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The Residences at Watermark are located on Watermark Golf Course  just

south of Cascade Road.   Yes, I play Watermark golf course every chance

I get.  Watermark is a premier course with friendly players.

It  has an excellent grounds staff and a great pro shop staff, as well.

Watermark single family homes and condos make this a very attractive

place to live. Quality built homes with access off Cascade Road and

Spaulding Drive, you are close to the airport, 28th Street shopping,

I96 expressway and close to Cascade, Ada, and Forest Hills

schools and shopping areas.

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                              Watermark Residences

                 June 2009 Real Estate Market Report

For Sale: 6

There are 6 active Watermark Homes  currently on the market.

The median Watermark Homes current active price is $ 897,450

The average Watermark Homes current price per sq ft is $ 284.99

The average days on the market for active Watermark Homes is 149

The high price is $ 2,700,000 and the low price is $ 399,900.

Sold: 1

There has been 1 Watermark Sold Homes since Jan 1, 2009.

The average Watermark Sold Home price is $ 440,000

The average Watermark Sold Homes price per sq ft is $206.57

The average days on the market for Watermark Sold Homes is 73.

Pending: 1

Expired: 7

At the current rate of sales, we have a 18 month Absorption rate at the

Watermark Residences.  This means that it will take 18 months for the

current listed homes to sell based on the current rate of sales.

Watermark buyers don’t seem very interested at the present prices.

The listed avg. price/square foot is about $80 more than the only sale

so far this year.  The $2.7 million home does inflate the figures but

price/sq ft should be similar.  Summer has seen another sale here, but

overpriced homes just aren’t selling no matter where they are located.

 

Additional articles about Watermark Residences:

Watermark Residences May 2009 Market Report

Watermark Residences March 2009 Market Report

Watermark Country Club ~ Pool Time

 

If you would like further information about Watermark Residences

Cascade or Forest Hills Homes, please contact me directly:

1-888-240-1968 ext 0

terry@terrywestbrook.com

Grand Rapids – Ada Real Estate  – Westbrook Realty

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photo of Watermark Residences Entrance by Bonnie Westbrook

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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

                                 May 2009

                  8 For Sale, 7 Sold, 3 Pending, 4 Expired

Hidden Hills Active Listings 8

Hidden Hills Average Active Price: $ 283,688

Hidden Hills Average Active Price Per Sq Ft: $ 117.56

Hidden Hills Active Average Days on Market: 82

 

Hidden Hills Sold Homes 7

Hidden Hills Average SOLD Price: $ 174,673

Hidden Hills Average SOLD Price Per Sq Ft: $ 89.83

Hidden Hills Average SOLD Days on the Market: 148

 

Hidden Hills Pending Homes: 3

Hidden Hills Expired Homes: 4

Hidden Hills Average Expired Price: $ 303,675

Hidden Hills Average Expired Price Per Sq Ft: $117.79

Hidden Hills Average Expired Days on the Market: 149

 

The current absorption rate is  4 months, which means we have

a 4 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

dropped  about $120K and about $30 /SqFt in the last 14 months.

Time on the market has decreased slightly and we have 10 homes

sold since the first of the year.  Prices selling way below 2004 prices

is sobering news for Hidden Hills sellers but solid homes available at

bargain prices for buyers who want the Forest Hills School District.

Sellers:  You can’t get top price if your condition is vintage 1980’s.

Today’s buyers have too many choices to settle for outdated homes.

 

Forest Hills School District Average Sold Home Prices last 5 years:

2008 – $ 279,709

2007 – $ 269,445

2006 – $ 300,691

2005 – $ 282,173

2004 – $ 268,072

Forest Hills Michigan Top Best Buy Homes May 2009

Forest Hills Michigan ~ Public School Update May 2009

Forest Hills Michigan Absorption Report ~ May 2009

Forest Hills Michigan Absorption Report ~ April 2009

 

If you would like further information about Cascade Homes or

Forest Hills homes, please contact me directly.

Grand Rapids – Ada Real Estate Westbrook Realty

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photo of Leslie E Tassell Park by Bonnie Westbrook

The Residences at Watermark are located on Watermark Golf Course  just

south of Cascade Road.   Yes, I play Watermark golf course every chance

I get.  Watermark is a premier course with friendly players.

It  has an excellent grounds staff and a great pro shop staff, as well.

Watermark single family homes and condos make this a very attractive

place to live. Quality built homes with access off Cascade Road and

Spaulding Drive, you are close to the airport, 28th Street shopping,

I96 expressway and close to Cascade, Ada, and Forest Hills

schools and shopping areas.

watermark residences entrance grand rapids mi

                              Watermark Residences

                 May 2009 Real Estate Market Report

For Sale: 7

There are 7 active Watermark Homes  currently on the market.

The median Watermark Homes current active price is $ 579,900

The average Watermark Homes current price per sq ft is $ 267.15

The average days on the market for active Watermark Homes is 216

The high price is $ 2,700,000 and the low price is $ 369,900.

Sold: 1

There has been 1 Watermark Sold Homes since Jan 1, 2009.

The average Watermark Sold Home price is $ 440,000

The average Watermark Sold Homes price per sq ft is $206.57

The average days on the market for Watermark Sold Homes is 73.

Pending: 0

Expired: 6

At the current rate of sales, we have a 35 month Absorption rate at the

Watermark Residences.  This means that it will take 35 months for the

current listed homes to sell based on the current rate of sales.

Watemark buyers don’t seem to be interested at the present prices.

The listed avg. price/square foot is about $60 more than the only sale

so far this year.  The $2.7 million home does inflate the figures a tad

but price/sq ft should be similar.  Summer may see more activity but

I see overpriced homes and buyers just aren’t buying overpriced homes.

 

Additional articles about Watermark Residences:

Watermark Residences March 2009 Market Report

Watermark Residences December 2008 Market Report

Watermark Residences October 2008 Market Report

Watermark Country Club ~ Pool Time

 

If you would like further information about Watermark Residences

Cascade or Forest Hills Homes, please contact me directly:

1-888-240-1968 ext 0

terry@terrywestbrook.com

Grand Rapids – Ada Real Estate  – Westbrook Realty

Copyright 2009  All rights reserved

photo of Watermark Residences Entrance by Bonnie Westbrook

The Residences at Watermark are located on Watermark Golf Course  just

south of Cascade Road.   Yes, I play Watermark golf course every chance

I get.  Watermark is a premier course with a friendly group of players.

It  has an excellent grounds staff and a great pro shop staff, as well.

Watermark single family homes and condos make this a very attractive

place to live. Quality built homes with access off Cascade Road and

Spaulding Drive, you are close to the airport, 28th Street shopping,

I96 expressway and close to Cascade, Ada, and Forest Hills

schools and shopping areas.

 

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                              Watermark Residences

                 March 2009 Real Estate Market Report

For Sale: 7

There are 7 active Watermark Homes  currently on the market.

The average Watermark Homes current active price is $ 799,043.

The average Watermark Homes current price per sq ft is $ 260.32.

The average days on the market for active Watermark Homes is 153.

The high price is $ 2,700,000 and the low price is $ 179,800.

 

Sold: 7

There have been 7 Watermark Sold Homes since May 1, 2008.

The average Watermark Sold Homes price is $ 491,714.

The average Watermark Sold Homes price per sq ft is $193.81.

The average days on the market for Watermark Sold Homes is 71.

Pending: 0

Expired: 18

At the current rate of sales, we have a 8 month Absortion rate at the

Watermark Residences.  This means that it will take 8 months for the

current listed homes to sell based on the current rate of sales.

 

If you would like further information about Watermark Residences

Cascade or Forest Hills Homes, please contact me directly:

1-888-240-1968 ext 0

terry@terrywestbrook.com 

 

Watermark Residences February 2009 Market Report

Watermark Residences January 2009 Market Report

Watermark Residences December 2008 Market Report

Watermark Residences October 2008 Market Report

 

Watermark Country Club ~ Pool Time

 

Grand Rapids – Ada Real Estate  – Five Star Real Estate

Copyright 2009  All rights reserved

photo of Watermark Residences Entrance by Bonnie Westbrook

 

The Residences at Watermark are located on Watermark

Golf Course  just south of Cascade Road.  

Yes, I play Watermark golf course every chance I get.

Watermark is a premier course with a friendly group of players.  We have an excellent grounds staff and a great pro shop staff.

Watermark single family homes and condos make this a very attractive

place to live. Quality built homes with access off Cascade Road and

Spaulding Drive, you are close to the airport, 28th Street shopping,

I96 expressway and close to Cascade, Ada, and Forest Hills

schools and shopping areas.

 

 

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                              Watermark Residences

                 February 2009 Real Estate Market Report

For Sale: 7

There are 7 active Watermark Homes  currently on the market.

The average Watermark Homes current active price is $ 809,743.

The average Watermark Homes current price per sq ft is $ 240.39.

The average days on the market for active Watermark Homes is 125.

The high price is $ 2,700,000 and the low price is $ 179,800.

Sold: 7

There have been 7 Watermark Sold Homes since May 1, 2008.

The average Watermark Sold Homes price is $ 491,714. 

The average Watermark Sold Homes price per sq ft is $193.81.

The average days on the market for Watermark Sold Homes is 71.

Pending: 0

Expired: 18

 

At the current rate of sales, we have a 9.35 month supply of homes on

the market at the Watermark Residences. 

If you would like further information about Watermark,

Cascade or Forest Hills Homes, please contact me directly. 

 

Watermark Residences December 2008 Market Report

Watermark Residences November 2007 Market Report

Watermark Residences October 2008 Market Report

Watermark Residences September 2008 Market Report

Watermark Residences August 2008 Market Report

Watermark Country Club ~ Pool Time

 

Grand Rapids – Ada Real Estate  – Five Star Real Estate

Copyright 2009  All rights reserved

photo of Watermark Residences Entrance by Bonnie Westbrook

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 late 1990’s. 

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 

                         January 2009

              3 Sold,  8 For Sale, 2 Pending, 5 Expired

 

Quail Crest Condos Active Listings: 8

Quail Crest Condos Average Active Price – $191,000

Quail Crest Condos Average Active Price/SqFt – $ 136.61

Quail Crest Condos Average Active days on market 157

 

Quail Crest Condos Sold Listings: 3

Quail Crest Condos average sold price – $274,167

Quail Crest Condos average sold price/SqFt – $ 167.48

Quail Crest Condos average days on market – 89

 

Quail Crest Condos Expired Listings: 5

Quail Crest Condos average expired price – $202,160

Quail Crest Condos average price/SqFt – $ 147.35

Quail Crest Condos average days on market – 146

 

The absorption rate for Quail Crest Condos is 20 months, which

means if no new listings come on the market, it will take 20 months

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

This is very high for the Grand Rapids Market, which means either prices

are too high for today’s buyer, or there is a glut of condos on the market.

 

 

Quail Crest Condos Dec 2008  Market Report

Quail Crest Condos Oct Market Report

Quail Crest Condos Sept Market Report

Quail Crest Condos July 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.

 

Grand Rapids Ada MI Real Estate  – Five Star Real Estate 

Copyright 2009  All rights reserved

photo of Quail Crest Entrance by Bonnie Westbrook

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

                     Residential Real Estate Market Report

                             ~      January 2009     ~   

                          9 For Sale, 6 SOLD, 2 Expired

 

Hidden Hills Active Listings

Hidden Hills Average Active Price: $ 278,244

Hidden Hills Average Active Price Per Sq Ft: $ 114.64

Hidden Hills Active Average Days on Market: 121

 

Hidden Hills Sold Homes

Hidden Hills Average SOLD Price: $ 223,667

Hidden Hills Average SOLD Price Per Sq Ft: $ 104.00

Hidden Hills Average SOLD Days on the Market: 65

 

Hidden Hills Expired Homes

Hidden Hills Average Expired Price: $ 291,900

Hidden Hills Average Expired Price Per Sq Ft: $104.50

Hidden Hills Average Expired Days on the Market: 183

 

The current absorption rate is  13.5, which means we have a 13.5

month supply of homes in the Hidden Hills market, IF no new homes

enter the market and homes sell at the rate for the past 9 months. 

 

MARKET SYNOPSIS: Hidden Hills average SOLD home price has

dropped  about $46K and about $12 /SqFt in the last 9 months.

Time on the market has increased and will probably continue to do so

for the winter months.  No new homes have come on the market and

many of the over priced homes in Hidden Hills have decided to not sell

in this market.  Price and condition are the two items buyers will

compare.  You can’t get top price if your condition is vintage 1980’s.

Today’s buyers have too many choices to settle.

 

Forest Hills School District Average Sold Home Prices last 5 years: 

2008 – $ 279,709

2007 – $ 269,445

2006 – $ 300,691

2005 – $ 282,173

2004 – $ 268,072

 

Hidden Hills Market Report July 2008

Hidden Hills Market Report June 2008

Hidden Hills Market Report Oct 2008

Hidden Hills Market Report Nov 2008

 

If you would like further information about Cascade Homes or

Forest Hills homes, please contact me directly. 

 

Grand Rapids – Ada Real Estate Five Star Real Estate 

Copyright 2009  All rights reserved

photo of Fall Crab Apple Tree by Bonnie Westbrook

Many experts will tell you that all real estate is local. Just how local

do you get?  I just did a little research for a client this weekend and

thought I would share it with you.  Forest Hills is a strong local market

and homes continue to sell here,  but we have still seen a decline.  Home

values may be stable in one neighborhood and falling in another.

This is all predicated on how badly people want to live in your area.

I did research on an “average home” in Forest Hills.

Your Home

Your Home

The search parameters were:

Forest Hills School District

Two Story Home 

2200- 2600 square feet

Year                           2006             2007             2008

Avg Sold Price $       308,488         292,289       267,278

Homes Sold                88                   86                 78

Cost$/SqFt               127.53            120.80         112.61 

An overall decline  of 13% in the last 3 years

What can you do but read this and weep?  You might like to

attend your local township Board of Review.  This

is the only place you can petition to get your tax assessment

lowered.

See your local taxing authority for details. The Review Boards

usually meet in March of each year.

Grand Rapids Ada Real Estate ~ Five Star Real Estate

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We have gathered a list of the top Forest Hills Houses

to buy.  Please note that this list can change daily as

some homes sell, prices are adjusted and other homes

come on the market.

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The total square footage is noted here, although only the

main floors are used to figure price per square foot.  The

lowest price/Sq Ft range from $54.68 to $74.56 here.

The lowest list price is $79,900 and the highest list price is

$236,537 for January 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.

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

378 Pettis Ave SE              $ 79,900   1300 Sq Ft   $61.46/SqFt

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

831 Honey Creek               $150,578   2913 Sq Ft   $63.13/SqFt

6224 Lincolnshire Ct           $ 79,900   1712 Sq Ft   $69.36/SqFt

5505 Whitneyville               $109,900  1536 Sq Ft   $71.55/SqFt

8195 45th St SE                 $134,500   2193 Sq Ft   $61.33/SqFt

3521 Thornapple River Dr  $136,900   1836 Sq Ft   $74.56/SqFt

7133 Bridgewater Dr         $159,000    2160 Sq Ft  $73.61/SqFt

2205 Christine Ct SE         $179,900    2600 Sq Ft   $69.19/SqFt

3150 Hayward Dr              $189,900    2574 Sq Ft   $73.78/SqFt

6948 Maplecrest Dr           $194,900    3200 Sq Ft   $72.72/SqFt

3327 Hidden Hills Ave        $209,900    3400 Sq Ft   $72.38/SqFt

7399 Lime Hollow Dr          $225,000    3085 Sq Ft   $72.93/SqFt

38 E Beltline Ave SE          $ 94,900      1328 Sq Ft   $71.46/SqFt

4714 Cutter Parkway        $ 99,950      1828 Sq Ft   $54.68/SqFt

3310 Midland Dr SE           $209,900     4000 Sq Ft   $59.46/SqFt

4271 Woodside Oaks Ct    $236,537     3453 Sq Ft   $68.50/SqFt

If you would like a list of top best buys in your area, please contact

us through our website:

Grand Rapids Ada Real Estate ~ Five Star Real Estate

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Cascade Woods is an established neighborhood of large, executive

style homes in Cascade Township, MI. Most of these homes were

built in the 1960’s and 1970’s, although there are a few newer

homes that were built recently in the area. Close to the village of

Cascade and the Thornapple River, this heavily wooded area has

been a Grand Rapids desired suburban place to live for  decades. 

Part of the Forest Hills School District, which draws many families,

there is also the river and it’s picturesque appeal.  The drive down

Thornapple River Drive between Ada and Cascade in the fall is one

of the prettiest drives in the greater Grand Rapids area.

Leslie E Tassell Park from the Bridge

   Cascade Woods  Absorption Market Report  

                        December 2008

    9 Homes For Sale,  1 Pending,  11 SOLD, 24 Expired

 

Cascade Woods Active Listings: 9

Cascade Woods Active average price – $327,056

Cascade Woods Active average $/SqFt – $110.20

Cascade Woods Active average days on market – 92

 

Cascade Woods Sold Listings: 11

Cascade Woods average sold price – $249,073

Cascade Woods average sold $/SqFt – $ 110.37

Cascade Woods average sold days on market – 106 days

 

Cascade Woods Expired Listings: 24

Cascade Woods Expired average price – $290,591

Cascade Woods Expired average $/Sq/Ft – $ 122.50

Cascade Woods Expired average days on market – 178

 

The absorption Rate for Cascade Woods Homes is 10.8 months,

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

10.8 months to sell the existing inventory.  The average sold price

per SqFt and the Active listings Price /SqFt seem to be aligned. It could

be home condition which is slowing the sales in this area of older homes.

Today’s buyers do not want to do ANY updates, which includes painting,

new kitchens & baths, new flooring. If your Cascade Woods home hasn’t

sold, it is probably condition,  which gets us back to price.  If you don’t

want to improve your home, you won’t get the same price as people who

have updated and kept their home current.

 

Cascade Woods October 2008 Market Report 

Cascade Woods September 2008 Market Report

Cascade Woods August 2008 Market Report

Cascade Woods July 2008 Market Report

Cascade Woods June 2008 Market Report

 

If you would like further information about Grand Rapids or

Cascade Homes, please contact me directly.

Grand Rapids -Ada Real Estate Five Star Real Estate 

Copyright 2008  All rights reserved

photo of Leslie E Tassell Park on the Thornapple River by Bonnie Westbrook

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