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We have gathered a list of the Top Best Forest Hills Houses

( Ada-Cascade) to buy, based on price per square foot.

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.

Check back often or just subscribe to our blog to get

up-to-date local real estate information that you want to know.

top best buys in forest hills mi homes for sale

The total square footage is noted here, although only the

main floors are used to figure price per square foot, not the

basement, even if finished.

The list for September 2009 is 16 properties, up from last month.

The lowest price/Sq Ft for homes range from $35.46 to $74.94

here in Forest Hills.

The lowest list price is $59,900 and the highest list price is

$288,900 for JSept 2009 homes in Forest Hills School District.

This list could include properties in Ada Township, Cascade

Township, Grand Rapids Township, Lowell Township, and the

city of Kentwood.

Some of these homes may be bank owned foreclosures and

not habitable as is or available for a mortgage in present condition

NO SHORT SALES LISTED!!

 

The Top Forest Hills Homes to Buy by Price per Square Foot:

 

3426 Nottingham Dr NE   $ 59,900    1392 Sq Ft  $43.03/SqFt

8245 Fulton St E              $ 67,000    1124 Sq Ft   $59.61/SqFt

2886 Lincolnshire Ln        $74,900    1400 Sq Ft   $67.11/SqFt

6384 Cascade Rd              $79,900     2253 Sq Ft   $35.46/SqFt

6375 Wainscot Dr SE      $82,000    1633 Sq Ft   $66.99/SqFt

 

383 Pettis Ave NE         $ 84,900    2040 Sq Ft    $41.62/SqFt

1417 Grand River Dr NE $ 89,900    1248 Sq Ft   $72.04/SqFt

6250 Architrave St        $ 90,000    1814 Sq Ft   $66.36/SqFt

5505 Whitneyville SE    $ 94,900   1536 Sq Ft    $61.78/SqFt

6367 3 Mile Rd NE         $109,900   1843 Sq Ft    $59.63/SqFt

 

7195 Dorset Dr SE       $112,900    2500 Sq Ft   $71.46/SqFt

1791 Grand Ct NE       $118,900     1600 Sq Ft   $74.31/SqFt

1789 Grand Ct NE       $119,900     1600 Sq Ft   $74.94/SqFt

1787 Park Trail NE      $119,900     1600 Sq Ft   $74.94/SqFt

3206 Oak Hollow Dr    $169,900    2509 Sq Ft   $67.72/Sq/Ft

8801 Fulton St E         $288,900    4132 Sq Ft    $69.92/SqFt

 

Forest Hills MI Top Best Buy Homes ~ August 2009

Forest Hills Michigan Real Estate 2009

 

 

If you would like to see a particular Top Best Buys Forest Hills

Home, please contact us at 1-888-240-1968 ext 0 or email us at:

terry@terrywestbrook.com

Grand Rapids Ada Real Estate ~ Westbrook Realty

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We have gathered a list of the top Caledonia Michigan Houses

to buy, based on price per square foot.

Please note that this list can change daily as some homes

sell, prices are adjusted and other homes come on the market.

Check back often or just subscribe to our blog to get

up-to-date local real estate information that you want to know.

We have included Foreclosed Homes but will not include “Short Sale”

Homes  in our lists, if this condition is stated.

Caledonia MI homes for sale

The total square footage is noted here, although only the

main floors are used to figure price per square foot.

Lowest price/Sq Ft range from $46.57 to $87.82 in Caledonia.

We are starting to see prices creep up and inventory go

down, so if you have been waiting for the best time to

buy in Caledonia, don’t wait much longer.  And if the price

seems too good to be true, don’t expect the home to be

move in ready.

September 2009  TOP BEST BUY Caledonia Homes

Highest list price is $329,175

Lowest list price is $54,900

The Top 18 Caledonia Homes to Buy by Price per Sq Foot:

2806 84th St  SE          $  54,900     1028 Sq Ft   $53.40/SqFt

5949 68th St SE           $105,900     1800 Sq Ft   $76.45/SqFt

8585 Acorn Ave SE      $107,900     1282 Sq Ft   $84.17/SqFt

5780 68th St SE           $130,000     1777 Sq Ft   $73.16/SqFt

6391 Dewpointe          $138,140     1585 Sq Ft   $87.15/SqFt

 

8922 Kraft Ave SE        $139,900    3004 Sq Ft    $46.57/SqFt

213 Johnson St SE       $139,900    1942 SqFt   $72.04/SqFt

9628 Morse Lake Ave   $144,900    2751 Sq Ft  $61.66SqFt

209 Terrace SE             $144,900     1650 Sq Ft  $87.82/SqFt

6611 Avalon Dr SE        $154,900     2192 Sq Ft   $70.67/SqFt

 

8767 Sunny View Rd    $156,860     2047 Sq Ft   $76.63/SqFt

9583 Scotsmoor Ct SE  $ 164,638     2140 Sq Ft  $76.93/SqFt

9615 Scotsmoor Dr SE  $ 169,843    2140 Sq Ft  $79.37/SqFt

9580 Scotsmoor Dr        $178,637     2073 Sq Ft  $86.17/SqFt

323 Johnson St            $239,900    3800 Sq Ft    $82.92/SqFt

 

9555 Kraft Ave SE        $249,000      3216 Sq Ft  $77.43/SqFt

2947 92nd St SE           $285,000    4158 Sq Ft    $68.54/SqFt

8860 Vincent Ave SE   $329,175    4272 Sq Ft    $77.05/SqFt

 

 

*Some of these homes may be bank owned foreclosures and

not habitable as is or available for a mortgage in present condition.*

 

Caledonia Michigan Real Estate Blogs

 

If you would like to see a Caledonia Top Best Buys Home, please

contact me: 1-888-240-1968 ext 0

or email me at terry@terrywestbrook.com

Grand Rapids Real Estate ~ Westbrook Realty

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All information is subject to verification & no liability for

omission or error is assumed

Current market conditions have brought home prices down to levels

we haven’t seen in several years. All price levels and amenities

have been affected.

Now may be a great time to purchase a Waterfront Home.

We have included a list of 22 homes in Eastern Kent County Michigan

in the $99,000 to $200,000 price range with private water frontage.

Summer is a real active time in this market, there is 1 sold and

5 pending sales in this market area for the last 3 months.

 

Grand River  Ada Michigan
Grand River Ada Michigan

             Address                                             Price

2255 Riverbank Ave NE                $   99,000 *

12166 Lappley Ave NE                 $   99,000 *

   1915 Laraway Lake Dr SE                   $  119,900

   2201 Shady Dr NE                               $  120,000

   4575 Abrigador Trl NE                       $   127,000

  4351 Porter Hollow Dr NE                  $   134,900

  3574 Michigan St NE                           $   144,900

  7159 Pennisula Dr NE                         $   145,900

7073 Pennisula Dr NE                 $    149,900 *

  4565 Wakefield Ave   NE          $    153,500 *

9027 Brouwer Lake Rd NE                   $   159,900

7111 Eva Dr NE                                      $  159,900

8820 66th St SE                                     $  169,900

1542 Lamberton Lake Dr NE                 $  174,900

2121 High Bluff Dr NE                           $  185,000

2780 Thornapple River Dr SE               $  189,000

1122 Northland Dr NE                 $ 189,900 *

7021 Pennisula Dr NE                            $ 199,000

5065 Porter Hollow Dr NE                    $  199,876

3300 Shadyside Dr NE                           $  199,900

7214 Ramsdell Dr NE                             $  199,900

8787 Running Deer Ln SE           $  199,900 *

* = new listing this month

If you are eligible for a first time buyer tax credit, buying a home

could  be less than you think.

The above link will take you to an explanation of the 2009 tax

credit and some possible applications I have provided.

If a leisure lifestyle appeals to you, this may be the perfect time

to make your move.  I am always available for questions or details

concerning Michigan real estate.  1-888-240-1968 X 0

 

Grand Rapids MI Real Estate ~ Westbrook Realty

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Grand River photo by Bonnie Westbrook

We took a few hours to browse the Art Prize venues yesterday, Thursday, Sept 24th, 2009 in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.  We saw some fabulous pieces of artwork and we also some we just didn’t get.  I am sure it is the same for everyone, as we all see the world through our own private filter.

We took a few photos to share with those who won’t get a chance to see this art extravaganza in person.  Some of the artworks have to be seen in person to appreciate the scale and subtleties. some are in-your-face, some are really, really out there, and others are really just for fun.

We registered to vote, toured the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Blue Bridge, Cathedral Square, Rosa Parks Circle and the Waters Building. We had a  wonderful lunch at the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Terrace Restaurant overlooking Rosa Parks Circle.  What a great spot to people watch and even had a few art prize entries stroll past.

 

 

We hope to get back to see a lot more artwork. With 159 venues and over 1200 artists, it is quite a task to see them all.  Hope you enjoy our tour!

Westbrook Realty Grand Rapids Real Estate

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The  Open House on this great property is the first time it has been open.

It is well worth a walk through.  Photos on the internet can tell you a whole

lot about a home but they don’t really do a home justice. The other senses

besides sight are important to the way we feel about a potential home.

That is why Open Houses and showings are so important to a buyer making

a decision about where there next  home will be.

The Open House at 3523 Reeds Crossing is a great condo in a great location,

just off the East Beltline, close to East Grand Rapids and downtown, yet

minutes away from 28th Street’s shopping Mecca.  This condo home has

fantastic wooded views with lots of privacy.

We will have this home OPEN from 12-2 pm Sunday Sept 27, 2009.

3523 Reeds Crossing Grand Rapids MI 49546

This home has SOLD – call us if you would like to see your home SOLD!

Westbrook Realty ~ Grand Rapids Real Estate

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This fabulous condo on Watermark Golf Course is full of extras

and added amenities. Besides being on the 17th tee with a

great golf course view, this home has hardwood floors in the

main living area and in the family room on the finished lower

walk out level.

1927 Talamore Ct SE Grand Rapids mi 49546

1927 Talamore Ct SE Grand Rapids mi 49546

The master bathroom has a heated ceramic tile floor to keep your

tootsies warm all winter, as well as a 2 person whirlpool tub and

walk in tiled shower with "rain" shower head.

1927 Talamore Ct SE Grand Rapids mi 49546

A gourmet kitchen is a dream to cook in with granite countertops

and GE Monogram Stainless Steel appliances.  The laundry room is off

the master bath suite and the front entry for easy access.

Come and take a look in person, this condominium is a great golf

course home and has all the bells and whistles you would like in a condo home.

 

It will be OPEN from 3-5 pm on Sunday Sept 27th, 2009.

MLS # 758394          Listed at $489,000   NEW PRICE!!!

                                        

Westbrook Realty ~ Grand Rapids Real Estate

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This 3 bedroom home in Wyoming is a great buy.  It was sold but buyer

couldn’t qualify.  This could be a bonus for the future buyer as we have

passed inspections and have a completed appraisal for $80,000.  With

the $8000 Tax Credit for First Time Buyers, this home could cost a lot

less than the typical home in this range. And it shouldl close in time for

the Nov. 30th deadline on the tax credit. 

1029 Iowa Wyoming MI home for sale

Located on a quiet street in Wyoming close to shopping, schools, and

parks, this 3 bedroom home has hardwood floors on the main floor, deck

with fenced in yard, family room down with dry wall finish and lighting

installed.  The main floor bath has  been totally updated recently.

1029 Iowa Wyoming MI home for sale

1029 Iowa Wyoming MI home for sale

MLS # 721583                            Listed at $ 79,900

 

Westbrook Realty ~ Grand Rapids Real Estate

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Unless you have hiding under a rock, or chained to your computer, The

Art Prize is the BIG NEWS in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The Art Prize was

announced earlier this year as a top prize of $250,000 for the top

art work selected by a public vote.  Highly controversial, as those in

the art community doubt that the average person is qualified to

judge art work.  It is sure to create a buzz around art and that is

the point.

The Art Prize exhibits opened yesterday and we went for our first

tour today.  With 1262 artists entered in over 159 venues, it is no

small task to try to see them all.  We took some time to tour the

large sculptures and the Waters Building today.  The others will

have to wait until another day.

The voting will take place over a 2 week period, with just a thumbs up

vote to keep an entry in the running. The top 25, top 50, and top 100

are posted on the web site so we can all keep track of who is ahead.

Here are a few photos of the large installations at the Blue Bridge,

so you can get an idea of what Grand Rapids is up to:

 

Blue Bridge Artwork

 

The Nessie Project

 

 

 

Nessie  Table Chairs Blue Bridge

Nessie Close up

Sarah Grant Table and Chairs

P1000690

 

 

Sarah grant table chairs zoom

Our sources tell us the Nessie Project was supposed to go farther out

in the Grand River, so there would be more movement but the cranes

could not get it installed any farther  from the shore.

The giant Table and Chairs is a very apt piece for Grand Rapids as we

were known as “Furniture City” in the first half of the 20th century.

Come on out and see the art work for yourself and don’t forget to

register to vote for your favorite pieces.

 

Westbrook Realty Grand Rapids Michigan

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Photos by Bonnie Westbrook

That library card is worth a free pass to a state park this year in Michigan

until September 25.  Check with your local library to see if they have signed

up for this free state park program.  There are also free hammocks as long

as supply lasts.

 

Glen Lake MI from Look Out Point

I would love to take a good book to the beach and read for a few hours

with the waves lapping, and my hammock swaying in the breeze.  In fact,

I have a new mystery thriller that probably need to be read in the open air,

a lot less scary. When my imagination and the plot thickens, I can look up

and see a serene scene to bring me back to reality.

Or you could just wander the beach and soak up the beautiful

Michigan scenery. Either way, it is a great offer !

Westbrook Realty Grand Rapids Real Estate

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We have 2 great homes open this weekend.  The first Open House is on

2847 Winesap Avenue, just south 3 Mile Rd and just east of Leffingwell,

from 12 to 2 pm.   Price: $139,900      MLS # 762076

This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, large finished rec room down,

freshly painted, new carpeting, and all appliances included.  The backyard

is fenced and quite large, plenty of room for hobbies and gardening.

Frt elevation close up sm web

 

The second Open House is at 2103 Shetland Dr NE from 3-5 pm

 Price: $ 179,900        MLS # 754426

 This is a fabulous condo in Applewood II estates, north of Knapp. 

It is in great condition with  many added extras, not found in typical

condos of this size.  It has  2 bedrooms, a den/office, finished

lower level with a walk out, a workshop in the basement, main

floor utility, and lots of light.  The kitchen has hardwood floors,

a new solid surface countertop with integral sink and a large

master suite.

Living Room web sm

More pictures and details available at our website: www.terrywestbrook.com

Westbrook Realty Grand Rapids Real Estate

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