association of Realtors (NAR) have released the latest numbers,

and they are looking positive!

Grand Rapids Real Estate

Now is a great time to sell your home. As you can see by the above graphic, (courtesy of kcmblog.com), inventory is down, prices are up and sales are up. This means there is less competition for your home and buyers are buying. If you would like to sell your Grand Rapids home, give us a call and we can provide an accurate market analysis, show you what has recently sold and tell you what your net will be. We sell homes and condos and do things differently and more effectively! Let us show you how!

Looking to buy Grand Rapids real estate? Search for homes and condos from this website, get timely email notifications of just listed property so you don’t miss anything as homes are selling quickly.

 

 

 

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Clark Place Condos

Clark Place Condos

Clark Place CondosSo I have been showing Clark Place Condominiums to potential buyers this week and I have to say I am very impressed with this project. As one of the City’s newest downtown Grand Rapids Condos, this is a fantastic project and will turn out to be a superb place to live.

As I mentioned in my previous post, Clark Place Condominiums offer large living spaces for the price. We are talking about an average of $115 per square foot, which is below the average cost for a condo in Downtown Grand Rapids. Also, the association dues are $0.18 per month, also very reasonable considering what you are getting.

What you do get at Clark Place Condos are large living spaces with open floor plan layouts, large bedrooms with walk-in closets, tall ceilings and very large windows. I have now seen most of the floor plans and I can honestly say that I haven’t seen one yet that I didn’t like. The condos are bright and airy and all on the top floor of the American Seating building. The grounds are nicely landscaped with a large, quiet courtyard with water fountain, benches and grilling area in back and an amphitheater which seats 75 people. There is plenty of parking as well as each unit comes with its own private garage. The lot has ample room for (free) quest parking as well.

If you are looking for something downtown, its better to act fast on these. They started with 22 units available of which, as of today, nine have sold. If you would like to take a tour of these or any other downtown Grand Rapids condo, please give me a call at 616-570-1871 or contact me any time.

If you are reading this and you have a condo to sell, definitely give me a call as this is a fantastic time to have your downtown condo on the market. We are definitely lacking inventory downtown!

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Clark Place Condominiums

Clark Place Condominiums – Downtown Grand Rapids Condos

Clark Place CondominiumsAs their tag line says, “Downtown Living at Down to Earth Prices”! Clark Place Condominiums are a new downtown Grand Rapids condo rehab project located at 801 Broadway Ave NW in the American Seating Park building. Clark Place Condos will offer exceptional amenities that you would only find in a much more expensive condo. Some of the features you will find are tall (12’5″) ceilings and large windows in each unit. Tall ceilings really give a room a very spacious feel. You will find hardwood floors, ceramic tile, exposed brick walls and concrete pillar accents, stainless steel appliance packages, cherry cabinets and walk-in closets.

Clark Place Condominiums also offer parking in the form of your own private garage. A second garage is available for purchase as well. The grounds compliment this downtown Grand Rapids condo with a 75 seat amphitheater, outdoor seating areas and beautiful landscaping. Location-wise, you have a short trip to the Grand River, it is just minutes from the downtown core and there is easy access to the I-196 and US-131 Highways.Clark Place Condos

Clark Place Condos will have various floor plans to choose from, ranging in size from 1000 square feet to a 3500 sq/ft Penthouse Condo. There are 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom builds to choose from with pricing starting at $120,000 and on up to $380,000. Their most popular size and price range condo is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with ~1500 sq/ft. These are priced at $180,000 and there is a model available for viewing to give you a feel for finishes, size and style.

For more information on Clark Place Condominiums or any of the other downtown Grand Rapids condos, please contact me anytime or call direct at 616-570-1871.

*Prices from $130′s – 1, 2, 3 and 4 Bedrooms available
*From ~1000 Sq/ft
*Association fee: $tbd.
*Coverage: Trash Pickup, Yard Care, Water, Sewer, Snow Removal, Insurance
*Features Incl: Secure entry, 1 Private Garage, Landscaped Seating Areas, 75 Seat Amphitheater, Great Location.

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Grand Rapids Real Estate Market Update January 2013

GRAR Comparative Activity Report for January 2013

Grand Rapids Real Estate

Grand Rapids Real Estate

Are you thinking of selling a home in Grand Rapids? Judging by the latest numbers complied by the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors, now is a very good time to sell your home. Pending sales at this time in 2013 are up over 13% over the same time last year and the average sales priced has increased. The number of listings available on the market continues its downward trend and we are now at only 3-4 months worth of inventory. This is very positive news.

If you are thinking of selling a home or condo, feel free to contact me anytime for a detailed market analysis.

 

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West Michigan Home and Garden Show

34th Annual West Michigan Home and Garden Show

West Michigan Home and Garden Show

West Michigan Home and Garden Show

This week marks the 34th anniversary of West Michigan’s largest Home and Garden Show and this year it once again takes place at Devos Place in Downtown Grand Rapids. There are 12 feature gardens, 4 free seminar stages and over 350 exhibitors featuring every product and service you will ever need.

Special Features

Some of the special features and attractions you will find are:

Bark Prize: Where several local builders have designed some special “dog Houses”. You will be able to bid on them and the proceeds will benefit the Bissell Pet Foundation.

Garden and Art Market: A featured shopping section with booths of unique and inspired garden accessories, plants, decor, art and gifts from the finest West Michigan nursery greenhouses, artists and gift boutiques.

Cultivating Change (A Local Food Showcase):  Learn about fresh, locally grown foods, CSA farms, and more!

Michigan Floral Association Blooms Bright: The Michigan Floral Association will once again partner with the show to bring us several features that remind us spring is just around the corner!

…and much more!

Dates, Times and Admission

Thursday, February 28 3pm – 9pm
Friday, March 1 12noon – 9pm
Saturday, March 2 10am – 9pm
Sunday, March 3 11am – 6pm
Adults $10
Children (6-14) $4
5 & Under Free
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East Lake Condos

East Lake Condominiums

East Lake CondosEast Lake Condos offer a great location in Forest Hills Schools, within fifteen minutes of Downtown Grand Rapids. This fantastic waterfront development is located off of Fulton (M-21), just east of Hwy 196. Each individual condo is large and built with quality by the Redstone Group on the eastern shore of East Lake in 2005. Each condo owner enjoys access to the lake with a dock and gazebo for enjoying our gorgeous Michigan Sunsets.

As one of the area’s premier gated communities, East Lake Condominiums offer many tasteful amenities and features that one would expect from an upscale residence. Structural features from condo to condo include arched windows and doors, granite countertops, ceramic tile and/or hardwood/laminate flooring, cathedral ceilings and ample windows.

Prices start in the upper $200′s to the $400,000 range and condos offer 2, 3 and 4 bedroom floor plans with finished daylight and East Lake Condominiumswalkout options. Association dues are collected monthly and are in the ~$350 range. This fee covers the usual trash pickup, lawn care, water, sewer, snow removal and building insurance.

For more information on these or any other Grand Rapids condos, feel free to contact me anytime.

Pricing: from ~$275k, 2, 3 and 4 Bedrooms Available from ~1800sq/ft
Association Fee: from $350/mo
Includes: Yard Care, Trash Pickup, Water, Sewer and Insurance

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