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The Lake House Muskegon | Andrea Crossman Group

Four Great Waterfront Eateries in West Michigan

West Michigan and the Lakeshore are home to a diverse group of cultures and the great restaurants founded by each. Whether your tastes buds long for Mexican, Dutch, or classic American, you’ll find some wonderful choices in the small towns that dot the Lake Michigan coast.

Spring will be just around the corner, it’s a good time to plan a few summer road trips and weekend getaways. There are lots of new places to try in every destination, but when the sun’s out, eating outside with a beautiful view makes any meal more enjoyable.

This week, to let a little sunshine through the winter clouds, we’re going to feature four of the best waterfront eateries in West Michigan. Although Michigan restaurants

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Winter Weather Can’t Cool the Hot West Michigan Housing Market | Andrea Crossman Group

Although the temperature is dropping and there’s a chill in the air, there is no evidence the housing market in West Michigan will cool off any time soon.

Throughout the year, real estate companies often release reports highlighting statistics and trends that can help buyers and sellers alike. These reports can provide valuable insight into the housing market and help with planning and decisions.

A recent quarterly report for West Michigan’s housing market shines a light on Lakeshore real estate and the details that clients and agents can expect for the near future.

Here are some of those numbers.

2458 – The number of reported homes on the market in West Michigan. Although this number rises and falls over time, the current figure shows a

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Winter’s Coming – Time to Prep your Home for Cold Weather | Andrea Crossman Group Realty

Although the last few days felt more like Spring than November in West Michigan, winter is definitely on its way. It won’t be long until the chilly temperatures and lake-effect snow begin to affect the residents along the Lake Michigan coast.

With the weather staying above freezing for the time being, it’s a great time to prepare your home for the breezy and frigid Great Lakes winter. With so many homes perched along the shores of Lake Michigan and other bodies of water like Lake Macatawa, the winter winds can have a harsh effect on your utility bills too.

Here are some important steps to take that will help protect your home and keep your winter costs down too.

1. Inspect your Heating System

Your heat and cooling system needs to be

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Whether it’s across town, to another state, or from one coast to the other, people relocate to new homes for lots of reasons. Some move to be closer to family, while others move for business reasons.

With its incredible natural resources, strong job market, and quaint coastal destinations, West Michigan is a great place to live. No matter why you’re looking to relocate, here are some of the best reasons to make the Lake Michigan shoreline your next home.

Quaint Coastal Destinations

Dozens of small towns, and some larger locales, pepper both the Lake Michigan and Lake Huron coasts. The upper Peninsula also features some very rural destinations for more adventurous travelers.

For those looking for quiet getaways, West Michigan offers

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De Boers Bakkerij and Dutch Brothers Restaurant | Andrea Crossman Group

This week on the Andrea Crossman Group blog, we’re going to begin a series of monthly spotlights on area businesses, restaurants, events, and other hot spots that make West Michigan a unique and beautiful place to live.

With its beautiful natural resources and waterfront towns, West Michigan features a diverse collection of events, eateries, and attractions all found along the Lake Michigan coast.

Perched on the shores of Lake Macatawa, Holland, Michigan is well-known for it’s Dutch Heritage. The town also features some of West Michigan’s most beautiful parks and beaches, with a thriving boating community and terrific fishing as well.

Holland’s Dutch heritage also means there are some unique attractions for residents and visitors alike

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Buying a West Michigan Home When You Own a Boat | Andrea Crossman Group

When purchasing a new, or new to you, home, it’s pretty common to have a list of Wants, and list of Must-Haves. The perfect home in an ultimate location might be given a pass if it’s missing a 3-car garage or a Michigan Room.

For boat owners moving to a new home, the list of must-haves can be unique. They may include a larger dock or substantial sea wall depending on the body of water or the size of the boat.

Or, the purchase may depend upon the ability to build the necessary accommodations for a bigger boat. If the structure isn’t already present, permitting, zoning, or other limitations may make or break the sale.

For the owner of a vessel 30- to 40-feet in length or larger, many standard docks are not strong enough to handle the vessel if

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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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