Real Estate Round Up 5/9/2016

Grand Rapids ranks as No. 2 'large city to start a business' in US
Jesse O’Brien,

Grand Rapids’ total score of 52.52 out of 75 points is second only to No. 1-ranked Sioux Falls, S.D. at 52.65.

By the Numbers: How long will your appliances last? It depends
Consumer Reports, 2016

Keep in mind that the life expectancy listed here is just a general guideline—depending on the model and brand of appliances you buy and how well you treat them, your gear might last longer or might need replacing even sooner.

This $3.2M house is pure Michigan despite its New England accents
Jim Harger, Mlive

Owner Patricia Stewart said they wanted to create a "Ralph Lauren goes to Nantucket" feeling when they designed the house with architect Robert Sears and builder Scott Christopher 13 years ago.