4527 Rumley Ct

    Description:Price: $299,900
    4527 Rumley Ct. SWWyoming •
    MI • 49418
    MLS #: 553156 •
    Status: For Sale

    Spectacular Ranch- Grandville Schools!
    Listing Information
    Bedrooms: 4
    Property Sub Type: Ranch
    Square Ft: 3,100
    Bathrooms: 2+
    Year Built: 2004

    Listing Description

    Fabulous custom quality home built by master carpenter Duane Huitema. The fit, finish and use of materials are beyond the price range. Features include: wooded cul-de-sac, 9 foot ceilings throughout, cathedral ceiling in great room, custom built cherry cabinets and trim, stainless appliances, Andersen tilt wash windows, custom closet details, TJI floor joists. blown in Nu-Wool insulation in walls and ceilings, and mud room with custom lockers.

    John Rice Greenridge Realty3435 Lake Eastbrook Blvd Grand Rapids, MI 49546 616-974-6766

    2111 Lake Dr East Grand Rapids

    Description:Price: $169,9002111 Lake Dr. SEEast Grand Rapids • MI • 49506MLS #: 563859 • Status: For SaleFantastic East Grand Rapids Home! ——————————————————————————–Listing Information Bedrooms: 3Property Sub Type: 2-StorySquare Ft: 1,140Bathrooms: 2Year Built: 1921Listing Description Spectacular 3 bedroom, 2 bath home! This home features a great deal of character and charm. Curb appeal with beautiful landscaping. Large front porch. Gorgeous hardwood floors and a lot of exposed natural woodwork. Large living room and dining room – perfect for entertaining. 9 ft ceilings found on main level. Screened in porch located on back of home. Large master bedroom with ample closet space. 1+ stall garage. Low maintenance yard. Don’t miss this EGR gem! John Rice Greenridge Realty3435 Lake Eastbrook Blvd Grand Rapids, MI 49546616-974-6766

    4701 Brookmeadow Dr SE

    Price: $167,900
    4701 Brookmeadow
    Kentwood • MI • 49512
    MLS #: 564107 • Status: For Sale

    Fantastic Kentwood Home


    Listing Information
    Bedrooms: 3
    Property Sub Type: Single Family Mulit-level
    Square Ft: 1916
    Bathrooms: 2
    Year Built: 1994

    Listing Description
    Fantastic home located on a quiet cul-de-sac. All new flooring throughout including, beautiful wood laminate floors found in living room & dining room, & brand new upgraded neutral carpeting. Cathedral ceiling on main level. Large windows allow for plenty of natural light. Large kitchen offers a great deal of cupboard space (all appliances stay). Master bedroom with french doors & large walk-in closet. Tile found in both bathrooms. Family room found in walk-out level with sliders to tiered deck. Large lot with underground sprinkling. Move in condition!

    John Rice
    Greenridge Realty
    3435 Lake Eastbrook Blvd
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    1532 Spicewood Ct SE

    Description:Price: $144,9001532 Spicewood Ct.Lowell • MI • 49331MLS #: 563750 • Status: For SaleGreat 2-Story in Lowell! ——————————————————————————–Listing Information Bedrooms: 4Property Sub Type: 2-StorySquare Ft: 1,496Bathrooms: 1+Year Built: 1971Listing Description Fantastic 4 bedroom, 1+ bath home located on a quiet cul-de-sac. This home has a great layout! Gorgeous view! Large living room with beautiful picture window. Dining room with sliders to patio. All 4 bedrooms are large & provide plenty of closet/storage space. 2+ stall garage has plenty of room for storage. Large corner lot. Newer roof & air conditioner. All appliances stay. John Rice Greenridge Realty3435 Lake Eastbrook Blvd Grand Rapids, MI 49546616-974-6766

    Interest Rate – “act now” mentality

    One the the most motivating factors in any purchase is knowing you’ll get a better deal the faster you act. We’ve all seen it, interest rates are rising and in the long run they are expected to continue to move upwards. With this in mind buyers are begining to take advantage of money being “on sale” now and seeking to purchase before another rate hike. Secondarily, with the recent buyers market, buyers have been motivated to take advantage of buying now rather than waiting a few months or even a year or two. One of the strongest motivators for this activity is the idea that when you buy a more expensive house and you’re obtaining 5% off list price (what the current GR market is bearing) it’s a SLIDING scale. Imagine if you’re selling your house for $185,000 – you might be giving up on average $9250 (5%.) However when you go to purchase your new home of $250,000 you have a high likely-hood of obtaining 5% off that one, $12500 (5%) You’re ahead $3250. Factor in the competition that varies at different price levels and you may even be able to obtain even a higher percentage off.

    Keep in mind that typically once you have selected your property your lender can “lock” your rate and you can be assured of getting the rate you’ve been promised. The next step then – pick a property. There’s a lot to choose from but there’s no reason to drag your selection out for ever. Your home will only be more expensive the longer you wait – assuming it’s still there. Also, working with a experienced professional such as Ashley and myself will assist you in narrowing down your options and providing you with a selection of what you really want.

    What do you think is likely to happen in your case? Call or email Ashley and I and we’ll help you figure that out.

    Activity is through the roof!!!

    Activity is up and people are showing up ready to buy! It’s like the world of buyers woke up! Interest rates are still great but their upward trends have indicated to buyers that if they’re going to be serious aobut buying they might as well do it now before they hike again. With Memorial Day now behind us, the Parade of Homes and Parade of Downtown Living either upon us or in the very near future, buying is “top of mind” for many.

    The latest…The greatest time of year!

    I have sellers who wait all year to place their home on the market during this time of year. It’s one of the BEST times of year to sell. With kids close to out of school and homes looking their best buyers are in search of their next home now before kids are back to school and the turkey’s on the table.

    As always, if you have questions email me: jrice@greenridge.com or post your comments

    Buyer’s Agency? What’s that?

    What’s the point in using an agent, I can find the home on my own…….

    Sometimes this is what we hear. This can be a typical attitude of someone who is unaware of the home buying process and/or who feels comfortable searching the internet and seemingly finds the “house of their dreams.” Usually, after talking with friends, neighbors or relatives of the horror of trying it alone, they look for someone to turn too. Other times, they don’t findout until they go to resell their home that they overpaid because they bought it from an agent who was working for the seller!

    Questions like: 1. How much is too much for this home? 2. What condition is it in? 3. How can I hold the seller accountable for what they say they’re going to do before we buy it from them 4. I’ve heard it’s a buyers market and there are a lot of homes to choose from – how can I narrow it down quickly and not waste all this time at open houses? 5. When I go to resell the home what are trends like in the area I should be aware of that could affect my resale?… the list goes on and on.

    These are questions we answer several times a day. A typical buyer may purchase a home every 5 years on average, and purchase less than 4 homes over their entire life time. We, on the other hand, assist multiple home buyers per day – and experience matters when you talking about purchasing what could be the single largest asset you’ll ever own.

    Buyer’s Agency is hiring a real estate agent to be on your side – not working for the seller (which is customary.) We work on your behalf to point out the answers to questions above and make the process smooth and headache free.

    Everything from connections in various market places like landscapers, mortgage reps, movers, handymen, insurance agents, etc.; to negotiating the deal(price, terms, all the details); to assuring you’re well aware of your homes history and any possible flaws and short comings BEFORE you purchase it – we’re here to be ON YOUR SIDE. The best part is our fee has already been negotiated with the seller  and typically you don’t have to pay it – the seller does! To understand how this works – check out the video below.

    If you would like to learn more about the services we provide to our buyer’s please visit here: Buyer’s Info.


    Market Trends

    The spring/summer market is upon us!! In a brief analysis of the current market we have more on the market than last year. Meaning on the whole the Grand Rapids area is leaning more towards a buyers market. However, sellers do not despair!! In a look back of the recent months it would appear the area has been on a steady uptick since last August – the apparent low spot. There is evidence of more sellers and neutral markets coming, and the buyers market ratios and slimming down. Often a great indication of what’s to come is shown by the internet activity and activity is on the rise! February showed an average of 4800 viewers searching the public side of the GRAR.com (Grand Rapids Association of Realtors site) now, the latest for the most complete (April) month is just under 7000!


    Price: $179,900
    651 Reynard
    Grand Rapids • MI • 49507
    MLS #: 555731
    Status: For Sale

    Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
    Property Sub Type: Ranch
    Square Ft: 2502
    Year Built: 1953

    Listing Description
    Absolutely stunning ranch located on a quiet tree-lined street in the heart of Alger Heights. You will be impressed with all the grand upgrades and surprises this home has to offer. Marble entryway, gorgeous hardwood floors, completely new and spectacular kitchen design by “Dimensions” with beautiful cherry cabinets, appliance garage and pantry. Large master bedroom has a redesigned deep and spacious closet by California closets. 2 large additional bedrooms host ample closet space. Living room on main level with gas fireplace, formal dining room. Large family room in basement with a 2nd wood burning fireplace. Gorgeous 4 season room with tile flooring. Every window has been replaced with quality Renewal by Andersen windows. Underground sprinkling, adorable playhouse, 2 3/4 stall garage with work bench, and storage shed. Roof, furnace, water heater, gutters, eaves–All newer and top of the line! Too many upgrades to list, you must get inside this amazing home.