9821 Sparta – Just Listed! Open House Today! 07/28/14 6:30 – 8:00!

 

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Superior Sparta Location – 10 Minutes to Downtown Grand Rapids – 4Bed / 4Bath on 8.5 Acres w Indoor Heated Pool Room. Live in Michigan Party Like You’re in Maui! PERFECT Family Home. Passive Solar Envelope Contemporary 2 Story w Upgrades and Built-Ins Throughout. HUGE Contemporary Custom Kitchen w Beautiful Birds Eye Maple Cabinets. Plenty of Cabinet & Counter Space. Large Living Room Hosts Gas/Wood Fire-place and Custom Oak Build-in Bookshelves. Main Floor Bedroom w Attached Full Bath. Upstairs Master Suite w WIC, Double Shower, & Double Closets. 2 Additional Bedrooms Upstairs w Full Bath. Dozens Of BONUSES! Indoor Pool. Sauna. Central Vac. Central Air. Underground Sprinkling. Grill Area. Creek. Waterfall. Pond. Generator Hookup. Water Softener. Solarium. 3 Season Front Porch. Gazebo. Lightening Rod System. Fountain. Replacement Windows. Don’t Miss This Once-in-a-Life-Time Opportunity to Own a Place that Has It ALL. 2-Stall Attached Garage.

 

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OPEN HOUSES GALORE!!!

SUNDAY (7/27)

9656  Rentsman St NE,  Cedar Springs, MI  49319 : 1:00 – 2:30

9501  Vergennes St SE,  Ada, MI  49301: 1:00 – 2:30

MONDAY (7/28)

9821  Sparta Ave NW,  Sparta, MI  49345: 6:30 – 8:00

EVERDAY

8255  Nugent Ave,  Rockford, MI  49341: Walk Anytime!

6150  Cannonsburg,  Belmont, MI  49306: Walk Anytime!

BY APPOINTMENT

8639  Brower Lake Dr NE,  Rockford, MI  49341: Call for your Private Showing Today!

616-485-0506

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First Time Home-Owner Advice : 10 Ways to Prepare for Homeownership

1. Decide what you can afford. Generally, you can afford a home equal in value to between two and three times your gross income.
2. Develop your home wish list. Then, prioritize the features on your list.
3. Select where you want to live. Compile a list of three or four neighborhoods you’d like to live in, taking into account items such as schools, recreational facilities, area expansion plans, and safety.
4. Start saving. Do you have enough money saved to qualify for a mortgage and cover your down payment? Ideally, you should have 20 percent of the purchase price saved as a down payment. Also, don’t forget to factor in closing costs. Closing costs — including taxes, attorney’s fee, and transfer fees — average between 2 and 7 percent of the home price.
5. Get your credit in order. Obtain a copy of your credit report to make sure it is accurate and to correct any errors immediately. A credit report provides a history of your credit, bad debts, and any late payments.
6. Determine your mortgage qualifications. How large of mortgage do you qualify for? Also, explore different loan options — such as 30-year or 15-year fixed mortgages or ARMs — and decide what’s best for you.
7. Get preapproved. Organize all the documentation a lender will need to preapprove you for a loan. You might need W-2 forms, copies of at least one pay stub, account numbers, and copies of two to four months of bank or credit union statements.
8. Weigh other sources of help with a down payment. Do you qualify for any special mortgage or down payment assistance programs? Check with your state and local government on down payment assistance programs for first-time buyers. Or, if you have an IRA account, you can use the money you’ve saved to buy your fist home without paying a penalty for early withdrawal.
9. Calculate the costs of homeownership. This should include property taxes, insurance, maintenance and utilities, and association fees, if applicable.
10. Contact Sarah Cain to help guide you through the process!

616-485-0506 : Sarah@SarahCain.com

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Open House 7/21/2014 (6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)

12044 Myers Lake Ave NE, Cedar Springs, MI 493192014-06-11 001

Cedar Springs Prime Location – 4 Bed 1 Bath Ranch on Over an Acre of Land. Great Open Living Room with New Carpet. Fresh Paint Throughout. Plenty of Kitchen and Cabinet Space. Refrigerator and Stove to Stay. Dining Room is Nice Sized with Sliders to Oversized Deck. Newer Master Bedroom with Walk-in Closet. 2 Outdoor Sheds. Private Setting. Oversized 2 Stall Garage. Fenced Backyard. Close to Grand Rapids with a Country Feel. NEW ROOF 2014!

 

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Check Out What People Are Saying About Sarah!

Highly likely to recommend
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Wyoming, MI.

My husband and I had a hard time settling in on where we wanted to live and what kind of house and land to purchase. Sarah identified a few key homes for us to look at to “try on” the different ways we could go. She helped us zero in on the perfect home with just a few tries! And we just purchased a home that is super! Her many years of expertise came through with her wise counsel. The contract, inspection, and closing when smoothly, and any surprises were handled with aplomb. Sarah is delightful to work with and I enthusiastically recommend her to all of my colleagues. You are in good hands with Sarah.

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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Grand Rapids, MI.

We loved our experience with Sarah. She guided us right through, and made a complex undertaking simple and straightforward. It was actually east! We will absolutely use Sarah again, and would unconditionally recommend Sarah to anyone.

Highly likely to recommend
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Alger Heights, Grand Rapids, MI.

We used Sarah for both buying and selling our house in a span of 2 years, so we saw both sides of the process. For both experiences, Sarah went out of her way to make sure your questions are answered and communication is immediate. Our house was listed and sold in less then 30 days on the market for $5,000 over asking price. When we bought it 2 years earlier we got a great price with help from Sarah. Would definitely recommend or hire again.

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Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Alger Heights, Grand Rapids, MI.

We used Sarah to purchase our house, and then later to sell it when we moved out of state. When we were home searching Sarah proved herself to be a reliable person to turn to with all of our questions. She was quick to answer or return any phone calls, even when our move out of state put us in a different time zone, making our calls to her come late at night.

Sarah handled the entire selling process for us when we moved, from faxing us papers to being the middleman for the closing. She handled it smoothly, sold out home for more than we had listed it for, and made it so we had to do almost no work.

We highly recommend Sarah Cain, and think you can’t find a better, more friendly Realtor!

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Bought a home in 2013.

My wife and I worked with Sarah while purchasing our home in the Summer/Fall of 2013. She truly was a pleasure to work with. She was responsive to our questions and worked aggressively to get us into properties we wanted to see. We also valued her advice while negotiating with sellers in a seller’s-market. I would have no issue referring my friends and family to her.

Highly likely to recommend
Bought a Condo home in 2014 in Kentwood, MI.

Enthusiastic, friendly, expert and excellent service in handling the buying of our condo in Grand Rapids. Very prompt response to any questions I had and was very well prepared to the issues that came up. Uses technology to complete the transaction, made it very easy and convenient to get the paperwork done. From start to finish, she was extremely professional and competent, I would use her again in a heartbeat.

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

Red, White, & Blue Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients:
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped
topping, thawed

1 pint blueberries, rinsed and drained
2 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed and
sliced
Directions:
1. Prepare cake according to package directions and bake in a 9×13 inch pan. Cool completely.
2. Frost cake with whipped topping. Place blueberries in a square in the corner, and arrange sliced strawberries as stripes to make an American flag. Chill until serving.

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Open House 6/29/14 1:00 – 2:30

Open House 6/29/14 1:00 - 2:30

9656 Rentsman NE
Cedar Springs, MI 49319

Superior Cedar Springs Location – 4bed / 2bath – Updated Kitchen w New Appliances to Stay. Plenty of Counter & Cabinet Space. Great Room Concept w Open Floor Plan. Vaulted Ceilings. Sliders to Private 10×20 Deck. Fresh Paint, New Trim & New Fixtures throughout. Main Floor Laundry. Master Suite w Garden Tub and Shower. 2 Additional Nice Sized Main Floor Bedrooms. Walkout Lower Level has Additional Large Bedroom, Rec Room, and Family Room. Family Room Complete with Wood Burning Fireplace. Beautifully Renovated Garden Area. Nice-Sized Backyard. Private Peaceful Country Setting. Attached Oversize 2 Stall Garage. Plenty of Parking for Guests!

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