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Sales of first mortgages jumped in 2014

The frigid weather at the start of the year delayed the mortgage season in Michigan.

November 21, 2014
Dodd-Frank and the polar vortex both bedeviled the mortgage industry in Michigan in early 2014, but home buying has definitely picked up and is predicted to continue through 2015. Read More

Gone to the dogs

Border collies excel at driving nuisance geese away from corporate landscapes.

November 21, 2014
Most people hate it when their job requires them to go on a wild goose chase — but not Theresa Villarreal. Read More

Realtors oppose EPA’s expanded ‘waters’ proposal

Other groups also are up in arms, alleging a power grab.

November 21, 2014
The incoming president of the Michigan Realtors organization has been busy this fall, calling upon many of its 24,000-plus members and supporters to let the Environmental Protection Agency and elected representatives in Washington know they are staunchly opposed to the EPA’s proposal to leave “navigable” out of a revision of the Clean Water Act. Read More

$15M seed fund triples presence downtown

November 21, 2014
A seed fund that regularly invests in startup “experiments” is building out a new home in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

'Take-'n'-bake' pizza chain cooks on 28th Street

November 20, 2014
An international pizza franchise that pioneered the "take-'n'-bake" concept has opened its next location in the market. Read More

Architecture association names award winners

November 20, 2014
The southwest Michigan chapter of the American Institute of Architects recently recognized some of the best projects out of the area at its annual Design Awards Celebration. Read More

Startup groups homebuyers by neighborhood

November 20, 2014
A startup is developing a web platform to help homebuyers “create momentum” in neighborhoods by coordinating their purchases together. Read More

Pizza buffet warms 28th Street

November 18, 2014
A national chain of western-themed buffet restaurants featuring pizza is opening its next location in the region. Read More

Real estate report reveals insights into West Michigan

UM/ULI’s second annual report says state is ‘undervalued’ by outside analysts.

November 14, 2014
Michigan’s real estate markets had “steady, but uneven,” growth this year. Read More

H&M fashions next store

November 14, 2014
An international “fast-fashion” retailer is opening another store in the area. Read More