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Lake Michigan Waters |Andrea Crossman Group

West Michigan has seen quite a bit of rain so far this year, with late April downpours breaking local records up and down the Michigan Lakeshore. However, the record precipitation along with the affects of Covid-19 on the West Michigan housing market, have done little to dampen homebuyer’s spirits.

With the rise of virtual open houses and 3D home tours, waterfront real estate buyers are still showing a great deal of interest in offerings from South Haven to Manistee and beyond.

The heavy rains have brought some flooding concerns, and with the flooding, attention has returned to the high Lake Michigan water levels. Water levels in the big lakes set record levels in 2019 and are expected to do so again.

Although Lake Michigan and Lake Huron,

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The nightly news and big papers have been predicting a course correction in the housing market since the beginning of the year. With the unexpected appearance of COVID-19, the future of the housing market has become hard to guess. 

However, some shifts in the housing market have begun to take place and have little or nothing to do with the market’s financial stability, interest rates, or most other common indicators. Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has affected other aspects of the home buying and selling process aside from financial concerns. 

Some recent studies predict a shift in purchasing from the cities back to the suburbs, where a little distance between families may be a good thing. Whether the virus is directly responsible for this trend is

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Holland, Michigan - West Michigan’s Big, Beautiful Small Town | Andrea Crossman Group

In the past decade, Michigan has received much recognition as the Best or Most Beautiful in several categories such as Most Beautiful Beach or Best Place to Live. In 2011, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which includes Glen Arbor, was even judged the Most Beautiful Place in America by ABC’s Good Morning America.

However, the Holland, MI, area has also been recognized repeatedly for its own individual attributes from sources as big as Forbes Magazine, who judged Holland to be one of the Prettiest Towns in America. A Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index marked Holland as Number 2 on its list of Happiest, Healthiest Places to Live in America.

Holland’s cost of living index is also lower than many other states, and lower than the US average in

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West Michigan Real Estate and the Lake Michigan Water Levels  | Andrea Crossman Realty

This week on the Andrea Crossman Group real estate blog, we’re featuring another video with Andrea Crossman herself.

Tune in as Andrea discusses the recent Erosion 2020 presentation sponsored by Coldwell Banker Realty in Holland, MI., as well as the high water levels that were the event’s focus.

The Erosion 2020 forum featured 9 experts on the subject of high Lake Michigan and Lake Huron water levels. Event speakers included John Allis from the Army Corps of Engineers, Grand Valley State Professor Kevin Strychar, Nick Bonstall from the Ottawa County Office of Emergency Management, and Greg Weykamp with waterfront engineering firm, Edgewater Resources,

During the nearly 2 1/2  hour discussion, which also featured answers to questions posed

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Welcome back to the Andrea Crossman Group blog. This week, we would like to discuss a few concerns about the effects of coronavirus, or COVID-19, and the West Michigan housing market.

Although Michigan, like every other state, has now seen a number of coronavirus cases, the housing market along the Lakeshore is still strong for buyers and sellers alike. With interest rates at a low that has not been seen in years, it is still a great time to sell or purchase a home as low-interest rates present buyers with great opportunities.

Spring is also one of the best times of year to sell your home. As the weather warms, buyers are more likely to visit available homes in search of their dream house. Although the market is still strong in South Haven,

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Several factors have made the housing market in West Michigan into one of the hottest in the country. Low interest rates, affordable homes, and a great job market ore just a few of the reasons that it’s a great time to sell your home.

However, Spring is also in the air and that means it’s a great time to find an experienced realtor and get your home on the market. Warm weather brings buyers out to explore open houses and potential purchases, so put away your parka and get your home ready to show.

There are a lot of things to consider before setting a price and listing your home, but one of those items is often overlooked. Or, misunderstood. When considering the sale of your West Michigan home, it’s important to understand the taxable value and

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