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We've had the privilege of serving clients in the Greater Grand Rapids area now for over 27 years. Many have become dear friends. Along the way, many have encouraged us to spread our wings and we've been humbled by these nudges. Well, we fi... Read more

How to Get Your Offer Noticed

Buyers of homes under $300,000 frequently face stiff competition when writing offers. It's not uncommon for homes in this price range to attract multiple offers and sell for well over full price. How do buyers get their offer to stand out in th... Read more

2019 Q2 Real Estate Outlook

The first quarter of 2019 is in the books. which means the spring market is ready to burst wide open. But will it in 2019? Or, are we entering a "new normal" phase buffeted between limited inventory and more discerning buyers not so eager to thr... Read more

Mechanic’s Liens

The Mechanics’ Lien law provides special protection to contractors, subcontractors, laborers and suppliers who furnish labor or materials to repair, remodel or build your home. If any of these people are not paid for the services or materials they ... Read more

Understanding Preliminary Reports

After months of searching, you’ve finally found it -- your perfect dream home. But is it perfect? Will you be purchasing more than just a beautiful home? Will you also be acquiring liens placed on the property by prior owners? Have documents been r... Read more

Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning is a serious problem that can lead to adverse health problems. In children, high levels of lead can cause damage to the brain and nervous system, behavioral and learning problems, slow growth, and hearing problems. In adults, lead poisoning... Read more

Living Trusts

Estate planners often recommend Living Trusts as a viable option when contemplating the manner in which to hold title to real property. When a property is held in a Living Trust, title companies have particular requirements to facilitate the transaction. ... Read more

Why Do You Need Title Insurance?

Title Insurance. It’s a term we hear and see frequently - we see reference to it in the Sunday real estate section, in advertisements and in conversations with real estate brokers. If you’ve purchased a home before, you’re probably fami... Read more

Home Values Continue to Rise in Grand Rapids

Homeowners were happy and many buyers were flustered in 2018 as average home values rose 8.9% here, per the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors (GRAR). At year-end, the average sales price was $226,349 based on 12,520 properties sold. These include singl... Read more

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The Home Buying Guide

This guide provides a brief overview of the home buying process, including costs and important timelines to remember. It is a great resource geared for first-time buyers in particular, but even "veteran" homeowners will find it useful.

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