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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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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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