Posts by Steve Volkers Group

GRAR Market Stats – March 2019

  Two new pages have been added to this report! These two pages show the calculation as to the percentage increase in the mean average price for the whole area and various school districts. The percentage increase or decrease in the mean average is also color-coded to emphasize those which have been stronger in their…

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February 2019 Market Statistics

  In this booklet you’ll find the market statistics for GRAR updated through January of the New Year. These reflect a new five year average for each month, the distribution of sales for 2018, the change in the mean and median since 2008, and a number of technical changes in the formatting. January 2019 reflected…

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Team Update

  It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these…so here’s a quick update on what we’ve been up to this past weekend.

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Market Update – What’s Your “Make Me Move” Price

  This week’s update features Steve along with agent Paul Marantette talking about the current inventory in the market (or lack thereof). We’ve got buyers looking for homes and there are not enough on the market. So we need your help…if you’ve been considering selling your home now may be a great time to make…

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February 2019 Market Update

  Steve and Maria discuss whether we are seeing an early spring market. The spring market is considered the time when buyers and sellers start to become active once spring is on the horizon. Typically the spring market starts heating up in mid-February but this year it seems to be starting early. Trulia has ranked…

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GRAR Market Statistics – 2018 Year-End

  The GRAR market area set a new record for the dollar volume of residential sales of $2.733 billion. The year finished with a mean average price for residential properties of $225,221, also a record high. When compared to 2017 the mean average rose $18.665 or 9.03%. The median or middle prices residential property rose…

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Selling Your Home: A Legal Checklist

Selling a home might be the most complex transaction you will undertake, so it’s crucial to address any legal issues before they become obstacles. Whatever the reason you are selling your home, you can prepare to make the sale as smooth as possible. Avoid potential issues before they arise by downloading our checklist and if you have any…

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GRAR Real Estate Market Statistics (December 2018)

   Looking at the year-to-date number of closed residential properties in GRAR we see that 2018 will probably continue the trend of the past two years of a slightly slower market than the record year of 2016. Assuming December 2018 meets the average for a December the total number of closed residential sales for…

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Monday Market Update for December 10th-16th 2018

  In this update find out if contingent offers are making a come-back. If you can really buy a brand new home for less than $200k (Thanks Trevor Duffy at Allen Edwin Homes). Be sure to stay tuned to the end for a special thanks to Ryan Gardner and Katie Gardner at Northpointe Bank.

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2019 Economic Forecast – Associated Builders and Contrators

  Steve attended the ABC of Western Michigan 2019 Economic Forecast where Mr. Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, spoke about the economic outlook for contractors and builders in the coming year. Steve reviews some key points of the forecast and…

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