Rockford, MI Real Estate News

By Karen Webster...Grand Rapids, MI Realtor
(5 Star Real Estate, Grand Rapids MI)
Because I'm thinking about multiple blogs, but I don't know if I have time to take care of more than one baby.I'm assuming that multiples would get you a bigger audience, more google juice and ultimately more business.What has your experience been?  If I'm branching out from AR, where else is it good to blog?Thanks in advance for your input.  image from
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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
As we start a new year it is good to review and look back to see if we can learn from the past. So much of the news lately is on the Housing Market and the difficulties that sellers are having through the erosion of prices. Buyers are waiting for the lowest point in the market to buy. Sellers are looking at prices that were higher a year ago to set prices for today.  In some markets we have seen the average price go down while in others the prices has been stable and even risen. How do you make the right decision in this market? I don't think there is a economist or an "expert" in the business that can say with certainty what the market will do in the short run. I have sold Real estate since 1973 and I have seen almost all the cycles in this business.   One thing remains constant - give...
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By Eric Webster, Grand Rapids, MI, Five Star Realty
(Five Star Real Estate)
      We were pretty excited one Saturday as we shopped at the Rockford Farmer's Market, when we saw a beautiful new building under construction on the banks of the Rogue River in downtown Rockford MI.  We'd seen an item in the newspaper that a new restaurant was coming, and from the look of the building and the location it had great possibilities.    After allowing some time for the new restaurant bugs to be worked out (we tend to not visit a new place for a month or two after they open), we made reservations at Reds on the River for dinner.  It was a rare, late fall day with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine so we opted to be seated on the huge patio area.      River provided a very peaceful view, and the sound of the water made it even nicer.  The trees were in full color, it ...
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By Cynthia J. Sullivan
(Team Mortgage, LLC)
Do you have an adjustable rate that is ending soon? Is your mortgage rate 8% or higher?  Are you looking for cash to remodel or pay off debt?  If you answered yes to any of these questions you should give me a call.  I can help you refinance quickly, lower your current rate and save you money!  CALL TODAY TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY.  I will provide you with quality service throughout the refinancing process.  I will represent your interests every step of they way.  I can help you lower your current interest rate, get cash out to remodel or pay off debt, and SAVE YOU MONEY.Example of savings by refinancing at a 30 year fixed rate:Refinance Amount - $150,000                Current Interest Rate -  8.25%       New Interest Rate - 6.775%Current Payment - $1,126.90            New Payment - $975.3...
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By Tammy Stone, "Eco-Green" Agent in West Michigan
(Prudential Preferred Realtors)
A while back I wrote a post about how in the small village of Sparta, a Realtor organized a community wide open house.  I loved the idea and instead of 2 guests, I actually had 7 guests come through the door.  I just listed 9175 Lady Lauren Dr in Rockford.  Wonderful neighborhood with great amenities and very family oriented.  6 other homes are listed in this small neighborhood and I've organized a Neighborhood Open for July 15th from 2-4 p.m.  What a great way to showcase all our homes and make it a one-stop shopping experience for the buyers to come out a view!What's great about this listing is the neighborhood.  However, if you comp the basic comps for the area and by school district there are 75 homes in that particular price range that are currently in the market.  In that little n...
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By Charlene Hammontree, Meeting the needs of Buyers and Sellers in MICH
(616 Realty LLC)
*This information was obtained through the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors. Beginning for January 2007Rockford/49306 80 Current Homes for Sale37 Expired Listings9 Homes Pending Sales22 Homes Sold 1 Home withdrawn from the Market  Price RangeAvg: $229,308Low: $114,000High: $525,000 DOM RangeAvg: 121Low: 23High: 282    Comstock Park/4930615 Current Homes for Sale6 Expired Listings1 Home Pending Sale5 Homes Sold   Price RangeAvg: $181,860Low: $118,400High: $213,600 DOM RangeAvg: 66Low: 28High: 129
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