Monday Market Update for December 10th-16th 2018

By Steve Volkers Group / December 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

  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

By Steve Volkers Group / December 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

  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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Welcome to GR, ArtPrize!

By Steve Volkers Group / September 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Or, Welcome Back, I should say! I’m absolutely in love with our city. I love playing tourist and checking out new places, so naturally I tend to geek out over ArtPrize every single year.   This year, ArtPrize is taking over Grand Rapids from September 19 – October 7 and will have over 1,000 artists…

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In The Market: Knowledge Is Power

By Steve Volkers Group / September 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

The real estate market in Grand Rapids is fast paced, ever-changing and difficult to navigate. We feel that one of the best ways to stay on top of the game is to go with a reputable and knowledgeable real estate agent. As we go through the process, it’s important for you to be informed of…

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Exploring Michigan: Mackinac Island

By Steve Volkers Group / August 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

And for our next adventure: Mackinac Island. Being from an ocean town, I’m no stranger to ferries and bridges. In fact, they’re one of my favorite things. So, when we planned our trip to Mackinaw City, I couldn’t wait to take the ferry to the island and the bridge to the UP. Both adventures far…

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How-To: Keep the home buying process simple

By Steve Volkers Group / August 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

I’m a big believer in transparency. I always tell my clients, I may go into the weeds a bit, but I want you to know all of the risks and all of the details. One thing that I never, ever want to hear from a client is: “You never told us this could happen!”  …

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Welcome to GR from our Resident CTA

By Steve Volkers Group / August 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

By the way, what is a CTA? I get this question a lot so I thought I’d explain what it is.   CTA means Certified Tourism Ambassador and it’s a professional nationwide designation that you can earn by taking an initial class to learn the ins and outs of Grand Rapids! To renew each year,…

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How-to: Do Your Due Diligence When It Comes To Condo Associations

By Steve Volkers Group / August 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

By now, I feel like it’s pretty common knowledge among condo buyers that they will have to pay association dues. But, what isn’t common knowledge are the ins and outs of the right questions to ask the association during your investigation period. Remember, the MLS isn’t always correct. It falls on the buyer, and buyers…

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In The Market: Service with a Smile

By Steve Volkers Group / July 31, 2018 / 0 Comments

The real estate market is a competitive industry where it seems like everyone knows a Realtor. So, how do we make our team stand out? Steve Volkers Group believes that outstanding client communication and services is the true ‘it factor’. We Care We pride ourselves on a culture of service. It’s about providing the same…

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Cool City or Taco City?

By Steve Volkers Group / July 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

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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