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3 Things to know BEFORE you build

Friends! This week is one of my favorites of the year in West Michigan. Non-Pandemic years the ArtPrize would be announced, it’s also that week where the weather abruptly changes into Fall AND the GR Home Builders Association hosts the Parade of Homes; an open-house for builders to show off the best of their latest builds. This year the Parade features both in-person and virtual showings to reach people...

Hudsonville has way more to offer than just a great ice cream company!

One of my first tasks when moving to West Michigan in 2008 was to locate my go-to radio station. I will never forget driving in my car, scrolling through the dials, and being completely confused that the early morning content was the daily agriculture report. AGRICULTURE REPORT?! Where in the world to I just move to?! Long story short, I was abruptly introduced to West Michigan’s nutrient rich resources...

Heritage Hill has our Heart

Heritage Hill how do we love thee? Oh, let me count the ways! I love thee to depth, breadth, and height. Okay… seriously though. Heritage Hill is truly spectacular AND our feature for this week! As you may have guessed from the name, it’s located at the top of the hill, just east of Downtown, and is one of the largest historic districts in the entire US! It is mostly residential with an an array of...

Let’s Celebrate! It’s Fall In GR!

We did it! We made it to my favorite time of year here in GR! At the beginning of this year I was aching for the first day of Fall because that meant the return of ArtPrize, and outdoor Apple Orchard adventures with the fam. We all know how ArtPrize turned out but here’s a few items I am looking forward to exploring instead: Patios in GR yes friends, it’s true! Patio season and social zone...

This week in GR: Vacation? In This Pandemic?

Confession Time, It’s been about two weeks since we got back so I think it’s finally time I share that I took my family on an out-of-state vacation. Yes friends. To North Carolina. Back in the middle of April, after canceling my anniversary trip to Seattle and getting the news that our daughter’s annual overnight camp cancelled I was deep in the doldrums of despair. The dark, don’t want to get...

This week in GR: Is the housing market about to crash?

Friends! A lot of you are asking about what in the world is going on with the real estate market right now. Multiple times a day I read we’re headed towards recession from click-baity headlines. Our team is asked if the economy is about to crash? Or if home prices are going to continue appreciating at this hyper-speed pace. Great questions. The short answer is, we don’t know. But we have some clues...

This week in GR: Need GR Merch?

Good Morning GR! Wow, what a month it’s been! Guys, last month we launched our HeartGR Non-profit impact program as a pre-ordered campfire cozy hoodie sale with 100% of the profits of that hoodie being donated to the After Dark Program. YOU ALL SHOWED UP! We were able to donate over $1500 to After Dark from those sales. We also learned A TON about retail sales. As real estate agents, we provide a...

This week in GR: There is no try

Good Morning GR! Those who follow our social may have been abruptly greeted by my Market Update video yesterday from Riverside Park. It was windy, the lighting was weird, but it was good info that I felt like needed to be discussed. So I stopped at the park after a showing, wrote down a few notes that I wanted to make sure I covered, and had a conversation with you all. It definitely wasn’t perfect, but...

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