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Predictions for West Michigan Real Estate Trends

The real estate market in West Michigan and the Lakeshore has been one of the hottest in the country. For several years, Grand Rapids has held a place in the Top Ten housing markets in the entire United States. 

Several considerations have been credited for the strength in the market. Low-cost housing, low-interest rates, a strong job market, and more have had a big impact on real estate, often leading to a lack of available homes for sale in many West Michigan townships. 

In 2019, a dramatic rise in Great Lakes water levels also contributed to changes in the real estate market in many waterfront areas. In some areas, the high water has led to substantial beach erosion, or to substantial

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See below for our featured open houses this saturday, november 30, 2019

For more information on these listings, call our office at (616) 312-2237.  please leave us a comment with any feedback when you stop in one of our open houses, we love to hear from you!

15229 Lake Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Price: $880,000

Date: Saturday November 30, 2019 From 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Nestled on Pottawatomie Bayou in Spring Lake on the Grand River, enjoy 167 feet of private frontage with this quality, custom waterfront home. With an open floor plan and custom built-ins throughout, this home will feel like it was built especially for you and your families' next chapter of memories. Gather around the center island in the expansive and custom

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Hi There! see below for our OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE for this SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd

For more information on one of these listings, give us a call at (616) 312-2237. Feel free to leave us a comment with any feedback if you stop in!

1150 Orchard Lake Drive, South Haven, MI 49090

Price: $950,000.00

Date: Saturday November 23, 2019 From 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Experience the beauty of Lake Michigan from every room of this artfully crafted home. With 50 feet of Lake Michigan frontage, let the tranquil lakeshore be the backdrop for your lifetime of memories. Situated in the Glenn Shores Association, this inviting residence boasts high ceilings, custom cabinetry, and designer details throughout. This home is perfect for hosting those you love,

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Hello everyone! Here is our Open House Schedule for this Saturday, November 16th

For more information on one of these listings, give us a call at (616) 312-2237

5149 Rosabelle Beach Avenue, Holland MI, 49424

Price: $1,200,000

Date: Saturday November 16th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Claim your corner of the lake in this serene estate with 90' of Lake Michigan frontage and an expansive private yard. Complete with a covered deck, 3-season room, and open-concept living flooded with airy natural light. Cathedral ceilings, large windows and skylights, and two master suites add to the grandeur that this lakeside home offers. Located between Holland and Grand Haven near Sandy Point Beach House and many parks.

 

 

14891 Woodside Trail,

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Autumn in West Michigan | Andrea Crossman

 

An annual ritual should be to visit Robinette's in Grand Rapids for apple cider and donuts or Crane's Orchards in Fennville for U-pick apples, then visit the FennValley Winery nearby or Virtue Ciders.  

Check out www.CraneOrchards.com for the 2019 Corn Maze and other activities and don't forget to take home a homemade pie...cherry is my favorite.

 

Andrea 

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After just having returned from the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, PANAMA, and 85 degree daytime temperatures, it was a bit of a shock to come home to white caps surging over our seawall on Lake Macatawa and a very blustery day.   Lake Macatawa is about 6 miles long with varying widths and bays such as Big Bay and Pine Creek Bay where it is as wide as a mile or more and is about 1700 acres.  It is navigable for miles to the east where it turns into the Black River and there it is only good for smaller boats such as fishing boats and kayaks.  And to the west it feeds (via the Holland pier) into Lake Michigan.  From Holland's Lake Macatawa, you can boat all the way to Chicago to the south, Milwaukee to the west or north to Beaver or Drummind or

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It was not that long ago that West Michigan hit record low lake levels which were about two feet below average.  And in only about 4 years, we are now at or above record high lake levels of 1986 at about 4 get above average.  

The contractors working on keeping people's homes and decks from being compromised are staying busy not only on the Lake Michigan shoreline but also on bringing in lifts for people's boats on the inland lakes such as Spring Lake, Lake Macatawa, the Black River and Pentwater Lake.  As well as building docks higher that aren't floating docks.  

But lake levels are on cycles that go up and down over several years (a bit like a wave pattern) and unlike tides of areas such as Florida or Panama, they aren't on a daily basis but on

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