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Grand Rapids, Michigan real estate information including houses for sale, rent and home buyer/seller tips. Also includes wisdom and insights from Lola Audu, CRS Associate Broker. The information provided on this blog belong to Audu Real Estate. Audu Real Estate is not responsible for the opinions, thoughts or ideas expressed by visitors.

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2009 

  Today, the sun came out to play!  Lately, it's been hiding away. In it's place, the clouds have had full sway. Drenching us with showers and occassionally startling me with a loud burst of thunder illuminated by brilliant crackles of lightning. And, it is at precisely within this dark backdrop...
04/28/2009
                                        I actually heard this comment recently!  "I can't waste my time on that Internet/social media stuff...I've got to do my real job."  I opened my mouth to say something, and nothing came out!  I admit to still being somewhat taken aback by the number of profe...
04/25/2009
This past week, I attended a Foreclosure seminar which was part of the Fair Housing annual educational and awards presentation held in Grand Rapids, MI.  The event drew a significant number of individuals representing different areas of government, business and the non-profit sector.   The forecl...
04/24/2009
If the beginning of the year 2009 was somewhat tepid for real estate sales in Grand Rapids, Michigan…things changed in March.  March roared in and out with numbers which had many in the real estate community chattering with delight. Activity increased with home buyers sending sales into an upward...
04/21/2009
                                  I don't think it's just me.  But, I wondered if some of you are also having the experience of running into great potential home buyers, who are buying their first home, and have somehow  MISSED the news about the FREE money they can access if they buy a home this...
04/18/2009
While the number of homes being Sold under 'special conditions' a term which is a euphemism for distress sales in Grand Rapids, MI trended slightly downward in March, home owners will still be dealing with the impact of so many homes in 'crisis' on the market this spring. The spring market is tra...
04/17/2009
It's one of those mornings when I'm rushing around trying to get too many things done before I head out the door.  Yet, my eye catches the flash of my phone which I've turned OFF precisely to avoid this type of distraction. I can't help myself.  I pick up the call. The voice on the other line is ...
04/16/2009
         Well, this not quite wordless...but it'll be close. :)  Picture is taken along the banks of the Grand River in Grand Rapids, MI.  It was a beautiful day with several fishermen fishing along the banks.  We were taking a leisurely stroll on the sidewalk when I turned around and there was t...
04/11/2009
Sometime ago, I wrote a post about dealing with 'angry houses.' In the Grand Rapids, MI real estate market, the percentage of homes sold through foreclosure and short sale has risen to approximately 70% of all transactions. The post was written from the perspective of dealing with a homeowner dur...
04/09/2009
Some time ago, two friends invited me to lunch at their home.  I had gotten to know them through a class that we were involved in. From the moment I stepped into the home, I knew that this would be an unforgettable experience.  It was a celebration of friendship in which they had lovingly baked a...
04/07/2009
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