616 REALTY Insights

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...
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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...
Sell or Rent
Mortgage Slayer or Tenant Trouble? The Homeowner Dilemma, to Sell or Rent.
  5 Benefits of Renting Your Home That Might Surprise You     "Sell high, buy low" might be the...
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...
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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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Exploring Land Contracts in Michigan: Pros and Cons You Should Know
Buying or selling property in Michigan through a land contract can offer an alternative route to traditional real estate transactions....

Home & Garden

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...
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The 5 Secrets to a Cozy Living Room this Winter
With the cold weather lingering and daylight becoming a rare commodity, it's no surprise that snuggling up on the couch...

Market Trends & News

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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...
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The Who, What, Why of Real Estate Comparables
Most of us have heard the term real estate “comps” (comparables), but many people aren’t really sure exactly what they...

REALTOR® Spotlight

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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...
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REALTOR® Spotlight – Mary Kosiorek
  Success as a real estate agent often comes from a blend of passion, dedication and an innate ability to...

Local Pulse

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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 connoisseur,...
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....
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Get Your Laugh On: Grand Rapids Comedy Scene
  Looking for a city that offers a vibrant lifestyle, a strong sense of community, and – of course –...
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Neighborhoods In and Around Grand Rapids
Moving to Michigan, more specifically in and around the Grand Rapids Metropolitan area, is a great decision, and no one...