3740 Bantam Dr. Hudsonville Mi 49426 is Ready to Be Your New Home! $174,900

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Now under contract – May 2014.  We think you’ll love this home!  Click here to watch a pre-view tour of the interior of 3740 Bantam Dr. Hudsonville MI 49426. Handsome brickwork coupled with graceful pillars framing the entrance give this classic looking 3 bedroom 2.5 bath ranch style home a hint of southern colonial charm. Inside, soothing earth tone walls warm up a soaring expanse of cathedral ceilings. Wide open spaces and windows which splash light throughout the main floor create a cheerful ambiance.

Another great feature is the rich vinyl plank style flooring in the main living areas which looks sharp and contemporary, but is a breeze to keep clean. Add to this, almost brand new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, a deck that opens up to a fenced in backyard which includes playground equipment, central air conditioning and underground sprinkling…well, what’s not to love! Located near the end of a cul de sac, this delightful home is a great space to make your new home base. $174,900. Contact Donna 616-881-6889 to schedule a preview.

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1670 Langley St. SE Grand Rapids Mi ~ Welcome Home!

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Recently Reduced to:  $124,900.  Located on a large lot which expands beyond the fenced in backyard, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, offers a good value to home buyers. The home features 2 wood burning fireplaces (upstairs and down) and a wide open floor plan which seems to expand with light coming in through a substantial expanse of windows.

The 3 stall garage provides ample room for 3 cars or to store recreational vehicles in the off-season. In fact, storage is something this house has a lot of, including a sewing/craft room downstairs with shelving and an additional exercise area.

The 3rd bedroom upstairs can also be used as a den or study as it opens up to an expansive double tiered deck in the backyard. The owner is willing to part with 2 window air conditioning units which effectively keep the upstairs cool and comfortable during the summer. Don’t miss the opportunity to see and view this home today! Click link for MLS Data:http://www.grar.com/property/mls/14018646

To View a real estate show for 1670 Langley St. SE Grand Rapids MI, just click here or on the picture below.  Make this your new home today! Contact us here: 616-791-0511.

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Spring 2014 Real Estate Market Update for West Michigan

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So, what does the Spring Market look like in West Michigan – Grand Rapids? Well, in a nutshell…it’s interesting! My go to word when things are unexpected, don’t quite fit into the routine and operate outside of established or expected norms.

Interesting, this Spring means unexpectedly low inventory levels. Normally, there’s a significant uptick in homes for sale, this year inventory levels continue to run well below the average, with March 2014 listings being 26.5% less than last year and overall home listing totals throughout 2014 so far running 27.4% lower than the volume of 2013 in the first quarter.  In fact, inventory levels are recorded as the lowest since 2002 according to data available from the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors monthly marketing update.

What has that meant for housing values? Well, the squeeze on inventory has increased the value of West Michigan real estate. It’s a basic supply/demand thing. Overall, housing prices are approximately 14% higher than they were this time last year.  That being said, mortgage rates are still cooperating for the most part, so in many cases, it’s still actually cheaper to BUY a home than it is to rent a similar dwelling.

Add to that, the recent MI incentive to encourage home ownership with up to $7,500 in MSHDA grant money to qualified home buyers, well…this could present the unlikely paradox of ‘the best of both worlds’ for potential homeowners and purchasers in West Michigan. Are you noticing more For Sale & Sold signs in your neighborhoods yet?

If you’re interested in looking at the hard numbers available through our local real estate association, click this link.