Real Estate Roundup 10/26/16

City ranks among best in US for affordable home ownership
Pat Evans, Grand Rapids Business Journal

Austin, Texas-based lawn care app LawnStarter Lawn Care ranked Grand Rapids No. 3 in its list of “14 Metro Areas Where Owning a Home Won’t Bust Your Budget.”

Subprime Credit Card Surge Pushing Up Missed Payments
Annamaria Androitis, Wall Street Journal

Missed payments on credit cards that lenders issued recently are higher than on older cards...

Apartment projects lead boom in West Michigan housing market
Jim Harger, MLIVE

Apartment construction showed the strongest growth as West Michigan builders took out building permits for projects that will results in a total of 1,969 rental units in Kent County, according to Builder Track Reports.