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2011 

Alright, we have all had a strange listing here and there. Some even stick in our memories but this one was over the top for me. I list a lot Amish homes so when I was called to list a log home up near Marion it cam as no surprise. When I got there we chatted about the house and barn and unique p...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Usually I write about local events a few days before they are happening but this one needs a little notice. It is the Third Annual Clay Art and Fire pottery fest to be held in Mitchell Creek Park in Downtown Big Rapids on June 18th and 19th, 2011. This is a must do event open to the public and wi...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Who doesn't love spring. Everything is so green and selling vacant land just got easier cause it all looks so good. I have always thought of leaves being vinyl siding for the trees and bushes. Imagine if there were times of the year you could see a house without it's pretty siding. Yikes. Most we...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Yesterday was the annual Susan P Wheatlake Cancer and Wellness walk here in Big Rapids, MI. This year they made it a 5K, almost double last years. The scenery was amazing as we walked along a paved walkway along the Muskegon River. Yes...I said walked. There were those who ran but I like to enjo...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Like most I have spent the first part of this year scratching my head, wondering how to increase business. Thinks are ok but could always use improving. Recently I was brainstorming on why some areas were weaker than last year and noticed a trend. The months I do a ton of volunteering are the mon...
Posted almost 3 years ago
The 2011 Chamber Golf Outing has came and gone. All that is left is a few sore muscles and new found friendships. While not an avid golfer I am quite competitive and enjoy the outings as much as anyone. This year we had a chance to golf at Ferris State Universtiy's Katke Golf Course and I really ...
Posted almost 3 years ago
This morning I attended a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Morton Township Library Expansion Project on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m at 110 S. James St., Mecosta. Even the brisk winds couldn't stop the crowd from gathering. The State Director of USDA Rural Development and a representative fro...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Higher prices at the pump affect us all in many ways but have you noticed how much it affects real estate? I noticed a change in the overall dynamics of my solds this week. Comparing to years before my vacation home sales were way down and my local residential are up. Most of our vacation home b...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Recently during a Leadership Mecosta visit we noted that while Barryton Michigan and Fork Townships were great places to visit they had virtually no Internet presence. Even Google had very little info. Barryton sits within Fork Township and while the two are separate entities they work well toget...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Coming up quickly is the Barryton Lilac Festival for 2011. Starts Thursday May 19th at 3:30pm with a Carnival and Flea market. Friday has the Gas and Steam engines at 9am, Photo Contest at 10am, Barbeque at 4pm and the Prince and Princess Contest at 7pm. Saturday is the main day with many things ...
Posted almost 3 years ago
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Author Bio: Randy Ostrander, Broker/Owner of Lake and Lodge Realty in Big Rapids, MI covers all of West Central Michigan. He does work weekends so he can be there wheneve you are ready to handle all of your real estate needs.