Kentwood, MI Real Estate News

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
  We have gathered a list of the TOP Kentwood Michigan Houses to buy, based on price per square foot.   Price per square foot is a great leveler.  If two similar homes are listed at similar prices, their price per square foot should be similar.  The price should reflect the interior finish of the  home.   For example, if it has crystal chandeliers, marble tile, & a new kitchen, this would be more per square foot than a home that still has the 1970’s decor and/or is in derelict condition. The total square footage is noted here, although only the main floors are used to figure price per square foot.  Lowest prices/Sq Ft range from $32.37 to $59.95 in Kentwood this month. March 2010  31 TOP BEST BUYS in  Kentwood MI Homes The lowest list price is $ 29,900 the highest list price is $139,900...
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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
  We have gathered a list of the TOP Kentwood Michigan Houses to buy, based on price per square foot.   Price per square foot is a great leveler.  If two similar homes are listed at similar prices, their price per square foot should be similar.  The price should reflect the interior finish of the  home.   For example, if it has crystal chandeliers, marble tile, & a new kitchen, this would be more per square foot than a home that still has the 1970’s decor and/or is in derelict condition. The total square footage is noted here, although only the main floors are used to figure price per square foot.  Lowest prices/Sq Ft range from $32.37 to $68.15 in Kentwood this month.   February  2010  31 TOP BEST BUYS in  Kentwood MI Homes The lowest list price is $ 29,900 the highest list price is $1...
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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
We have gathered a list of the TOP Kentowood Michigan Houses to buy, based on price per square foot.   Price per square foot is a great leveler.  If two similar homes are listed at similar prices, their price per square foot should be similar.  The price should reflect the interior finish of the  home.   For example, if it has crystal chandeliers, marble tile, & a new kitchen, this would be more per square foot than a home that still has the 1970’s decor and/or is in derelict condition.     The total square footage is noted here, although only the main floors are used to figure price per square foot.  Lowest prices/Sq Ft range from $32.37 to $59.95 in Kentwood this month.   January  2010  19 TOP BEST BUYS in  Kentwood MI Homes The lowest list price is $ 29,900 the highest list price is ...
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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
Kentwood Michigan is a large suburb of Grand Rapids with a population under 50,000. It has manufacturing, shopping centers, and lots and lots of residential housing. Kentwood Public Schools are one of the largest school systems in the area with over 9000 students and 16 buildings within a 24.25 square mile area.   Kentwood home sales are still on a general downward trend in price. Over 1/3 of Kentwood Homes Equity has dissolved in the last 3 years, according to the current stats. We are still seeing some price reduction even though activity is high.  On the good news for sellers,  Kentwood has one of the lowest  absorption rates in the area.   Foreclosures and short sales  are still affecting the average market price here as Grand Rapids has seen jobs disappear. The homes under $ 150K i...
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By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
Housing square footage is so important yet it is one of the areas that has the most reporting errors. Agents, buyers and sellers all look at square footage to see what the cost per square foot comparison is as a reference.  If you rely on the municipality for accurate numbers you could be following a misleading number as well.  Many homeowners add rooms, and finished areas without getting a building permit...so the finished square footage is never accounted for in the municipal records. The appraiser does not always personally varify the square footage either so using the number from an appraisal report could give misleading information too.  Now consider the homeowner who reports to the real estate agent a square footage based on an error and the errant information just keeps getting r...
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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
We have gathered a list of the Top Kentwood Home Buys.  Please note: This list can change daily as some homes sell, prices are  adjusted and other  homes come on the market. The homes listed below are probably dated and would need updating with new carpeting, paint, and kitchen-bath redos at a minimum to bring them to current market standards. They might need major repair work done, such as new roofs & mechanicals. *Some of these homes may be bank owned foreclosures and not habitable as is or available for a mortgage in present condition.* Check back often or just subscribe to our blog to get up-to-date local real estate information that you want to know. The total square footage is noted here, although only the main floors are used to figure price per square foot.  The lowest prices/Sq...
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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
We have gathered a list of the Top Best Kentwood Home Buys.  Please note: This list can change daily as some homes sell, prices are  adjusted and other  homes come on the market. The homes listed below are probably dated and would need updating with new carpeting, paint, and kitchen-bath redos at a minimum to bring them to current market standards. They might need major repair work done, such as new roofs & mechanicals. *Some of these homes may be bank owned foreclosures and not habitable as is or available for a mortgage in present condition.* Check back often or just subscribe to our blog to get up-to-date local real estate information that you want to know.   The total square footage is noted here, although only the main floors are used to figure price per square foot.  The lowest pr...
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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
We have gathered a list of the Top Best Kentwood Home Buys.  Please note: This list can change daily as some homes sell, prices are  adjusted and other  homes come on the market. The homes listed below are probably dated and would need updating with new carpeting, paint, and kitchen-bath redos at a minimum to bring them to current market standards. They might need major repair work done, such as new roofs & mechanicals. *Some of these homes may be bank owned foreclosures and not habitable as is or available for a mortgage in present condition.* Check back often or just subscribe to our blog to get up-to-date local real estate information that you want to know. Please note: We will not be including Short Sale Properties in our lists of Top Best Buys, if stated on MLS. The total square fo...
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New Listing in Bailey's Grove this Week: 5756 Sugarberry DrSingle Family Home3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom1200 Square Feet Listed for $124,900***FORECLOSURE*** Here are the Price Changes in Bailey's Grove this week: 3792 Old Elm DrBailey's Grove North Condominiums2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom870 Square Feet Was Listed at $125,000Now Listed at $120,000 3480 S Lyn Haven DrBailey's Grove South Condominiums2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom1,296 Square Feet Was Listed for $135,900Now Listed for $123,900 5722 W Grove DrSingle Family Home4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom2234 Square Feet Was Listed at $198,000Now Listed at $195,000   5984 Mill Point CtVilla's of Bailey's Grove2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom1562 Square FeetWas Listed for $215,000Now Listed for $190,000***SHORT SALE*** These Bailey's Grove Homes Sold and Closed this week: 5...
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By Daniel Sundberg
(Crystal Springs Real Estate)
Bailey's Grove, Kentwood MIMarket Report for September 2009 Bailey's Grove is one of best planned communities in West Michigan. It consists of both Condominiums and Single Family Homes... each a unique Market.  The Single Family home market has been very active this summer which has led to good selling conditions as well as good opportunities for buying with the prices affected by Short Sales and Foreclosures.  The Condo market has showed signs of slowing down going into the Winter, which creates a favorable market for Buying. Bailey's Grove Single Family Homes: As of October 1st, 2009, there are 20 Single Family Homes on the Market. Of that 20 Homes on the market: 5 are Subject to Lender Approval of Short Sale and 1 is a Bank Owned Home (Foreclosure) As of October 1st, 2009, there wer...
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Here are the Price Changes in Bailey's Grove this week: 3518 Birch Knoll DrSingle Family Home4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom2,336 Square FeetWas Listed for $219,900Now Listed for $209,900***SHORT SALE***   5559 W Grove DrSingle Family Home4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom1,860 Square Feet Was Listed at $219,750Now Listed at $195,000 If you are looking to  sell your home or condo in Bailey's Grove,or looking to buy, Call Dan Sundberg@ 616-855-1905, or email me @ danielsundberg@comcast.net © 2009 Crystal Springs Real EstateData Provided by the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors MLSwww.BaileysGroveRealEstate.com
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New Listings in Bailey's Grove this Week: 3481 N Meadowgrove DrSingle Family Home4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom2560 Square FeetListed for $225,000***SHORT SALE******PENDING - SEE BELOW***   5733 E Grove DrSingle Family Home3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom1,457 Square Feet Listed for $151,900 Here are the Price Changes in Bailey's Grove this Week: 3853 Old Elm DrBailey's Grove North Condominiums2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom940 Square Feet Was Listed for $135,000Now Listed for $126,900 5990 E Lyn Haven DrBailey's Grove South Condominiums2 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom1,376 Square Feet Was Listed for $149,900Now Listed for $144,500 This Bailey's Grove Home had an Offer Accepted this week: 3481 N Meadowgrove Dr.Single Family Home4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom2,560 Square Feet Was Listed at $225,000 at the Offer Acceptance***SHORT S...
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These are the Bailey's Grove Homes that have had an Offer Accepted this week: 3982 Old Elm DrBailey's Grove North Condominiums3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom1,440 Square Feet Was Listed for $104,900 at the Offer Acceptance***FORECLOSURE*** 5725 Sugarberry DrSingle Family Home2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom1,608 Square Feet Was Listed for $149,900 at the Offer Acceptance 3635 Maple Hurst DrSingle Family Home4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom1,772 Square Feet Was Listed at $189,900 at the Offer Acceptance   3783 Old Elm DrBailey's Grove North Condos2 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom1,410 Square Feet Was Listed for $85,500 at the Offer Acceptance***FORECLOSURE***   If you are looking to  sell your home or condo in Bailey's Grove,or looking to buy, Call Dan Sundberg@ 616-855-1905, or email me @ danielsundberg@comcast.net © 2009 Cry...
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Here are the New Listings in Bailey's Grove this Week: 3893 Old Elm DrBailey's Grove North Condominiums2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom940 Square Feet Listed for $129,900 3518 Birch Knoll DrSingle Family Home4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom2336 Square Feet Listed for $219,900***SHORT SALE***       3744 W Sugarberry CtSingle Family Home3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom1,248 Square Feet Listed for $159,9000   Here is the Price Change in Bailey's Grove this Week:     5906 W Lyn Haven DrBailey's Grove South Condominiums2 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom1,273 Square Feet Was Listed for $149,900Now Listed for $139,000***SHORT SALE***    These are the Bailey's Grove Homes that had an Offer Accepted this week:     5758 E Grove DrSingle Family Home3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom1290 Square Feet Was Listed at $148,000 at the Offer Acceptance   361...
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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
Crystal Springs ~ Kentwood Absorption Report August 2009 Crystal Springs Development in Caledonia, Michigan is a large, residential suburban housing development that was started in the late 1980's and most construction was finished in the 1990's although some newer homes have been built since 2000. There are also a few vacant lots left to develop. This development covers a large area around the Stonewater Golf Course at Crystal Springs south of 68th Street to 72nd Street and encompassing Kalamazoo Avenue on the east and west.  This development has single family homes and condos, many located right on the Stonewater Golf Course.  The public school system is Kentwood, even though the address is Caledonia. Crystal Springs is close to the shopping plaza at 68th and Kalamazoo, Kentwood High ...
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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
We have gathered a list of the Top Best Kentwood Home Buys.  Please note: This list can change daily as some homes sell, prices are  adjusted and other  homes come on the market. The homes listed below are probably dated and would need updating with new carpeting, paint, and kitchen-bath redos at a minimum to bring them to current market standards. They might need major repair work done, such as new roofs & mechanicals. *Some of these homes may be bank owned foreclosures and not habitable as is or available for a mortgage in present condition.* Check back often or just subscribe to our blog to get up-to-date local real estate information that you want to know. The total square footage is noted here, although only the main floors are used to figure price per square foot.  The lowest pric...
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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
Kentwood Michigan is a large suburb of Grand Rapids with a population under 50,000. It has manufacturing, shopping centers, and lots and lots of residential housing. Kentwood Public Schools are one of the largest school systems in the area with over 9000 students and 16 buildings within a 24.25 square mile area. Kentwood home sales are starting to show signs of recovery. Over 1/3 of Kentwood Homes Equity has dissolved in  the last 3 years, according to the yearly stats shown here.  We are seeing some price recovery from last month's figures and the overall summer activity is high.  Kentwood has one of the lowest absorption rates in the area. Foreclosures and short sales  are still affecting the average market price here as Grand Rapids has seen many jobs disappear. The homes under $ 150...
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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
Kentwood    June 2009     Grand Rapids Area Market Report Units Sold Sales Price Graph (Includes Sold Homes Only) Quick Sheet for June 2009 Active Listing map for Kentwood not available. With Nearly 500 homes for sale in the Kentwood area, please call me for a personalized list of properties for sale. 509 SOLD Homes in Kentwood School District January 1, 2009 - June 30, 2009 Average 2009 Sold Price - $ 98,513 Average Days on Market - 128 Percent of Sold/List - 112.72% Months of Inventory - 6.32 Average $/SqFt - $70.30 With Nearly 500 homes for sale in the Kentwood area, please call me for a personalized list of properties for sale.  If you would like to view Kentwood properties, please give me a call at 616-292-7263.   Westbrook Realty Grand Rapids Real Estate  Information is deemed re...
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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
Kentwood Michigan is a large suburb of Grand Rapids with a population under 50,000. It has manufacturing, shopping centers, and lots and lots of residential housing. Kentwood Public Schools are one of the largest school systems in the area with over 9000 students and 16 buildings within a 24.25 square mile area. Kentwood home sales are still on a general downward trend in price. Over 1/3 of Kentwood Homes Equity has dissolved in  the last 3 years, according to the current stats.  We are still seeing a small price erosion from last month's figures, again this month, though the spring activity is high.  Foreclosures are still affecting the average market price here as Grand Rapids has seen jobs disappear.  The homes under $ 150K in Kentwood are seeing about 70% of  the  overall sales of K...
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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
Most of the events will take place at Kentwood City Hall  4900 Breton Rd, unless noted.  Join the fun in Kentwood to celebrate our Independence Day !     July 4th Kentwood Events Schedule: Pancake Breakfast   7:00-10:00 AM Kentwood Activities Center \355 48th St SE                             Cost $5  Children 5 & under free Parade  9:30 AM  - Starts at the Family Fare Parking Lot ( 52nd & Eastern) Carnival  6:00 - 10:00 pm   Games, Inflatables, Carnival Rides, Cake Walk, Food Vendors, Pony Rides, Climbing Wall, Airbrush Tattoo Artist ++++ Live Music - 8:30-10:00 pm    Mustang Band - country music Sky Diving Show  8:50-9:00 pm Fireworks Display - 10:15 pm   Kentwood City 4th of July Information - Please check their site for more details.   Westbrook Realty Grand Rapids Real Estate 
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