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My Town: More houses on display during Spring Parade of Homes

My Town: More houses on display during Spring Parade of Homes

 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—From toxin-free to maintenance free, dozens of West Michigan homes will be open to the public this Memorial Day Weekend as part of the Spring Parade of Homes.

Even more houses and condominiums will be on display this year- 78 homes from West Olive to Ada.  The homes will be on display through June 7.  They range in price from $100,000 to more than $1 million. This year’s listings include homes in Ada, Alpine Township, Allendale, Alto, Belmont, Byron Center, Caledonia, Cascade, Coopersville, East Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Holland, Hudsonville, Jenison, Kentwood, Lowell, Plainfield, Rockford, Walker, West Olive and Wyoming.  For a complete list of homes, click here.

Foreclosure rates drop in Wyoming-Grand Rapids

Foreclosure rates drop in Wyoming-Grand Rapids

WYOMING, Mich.—Home foreclosure rates in Wyoming and Grand Rapids are dropping.

According to Corelogic, only 0.81 percent of homes in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming area were in foreclosure this past June.  That’s about half a percentage point lower than the same time last year.  At 2.49 percent, the national foreclosure rate in June was more than triple the rate in Grand Rapids Wyoming.

Only 3.2 percent of homeowners in Grand Rapids/Wyoming were 90 days or more behind on making their mortgage payment in June 2013.  That’s 1.13 percent lower than the same time last year, and more than 2 percent lower than the national average foreclosure rate.

Free Seminar On Renovations Of Faith-Based Facilities

Free Seminar On Renovations Of Faith-Based Facilities

With the rise in renovations to faith based facilities in West Michigan, Elzinga & Volkers, based in Holland, is offering free seminar’s to those ministries who are looking to expand. There will be two seminars; May 2 in Caledonia and May 9 in Grand Rapids.

 

Elzinga & Volkers Offers Free Seminar on Designing and Funding Expanding Ministries

May 2: Caledonia – May 9: Grand Rapids

 

Wyoming Offers Fair Housing and Section 8 Seminar

Wyoming Offers Fair Housing and Section 8 Seminar

 

Wyoming Offers Fair Housing and Section 8 Seminar

 

WYOMING, Mich., – The City of Wyoming Community Development Office will host a Fair Housing and Section 8 Seminar in March.

 

The seminar will be offered on March 28, 2012 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wyoming Public Library at 3350 Michael Ave., S.W.

 

Sponsored by the City of Wyoming Community Development Office and hosted by the Fair Housing Center, the seminar will provide practical, up-to-date information to assist housing professionals in their daily compliance with federal, state and local fair housing laws.

 

Landlords, rental agents, property management personnel, real estate agents, residents and others are invited to attend the seminar.

Free Legal Advice For Kent County Renters

Free Legal Advice For Kent County Renters

If you're renting a house or an apartment and have an issue with your landlord, what happens if you can't afford to move or hire an attorney?

While most landlords respect their tenants' privacy and maintain the homes they own, unfortunately not all do. And when there is little money to move or pay for legal advice, sometimes renters feel stuck and are unsure what to do.
 

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Sportscenter Cafe to offer alcohol

Sportscenter Cafe to offer alcohol

Wyoming/Grandville - The Sportscenter Cafe at the corner of 56th Street and Wilson is getting a bar!

The neighborhood cafe began advertising last week that starting May 1st the restaurant will have a full bar.

The restaurant features several large screen TVs focusing on sports, but has not had a liquor license since opening last year.

Free Fair Housing & Advertising Seminar Offered in March

Free Fair Housing & Advertising Seminar Offered in March

Wyoming, Mich., – A free Fair Housing and Advertising Seminar will be offered on March 22, 2012 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wyoming Public Library.

Sponsored by the City of Wyoming Community Development Office and hosted by the Fair Housing Center, the seminar will provide practical, up-to-date information to assist housing professionals in their daily compliance with federal, state and local fair housing laws.

Landlords, rental agents, property management personnel, real estate agents, residents and others are invited to attend the seminar. A continental breakfast will be provided to attendees.

Registration is required by March 15, 2012. To register, contact the City of Wyoming Planning Office at 616-530-7258. The Wyoming Public Library is located at 3350 Michael Ave., S.W.