Home Buyer FAQ: Three Common Questions Answered for You

Buying a home is a big thing to do and of course you want to make the right decision. It's totally okay and natural to have a lot of questions about the process, home buying, homes, etc. In no particular order, here are a few common home buying questions answered for you: 1. "Should I buy or rent a home?" - This is one of the first questions that homebuyers usually ask. If you want a possibly cheaper and less labor-intensive option, renting a home is your answer. But if you want the long-term benefits, buying a home is your answer. 2. "What is the first step of the home buying process?" - The first step of the home buying process is getting pre-approved for a mortgage. Doing this lets y

Ten Easy Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

Although Earth Day was yesterday and it's only celebrated once a year, we can still make efforts in supporting and taking care of our environment. Some of the ways we can do this is making sure we don't litter, picking up trash on beaches, and making our homes eco-friendly. Keep reading if you want to learn ten ways that you can easily make your home eco-friendly! 1. Use natural cleaning products: Did you know that there are cleaning products that contain harmful chemicals that are bad for the environment? For many day-to-say cleaning tasks, you can use natural products or even make your own! 2. Use LEDs: Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) use 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incan

Why You Should Live in Grand Rapids

According to a 2019 article from usnews.com, Grand Rapids seems to be one of the best places to live in America. Grand Rapids always seems to make it on the lists for the top places to live. If that's not convincing enough to make you want to stay in Grand Rapids, keep reading to find out why you should live in Grand Rapids. The Local Businesses - Grand Rapids has hundreds of amazing local businesses, and there's nothing better than supporting local! There are dozens of coffee shops, restaurants, and breweries to choose from, so you won't have to worry about driving far to find a good spot to eat and/or drink. The People - If you need directions, advice, or tips on Grand Rapids, you won't

How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a house is one of the biggest things you can do in your life. It can also be one of the most stressful things. When doing something this big, you need a professional real estate agent who has had a lot of experience in his/her field. There are thousands of real estate agents out there, so how do you choose? 1. Find agents through referrals: When we hear of most things, we'll either see/hear it from advertisements, or from word-of-mouth. Word-of-mouth is great because you can get the pros and cons from someone you know and trust. Ask around in your family or your friend group and see if they've had good experiences with real estate agents. 2. Read reviews online: When p

Five Things to Do in Grand Rapids This Spring

As the weather gets warmer in West Michigan, being outside becomes more enjoyable and there seems to be more things to do around the area. Here are five things you can do in Grand Rapids this spring: Visit the Meijer Gardens - This 158-acre botanical garden and outdoor sculpture park has so many things to see. This spring, you can see the butterflies at Meijer Gardens now until April 30th! Bicycle - Ride your bike around town and enjoy the city, or ride your bike on a trail and enjoy nature. Need a bike? Stop by the Grand Rapids Bicycle Co. to buy a bicycle or cycling essentials (helmets, water bottles, bike parts, etc.). They can even repair your bicycles! Visit a lakeshore - Make a tr

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