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6 Non-Traditional Grand Rapids Brunch Spots to Get Your Egg Cracked (Or Not)

Shake Up Your Easter Sunday at Any One of These Great Grand Rapids Restaurants! Getting tired of the same old omelet stations, Belgian waffle bins and baked ham dishes prepared en masse that are the hallmarks of a traditional Easter feast? Why not try something different this year and branch out for brunch?* You won’t…

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How to Spring Break in West Michigan

Feeling a little left out this week? All those beach getaway photos being posted by friends in your Facebook feed got you wanting to press the ‘Block’ button and tell them  to go bury their heads in the sand? Don’t despair! West Michigan has plenty of ways to help you capture some of that spring…

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13 Places to Find Your Zen In and Around Grand Rapids

It’s not hard to find excitement and fun stuff to do on just about any given day in Grand Rapids. City festivals, community events and new downtown venues keep things pretty hoppin’ throughout the weeks. But what about those times when you need to disconnect from it all and find your own little quiet corner…

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Ten Reasons Why Grand Rapids Has Made it to ‘TOP TEN’ National List Placements

If you’re a resident of Grand Rapids, you know you’ve got plenty of reasons to smile. Our city has been the subject of a lot of media buzz over the years after all – seems like every time we turn around, we’ve  made it into another national Top Ten list of awesomeness. There have been…

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"Frost Quake" Causes Houses to Go Bump in the Night

Seasonal Temperature Shifts Following Brutal Winter Makes for Noisy Houses The calendar may tell us that springtime is nigh, but for residents throughout Michigan, below-average temperatures and winter-like weather continues to blow through our cities and towns. At the same time, fleeting hints of the coming spring make themselves evident every now and again. It’s…

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How-to: Ice Dam Prevention Tips

ICE? DAMN. It’s an all-too-common wintertime scene: Snow-covered roofs with icicles dangling from the eaves, giving our home sweet homes an almost gingerbread house-like charm. But there’s certainly nothing charming about the damage to a home – both inside and out – that can result from excessive ice build-up. The extreme weather of this particular…

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Wintertime "Spring Cleaning" Tips for Home Sellers

Selling this Spring? NOW is the Time to Get Your Home Ready for the Market! Are you waiting for the weather get nice before tackling those spring-cleaning projects in preparation for putting your house on the market? Don’t wait! The spring home selling season begins earlier than many people think – like while there’s still…

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East Grand Rapids Market Stats: The Numbers Are In

EGR residents, if you’re wondering how your neighborhood housing market fared last year,  we’ve got good news for you! Annual market numbers show positive growth with upward trends continuing into 2014. In 2013, the total number of homes sold in East Grand Rapids was 256, with an average sale price of $340,802. Homes that remained…

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Grand Rapids Emerging Market? Blowin’ Up is More Like It

Have you heard? Grand Rapids has just made Forbes’ list of 15 U.S. cities with “emerging downtowns“! Forbes, a leading source for business news and financial information, referenced the city of Grand Rapids’ many major recent public-private funding projects in downtown such as the Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place and the Medical Mile along with numerous…

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