616 REALTY Insights

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Virtual vs Traditional Staging: Sell Your Grand Rapids Home Faster & Higher!
In today's competitive real estate market, presentation is key. Staging your home can significantly increase its appeal to buyers, potentially...
Free Home Evaluation - Sell your home in West Michigan
Unveiling Your Grand Rapids Home’s Value
  Thinking of selling your house in Grand Rapids real estate market?  Unveiling your home's true value is the first...
REALTORS®
Moving Made Easy: How a REALTOR® Can Help You Win
    Buying or selling a home is a major life decision. Just like any significant change, seeking guidance from...
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Sell Now, Shine Later: Why Winter Could Be Your Hottest Selling Season
Don't wait for the birds to start chirping and flowers to bloom! Sell now and shine later, winter is often...
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Downtown Grand Rapids Living: Bustling Heart or Concrete Jungle?
Grand Rapids, Michigan, is booming! With a vibrant cultural scene, strong job market, and award-winning craft breweries, it's no wonder...
National Homeownership Month
It’s National Homeownership Month
June is National Homeownership Month, a time to recognize the immense value owning a home brings to individuals, families, and...
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Student Loans and Homeownership: Can You Qualify for a Mortgage?
Many dream of buying a home, but student loan debt can add a layer of uncertainty. Do you have to...
REALTORS®
Moving Made Easy: How a REALTOR® Can Help You Win
    Buying or selling a home is a major life decision. Just like any significant change, seeking guidance from...

Home & Garden

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From Seed to Supper: Essential Gardening Tools and Supplies for Beginners
Welcome to the wonderful world of gardening! Cultivating your own vegetables, fruits, and herbs is a rewarding experience that brings...
Spring
Spring Spruce Up
Spring has sprung in West Michigan, and with it comes the urge to shed the winter blues and refresh our...
Upcycling
Breathe New Life into Your Home (and Wallet) with Easy DIY Upcycling Projects
Looking to add a touch of personality to your home without breaking the bank? Upcycling is your answer! It's a...
Feng Shui
Enhance Your Home’s Energy: A Guide to Feng Shui Color Meanings
In the realm of feng shui, color plays a vital role, weaving its influence through ancient Taoist philosophies and core...

Market Trends & News

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Navigating the NAR Settlement: Smooth Sailing for Grand Rapids Real Estate Transactions
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reached a significant settlement that will impact real estate practices nationwide, including right...
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Grand Rapids Housing Market
The Grand Rapids housing market is a hot one right now! Home prices are on the rise, and homes are...
Home Owners - Tax Deductions
Owning a Home: Don’t Forget the Tax Breaks!
  Buying a home is a significant financial achievement, and there's a lot to learn about the ongoing costs of...
Fall market
Fall West Michigan Real Estate Market Update
It’s that time again in West Michigan—colorful leaves, pumpkins, and apple cider—and time to get out the jackets. Like the...

REALTOR® Spotlight

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SPILL THE TEA: Real Estate Q&A With Your Local Experts – 7/5/24
This Month's Questions:   What are the steps involved in buying a house? What's the first step of buying a...
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SPILL THE TEA: Real Estate Q&A With Your Local Experts – 6/29/24
  This month's questions: What is a real estate agent's role? How much house can I afford? How much is...
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SPILL THE TEA: Real Estate Q&A – 5/11/24
  This month's questions: How much should I budget for a down payment? What are the advantages of a VA...
Featured Agent - Felicia Sluiter
Featured Agent – Felicia Sluiter
    Like many, 616 REALTY agent Felicia Sluiter’s journey into real estate wasn't conventional. While remodeling her fiancé's home...

Local Pulse

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Day Trips from Grand Rapids
Feeling restless in Grand Rapids? The city's got its charm, but sometimes you gotta escape the urban jungle. Luckily, you...
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Tail wags & Trails: Exploring Grand Rapids’ Best Dog-Friendly Hiking Spot
Calling all canine companions and adventurous pawrents in Grand Rapids! Are you looking for a place to unleash the fun...
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Grand Rapids Foodies, This Ones for YOU
  Buckle up for a delicious ride through the culinary scene of this vibrant city. Whether you're a craft beer...
Grand Rapids - A Must-Visit Guide for Art Enthusiasts
Unveiling the Art Scene in Grand Rapids: A Must-Visit Guide for Art Enthusiasts
    Nestled alongside the scenic Grand River, Grand Rapids, Michigan, boasts a vibrant cultural scene brimming with artistic expression....