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• May. 17, 2007 - AUCTION - 2728 SHIRE SW, Grand Rapids, MI JUNE 26, 2007

Going, Going, Going....GONE!   

AUCTION JUNE 26, 2007  2728 SHIRE SW,  GR, MI  49534


2728 Shire St. SW, Grand Rapids, Mi  49534

2728 Shire front entryway 






 2728 Shire SW, Grand Rapids, MI  49534





                      One of a Kind...

2728 Shire SW, Grand Rapids, Mi  49534

  Real Estate AUCTION HELD:  June 26, 2007 @ 6:00 p.m.

  PREVIEWS:  Sun. 6/3/ & 7/17 1-3 p.m.


 Masterbid Professional Auctions- Call 1-810-695-0629

Architectural renderings available upon request

Builder:  Klaas Kapteyne  Year Built:  1999

Lot Size:  1 Acre,  Grandville Schools

Main Level:  2327 sq. ft. – Main Level,  3657 sq. ft. – Total Finished Living Area

Bedrooms:  3 (1 utilized currently as office)  Baths:  2 Full,  3 Half Baths

3 Stall Garage

Natural Gas line to exterior patio

Underground Sprinkling

Garter Style pool with heater

Gazebo with sun-burst wrought iron patterning

Furnace- Zoned heating w/ air purifier & humidifier

Fully Handicap Accessible

Hickory Floors

Custom Maple Pillars

Casement style windows

Leaded Glass door & windows:  Created by Rainbow Resources

Formal Dining Room:  Trayed ceilings with inlayed recessed lighting

Kitchen design:  Kitchens by Stephanie

Corian Countertops with Granite top bar

Sub-Zero appliances with maple exterior paneling

Cabinetry by Rutt in elliptical design featured “curved cupboards”

Floor to ceiling pull out columnar pantries

Mantle design:  Customized design of Fossilized granite by Mantles & More

Master bedroom suite:  His/Her closets, separate vanities, Jacuzzi tub

Master bedroom suite:  reading area, expansive window views

Phone systems:  Hardwired for multiple lines & systems

           Downstairs:  Recreation room w/ wet bar, office, multiple Bonus rooms




CALL  1-810-695-0629


Audu Real Estate

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• - Every Home Has A Story To Tell!

Every Home Has A Story To Tell!

924 Griggs SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507If walls could talk...I wonder what they'd say. I wonder what tales they would whisper about the lives of those who lived within them.

You see, every home has A Story to tell. And every home still standing is continuing to talk..if we have the ears to listen and the eyes to truly see.

When we first encountered this home on 924 Griggs, SE in Grand Rapids, MI, the owners had moved out. The home was vacant and looked a little forlorn.

The pictures on line revealed a lackluster interior with outdated appliances and fixtures. A physical inspection exposed an an even more outdated monster of a furnace...an old, creaky,40% efficient octopus.

Undaunted, we decided to investigate further. Underneath the layers of dust and grime, we saw a glimpse of its potential. This was a home with lovely bones. In stripping away the faded, stained carpet, we uncovered an exquisite wood floor inlaid with cherry, maple and mahogany strips which now literally gleams with it's former burnished glory. The coved ceilings add a charming aesthetic. New lighting fixtures brighten the decor and brand spanking new kitchen appliances which include a brand new stove and refrigerator update a tastefully refurbished kitchen.

The front entranceway now sports a beveled glass insert within a solid core wood door. And that old octopus...well, its' gone, replaced by a high energy efficiency furnace that was so effective that at 60 degrees, the home felt toasty and comfortably warm.

The story of this home goes beyond it's rescue from the obscurity of MLS mediocrity. It's a story of a young family and their friends who have patiently restored this home so that another family can enjoy an affordabibly priced dwelling without having to worry about things falling apart. This is what the American Dream is all about. If these walls could tell their New Story...it would be a tale of Hope, Renewal & Restoration!

If you're in the area this weekend, stop by for the Open House on SUNDAY, November 11th between 1:30 ~ 3:30 p.m. for some refreshments. Be one of the first to view the interior of this Affordable Home! Or you may contact us for a private viewing at 616-791-0511. This home awaits a New Owner for $90,000!  NEW PRICE:  NOW $75,000!

If you're looking for some truly great opportunities...check these homes out...

This Super Starter in Wyoming can be moved into right away....beautiful woodwork!

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This Grandville home is a stone's throw from an exclusive development....priced below $145,000

This Southeast multi-level features 4 Seperate Entertaining Areas! Priced below $160,000

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• Mar. 18, 2007 - Efficient Local West Michigan Spring Time Open House Search

Efficient Spring Time Open House Search for West Michigan!

 Spring is around the corner & snow piles are rapidly melting in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Now is the Time To Buy in Grand Rapids, Michigan!  Great Inventory levels, with more New Listings appearing daily, PLUS Buyers eager to get outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and emerging warmth make Open Houses an Excellent Low Pressure Way to Explore the Excellent Investment opportunities in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Open Houses in Grand Rapids, MichiganHere Are A Few Simple Pointers To Maximize Your Time At Open Houses:

1.  Utilize this Site for Up to the Minute Information on Open Houses

2.  Map your  Tour utilizing the Mapping Function on every listing to conserve Gas, Energy & Time.

3.  Take items to occupy your children if they will be accompanying you on tour so you can concentrate

4.  If you are working with an agent, take their card to give to the real estate agent so you can preview homes without being pursued as a "live prospect".

5. Take A notepad to make notes on each listing

6. To Get Additional Tips on Home Buying....


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To Find Out More Information about ANY of these Communities, Please Contact Audu Real Estate for a A Free E-Neighborhood Report with Valuable Information about Schools, Recent Home Sales, Types of Homes, Demographics & Rental Rates.  We can compare up to 4 different Communities.  Contact Audu Real Estate for All Your Real Estate Needs!  Just One More Value Added Service from the Professionals at Audu Real Estate.

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• Mar. 4, 2007 - Dollar Days House Hunting in Grand Rapids, Michigan

dollar days house hunting in Grand Rapids, MIAffording a home is one of the biggest challenges facing new home buyers.  The median income in 2006 for US families was $59,600. A CNN Money.com article by Les Christie quotes  National Association of Home Builders President David Pressly as saying, "40.4 percent of all new and existing homes sold during the third quarter were affordable to families earning the median." 

In a related January 2007 news release by the National Association of Realtors for housing projections for the year 2007, NAR Economist David Lerah indicates that the market will steadily improve during the year after what he terms a "soft landing" for the industry in 2006.  The national median price for all housing is expected to rise 1.5% to $225,300 while the increase in new homes is expected to rise 3% to $248, 900. During her term as First Vice President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Pat Vregdevoogd Combs who hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan and is now the 2007 President of the National Association of Realtors commented on the third annual National Housing Opportunity Pulse survey:

 "The survey sheds new light on the conditions that encourage people to support affordable housing," said Pat Vredevoogd, the first vice president of the National Association of Realtors, which sponsors the study. The NAR's hope is that the research will serve as a guide to local officials and give them "the political will to do what people want"

She's absolutely right!  People want and need affordable housing.  Results of the study  found that more than 70 percent of the respondents would support building more affordable housing if it made for more efficient use of their tax dollars for public services, did not hurt local property values, did not contribute to overcrowding in schools, or did not further exacerbate clogged streets and highways. In view of these results, it is noteworthy that Grand Rapids, Michigan is considered one of the most affordable major metropolitan areas in which to live in the United States. 

 The CNN Money.com article indicated that last year the median price of a home in Grand Rapids, Michigan was about $128,000 which is affordable by over 80% of the population. I did a March 2007 search which revealed that the median price for homes within the Grand Rapids school district are now $115,000 according to the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors database. If you're an investor,Grand Rapids, Michigan is definitely the Best Bang for Your Buck.  With good schools, a diversified economic base, low crime and high ratings on the quality of life index, this is definitely a community you should check out!  As a homebuyer, low interest rates and excellent inventory levels in most communities make this a great time to get an excellent value on a home.

Are You Looking For New Listings that are Affordable Great Deals to Rent or Buy in Grand Rapids & Surrounding Communities?  We have included several surrounding communities as well such as: Grandville, Mi, Sparta, Mi, Cedar Spring, Mi Jenison, Mi, Kenowa Hills, Mi, and  Kentwood, Mi .  Click below for a fully list of homes listed or updated within the past 7 Days!

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Find the Latest New Listings Here...  Yes, this is Access to All New Home Listings as they come on-line!

Call the team at Audu Real Estate to arrange a pre-view tour of any of these homes.

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Just another great Value Added Service from the team at Audu Real Estate


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View More Interior Pictures of this home online at www.auduhomes.com

Located in a highly desired neighborhood in a quiet cluster of well-heeled homes in a picturesque tree-lined community, this home is style smart and sophisticated!  Unique design elements in the kitchen area were lauded in the popluar Grand Rapids Magazine when the home was initially designed by Klaas Kaptein Builders 7 years ago.  This ranch style home is fully handicap accessible and has almost 2700 sq. ft. on the main level.  The home sits astride 1 acre and is bordered by woods for privacy.  The in-ground heated pool with cabanna and patio could easily incorporate an outdoor kitchen.  Please contact listing Agent  at 616-791-0511 for a Brochure and details or to schedule a Private Pre-View. 

The List Price of $499,900 includes up to $10,000 in Seller Paid Concessions or 3 Months FREE Living as Seller will pay Buyer's Mortgage at a Full Price Offer for 3 Months!

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