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City2Shore is an exciting company here to help you when life changes. Maybe its upsizing, downsizing, first time home buying or selling the executive home. We realize needs change and we can help. Call us today.
Let me share with you a recent buyer’s story.
A home goes on the market in the $160k range and my buyer writes a full price offer with some closing costs. Several days later the Listing Agent shares that there were 5 bids, all over list price. The crazy is that thing we lost to another bidder by $23,000! Yes, the market has changed buyers and sellers. Call me today for more info to help…read more
It is a rare occurrence these days to have a home’s buyer and seller sit down around the kitchen table to make a deal. In some areas, they do still sit around the attorney’s boardroom table to close the deal, but by that time, the deal is done and the ship has already sailed on any avoidable mistakes.
So in the vast majority of home sales, buyer and seller never connect in person, never…read more
The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday what home buyers in many parts of the United States have known for months: it’s becoming a seller’s market.
The number of homes listed for sale in January fell by 4.9%, leaving 1.74 million properties on the market. That’s the lowest since December of 1999, when there were 1.71 million homes on the market. By contrast, there were…read more
There is not a day goes by without someone asking me “How is the Real Estate market?” And quite often they act as if I am going to give them a less than favorable answer. At the same time I watch the National News and, yes, even our Local News, and hear some very surprising things about the Real Estate market.
Then, I think to myself, “It’s no wonder people still have a warped view…read more
Which metro areas suit family life best? We looked at the 100 largest MSA’s in the United States, ranking each in seven categories: median income, overall cost of living, housing affordability (what pct. of the market is affordable to a family at the median income), commuting delays, percentage of families owning homes, crime rate and education quality (mainly test scores). Overall, these ten…read more
We are very honored to receive the Grandville/Jenison Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award. Thank You to everyone that nominated and voted for us. We also want to thank our fantastic staff of Realtors and Employees. Without all of your hard work we would not be where we are today! Thank you to the many volunteers for the Saturday Slip-n-Slide and to all of our clients and the…read more
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – West Michigan’s housing market made a strong recovery last year, but leaders of the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors (GRAR) say there is still room to grow in the wake of the Great Recession and housing market collapse.
Their biggest challenge is finding enough inventory for buyers who are eager to buy or relocate, said GRAR President Terry Westbrook.read more
Grand Rapids is one of the happiest cities in which to work, according to Forbes.comFile photo | Mlive Media Group
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – If you’re looking for a happy city in which to work, Grand Rapids is among the top-10 in the country, according to a survey of the Happiest and Unhappiest Cities that appeared in Forbes.com.read more
Grand Rapids ranked No. 7 in the survey prepared by…
At the end of every December, people make all kinds of resolutions for the coming year. Typically, these are things they want to improve about themselves, ways to make their day-to-day personal or work life better or ideas to put them on track for a change. Many times these surface as a result of mistakes made in the past 12 months.
When it comes to real estate, resolutions don’t…read more
My kids will tell you that I can be a little bossy. I definitely know what I like, and exactly what I don’t like! I also know how to get it – in every sort of situation. I know the exact words that have proven success getting me exactly what I want from every vendor. When I am interacting with the dry cleaners, the doctor’s office, or the over-the-phone order taker at my favorite restaurant.…read more
I don’t know about you but I love doing remodeling projects! Although it can be expensive you can cut the cost of the improvement drastically if you are planning to do the work yourself. Here are seven common mistakes that are made by those people trying to enjoy the rewards and the money savings that come with doing home improvement by themselves.
1.) Make sure to put your plans in…read more
Among the many ballot proposals facing Michigan voters this November, is the complicated 25×25 renewable energy initiative. It would require utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by the year 2025. Proponents claim that it will mean thousands of new Michigan jobs and more than $10 billion in new investment in Michigan. Opponents say that utilities, who would…read more