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Cool City or Taco City?

I mean who doesn’t love tacos?! Not only are tacos a way of life but also a very controversial subject around here. Because who, in Grand Rapids, has the best tacos? Let’s start with the ever popular choice: Donkey Taqueria on Wealthy St. Housed in a renovated gas station from the 1920s, Donkey offers authentic…

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Exploring Michigan: Traverse City

When someone finds out that I’m from the south (North Carolina, to be exact) they usually ask me two things: 1. How do you feel about the winter? 2. Have you been to Traverse City? I can finally say, “YES!” to question 2. (I plead the fifth on question 1…) Recently, my fiancé and I…

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How To Sell Your Open House: Before, During & After

Listen, open houses are important – but only if they are done correctly. Not every open house is the same – even in this seller’s market. Our team believes open houses are an important tool in selling your home. We’ve sold many houses AT the actual open house. It’s all in how you market the…

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How-to: Find A Condo

Searching for a condo can be a different journey than searching for a single family home. Each building or development has its own personality and finding the right fit can take some research, which is why you should work with an agent that is experienced in condo sales. I often find that my clients will…

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Parade of Homes Announces Awards of Excellence Winners!

Congratulations to ICCF Inner City Christian Federation as well as Eastbrook Homes on their Awards for Excellence at the Parade of Homes. The Awards of Excellence program recognizes Parade home builders in a variety of categories; Best Kitchen, Best Floor Plan, Best Curb Appeal, and Best Interior Elements in the various price ranges. We are very…

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Top 5 Horror Flick Moments in Real Estate

If you’ve ever watched a classic scary movie – at Halloween or anytime – you know that houses in general tend to be a favorite gathering spot for ghosts, gravediggers and other ghouls … And for those in the real estate business? It can turn downright sinister! On this Halloween day, we’re celebrating all this…

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It’s Not Just Your Home, It’s Also a House

Take the YOU Out of Your House to Avoid Getting HOSED at Selling Time! Of course your home is your sanctuary. At the end of a long workday or even a long vacation, there’s nothing quite like crossing the threshold into your own private cocoon and relaxing while surrounded by the people and things you…

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5 Ways Grand Rapids Got A Little More Awesome

From inner-city scholarship funding for college to better roads and the elimination of a city program that placed the burden of sidewalk repair on homeowners, Grand Rapids is an even more awesome place to live today than it was as recently as a week ago … Here are some of the reasons why! 1. Area…

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A Real Estate Agent's Perspective on the Infamous Map of Grand Rapids

If you’re a Grand Rapids resident, you’ve no doubt seen the infamous “Map of Grand Rapids” that’s been circulating its way through local media outlets and social media sites over the past few days … Understandably, that map has stirred up quite a bit of controversy, both in the real estate sector and among the…

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5 Grand Rapids 5K Races You Probably Didn’t Know About

Runners, rejoice! You’ve got plenty of options when it comes to fun and funky 5K runs in Grand Rapids this summer! 1. 5K Chocolate Party – May 24, 9:00 AM @ Millenium Park: What greater motivation to get up off the couch and set yourself sprinting through a 5K course than for the promise of chocolate?! The 5K…

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