Lisa VanderLoo

Sales Associate

Cascade

4488 Cascade Road SE

Grand Rapids, MI49546

Main: 616-957-1680 Direct: 616-559-7223
Cell: 616-550-2145 Telephone: 616-550-2145
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Market Update- May 2012

Market Update- May 2012 The real estate market in Grand Rapids has exploded over the last few months.  New listings are down by 7% year-to-date, while closed sales are up by 17%.  The future looks even brighter if you look at the statistics for May.  May 2012 sales were up by 34.7% compared to May 2011.  With less homes for sale and more people buying, we are sitting at a measly ...

How to be a Successful Home Buyer

How to be a Successful Home Buyer: It’s only May and 2012 is looking like the rebound year for the real estate market.  Many homebuyers sitting on the sidelines are diving into the market, often with fistfuls of cash from 3-5 years of hard saving.  Pockets of strong demand are showing up, with buyers seeing intense competition and fighting over the current tight inventory with ...

Grand Rapids Real Estate Market 2012- This Year's Winner and Instigator of "March Madness"

Grand Rapids Real Estate Market 2012- This Year's Winner and Instigator of "March Madness" Originally posted on March 15, 2012 by Kevin Polakovich of Treadstone Mortgage If you live in or around the Grand Rapids or West Michigan area (or in any state that is unseasonably warm)  you may have noticed that something feels different. Some would say its the unseasonably beautiful 80 degree ...

MCC Tax Credit (Mortgage Credit Certificates) Helping to Make Mortgages More Affordable

MCC Tax Credit (Mortgage Credit Certificates) Helping to Make Mortgages More Affordable Mortgage Credit Certificates allow you an itemized tax deduction of 20% of your mortgage interest for that year.  This program is only available for a new mortgage on a home that will be a person's primary residence.  It is designed to relieve the mortgage burden on lower to moderate income households.  ...

Interesting Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics I found at realtor.org: 50% of people who went through foreclosure did NOT talk to their lender, and they did NOT know that they had options. The 30 year fixed mortgage rate went from 4.5% in Nov 2010 to 5.15% in Feb 2011. Lately, cash buyers have accounted for about 29% of transactions. 2004- 90% of home loans were conventional, while 7% were FHA.  2009- ...
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