Grand Haven, MI Real Estate News

By Renee Parker, Lansing Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood)
Harbour Front Condo's in Grand Haven, Michigan are located in the old Story & Clark Piano Factory in the heart of downtown Grand Haven with beautiful views of the harbor, marina and a nice walk on the boardwalk to the lighthouse and beach.  The Story & Clark Piano factory was built in the early 1900's with manufacturing through 1984.  After the manufacturing of piano's ended, renovations began to turn this factory into over 60 Condo's complete with a resturant and shops.  The original floors and brick walls are found through out this building and many of the condo owners have also kept the flavor of the original architecture, making this a true gem.  Each condo is unique.  You can find studio condo's perfect for that weekend get-away to 3 story condo's, complete with dumbbell waiters to...
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By Renee Parker, Lansing Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood)
I guess we won't need to have the snow brought in for this weekends snow events in Grand Haven~ Winterfest 2008.  The local news said tonight that we have a total of 19 inches right now and more to come.  So all you card board sled competitors...get building those sleds!   The race begins this Saturday Jan 26th at 11am at Mulligans Hollow.  Registration begins at 10am.  All entrants must wear protective head gear.  Call me for the general rules if you are interested in joining the fun.  There will be prizes for Best Wipe Out, Best Use of Cardboard, Most Creative, etc.  Let the race begin!!!!(even our local Coast Guard joins in the fun! What a sled guys!) Renee Parker, Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt616-850-1116 Direct LineCallreneeparker@yahoo.com 
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By Renee Parker, Lansing Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood)
Grand Haven Michigan is often referred to as "The US Coast Guard City" and has celebrated the Coast Guard for 83 years with a festival, which today has become a week long event each summer..  This years event runs from July 23 - August 3, 2008. (I will post more details later)  The Coast Guard festival is one of the largest festivals in Western Michigan, attracting more than 300,000 visitors.  The community has also created a National Memorial Service during the week ~ giving honor to those men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Grand Haven residents are proud!  Proud to be part of the lives of our Coast Guard families living here along the Lake Shore.  The Grand Haven Coast Guard sits on the Grand River with a beautiful view of the light house and Lake Michigan.  http://ww...
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By Renee Parker, Lansing Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood)
My town of Grand Haven is a very tourist community.  With that comes a lot of rental cottages around town.   A lot of the people are able to get what we call a "Winter Renter" for the months of Sept-May and then rent weekly in the summer tourism months.  It is a great investment.  If you are well informed.I met a woman who purchased a cottage style home and it was licensed as a rental.  It was in an area that the tourist love....walking distance to downtown, the pier, boardwalk, parks and Lake Michigan.  She assumed that she would rent it out in the winter months and then do the weekly rentals all summer long.  After she began renting weekly, the City contacted her and told her that this home was not zoned for "Seasonal Rentals" and that she would need to cease all weekly rentals immedi...
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By Renee Parker, Lansing Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood)
Tired of being stuck inside?Looking for something fun to do with the entire family?  Well, break out of the house and join us for Winterfest 2008 in Grand Haven, Michigan.  An entire weekend beginning on January 24th through the 27th packed full of fun crazy winter actives.Human Dog Sled RacePolar Ice Cap Golf TournamentCardboard Sled Race Ice SculptingLuau Extravaganza ~ yes, a Luau in the middle of winter!  Complete with Conga lines, palm trees, tropical beverages and music!Dollar family ski and boardPrizesand more......So, grab your gloves and boots and join us for an entire weekend of FUN!!   For more information go to:  http://www.winterfestonline.org/  Looking to buy or sell a home in the West Michigan Lakeshore communities?  One the best places to live and vacation!  Call me toda...
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By Renee Parker, Lansing Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood)
Sold Stats ~ North Ottawa County, Michigan Quarterly Report ~ 10/1/07 through 12/31/07 Price Range ~ $50,000 to 74,90014 out of 28 listings soldSales price % Listing price ~ 92.39%Average time on market ~ 109 days Price Range ~ $75,000 to 99,90015 out of 133 listings soldSales price % Listing price ~ 93.67%Average time on market ~ 74 days Price Range ~ $100,000 to 124,90024 out of 145 listings soldSales price % Listing price ~ 95.03%Average time on market ~ 71 days Price Range ~ $125,000 to 149,90031 out of 148 listings soldSales price % Listing price ~ 97.55%Average time on market ~ 111 days Price Range ~ $150,000 to 174,90018 out of 93 listings soldSales price % Listing price ~ 95.85%Average time on market ~ 121 days Price Range ~ $175,000 to 199,90012 out of 88 listings soldSales pri...
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By Gert Baldwin, ABR,CRS,GRI & Cert.Relo.Spec.
(Keller Williams Lake of the Ozarks Realty)
  Hello Everyone!I am a brand new blogger. Last month I had no idea what this was, then I attended a seminar by Lola Audu and found out about blogging. This is something very exciting and beneficial to my business and clients. I love writing articles, I have given many seminars, always intended to help the public understand the different aspects of real estate. I enjoy helping people to make intelligent real estate buying and selling decisions.I am located in Grand Haven, MI and cover the Lakeshore area from Whitehall to Saugatuck, MI. I have been a real estate agent for the past 10 years and have lived the Grand haven area for almost two decades. As a Relocation Specialist I have assisted clients in moving from different parts of the United States, Europe and South America. I also work...
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By Renee Parker, Lansing Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood)
I started my real estate career in Lansing Michigan but after being a tourist in Grand Haven Michigan for almost 15 years, I decided it was time to relocate to this wonderful little jewel of a town.  I was in the book store the other day chatting with a couple of women from Chicago who had never been to Grand Haven before, of course that was my cue to tell them all about the great places to eat, the shopping, the boardwalk, etc.  After they left the clerk in the bookstore asked if I was with the tourism bureau in Grand Haven.  I had to laugh.  No...I am in Real Estate and LOVE where I work and live.  It is easy to promote this quaint town.  I feel totally blessed to have an excitement about where I live, about each day here, my wonderful career in Real Estate and the ability to go to th...
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