Real Estate Roundup - 10/3/2015

Well, October is here. That means apple picking, cider, donuts, hay rides, pumpkins, changing leaves, sweatshirts, jeans, cool days and even chillier nights. While there is a lot to look forward to in the month ahead don't forget about some home maitenance projects that can save you time and money in the upcoming Winter. HouseLogic offers a Fall maitenance Checklist.  

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While it may not be in the front of your mind did you know that October is actually a really great month to buy a home? After evaluating 32 million transactions, RealtyTrac analysists determined that a buyer gets on average a 2.6% discount in purchase price when a home is purchased in the month of October. So, if you purchase a 150,000 home in October vs. August you could potentially save your self almost 4,000! There are other reaons why buying right now coud be beneficial. The analyists also cite the ever constant threat of increasing interest rates and the desire for both the buyer and the seller to get as many year end tax credit perks as possibe. Read all the interesting details here

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With ArtPrize in full swing many eyes are turned towards downtown Grand Rapids. If you're in the market for a condo with stunning views and a historic presence look no further than 27 Library St. It'll only cost you a cool 1.95 mil.

Check out some coverage of the property found on MLIVE.