Items Tagged with 'real estate'


Letter: How many apartment buildings are too many?

September 30, 2016
Editor: “Is Grand Rapids in the midst of an apartment building bubble?” “Who is going to fill all of these units that are being built?” Read More

Five things to do before buying property

July 22, 2016
It’s a seller’s market these days — or so it seems if you read the headlines. Read More

Law firm offers alternative to paying a broker’s fee

Mika Meyers’ program helps those buying or selling a home on their own.

March 4, 2016
Grand Rapids law firm Mika Meyers has set out to curb the costs of selling a home for those who want to do it on their own but still need a helping hand. Read More

Higher rents squeeze low-income workers

Nearly a third of Grand Rapids-area residents are paying unaffordable rent.

LANSING — Real estate experts across the state say the cost of renting a home is rising and the trend toward higher rent will only continue. Read More

Eyes on the road (restrictions)

June 26, 2015
You have found the perfect building for your client to own or occupy. Your client’s business depends on large trucks to carry materials to and from its site. Read More

Juice up your title insurance coverage

March 13, 2015
You're buying real estate. Read More

The cornerstone for successful construction projects

September 12, 2014
Cranes flocking back to the skyline are bringing life back to West Michigan. Read More

Land bank produces more tax-generating entities

June 14, 2013
The Kent County Land Bank Authority facilitates economic development through one of the most effective economic drivers: real estate. Read More

That includes the minerals, doesn’t it?

April 5, 2013
Most landowners assume when they buy real estate, it includes the subsurface oil, gas and other minerals. But is that really true? Read More

2013: Where is the regional business sentiment trending?

January 5, 2013
I’ve spent much of the fourth quarter meeting with local business owners in an attempt to understand where the regional business sentiment is trending. Read More