Grandville, MI Real Estate Statistics ~ June 2010

Grandville,  MI Real Estate Statistics ~ June 2010

Like many areas of the West Michigan real estate landscape, Grandville, MI has been impacted by the rise in foreclosures and short sales which have accounted for an increasing number of transactions within the past year.

The graph below is provided courtesy of the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors.  There has been a downward trend with regards to home prices.  The median sales price is $81,000 compared to approximately $120,000 in June of last year (2009) while the average sales price hovers at around $100,000.

Current inventory on the market is just under 9 months, but home owners who are successfully selling their homes seem to understand what the market requires to get to the closing table.  Houses priced to compete effectively in the current market are selling within 93.72% of the list price.  There are currently 114 homes on the market and the average number of days on the market for homes which have sold is 72.

Chart & data provided courtesy of the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors

Grandville MI  Real Estate Sales Statistics

Relentless Campaign…First Annual Walk-a-thon @ Ressurection Life Church, Grandville, MI

What is Human Trafficking?

Relentless Campaign Poster

Relentless Campaign Poster

“Human trafficking is a world-wide trade.  It is defined as “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or sex slavery.”  (Condoleezza Rice 2007)

For most the Western world, the world of slavery is part of the long forgotten nightmare of human history.  But the remarkable TRUTH is that Human Slavery is still taking place all over the world TODAY, including within the United States.  Today, more than 27 Million people remain ENSLAVED around the world.

This weekend, I attended a local church, Ressurection Life Churchin Grandville, Michigan.  Outside the entrance, a young woman was selling T-Shirts and other items to promote the First Annual 5K Walk-a-thon which the church is sponsoring to raise money and awareness for this cause on August 9, 2008.  The walk starts at 9:00 a.m.

It was while talking the young lady and looking at the materials that I realised that the Relentless Campaign was a ministry formed by a group of local young women dedicated to seeing sex trafficking abolished in the United States and around the world.  Because women are particularly vulnerable to becoming the victims of this henious crime, it is significant that these young women have chosen to take on this task with vigor and strong resolve.

For more information and to support their efforts, you may contact the Relentless Campaign @

Relentless Campaign Facebook page/group

Relentless Campaign MySpace page/group

*Proceeds from the walk will be donated to A21  www.equipandenpower.org/abolition.asp

COST:  $20 minimum entrance fee

Ressurection Life Church

5100 Ivanrest, Grandville, MI  49418

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