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Hidden Hills is an established neighborhood of homes off Cascade Road

and 30th Street in Cascade Township, Michigan, a suburb of Grand Rapids.

Home construction started here in the 1960′s housing boom in the Forest

Hills School District and has continued through to today. There are new

homes still being built in this neighborhood.

Mid-size homes with quality construction are the rule, this suburban sub-

division area has been a desirable  place to live in the Grand Rapids home

market for many years.

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                          Hidden Hills, Cascade Township

                     Neighborhood Real Estate Market Report

                              Jan-April 2010

                      2 For Sale, 2 Sold, 4 Pending, 1 Expired

Hidden Hills Active Listings 2

Hidden Hills Average Active Price: $ 242,500

Hidden Hills Average Active Price Per Sq Ft: $ 104.02

Hidden Hills Active Average Days on Market: 146

Hidden Hills Sold Homes 2

Hidden Hills Average SOLD Price: $ 349,000 

Hidden Hills Average SOLD Price Per Sq Ft: $ 114.05

Hidden Hills Average SOLD Days on the Market: 27

Hidden Hills Pending Homes: 4

Hidden Hills Expired Homes: 1

 

The current absorption rate for Hidden Hills  is  1 month, which

means we have a 1 month supply of homes in the Hidden Hills market,

IF no new homes enter the market and homes sell at the current rate.

 

MARKET SYNOPSIS: Hidden Hills average SOLD home price has

bounced back somewhat from last year’s lows of under $90 a square

foot, but the average sold price is still declining.  Time on the market

has increased slightly and 6 homes have  sold since the first of the

year.

Forest Hills School District Average Sold Home Prices last 6 years:

2009 – $ 229,570

2008 – $ 279,709

2007 – $ 269,445

2006 – $ 300,691

2005 – $ 282,173

2004 – $ 268,072

Forest Hills Michigan Real Estate  2010

If you would like further information about Cascade Homes or

Forest Hills homes, please contact me directly.

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Grand Rapids  Michigan Neighborhood Absorption Report

Tamarron Estates is an upscale suburban development with large

wooded lots, walking access to Thornapple Elementary School and

the Thornapple River Backwaters.  It is located just off of

Thornapple River Drive and Cascade Road in Cascade Township.

The house styles vary from large, comfortable ranches, traditional

two stories, to contemporary homes.  Many of the homes were built

in the late 1970′s to the mid 1980′s, though there is a new street

that has much newer homes on acreage settings.  Some houses close

to and surrounding this development are in the upper price brackets

in the Grand Rapids real estate market.

2 swans on Watermark pond

Tamarron Residential Real Estate

Jan-April 2010 Market Report

2 Sold,  6 For Sale, 1 Pending, 1 Expired

Tamarron Active Listings: 6

Tamarron Average Active Price – $ 511,300

Tamarron Average Active Price/SqFt – $ 135.25

Tamarron Average Active Days on Market – 44

Tamarron  SOLD Listings: 2

Tamarron Average Sold Price $ 209,500

Tamarron Average Sold Price/SqFt – $ 78.38

Tamarron Average Sold Days on Market – 92

Tamarron Expired Listings: 1

At the current selling rate, we have a 9 month supply of homes

on the market in Tamarron Estates in Cascade Township.

MARKET SYNOPSIS: Tamarron homes are selling but not at the

prices that sellers would like to see. Today’s market is accepting

homes under $100.00 a sq ft. This is a substantial price reduction for

this area.  As you  can see, the expired sellers think their homes

will sell at $ 130-150/sq ft.  The two homes that have sold since

January might be distressed sales or foreclosed homes. List prices

have been reduced but not to a realistic price for buyers.

The Absorption rate of 9 months is high for the Forest Hills area.

If you have to sell your Tamarron Estates home now, the market

place is telling you that you need to be around $100 a sq ft and

in good condition to see your home sold successfully.

Forest Hills Michigan Real Estate Market Reports  2009

If you have questions about the value of your Cascade or Forest Hills

Home, please contact me directly:  terry@terrywestbrook.com or

call me at 1-888-240-1968 ext 0

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The Ada area growth trends remain strong. Ada Township planner,

Jim Ferro states that the Ada population has grown by 20% since

2000. The new 80 unit condo site – Villas of Ada and Stone Falls of Ada

– a 210 unit apartment complex, currently under construction here.

Both of these new developments are quite close to Adacroft Commons.

                   Adacroft Commons Real Estate

                   Jan-April  2010 Market Report

                  2 Sold, 2 For Sale, 3 Expired, 0 Pending

Adacroft Commons Entrance Ada MI 49301

Adacroft Commons Active Listings: 2

Adacroft Commons Active Price – $172,450

Adacroft Commons Active Price/SqFt – $113.17

Adacroft Commons Active Days on Market -155

Adacroft Commons SOLD Listings: 2

Adacroft Commons average sold price – $ 150,750

Adacroft Commons average sold price/SqFt – $87.61

Adacroft Commons average sold days on market –117

Market Synopsis: Adacroft Commons Homes are selling for under

$100/SqFt.  The neighborhood Absorption Rate is 3 Months, sales

activity has slowed considerably and prices are lower than last year.

The key is “Home Condition”.  If you still have the 1970’s and 80’s

kitchen, baths, and decor, you aren’t going to get top dollar for

your Adacroft home.  If your home is priced appropriately,

you have the best chance of selling in this buyer’s market.

Forest Hills Michigan Real Estate Market Reports  2010

If you have detailed questions or just need general information

about Grand Rapids or Ada Homes, please contact me directly.

terry@terrywestbrook.com

or call 1-888-240-1968 ext 0

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The Quail Crest Condo development is located west of Spaulding

and north of Burton Street in Cascade Township. There is an

entrance off Spaulding Avenue and off Burton Street. This condo

development was started in the late 1980′s and continued building

into the current phase.

The condos are spacious with cathedral ceilings and many have

finished lower levels with extra bedrooms and baths. This area

has been very attractive for retirees, as they are close to all the

local amenities and shopping but no house maintenance.

Forest Hills Public Schools are the school district,

Watermark Country Club, Forest Hills & 28th Street shopping are

a short distance away.   The miles of Cascade-Ada Bike/Walking Trail

connects to downtown Cascade, downtown Ada, and 28th St.

Quail Crest Condos Entrance Cascade MI

Quail Crest Condominiums Real Estate  Market Report

Jan-April 2010

6 For Sale, 0 Pending, 1 Sold, 3 Expired

Quail Crest Condos Active Listings: 6

Quail Crest Condos Average Active Price – $273,300

Quail Crest Condos Average Active Price/SqFt – $ 170.06

Quail Crest Condos Average Active days on market 82

Quail Crest Condos Sold Listings: 1

Quail Crest Condos average sold price – $132,900

Quail Crest Condos average sold price/SqFt – $ 106.92

Quail Crest Condos average days on market – 83

The absorption rate for Quail Crest Condos is 18  months, which

means if no new listings come on the market, it will take 18 months

for the current inventory of homes to sell at the current rate of sales.

This is high for the Grand Rapids Market.  The  average sold price

and the price per square foot for the one home that sold is much

lower than last year’s sold price average of $ 175,000.

We have seen some sellers renting instead of selling, waiting for a

return to a seller’s market.  That may be the route to take, if you can

play the role of landlord successfully.

Forest Hills MI Real Estate Market Report

If you have further questions about Grand Rapids or

Cascade MI Condos, please contact me directly.  We can

also have these monthly market reports emailed to your

inbox, just contact us.

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Centennial Park Meadows Condominiums are located just off 28th Street

and Thornapple River Dr. in Cascade, Michigan. The Condos wrap around

the  Centennial Golf Course and community.

This private par 70 golf course has plenty of challenges for golfers at

every level.  This community also has a clubhouse and restaurant for

members.

We have relocated several clients into this community and they find it a

wonderful place to live. Just minutes from 28th Street & Cascade shopping,

dining and amusements, you are centrally located but tucked away from

the bustle of the area for quiet, serene living and easy access to golf.

golf bag, putter, hat and golf balls

Centennial Park Meadows Condos

Real Estate Market Report

Jan – April 2010

0 For Sale,  0 Pending,  7 SOLD

Centennial Condos Active Listings: 0

Centennial Condos Active Average Price $0

Centennial Condos Active average $/SqFt – $ 0

Centennial Condos Active average days on market – 0

Centennial Condos Sold Listings: 7

Centennial Condos Sold average price – $ 160,036

Centennial Condos Sold average $/SqFt – $ 97.72

Centennial Condos Sold average days on market – 174

Low Sold Price – $ 83,000

High Sold Price – $ 300,000

This market is seeing sales in 2010 and with no condos on the market,

it is difficult to say how long before a new listing would sell, most

likely quickly, if priced correctly.

The average sold price is slightly lower than it was last year but the one

obviously distressed sale brings the averages down.

If you would like information about Grand Rapids – Cascade MI Condos

or Grand Rapids – Cascade MI Homes, please contact me directly.

If you would like this report emailed to your inbox every month, please

contact us.

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The eighth Annual Tri River Museum Network will open their tour

of small museums in West Michigan on Saturday, Sunday May 1 & 2,

2010 from 11 am to 5 pm.

Admission to all 18 museums is free during the promotional event,

designed to generate interest in the local historical societies and

their offerings. Local museums on the tour include Averill Historical

Museum and restored barn in Ada; Cascade Museum, located in a

town hall built in 1898, Fallasburg Historical Village with a a one

room schoolhouse and Lowell Historical Museum featuring a virtual

tour and Victorian rooms.

Ada hist museum sign

Ada Historical Museum

town hall front

Cascade Township Historical Museum

Lowell HistoricalMuseum & Society

Lowell Historical Museum

Other Highlights along the tour are historical churches, a Masonic Temple,

a Gleaners Hall, restored train depots, restored Victorian Home, military

museum, a dormitory that house girls who worked in silk factories, a

restored storefront, and a historic village encompassing 300 acres.

Each museum has a little different local historical memorabilia and local

records on display. Maps and additional information can obtained at any

of the  museums taking part in the “Spring Into the Past” Tour.

Google Map & List of Tri River Museums

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We have gathered a list of the top Grand Rapids Township Houses

to buy based on price per square foot.  An added bonus, these

Grand Rapids Township Homes are in East Grand Rapids or

Forest Hills Public School system.  If you are new to the Grand Rapids

area, Grand Rapids Township taxes are lower than East Grand Rapids,

Grand Rapids, or Ada Township.

**Please note that this list can change daily as some homes sell,

some homes go through a lengthy approval process, 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.

Meijer Gardens Entrance Grand Rapids Township MI

The total square footage is noted here, although only the

main floors are used to figure price per square foot.

Grand Rapids Township:

Lowest price per Sq Ft    $67.01

Highest price per Sq Ft   $98.04

April 2010  BEST BUY GR Township Homes

Highest list price is $ 249,624

Lowest list price is  $ 74,900

Top Best Buy Grand Rapids Township Homes by Price/Sq Ft:

3164 Dean Lake Ave    $ 74,900     1040 SqFt    $72.02/SqFt

3747 Bradford St NE    $109,900    1640 SqFt   $67.01/SqFt

3435 Dean Lake Ave   $115,000     1311 SqFt   $87.72/SqFt

2450 Maguire Ave       $124,900    2084 SqFt    $98.04/SqFt

2530 Cascade Rd SE    $139,000    2200 SqFt   $86.88/SqFt

3346 Dean Lake Ave   $139,900    2520 SqFt   $79.58/SqFt

1019 Cutter Parkway   $139,900   1643 SqFt   $85.15/SqFt

2309 3 Mile Rd NE     $149,900    3340 SqFt    $70.54/SqFt

3351 Nottingham Dr  $169,900   2202 SqFt    $91.15/SqFt

43 Robinhood Dr NE   $189,900   2328 SqFt   $94.20/SqFt

2548 Woodsboro Ct   $194,900    2804 SqFt   $97.26/SqFt

205 Shore Haven Dr    $199,900   2652 SqFt   $75.38/SqFt

3352 Oak Hollow Dr     $199,900   2800 SqFt   $90.17/SqFt

201 Shore Haven Dr    $209,000  2600 Sq Ft   $80.38/SqFt

2966 Canyonside Ct    $214,900  3000 SqFt    $91.76/SqFt

493 Arrowhead Ave    $226,000  3284 SqFt   $81.18/SqFt

455 Golf Road SE        $229,900   2574 SqFT  $89.32/SqFt

2980 CopperGrove Dr $249,624   2691 SqFt   $92.76/SqFt

In this area of Grand Rapids, as well as others, there are fewer

really great home bargains on the market. If you have been

waiting for prices to start climbing and inventory to shrink, the

time appears to be here.  List price and price per square foot are

both higher for all homes this month.

*Some of these homes may be bank owned foreclosures and

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

If you have questions about Grand Rapids Township or Grand

Rapids homes, please contact me directly:

1-888-240-1968 ext 0

email: terry@terrywestbrook.com

Photo of Frederick Meijer Gardens Entrance by Bonnie Westbrook

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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.

Kentwood MI City Hall


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 $31.93 to $64.97 in Kentwood this month.

April 2010  24  TOP BEST BUYS in  Kentwood MI Homes

The lowest list price is $ 23,950

the highest list price is $139,900

Top Kentwood MI Homes to Buy by Price per Square Foot:

7213 Regal Ave  SE   $23,950     750 Sq Ft    $31.93/SqFt

71 Jonquil St SW      $49,900     936 Sq Ft    $53.31/SqFt

88 Violet St SW        $49,900     768 SqFt     $64.97/SqFt

5651 Haughey Ave    $49,900    872 SqFt     $57.22/SqFt

155 Wavell St SE       $58,000     1350 Sq Ft  $42.96/SqFt

32 Dunkirk St SE      $58,000     912 SqFt     $63.60/SqFt

423 Pine Place St     $59,900    1248 SqFt    $48.00/SqFt

911 60th St SE          $59,900    1010 SqFt    $59.31/SqFt

5444 Eastern Ave     $59,900    976 SqFt      $61.37/SqFt

5834 Haughey Ave   $63,000    1354 SqFt     $46.53/SqFt

123 Barry St              $64,900    1140 SqFt      $63.63/SqFt

2097 60th St SE         $70,000    1300 Sq Ft    $53.85/SqFt

2830  32nd St SE       $72,000     1363 Sq Ft    $52.82/SqFt

4314 Fuller Ave SE    $74,900     1289 SqFt    $58.52/SqFt

4631 Eastern Ave     $79,900     1500 SqFt     $61.46/SqFt

4545 Grantwood      $84,900    1396 SqFt    $60.82/SqFt

2206 Highlander Dr  $87,500     1728 SqFt    $50.64/SqFt

4361 Plymouth Ave  $109,900  2800 SqFt    $61.40/SqFt

876 Bellewood Dr     $109,900  2282 Sq Ft   $48.16/SqFt

3615 Kalamazoo Ave $114,900  2725 Sq Ft  $42.17/SqFt

5759 Burgis Ave        $120,000   2800 SqFt   $54.55/SqFt

1456 54th St SE        $122,000   2125 Sq Ft  $57.41/SqFt

5677 Gentian Ct       $124,900   2168 SqFt   $57.61/SqFt

1160 Edsel St SE      $165,000    3318 SqFt   $57.33/SqFt

Kentwood &  Wyoming have been hit hard by unemployment,

automotive plant shutdowns and loss of population. Short Sales are

extremely difficult for most home buyers to consider as a purchase.

Please keep in mind the time alone [3-9 months] of negotiating with

the banks makes it almost impossible for some buyers to consider.

Foreclosures are somewhat easier to purchase but many are sold

as-is.  The Tax Credit for home buyers will go away on April 30th,

2010.  If you have been thinking of buying a Kentwood home,

NOW IS THE TIME!!

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.

More Kentwood Michigan Real Estate Articles

*Some of these homes may be bank owned foreclosures and

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

If you would like to view a Kentwood Top Best Buys Home,

please call 1-888-240-1968 ext 0 or email us at:

terry@terrywestbrook.com

All information is subject to verification & no liability for

omission or error is assumed.

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We have gathered a list of the TOP Rockford  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.

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 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 a new roof & 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.

Rogue River backwaters, Rockford mi 49341

The total square footage is noted here, although only the

main floors are used to figure price per square foot, even if

the basement is finished.

April  2010  23 Top BEST BUY Homes Rockford, Michigan.

The lowest list price is $ 49,900

The highest list price is $200,000

Lowest price/Sq Ft range from $38.50 to $73.76

The Top Rockford Homes to Buy by Price per Square Foot:

5940 W River Dr.     $ 49,900    1296 Sq Ft   $38.50/SqFt

313 Lewis St            $ 67,000   1326 Sq Ft   $50.53/SqFt

5124 Surf Dr NE       $ 68,314     1823 SqFt   $73.85/SqFt

1530 10 Mile Rd NE  $ 69,900   1650 Sq Ft   $42.36/SqFt

854 10 Mile Rd         $ 81,000    1276 SqFt   $63.48/SqFt

 

9760 7 Mile Rd NE   $ 82,900     1372 SqFt    $60.42/SqFt

69 S Lincoln St        $ 83,000    1300 Sq Ft   $63.85/SqFt

2720 Rogue River    $ 99,900    1600 Sq Ft   $68.61/SqFt

7632 Northland Dr   $ 99,900     1489 SqFt    $67.09/SqFt

66 S Fremont St NE  $104,900   1454 SqFt   $72.15/SqFt

 

220 Courtland St     $104,900   1632 SqFt    $64.28/SqFt

10165 Edgerton Ave $112,900  2136 SqFt    $73.50/SqFt

143 Courtland St     $127,900    1920 SqFt   $66.61/SqFt

 

7991 Cannonsburg   $130,000    1864 Sq Ft  $69.74/SqFt

9671 Hessler Crssing $130,900   2040 SqFt   $64.17/SqFt

6261 Archer St NE     $133,900    2403 Sq Ft  $55.72/SqFt

9678 Hessler Crssg   $135,805    2174 Sq Ft   $62.47/SqFt

9685 Hessler Crssg   $141,800    2047 Sq Ft   $69.27/SqFt

 

6581 West River Dr  $142,600   2047 Sq Ft   $46.72/Sq Ft

8379 Pebble Dr        $143,830    2047 Sq Ft   $70.26/SqFt

315 N Main St          $145,000    2400 SqFt    $60.42/SqFt

5681 Verta Dr NE     $154,900    2100 SqFt    $73.76/SqFt

7031 Bonaire Ct NE  $200,000    3160 Sq Ft   $73.58/SqFt

There are still bargains to be had in the Rockford area.

If you are thinking of buying in Rockford, now is the time

to be looking. Prices are climbing in other areas of the

Grand Rapids market. Homes that are in great condition

and priced right are selling quickly.

"Below tax appraisal" priced homes are disappearing from the

market in some areas of Grand Rapids.

Don’t overlook the $8000 tax credit for first time home buyers

or buyers who haven’t owned a home for the last 3 years; also,

ask about the  $6500 tax credit for existing homeowners under

contract by April 30, 2010.

Rockford Michigan Real Estate Market Blogs

Rockford Michigan Video Tour

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OUR FLICKR PHOTOSTREAM

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

1970’s decor and/or is in derelict condition.

Please note that this list can change daily as some homes sell, prices are

adjusted and other homes come on the market.

Gaslight Village Sign East GR MI

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

are used to figure price per square foot.

April 2010 – 22 TOP BEST BUY East Grand Rapids Homes

Lowest price/Sq Ft range from $70.24 to $108.33

Highest List Price -  $ 269,500

Lowest List Price -  $ 74,999

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

 

729 Gladstone Dr SE   $ 74,999      800 Sq Ft   $93.75/SqFt

2361 Burchard St        $118,900    1455 Sq Ft   $102.94/SqFt

2714 Cascade Rd SE   $129,900    1900 SqFt     $99.92/SqFt

612 Gladstone Dr SE   $129,900     1268 Sq Ft  $102.44/SqFt

293 Rosewood Ave    $130,000     1422 Sq Ft    $104.67/SqFt

 

2530 Cascade Rd SE   $139,900    2200 SqFt    $86.88/SqFt

430 Gladstone Dr SE   $140,000   1624 Sq Ft   $86.21/SqFt

630 Rosewood Ave     $149,500   1862 Sq Ft   $80.29/SqFt

252 Hodenpyl Rd       $149,900    1489 Sq Ft    $100.67/SqFt

1647 Franklin St          $149,990    1392 Sq Ft   $107.75/SqFt

 

324 Gladstone Dr SE   $165,000    1538 Sq Ft   $107.28/SqFt

1160 Conlon Ave SE    $180,000    1889 Sq Ft   $95.29/SqFt

2840 Cascade Rd        $189,000     2272 Sq Ft   $105.47/SqFt

1707 Hall St SE           $189,900   2229 Sq Ft    $108.33/SqFt

2150 Anderson Dr      $195,000    3322 Sq Ft   $70.24/SqFt

 

9 Morningside Dr      $199,500    2400 Sq Ft    $99.75/SqFt

3030 Cascade Rd SE   $199,900    3000 Sq Ft  $106.44/SqFt

1146 San Jose Dr SE  $219,900    2446 Sq Ft   $107.48/SqFt

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

1773 Oxford Dr SE     $260,000     3000 Sq Ft   $108.24/SqFt

 

3030 Fulton St E        $263,000    3460 Sq Ft   $106.05/SqFt

1120 Breton Rd SE    $269,500     3364 Sq Ft    $106.77/SqFt

 

East Grand Rapids homes are selling.  If you have been waiting for the

right time to buy, don’t wait much longer.  We are seeing definite signs

of competition for homes in East Grand Rapids and  Forest Hills.

Homes in good condition and priced appropriately are selling. There

are fewer home available this month in East Grand Rapids but

prices are generally higher.

*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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