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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.

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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 $53.92 to $88.08 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.

October 2009  TOP BEST BUY Caledonia Homes

Highest list price is $312,716  Lowest list price is $97,900

The Top 21 Caledonia Homes to Buy by Price per Sq Foot:

8585 Acorn Ave SE      $97,900     1282 Sq Ft   $76.37/SqFt

572 145th Ave              $99,000     1836 Sq Ft   $53.92/SqFt

4494 2nd St                 $114,900    1400 Sq Ft   $82.07/SqFt

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

6606 Buttrick Ave       $139,876     2674 Sq Ft   $88.08/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

1616 Crescent Pointe   $158,500     2174 Sq Ft  $72.91/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

9044 Alanada Dr           $ 172,000    1974 Sq Ft  $87.13/SqFt

327 Johnson St            $178,500     3000 Sq Ft  $59.50/SqFt

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

8845 Whitneyville Ave  $179,800    3000 Sq Ft   $81.73/SqFt

 

7328 Patterson Ave     $190,000     3227 Sq Ft   $76.71/SqFt

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

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

10441 E Rivershore Dr  $271,950    3095 Sq Ft   $87.87/SqFt

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

8860 Vincent Ave SE   $312,716    4272 Sq Ft    $73.20/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

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

We have gathered a list of the top East Grand Rapids 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. 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.

It 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 is in derelict condition.

Note:  We will not be listing “Short Sale” properties in our list,

if disclosed.

Balloon Sculpture at prking garage

The total square footage is noted here, although only the main floors

are used to figure price per square foot.

October 2009 – 22 TOP BEST BUY East Grand Rapids Homes

Lowest price/Sq Ft range from $54.86 to $117.77

Highest List Price -  $349,700

Lowest List Price -  $124,900

The Top East GR Homes to Buy by Price per Square Foot:

1635 Breton Rd SE     $124,900      1893 Sq Ft  $65.98/SqFt

2200 Estelle Dr SE      $139,900    1474 Sq Ft   $109.81/SqFt

1408 Edgewood Ave  $144,900    1874 Sq Ft   $77.32/SqFt

630 Rosewood Ave    $159,900    1862 Sq Ft   $85.88/SqFt

430 Rosewood Ave    $159,900    2650 Sq Ft   $73.72/SqFt

 

428 Edgemere Dr        $164,900   3006 Sq Ft   $54.86/SqFt

2752 Robinson Rd      $169,900   1532 Sq Fr    $110.90/SqFt

1646 Robinson Rd      $174,000    3171 Sq Ft   $54.87/SqFt

348 Gladstone Dr       $174,900    1775 Sq Ft   $98.54/SqFt

159 El Centro Blvd      $174,900    1848 Sq Ft   $94.64/SqFt

 

2258 Lake Dr SE         $179,900    2261 Sq Ft   $79.57/SqFt

1630 Lake Dr SE         $179,900    2692 SqFt   $66.83/SqFt

1117 Eastwood Ave   $205,000    2250 Sq Ft   $108.52/SqFt

2150 Anderson Dr      $209,000    3322 Sq Ft   $75.29/SqFt

3030 Cascade Rd       $209,900     3000 Sq Ft   $117.77/SqFt

 

147 El Centro Blvd    $215,000     2318 Sq Ft   $108.48/SqFt

1401 Pinecrest Ave   $220,000    2350 Sq Ft   $103.97/SqFt

2332 Boston St         $269,900    2782 Sq Ft    $114.46/SqFt

3030 Fulton St SE     $269,900    3460 Sq Ft    $113.40/SqFt

2305 Wilshire Dr       $279,900    3000 Sq Ft    $112.59/SqFt

 

3151 Brentwood      $339,900     3596 Sq Ft    $94.52/SqFt

1401 Breton Rd        $349,700     3873 Sq Ft   $102.85/SqFt

 

The bargains are fewer & prices appear to be getting more

expensive here in East Grand Rapids this fall.   No homes

under $100K have been listed for the past 5 months.

If you have been waiting for the right time to buy, don’t wait much

longer.  We are starting to see signs competition for homes in some

areas, like East Grand Rapids and Forest Hills, is on the rise.

*Some of these homes may be bank owned foreclosures and not habitable

as is or available for a mortgage in present condition.*

East GR  Real Estate Market Blogs

If you would like to view an East Grand Rapids Best Buy Home,

please contact us @1-888-240-1968 x 0 or email us :

terry@terrywestbrook.com

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If you are looking for a home in the Grand Rapids Area, we service the following areas: Metro Grand Rapids, Ada-Cascade, East Grand Rapids, Caledonia, Kentwood, Lowell, and Rockford. We have assisted Grand Rapids buy & sell homes for the last 35+ years. Call 1-616-292-7263 to talk with Terry or email him at: terry@terrywestbrook.com.

For MLS access to the homes for sale in the West Michigan Area,visit: Westbrook Realty ~ Grand Rapids Real Estate for a free search.  Your search can be saved and modified as you view homes, with no obligation.

Thinking of selling your home?  We offer one of the most extensive marketing campaigns in Grand Rapids with a major online presence for your home.  With over 85% of buyers looking for homes online, this is where we concentrate our efforts.  Click here to view Terry’s Realtor profile.

Subscribe to our Grand Rapids Michigan Real Estate Blog

Westbrook RealtyGiving You Our Personal Best

FH Foods family bathroom

You might have to really look at this picture to see the details. 

When I went to our local food store recently, I needed to to make a

necessary stop.  When I saw the bathroom, I had to go to my car and get

get my camera to take this shot above.  Our local grocery store is one of

the best I have ever been in.  They listen to their customers and try to

make life easier and more convenient for them.

We (and everyone we know) love Forest Hills Foods.  This is just one of a

dozen reasons.  If you have little children, would they like to go to the

bathroom where they can have a stool and sink at their height?

Would it make it a fun experience for them?  You bet!

Thanks again, Forest Hills Foods, for thinking about your customer’s

grocery store experience.

Most of us sell only a small number of homes in our lifetimes.

With limited experience in real estate how are we capable of

maximizing the profits from our home sale? Many home sellers

make the critical mistake of thinking all Realtors are the same.

They list with the first agent who comes along. Does it make

good business sense to put the responsibility of selling your

home with someone who has no plan or qualifications?

 

This report will educate you with valuable information that will

help you make the best decision concerning:

With which real estate agent should you list?

Start by doing a few hours of research. Ask around … talk with

someone who has had a positive experience with a Realtor in your

neighborhood. Find out which agents are highly visible in your

market area. Get to know who has the most web presence, ads

and marketing material in your neighborhood. Who’s the most

active agent? Compile a list of agent names and use these

questions to help you determine which agent is right for you.

Now you have the list –Google each one to see how they compare.

Make an appointment and ask the prospective agents the

following questions:

  1. Could you send me some information about yourself! You can

often get a good idea of which agents are the most professional by

looking at their promotional materials. If their own materials aren’t

professional, how well are they going to market your home? Track

how long each agent takes to respond to your request and how

quickly they follow up. If they don’t respond efficiently to your

Listing requests imagine how they’ll handle potential home buyers.

     2. How many homes have you listed and how many homes have

you sold in the last six months? Look for an agent who has experience

with homes similar to yours and is active in your area. If your home

has special features look for an agent with experience in those

areas. Your agent should have a good record of selling homes, not

just listing them. After all, this is your ultimate goal.

Watch for the continuing series: 10 Questions You Should Ask a Realtor

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If you are looking for a home in the Grand Rapids Area, we service the following areas: Metro Grand Rapids, Ada-Cascade, East Grand Rapids, Caledonia, Kentwood, Lowell, and Rockford. We have assisted Grand Rapids buy & sell homes for the last 35+ years. Call 1-616-292-7263 to talk with Terry or email him at: terry@terrywestbrook.com.

For MLS access to the homes for sale in the West Michigan Area,visit: Westbrook Realty ~ Grand Rapids Real Estate for a free search.  Your search can be saved and modified as you view homes, with no obligation.

Thinking of selling your home?  We offer one of the most extensive marketing campaigns in Grand Rapids with a major online presence for your home.  With over 85% of buyers looking for homes online, this is where we concentrate our efforts.  Click here to view Terry’s Realtor profile.

Subscribe to our Grand Rapids Michigan Real Estate Blog

             Westbrook RealtyGiving You Our Personal Best

 Pumpkins Grand Rapids MI

Ada Michigan – Ada Village Trick or Treat at Ada Village Shops &

                       Fire Hall Open House  Sat. Oct 31st   5-6pm

 

Cascade Michigan – Halloween Open House at 2865 Thornhills Ave

                               Fire Station: Oct 31st 6-8pm

 

East Grand Rapids MI – Halloween Saturday Oct 31st 6-8 pm

                                    EGR Halloween Safety Tips

 

Grand Rapids MIHalloween Event Activities in GR from Jack the Ripper to

                            corn mazes, something for everyone.

Kentwood MIKentwood Halloween Hoopla – Oct 31st Woodland Mall

                        4-6pm  Free Event – must pre-register by Oct 27th

 

Lowell MI – Oct 31st – Halloween – 6-8pm

 

Rockford  MI  – Trick or Treating  City of Rockford  Sat October 31st. Sirens will     sound to start and finish or recommended hours 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Keep your porch light on if participating. Drive slowly to protect our children!

 

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If you are looking for a home in the Grand Rapids Area, we service the following areas: Metro Grand Rapids, Ada-Cascade, East Grand Rapids, Caledonia, Kentwood, Lowell, and Rockford. We have moved people in and out of their homes here for the last 35+ years. Call 1-616-292-7263 to talk with Terry or email him at: terry@terrywestbrook.com.

For MLS access to the homes for sale in the West Michigan Area,visit: Westbrook Realty ~ Grand Rapids Real Estate for a free search.  Your search can be saved and modified as you view homes, with no obligation.

Thinking of selling your home?  We offer one of the most extensive marketing campaigns in Grand Rapids with a major online presence for your home.  With over 85% of buyers looking for homes online, this is where we concentrate our efforts.  Click here to view Terry’s Realtor profile.

Subscribe to our Grand Rapids Michigan Real Estate Blog

                   Westbrook RealtyGiving You Our Personal Best

Nature has so many lessons to teach us.  We don’t always pay attention

to what she is saying but when we do….we have a chance to share a

moment of clarity and wisdom.  On our excursion through the Grand

Rapids area yesterday, we encountered this maple tree.  How many

times have we sped past and not noticed it? Hundreds, probably. 

Why did we notice it yesterday?

It shone out its brilliant yellow light on a rainy day, saying:

Look at me!  In a few days my golden leaves will be on the ground,

so notice me today….right now! maple in fall Grand river Dr

We did. We stopped to take a photo and share it with you.  Each day

we have the opportunity to notice and appreciate the beauty around us.

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If you are looking for a home in the Grand Rapids Area, we service the following areas: Metro Grand Rapids, Ada-Cascade, East Grand Rapids, Caledonia, Kentwood, Lowell, and Rockford. We have moved people in and out of their homes here for the last 35+ years. Call 1-616-292-7263 to talk with Terry or email him at: terry@terrywestbrook.com.

For MLS access to the homes for sale in the West Michigan Area, visit: Westbrook Realty ~ Grand Rapids Real Estate for a free search.  Your search can be saved and modified as you view homes, with no obligation.

Thinking of selling your home?  We offer one of the most extensive marketing campaigns in Grand Rapids with a major online presence for your home.  With over 85% of buyers looking for homes online, this is where we concentrate our efforts.  Click here to view Terry’s Realtor profile.

Scheduled to open in the fall of 2010, construction has started on the new

elementary school at the old Ottawa Hills High School plot, formerly Iroquois

Middle School.  The Grand Rapids Public School system sold the land and

buildings and the old Ottawa  High School building was torn down this summer.

 

Major construction is now underway for the new school by Grand

Rapids Christian Schools.  This is what the site looks like now:

Construction Christian Elem school GR MI

Grand Rapids MI Christian Elem School construction

Grand Rapids MI Christian Elem School construction

And a site map of the future facility:

                      Grand Rapids MI Christian Elem School construction

 

 

Home for Sale 1 block from this new GR Christian School

 

Westbrook Realty ~ Search Grand Rapids Real Estate

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Call 1-616-292-7263 or email me: terry@terrywestbrook.com

A charming Tudor Style home is now available in Ottawa Hills. This

area has been a wonderful neighborhood to live in Grand Rapids

since the 1930’s.  There is a new neighbor coming in the fall of

2010: a new Christian Elementary School.

This quality built home has hardwood floors on the main floor and

the 3 upstairs bedrooms. Also, a large living room with fireplace, bay window,

crown molding and an adjacent sunroom.

1407 Alexander SE Grand Rapids MI

1407 Alexander SE Grand Rapids MI

Listed at $129,900.                           

  Additional Article on 1407 Alexander SE

New Christian Elementary School Under Construction

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Two luxury homes will be open to the public on October 25, 2009.

Both are on the prestigious Watermark Golf Course in Grand Rapids, MI.

One is a custom built condominium which sets on the 17th tee, the

other is a custom built single family home that sets on the 6th tee.

1698 Watermark Dr. SE  Open Sunday Oct 25, 2009 from 12-2pm:

1698 Watermark Dr SE GR MI 49546r

1698 Watermark Dr SE GR MI 49546r

1698 Watermark Dr SE GR MI 49546r

This home has 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, a game room, billiard room, wine

cellar, and home theater room. Built in 2006 with quality materials, you

have to see the 5476 finished square feet of luxury living. A composite

deck ovelooks the 6th tee, so you can monitor your friends golf game.

New Listing  at $722,500.

Talamore Ct SE   Open Sunday Oct 25, 2009 from 2-4pm:

1927 Talamore Ct GR MI 49546

Talamore watermark 17th hole sm web

Living Room web sm

This custom built in 2005 condo has 3090 square feet of finished living

space and many upgrades when built.  3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, hardwood

floors up and down, carpeted bedrooms, luxury master bath with

heated floor tiles, spa  tub for 2, walk in shower, and walk in closet.

Wired for flat screen TV, storage space and room for expansion in the

lower level walk out.

Four season sun room with access to deck that overlooks the 17th tee.

A fabulous condo in move in condition, come see for yourself.

Westbrook Realty ~ Search Grand Rapids Real Estate

Copyright 2009 all rights reserved

Call 1-616-292-7263 or email me: terry@terrywestbrook.com

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.

The Real estate market for waterfront homes in Eastern Kent County Michigan

with rivate water frontage

 

Thornapple River view

Currently there are 23 active listings in waterfront homes

5 Pending Sales

3 Sold

Since July 1, 2009 to date.

 

Average List Price – $  160,208

Average Sale Price – $ 179,667

 

Westbrook Realty ~ Search Grand Rapids Real Estate

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Call 1-616-292-7263 or email me: terry@terrywestbrook.com

Thornapple River photo by Terry Westbrook

Grand Rapids Photos

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