Explore Muskegon, MI
By David John Medendorp, CCIM, GRI, Investments, Waterfront Homes, Muskegon
(Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon )
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Neighbors. I have lived in the Lakeside- Pere Marquette area for 20 of the last 30 years. I lived on Beach st, McCracken, Lakeshore, and now On Harrison. I have helped over 100 people buy or sell their homes in this area. In the last ten years, Lakeside has seen many changes. One that is not so obvious is the school of choice that has allowed families to live here and choose their kids' school. Also, the closing of Sappi, the demolition of Sappi, new ownership for the country club, Improved bike trails, private and public investment into Downtown lakeside, Muskegon lakes continued restoration.The increase in both power boating and sailing, and Area residences are making a significant investment in their homes, city administration. This means a higher quality of life and increased demand...
By David John Medendorp, CCIM, GRI, Investments, Waterfront Homes, Muskegon
(Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon )
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 Merry Christmas Neighbors. I have lived in the Lakeside- Pere Marquette area for 20 of the last 30 years. I lived on Beach st, McCracken, Lakeshore, and now On Harrison. I have helped over 100 people buy or sell their homes in this area. In the last ten years, Lakeside has seen many changes. One that is not so obvious is the school of choice that has allowed families to live here and choose their kids' school. Also, the closing of Sappi, the demolition of Sappi, new ownership for the country club, Improved bike trails, private and public investment into Downtown lakeside, Muskegon lakes continued restoration.The increase in both power boating and sailing, and Area residences are making a significant investment in their homes, city administration. This means a higher quality of life and...
By David John Medendorp, CCIM, GRI, Investments, Waterfront Homes, Muskegon
(Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon )
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Deciding to move to Muskegon is the best decision you will ever make!   With 27 inland lakes, 27 miles of Lake Michigan waterfront, 400 miles of rivers and miles of woods and dunes, the Quality of life here is world class. There are many things you may want to know about the Muskegon Lakeshore.  WATER, WATER, WATER! Muskegon County has 27 inland lakes, four of which have direct access to Lake Michigan, 27 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, some of world's cleanest and most pristine beaches, more than 400 miles of rivers and a lifestyle that is pure Michigan. Finding waterfront property to fit your lifestyle is easy and affordable. Muskegon has quiet riverfront properties, elegant homes with a decks on the lake, lofts apartments with views of your boat slip and the city's lights, or your ...
By David John Medendorp, CCIM, GRI, Investments, Waterfront Homes, Muskegon
(Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon )
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Michigan Irish Music Festival! (Downtown Muskegon at Heritage Landing) September 14-16th, 2012 Just another reason to choose Muskegon to live; we have so many fun and cultural festivals throughout the year that life’s just more fun! What a great cultural celebration to experience here in Muskegon. This festival has something for all ages. You will experience different cultural dances, storytelling, and musicians as well as learn how to dance traditional Ceili (Kay-lee) at the Cultural & Dance Stage. The Wee One’s area has tons of fun free activities for the kids to do, inflatables, crafts and much more. Join Catholic Mass Sunday September 16th @ 9am for time of worship. Remember the gates open at 8:30am and Mass is free. This is just a taste of what fun is available at the Irish Music F...
By David John Medendorp, CCIM, GRI, Investments, Waterfront Homes, Muskegon
(Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon )
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In today’s apparent shaky economy there are a lot of rumors in the real estate market advising now isn’t a good time to buy until our economy experiences a turn around. Like many types of advice based on fear, this one could not be less true. Many people are discovering that now is the perfect time to buy or sell real estate, for a variety of reasons.   Home prices are low.  Mortgage rates are low.  There is a large inventory to choose from.  Seller’s are willing to negotiate.    In addition to normal home sales that are typical in any market, today potential buyers may find opportunities to get a good deal in foreclosure properties or in short sales. Short sales require approval from the lender who holds the mortgage on the seller's property, but with declining home values more lenders...
By Alan May, A moving experience!
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
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So I wish I had a better camera on my cell phone... (oh, hell... I wish I had a better cell phone)... for exactly this type of situation. I was walking through a property with a pair of buyers (yes, remember those? ... "buy-ers"... say it with me... "buy-ers")... and we came across this prehistoric ice-chest. I hesitate to call it a refrigerator, (even though that's how it's marked) it was the size of a modern KitchenAid or GEProfile... and my photo doesn't do it justice... the image on the upper right is the label that you see at the top center. It appears to be the FORD model, manufactured by the Alaska Refrigerator company out of Musekgon Michigan.  at the lower right is a copy of an ad from 1910. According to the internet (and we know the internet is never wrong)... the Alaska Refri...
By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Listing Real Estate isn't the same as it was several years ago.  Many sellers think they should see the same result as it was when a real estate agent put a for sale sign in their front yard. The number of qualified buyers is much lower.  The appraisal values have not stabilized and the rules for home valuation is impacted differently by foreclosures and short sales.  It used to be a low priced home, foreclosure or a between friends for a low sale price was a single sale.  The single sale didn't have much of an impact. Now we have seen thousands of homes sold under a distressed condition but given weight as though they are traditional sales. Internet marketing has changed the face of real estate forever.  The information available is nearly immediate, as it is posted to a website. So Li...
By David John Medendorp, CCIM, GRI, Investments, Waterfront Homes, Muskegon
(Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon )
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If you have been lookig for a new place to live invest or work You may find Muskegon Michigan to be a attractive place to be. Muskegon has miles of waterfront property wounderful sand dunes great fishing year round. Today there are Ice fisherman on Muskegon. Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan , Mona Lke and Bear lake are my favoites. Forest perfect sunsets and sunrises . Muskegon Michigan is  a great place to be year round. Come visit Muskegon today. www.visitmuskegon.comwww.downtownmuskegon.org  
By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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I received an offer this weekend on a beautiful home I have listed. The initial offer was low and the buyers agent and the buyer knew from the beginning the offer would be countered. Also with the offer was a couple little traps that most agents overlook, from my experience as a broker.  The first trap was the interest rate the seller expected to not exceed.  In our state the interest rate can be a way of getting out of a purchase agreement.  The statement"interest rate not to exceed" can be a escape route.  If the agent uses an interest rate below what is available you know what the mind set it going into the contract process. As soon as you counter the offer the original is gone as with any contract.  If you don't counter and accept but the buyer can't get the interest rate specified ...
By David John Medendorp, CCIM, GRI, Investments, Waterfront Homes, Muskegon
(Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon )
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Baker college and MCC  report record enrollment and over 11,000 students in MuskegonDisplaced workers and the obvious need for education in today's economy has pushed enrollment up for Baker and its new culinary institute of Michigan Downtown Muskegon and Muskegon Community College . This is great news for Muskegon and its future by both the students that live here and students that move here for college. Some students will stay and choose to make Muskegon there home. ALT property management has housing for Baker and MCC students by the Main campuses and Down Town by CIM downtown campus. We have a extremely cool apartment building 4 blocks from CIM that boast 22 units. At  Hamilton You are walking distance from the Muskegon Lake waterfront, where you'll find the cross lake ferry, parks,...
By David John Medendorp, CCIM, GRI, Investments, Waterfront Homes, Muskegon
(Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon )
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Alt property Management and www.rentfromme.com has homes and apartments for rent Call our office at 231-7986430 or Kendra at 231298-6298 For Rent11/18/09 ALT Property Management 231-798-6430     4265 Grand Haven Rd.   Muskegon, MI 49441             www.altpropertymanagement.com        www.sellmuskegon.com       Call: Kendra 231-798-6430   or  616-298-6219                                Toll Free: (866) 352- 9837           One Bedroom:  Muskegon 1200 Ambrosia #4 downstairs apartment $325 includes water/trash Muskegon Heights 2416 Sanford 1 bedroom upstairs apartment $350 includes water/trash Muskegon 937 Emerald #2 upstairs apartment $375 includes water/trash pick up Muskegon 1261 Ransom #3 main-floor 1 bedroom apartment $380 incudes water/trash Muskegon 460 Orchard #1 front  1 bedroom a...
By David John Medendorp, CCIM, GRI, Investments, Waterfront Homes, Muskegon
(Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon )
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We have 2 Fully furnished 4 bedroom 3 bath homes that are less than 5 years old. The first property the Light house rents for 1200 per month or 300 per student. Included utilities including satellite and wireless Internet.you pay about 38.00 per month each for gas electric and water.  The 2nd Property Lake-view is 1100 per month or 275 each plus utilities of 35.00 per month. Please call David Medendorp at ALT property management today to find out more and tour the properties. House  Features Private bedrooms seprate bathrooms Unique  floor plans                                 Walk-in closets Full-sized washer and dryer Full-sized kitchen Private deck and Patio Covered deck Furnished Homes Utilities Included Cable TV Internet Trash Located 1 mile and 2 miles from The Culinary Institute ...
By David John Medendorp, CCIM, GRI, Investments, Waterfront Homes, Muskegon
(Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon )
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Start at Hamilton Apartments Downtown Muskegon ang your already minutes from everything. Hamilton rates a 78 out of 100 on walk score . You can live at the new Hamilton apartments and not have a car. This Historic building has 22 apartments with freshly finished wood floors, some new kitchens, ew landscaping and more. www.rentdowntownmuskegon.com www.thenewhamiltonplaceapartments.com or visit our company web sites to buy or rent at www.sellmuskegon.com www.altpropertymanagement.com  

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By David John Medendorp, CCIM, GRI, Investments, Waterfront Homes, Muskegon
(Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon )
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 Rent a Apartment Downtown Muskegon in the Historic Hamilton Apartments. Call ALT for a tour at 2317986430. DOWNTOWN LANDMARK GETS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR!  A long time downtown landmark, the Hamilton Apartments Down town Muskegon was purchased by  investment partners, David R. Gregersen and Blake P. Hotz in April of this year.  The 17,000 square foot building at 81 Hamilton was showing signs of its age.  The partners have invested in renovations of the front steps and terrace, landscaping it and installing period wrought iron fence.  Inside, the original marble and hardwood floors have been restored to their original brilliance.The  new owner's have kept the original beauty of the building in tact as a gift to the community.  The historical Hamilton Building was built just before the sto...
By David John Medendorp, CCIM, GRI, Investments, Waterfront Homes, Muskegon
(Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon )
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4 BR 2 BA Sleeps 10 Pack and play availabel The Light house outside fireplace The lighthouse 4 bedroom home / cottage Home. Across from Lake Muskegon and by the new bike / walking trail that goes around Muskegon Lake at the waters edge. All Year- Muskegon, Michigan vacation rental cottage . It's in a perfect location close to Lake Michigan beach and by Muskegon Lake boat launch park .4 minutes by car 3 mile west to the award-winning beach at Lake Michigan . This -new home has Ceiling fans in all main rooms and nice lake breezes, Air conditioning , furnished, fully-equipped kitchen, linens and towels, and washer and dryer. Pack-N-Play available. Easy cooking on BBQ grill out doors in backyard with 2 stall Garage Catch the breezes or enjoy your favorite beverage on the open front porch. S...
By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Let me see....if it snows I don't get my mail...my mail carrier complains she doesn't have snow tires as she spins away.  I get little notes from my carrier that my mailbox is to hard to open.  I couldn't figure out why the carrier was in from of my homes mailbox so long...reading the mail?  Nope...she was filing my mailbox door to reduce the friction so it opened and closed the way she wanted.  I asked her to stop...it could flop open in the wind and my mail would get wet.  She says you may buy them but they are under postal law jurisdiction!  Hey....I hate inform you but only the mail and tampering with the mail or boxes for illegal activity is governed by that law.  You can't file or alter peoples mailboxes to suit your whim. She says fine...I can't open the box you don't get mail......
By Leland Wyrick
(ciggzree inc)
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Hello everyone, my name is Leland Wyrick and i am a realtor in the state of Michigan. I am new to this blogging stuff so please forgive me if i come off as strongly as the novice that i am. I am looking foreward to socially networking and communicating with everyone out here. I am entering my fourth year as a practicing realtor and i still feel as though i am a baby crawling on all fours but looking forward to taking my first step. I will be writing in my blog on a sporadic basis (just in the beginning staages) as i get more comfortable in regards to my writing and expressing knowledge that will be of use to everyone, my entries will at occur on a more constant basis. Thank you. 
By Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!
(GLREA)
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True to JaneAnne's educator spirit of challenging her students, the ECO~All~Stars' January 2009 Challenge has been a real stumper and caused me some grief!!! I suspect I am not alone~ but I rise to the challenge.... I began by making a visit to the Build America website. The studies provided demonstrate there are at least 5 different building climates in the United States. Through Build America, a building technology program from the Department of Energy (DOE), best practices have been studied for each of these climates. In addition, the DOE has studied solar thermal and solar photovoltaics (PV) best practices. These best practice case studies were prepared with your tax dollars and are available to you, consumers, builders and developers at no cost from the DOE, you have already paid f...
By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Builders are leaving the market by the dozens. It is a difficult market when 60% of the homes in your market are foreclosures or short sales...it is even more difficult if you have to sell new homes at the high end of the market. We have seen the number drop substantially within the membership of the local home builders association. The membership has dropped enough to cause the local home builders association to put their building up for sale and close ranks so they can sustain the association and be fiscally responsible.  New home construction in the Midwest fell by 13.7% with an expect drop to 650,000 units monthly on a nationwide basis by mid summer of 2009 as opposed to current rate of 791,000 new home starts. This impacts many areas of our economy and expands the already difficult...
By David John Medendorp, CCIM, GRI, Investments, Waterfront Homes, Muskegon
(Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon )
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Come  to Muskegon    A great Place on Lake Michigan. Annual Meeting & Conference September 4- 6, 2008 - Muskegon, Michigan     The only existing network for the exchange of ideas and information on collections, research, publications and developments between institutions and individuals focusing on the maritime history of the Great Lakes. Founded as a non-profit organization by a number of prominent Great Lakes museums, document centers and concerned individuals from Canada and the United States, its first meeting was held in 1984. Meetings are now held annually in a member community. AGLMH membership provides many tangible benefits to both organizations and individuals. The AGLMH Newsletter and Museum Alert contain excellent, timely information about topics and events of interest to Gr...

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