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Communities Under The Radar - Cannonsburg

When it comes to relocation Grand Rapids and the surrounding communities offer so many options, and many of them are “under the radar” – places even the locals might not be aware of. So in July we decided to highlight some of the lesser-known communities surrounding Grand Rapids. This week the series takes us to Cannonsburg.

If you ask anyone around Grand Rapids whether they have heard of Cannonsburg, you’ll probably hear either “Isn’t that where the Picnic Pops are?” or “Oh yeah, I’ve been skiing there.” What many people don’t realize is that when it comes to finding a place to live, Cannonsburg has so much to offer! Natural beauty. A great commute to Grand Rapids and Ada. And a quirky little town that has all the essentials.

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Communities Under The Radar - Alto

For anyone considering relocation Grand Rapids may be your central point, but it pays to look around. You may find your ideal fit in one of the surrounding communities, like Alto! Last week we began a series focusing on some of the lesser-known gems around the Grand Rapids area, and what each of these communities has to offer. Alto is just one of the small communities in Kent County that has its own unique flavor.

The town of Alto itself is very small, centered mainly around a town square. But does have its own post office, believe it not! The town also features an active library branch, an elementary school, churches, an adorable village park and playground, a tavern famous for its local New York Strip steaks, and a thriving ...

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Communities Under the Radar: Hudsonville

hudsonvilleIf you are considering relocation Grand Rapids may be your target, but have you thought about some of the surrounding communities as well? For the next few weeks, this blog will focus on some of the lesser-known gems around the Grand Rapids area, and what each of these communities has to offer.

Hudsonville, just west of Grand Rapids in Ottawa County, is about mid-way between downtown Grand Rapids and Holland off I-196. With a population hovering around 7000 and growing, the area has been booming in the past several years. Many homeowners who live here have two working adults in the home, traveling to both Holland and Grand Rapids.

Hudsonville is known as the “Salad Bowl City” of ...

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Neighborhood Must Haves

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src="" style="border: 2px solid rgb(127, 127, 127); float: left; margin-right: 6px; width: 264px; height: 176px;">If you have moved before, you may remember the first time you walked into a favorite local hang-out that became part of your neighborhood experience. Maybe it was a cozy coffee shop, or a friendly place of worship, or the grocery store where you just loved to shop.


When you move, an important part of feeling at home and settling into a new neighborhood is “finding your place,” or your places. You may find them either when you search Grand Rapids homes or later on, after ...

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How to Quickly Make Your Way in Grand Rapids

Many of our clients are moving to a whole new place, whether it’s moving across the country to Grand Rapids for the first time, or moving to a new neighborhood across town. Most of us have pulled up roots at one time or another, and we know that it can take some time and effort to really feel at home in the community. When faced with the prospect of Grand Rapids relocation, some people rely on skills developed in past moves, others look at it as an opportunity, and others feel a bit of anxiety about how long it will take to feel “at home” in your ... << MORE >>

Grand Rapids Real Estate Market Update

According to Real Trends market report for April 2013, housing sales continue on an upward trend even with limited inventory.

Grand Rapids homes for sale participate in leading this upward trend as part of the 12% gain throughout Midwest, the region showing strongest growth in Real Estate sales as of March 2012. This trend is followed closely by the South at 11.9% and Northeast at 3.5%. The Western region of the country shows a .4 percent decrease in housing sales.

Moreover, previous month sales increased more than expected with a 7.9% increase in average price nationally; the Midwest average home price increase is reported at 7.2% as of March 2013.

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Tax Return Ticket to Your New Grand Rapids Home

drivingWith April 15 still so near in the rear view mirror, many of us are now looking forward to the tax return coming up on our horizon. If you have a tax return in your headlights, have you already decided what to do with it? If you like to search Grand Rapids real estate in your spare moments, consider how your tax return could steer you into a new home in 2013.


Especially for anyone who is in the market for their first home, it can be daunting to make sure you have everything in place to make your home ownership dreams come true. First, you need to have a general idea of what you want in ...

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Heritage Hill Home Tour Weekend

tulips in springGet out your May calendar! Once again it’s time for the Heritage Hill neighborhood’s annual Weekend Tour of Homes, a mainstay on the Grand Rapids cultural event calendar for over 40 years. For anyone pondering relocation Grand Rapids offers many beautiful neighborhoods, and this diversion makes the third weekend in May an excellent time to visit the area. If you are familiar with the Tour from previous years, it’s worth noting that the one-time autumn ritual became a springtime event in 2011, so it no longer conflicts with fall’s big ArtPrize crowds.

The annual Weekend Tour of Homes celebrates Grand Rapids’ own Heritage Hill neighborhood, one of the largest historic districts on the National Register ...

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Keller Williams Becomes Largest Real Estate Franchise Company

Keller Williams #1More good news about Keller Williams! The Gordon Group’s franchise partner has been named the number one real estate agency in the ...

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Apps to Help the Home Buyer

A smartphone is an indispensible tool for so many purposes now, whether you’re shopping or making dinner reservations or just waiting in line. ...

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