Sold: 5744 Rodney

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New 4 bedroom 3 bath home walkout ranch home with 9′ ceilings thru out the home in Grandville Schools by RDI Homes. Home has main floor laundry, solid surface tops in the kitchen, fireplace with 10′ tall trey ceiling in the family room and much more.Lower level has 2 bedroom and 1 full bath. Large family rec room that walks out to 12’X12′ concrete patio. Large 2 1/2 car garage, with a large front porch. Landscaping, underground sprinkling and hydroseedin are included.

[Sold – $87,000] Just Listed: 1747 Delwood $89,000

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Walking into this beautifully maintained 3 bedroom arts & crafts two-story feels like home. Main floor features hardwood floors and a generous layout with living room, formal dining room and sliders to a great deck, all with a nice-sized kitchen. Upstairs has been recently refinished, carpeting has never been used. Take Engle just two streets over to Battjes park where there is fishing, green space and a kids playground. Located an easy 3 mile bike or car ride to downtown Grand Rapids down Chicago Drive.

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Factory Renovation Update

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I recently stopped by to gape at these renovations at Nu-Tran, and couldn’t believe the amount of progress in such a short time! I had to take some photos. We found a great deal on this Wyoming MI industrial space, outdated, dark, used only for storage in recent years, and purchased for a good price. Nu-Tran was formed, and the owner and his crew transformed the place into a fully-functioning commercial furniture design, sales, and manufacturing company within mere months.

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Grand Rapids ranked 11th on Forbes’ “Best Buy Cities: Where to Invest In Housing In 2014”

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Full Story Here at Forbes.com

Forbes recently ranked US cities based on current market prices as compared to what Local Market Monitor deemed an “Equilibrium Price:”

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“choices were ranked primarily on four factors: population, home prices, and the local jobs economy. Each of our Best Buy Cities have high population and job growth, relatively low home prices, and are still considered under-valued…

“The key to coming up with this list is a proprietary measure that Local Market Monitor dubs the “Equilibrium Home Price.” Basically, it tracks what the average price for a market should be, if speculation, weird distortions in local income, and other factors (like the housing collapse) weren’t present in the market. The measure presumes that prices will eventually return to this level. When homes are far under the equilibrium price, investors are getting a good buy and can expect to make a good return. The other important consideration for investors is, of course, a healthy local economy. After all, there is zero point in purchasing a home in a market where the population is fleeing. That’s why Best Buy Cities are places where opportunities are growing.