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Why Grand Rapids Property Values Is Building A Healthy Economy

This Guy: David Korten Is On Point

Mr. Korten is an author of the Living Economies Forum, and the tagline is lovely. “The old economy of greed and dominion is dying. A new economy of life and partnership is struggling to be born. The outcome is ours to choose.” This optimistic fact/belief is only helpful.

His background is as a former professor in the Harvard Business School, and it’s no secret that he’s a political activist that’s against Corporate America.2325235254_c08b63ac5a_b

Think Monopoly for a second, and let’s get philosophical. The board is GR. There’s the river dividing east and west, and Divison Ave. runs parallel drawing the half line. Broadway is East Grand Rapids. Xfinity is general electric. 6th street bridge, blue bridge, Marquette Rainroad bridge and 131 are the railroads. It’s green, or trying to be: the middle of the board is about 36% tree canopy. There’s Alpine and 28th street to shop. Meijier all over the perimeter.

Let’s Play Monopoly: GR

And you, a blue or white collared individual set to play against the big doughs: Devos, Meijer, VanAndel.

They are going to try to buy the board on short sale with a hedge fund.

Oh, and you did not start with the same amount of money. That rule was just so you didn’t kill a sibling growing up. This is real life, and you learned to get a long even when it’s not fair. This game will be short.

In this imaginary Monopoly game and maybe real life…You are going to use Grand Rapids Property Values and be apart of establishing what David Korten calls a “Healthy Economy”.

  • Financial Stability – the opposite of “phantom wealth” and speculation on financial bubbles…real wealth has sound productive investment that responses to community needs and creates opportunity.
  • Earth Balance – this calls for a reduction of aggregate, many parts that come together for a whole, consumption and an increased commitment to the health of the earth.
  • Shared Prosperity – Everyone earns a livelihood conducive to well-being. “This requires dealing with defects in the system structure that deprive a majority of the world’s people of access to an adequate and dignified means of living.”
  • Living Democracy – Every person being an active part of society working in communities to solve problems (politics) and economic decisions that bear on health and happiness, which requires restoring the caring relationships of ‘the village’ which breaking up “unaccountable concentrations of economic and political power.”

A different individual owning one spot each would create those four things, no matter what each individual believes. There’s a cat’s game, right there. No one wins. Everyone plays. And the game goes on and on.

You know how monopoly goes. Especially with this inequitable share of wealth, you are toast.

The Game Ends, The Bubble Bursts…

The dude, or corporate entity, that gets the property monopoly may have values in all these areas(for example): financial stability (Devos), earth balance (LEED certified buildings), shared prosperity(Philanthropy), living democracy(ArtPrize?)…and could create an idyllic world…

Because things like ArtPrize are holding space for people to come together. 

Then there are things like ArtPrize creates this national-global reputation and Grand Rapids increasingly becomes a gem, attractive to outside investors. All of sudden there’s more than the local high rollers involved. 

Well known in the news, Grand Rapids is a great place for renters, rentals, flips… Here’s an Mlive sample. 

Word on the street is: Renters are experiencing a rent hike…how hard it is to find a good rental place…With so many colleges are pouring out graduates who want to stay and raise their families here because also hear how great Grand Rapids is for families. Here’s a sample from Forbes.

There’s this humm on the street of “investors”: Here’s a sample from Compass Properties.

Hummm…Hedge Funds…

These things aren’t easy to explain…and that’s part of their definition. Transparent handling of funds is not part of hedge fund. It’s in the namesake…you trim it, and you can’t see what’s behind it. Mysterious Funds…Read an article from Complete Real Estate about “What In The World Is Going On With Hedge Funds“. 

There’s this: “Vision Real Estate Investment in Grand Rapids is a cutting-edge real estate investment firm, focused on the acquisition, development and management of commercial properties in the West Michigan area. We strive to make a positive impact on our community while adding value for our investment partners.”

This is speculation, but it sounds like the cutting-edge is hedge funds, and maybe there’s that localist community values that happen in a healthy economy AND investment, faceless, far away (perhaps) partners will profit. (Eye brow raises)

There’s this: “Build local is the next buy local”,healthy economy

Thanks for playing and pulling this apart a little bit to see how greed and dominion can die to leave room for life and partnership.

“I’m Over The Hedge” Unless…

Unless…the grassroots communities that are under-resourced can be funded through big investors. Balle is a group, sort of like a rule keeper (value keeper?) for that Monopoly, lost. When the people who have the money have the priorities of a healthy economy it can be more than just bubble and bust…but bustling…

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If you are interested in buying your own home…

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The Double-Edge Sword of Real Estate: Future Property Developments

Real estate’s like gambling when you think about it. You’re basically betting on a property hitting it big. You don’t know if it’s going to hit big. You have certain factors on your side, though: property values, assessments, location, trends, that sort of thing. But you can never be sure of what’s going to happen. Even if you’re just a potential home buyer looking for your zero-down home through H.O.P.E. to Own, you’re never sure if that home’s going to turn into a good investment on your end in the future just in case you plan on mortgage refinancing or moving out.

More so is the fact that you never know what’s going to happen to property developments around
your particular real estate in question! That’s what this is all about.

Future Property Developments: Will They Help You or Hurt You?

This takes some real estate research, far beyond what you’re accustomed to, just so you know. After all, if you invest or purchase a home in a development that may face vacancies or additional land developments, that may just have a tremendous effect on the future supply and home pricing around you.
Other such issues can include soon-to-be governmental prospects on developments for new schools, hospitals, changes in zoning and traffic for better flow or access to other amenities and that sort of thing. If changes are made around you — for better or worse, specifically for you — you could be looking at a good thing…. Or a bad thing.

It’s a Gamble. But What Do You Expect?

Shoot the tables and see what you come up with, I guess. You go in with great knowledge and technique, though, as a real estate investor. Whether it’s beachfront real estate or just a single-family home in a neighborhood — whatever the case, wherever the chips fall, if you have some idea of what’s going to happen in the future, you’ll have some idea of just what you might net in terms of ROI, or property value.
Lucky seven.

Selling Homes in the East Coast — the Latest Rage in Real Estate!

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You don’t have to be a real estate guru to know that the east coast so-called “blue” states over there are all about the real estate, real estate, real estate. Without a doubt, that’s where the market’s cutthroat, and it’s like a game of inches and timing. You strike when the iron’s hot, and you hope for some ROI in the process.

Thankfully, we have some good news for you: the entire national real estate market seems to be looking pretty good, primarily for home sellers, as home prices begin to skyrocket clear across the board –

But Just in Case You’re in One of These States, You Have to See These Numbers

Bear in mind that as a home seller, if you want some ROI for major investments you’ve made to your property and you’re looking to move out, you’ll want to wait until you start seeing these numbers. These are predictions. But as the real estate market continues to flourish as we see here, there’s no doubt that these predictions will shortly become realities. So let’s take a look:

Crazy, Right? Crazy Good!

Call that a touchdown if you will for real estate. This is a clear sign that, slowly but surely, our real estate market’s looking better and better.

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How the Millage Rate Affects the GR Property Value

A little bit goes a long way: that’s what we want you to remember when considering something called the “millage rate.” What is the millage rate? Simply put, it’s a property tax rate defined by the tenths of a cent applied to assessed property value. Might not seem like much, but when you add it all together, that’s something every GR homeowner, home buyer, or home seller would very much like to know….

It Makes for a Drastic Change in the GR Property ValueGR property value scale

What’s going to happen to the GR property value starting this July is a slight dip in the property tax rate. Yes, it sounds like a good thing but not when you have a particular relationship going on with the millage (the actual tax rate per tenths of a cent) and the actual property value. And here’s the great thing about Grand Rapids these days: the GR property value all around is actually going up. Great for the market, but not so good for actual tax dollars even if the tax rate drops a bit.

This is what it’s going to look like very soon: we’re going to see a drop from 9.1518 mills to 9.1515 mills. That’s .0003 mills per $1K in property value. The reason why the millage is dropping (hence the property tax rate per homeowner will be dropping just a tad) is because the actual property value is going up. It’s all about balance.

This ensures the city’s subsidy to the convention and visitors bureau sits at a steady $50K. Look at it like a scale, for instance. Both sides need to be even. If overall GR property value starts to climb, Grand Rapids will ultimately have to see that the millage rate goes down.

And the Millage Rate Doesn’t Have to Go Down a Whole Lot!

That scale can crash and burn just from one ounce of an ounce of a feather landing on one side, so when you think about it, the real estate market is very much like a balance. Keep it steady, and everything’s good in the GR economy (which is impossible). One side starts to fluctuate, and you have to compensate (and it’ll certainly ruffle up the industry some, but that’s normal!).

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Pride in the Midwest: Why the Real Estate Market’s Looking Up

Good news for all! It looks like the national real estate market is ready for an upswing of home prices due to low inventory, and every single state will be feeling it very, very soon. Yes, this does include the Midwestern states we all love so dearly. The crossroads of America. The Mitten. The Windy City. You name it.

Each of these states will be a pretty good place to sell a home with optimal returns. So if you live in any of these states, and you’re planning on selling your home somewhere in these corn fields, take a look at the home prices first and see if you should plan ahead for pricing that home on the higher end of the big bucks!

Take One Look Here at the Entire Midwest and See for Yourself

There are a lot of states here; and all of them will be seeing that home price increase. So be prepared. This real estate market’s going to explode….

Pretty Serious With These Numbers….

And this is the heartland of America, so you know real estate’s not exactly a bread and butter, but a golden gem. So if this golden gem’s getting bigger, then it’s for sure — our real estate market’s looking up!

4 Top Articles on Retweets for Everything Real Estate

Twitter knows everything real estate these days. Buying a home? You’ll find it in a tweet. Have you browsed the trends lately? Selling homes on Twitter’s huge these days. The whole of social media, in fact, knows home selling like the back of its digital hand, and don’t even get us started on real estate investmentThere’s a big cash cow there, especially when researching property values on Zillow, so if you’re looking for a little know-how, honestly, you might as well find it online.

And You Find That Relevant Information Through Retweets of Anything and Everything Real Estate

Why? Not only is it good information — it’s relevant information. This is information passed Twitter Everything Real Estatearound right now. Who knows — you might even read this information and realize what’s not only trending in everything real estate, but active in the world today, on the news, in your neighborhood, and basically everywhere you look. So it’s in your best interest to check out these articles on everything real estate on retweet from the top professionals in the industry:

And More and More Retweets Keep Cropping Up as We Speak

So it’s in your best benefit to be involved. Get on social media. See what’s cooking. Tweeting. Trending. Check out the hashtags. Look to the predictions of everything real estate. Information is power. Trust us.

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7 Surprising Tips When Considering a Home Purchase

Obviously, there’s a reason why real estate agents, brokers and property managers make bookoo bucks in the industry — property values are paramount. Big money. Real estate investing’s hot, especially right now with the home purchase price predictions we’re seeing clear across the board (Texas, we’re looking at you!). So it’s no secret that a home purchase happens to be the one single decision you make that can change your whole life; and like astronauts to the moon, a million wrong things can happen at any second. The same goes with a mortgage — especially with these new mortgage rules we’re looking at.

So What You Do? You Take a Look at These Home Purchase Tips

And, honestly, some might surprise you. We know about them, and we’re still surprised! Take some notes, home purchase notebookdo the homework, hire a real estate attorney if you need to — but one thing’s for sure, you’ll want to bring your notepad on this one when considering a home purchase:

We Know It’s a Lot to Consider When Looking at a Home Purchase

But these real estate tips are essential. You’re looking at a lot of money issues, here — renovations, perhaps, maybe even issues with real estate leads via social media or other avenues for competition with other buyers. It’s a cutthroat industry out there. Be prepared. These are your weapons of choice. Use them proudly.

CoreLogic’s Look at the Future Rising Home Prices in America

Let’s just say that if you’re wondering about upgrading on your home life and you’re scared to pull the trigger, here’s two words of advice: fear not. Likewise, if you’ve put a lot of money into your current home and you’re looking to sell, there’s a real possibility you might want to wait until next year, because CoreLogic’s numbers are in with respect to the future home prices in the United States — and it’s pretty staggering to see the property values.

Inventory’s Dwindling — so Therefore Home Prices Are Rising

And before you think that this may be only an anomaly of a few states in the west coast or east coast or home prices-1wherever, think again. This is nationwide. Home prices are climbing everywhere, and for home sellers, undoubtedly, this is gold. Even as a prospective home buyer, if you play your cards right and sell your own home as the home prices keep climbing, you just might have it in your budget to make an offer for the right house in a market made for home sellers.

Just how much are the home prices going to climb? Check it out, right here:

Go ahead and see for yourself. We guarantee — it’ll surprise you.

All the More Reason to Continually Do the Research on Your Home’s Value

It’s all about research on the home prices, which on average you’ll see an overall growth in home prices by just over 4% in the very near future here. See how the market fluctuates then. Are you ready to move “up” in the market? Plan a renovation? Focus on home renting? You be the judge. What’s good is we have the goods on the predictions for what’s to come if you enroll right now.

8 Home Improvements That Can Actually MAKE You Money

Maintaining a home can be a constant strain on your bank account. Why not have your home start paying you back for a change? We have found eight home improvements that if used in any combination will actually make you money in the long run due to cost efficiency!

The Best Home Improvements Measures of 2015

The ingenuity of this is stellar when you think about it. Because it’s all about the ROI. Truly effective home improvement should net you some sort of return — whether you’re a home investor, seller or buyer. So home improvements-1follow these home improvement tips and start raking in the dough:

You’ll notice that some of these are surprising while others are no-brainers, but one thing’s for sure:

These Are Must-Haves for Home Improvement. No Question.

Don’t expect trends like this to last an eternity, though, given this is the real estate market we’re talking about. Whether it’s a rent-to-own, or you’re selling a home, it doesn’t matter. Whatever the case, one thing’s for sure — home improvements are the secret weapon to real estate success. Click here to learn more about home improvements.

An Enterprising Look at This New Credit Repair Service

We say it sounds spectacular, actually, this concept of credit repair. We approve. When it comes to property values, an ultimate facet of how such a concept’s influenced is as simple and rudimentary as a few numbers on a piece of paper, often reported by one, two, or three particular agencies of renown. Yes, we’re talking about your credit score. Your credit report. Your lifeblood for everything involving home loans, mortgage approval — something the BBB A-rated H.O.P.E. Program considers very carefully and seriously!

Which Is Why H.O.P.E. to Own Endorses a New Credit Repair Service!credit repair

It was recently announced via press release, plus the HOPE Program went ahead and voiced their own review of the service as well. Already other sites have jumped on the bandwagon and realized that options are essential for the everyday prospective homeowner, such as the Complete Real Estate Site and OWNWITHHOPE, and when it comes to getting into that mortgage, credit repair may be the key to it all according to each and every one of these prestigious sites. We don’t deny it either.

The best part? The new credit repair service comes with it an authentic name: Independent Credit Solutions. Meaning, the unique selling proposition here is that you, the customer, can have all the power and authority to repair your credit with the proper resources. And it doesn’t even have to matter if you’re a home renter, college student, entrepreneur looking for a job, or even the smartest CEO on the planet! This service brings the goods.

We Suggest You Enroll With Independent Credit Solutions Immediately

Unless you already have (which may easily be the case). Who knows: you may have also enrolled with heavy hitters like LifeLock and Lexington Law, taking care of very important aspects of home ownership (identity theft protection and paralegal credit repair), and you may have even benefited from the H.O.P.E. Program as well with a plethora of options for the client (such as their own identity theft protection package! Yes, they even have that.).

So you can’t lose. Get your DIY credit repair services right now. And ensure you get into that home you’ve always wanted.

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