Ready for the post-pandemic real estate market?

With the presence of the vaccine and continued safe habits, a shift to post-pandemic times is underway. As a real estate community, we can feel the hope and responsibility of that shift.

Will the 2021 spring market continue to advance?

The typical “new” feeling of a spring market has been superseded this year by the feeling of continuation of a bull real estate market that hasn’t let up since a delayed start last spring.

Opportunity awaits in West Michigan, just be sure to find it before you are forced to

Climate change has influenced consumer preferences, business models and potentially most important, where people are choosing or being forced to live.

Winning strategies for a fast-paced real estate market

Today’s market surely presents some unique challenges.

Grand Rapids is uniquely positioned for urban flight

We know remote work has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for many, and Grand Rapids is uniquely positioned to welcome those looking for a great place to live, work and play.

The year in real estate: looking back at 2020 and anticipating 2021

As we close out the year 2020, it’s easy to say that it was a year that defied expectations.

Elections, the economy, and a possible second wave: Will the strong real estate market persist?

In a year filled with clouds of uncertainty and some dismay, residential real estate has been an undeniable bright spot shining through.

How do you solve a problem like a lease term in the middle of a pandemic?

Most businesses sign leases for many years to house their operations. But what happens when you’re hit with a pandemic that limits your ability to use the space you spend 5%-8% of your revenue on?

Leading through a pandemic — and low inventory

As we roll through our fifth year of historically low inventory levels in West Michigan, will that trend continue?

Real estate’s ‘spring market’ shifts to summer

The real estate surge typical of March, April and May is now projected for June, July and August.

Holding strong and ready to rally

Somewhat surprisingly, real estate has remained relatively strong here in West Michigan, and there are positive indications that it will continue to get stronger and bounce back quickly.

A time of being nonessentially essential in real estate

During the past several weeks, even before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued Michigan’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, we have all been aware of...

West Michigan real estate market poised for another good year in 2020

2019 was a banner year for real estate in West Michigan. Sale prices continued to rise in nearly all categories and locales. Demand from buyers...

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Real estate investment tips from an expert

Real estate has often been referred to as a good and stable market for investors. It offers steady growth and on average, a higher...

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What to know when hiring a commercial property management team

Commercial real estate property owners who have a facilities team on staff may think there is no value in hiring an external property management...

Empowering personal wellness in the workplace

Can the workplace actually be a place where people leave healthier than when they arrived?Ask someone stuck at a desk from 8 a.m. to...

What to consider when picking commercial space for your business

Are you opening a new business or expanding into a larger office space? While the perfect property can largely contribute to the overall success...

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How agile work boosts productivity

Look up the meaning of “agile,” and you’ll find definitions like “able to move quickly and easily” or “marked by ready ability to move...

Designing behavioral health settings

Behavioral health care focuses on supporting both mind and body, from the treatment of mental illness to intervention for substance abuse and other addictions....

Grand Rapids changes residential rental application ordinance

Changes to residential rental applications are in effect. A new ordinance governing how apartment owners and managers must process, advertise and charge for residential...