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If you’re looking for a free-standing, residential structure, otherwise known as a single-family home, check out our listings throughout Muskegon & the Lakeshore.Shop Now
If you’re looking for the convenience of a condominium or a townhome, we have many listings you can explore in the greater Muskegon area as well as the Lakeshore.Shop Now
If you’re looking for a lot on which to build your next home or looking for land to purchase for a future building project, we can help you find the right location in the Muskegon and Lakeshore area.Shop Now
If you’re drawn to the shared community aspects of multi family living, we can help you find the right duplex, townhome, or attached condominium that will suit your needs.Shop Now
The Village of Fruitport encompasses one square mile of land in Muskegon County on Michigan’s western shoreline. The Village dates back to the mid-19th century and has an approximate 1,100 residents. Bordered by Fruitport Township and by Spring Lake Township, the village boasts an attractive summer climate and extensive water and beach amenities.Shop Now
The shining gem of Ottawa County, Grand Haven is a beautiful beach town that attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is home to the Grand Haven State Park, a beach with a beautiful, landmark lighthouse and a boardwalk that stretches 2 ½ miles. This park is frequently listed as the number one beach in the United States. Jump on the Harbor Trolley that runs through the downtown and end your day watching the mesmerizing Musical Fountain, where 90,000 gallons of water dance synchronized to lights and music. Every summer your family will have a blast at the annual Coast Guard Festival, and even the winter has its snow-themed festivities. You only need to visit its freshwater shores once to know why this quiet beach haven is so beloved.Shop Now
Grand Rapids is a Michigan city on the Grand River, east of Lake Michigan. On the outskirts, the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has a tropical conservatory and multiple gardens. Its art collection includes works by Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore and Ai Weiwei. Downtown, the Grand Rapids Art Museum spotlights Michigan artists in its rotating shows. Grand Rapids is known for many breweries dotted around town.Shop Now
Holland is a city on the shore of Lake Macatawa, in Michigan. The much-photographed Big Red Lighthouse stands by the channel that connects this lake to Lake Michigan. Nearby, the beachfront Holland State Park shelters deer and migratory birds. Windmill Island Gardens is home to De Zwaan, a centuries-old windmill. May’s Tulip Time Festival, recalling Holland’s Dutch roots, sees tulips blooming all over the city.Shop Now
The historic city of Muskegon offers great living and recreation all year round. It’s the home of Pere Marquette Beach, a 27.5 acre park and beach on Lake Michigan as well as the popular Michigan’s Adventure Amusement & Water Park. Originally established on the fur trade in 1748, it expanded into the lumber industry around 1837 and has since evolved into a diverse economy that includes manufacturing, aviation, healthcare, and recreation. Muskegon Lake is the largest natural deep water port in West Michigan! It’s the home of the Michigan Irish Music Festival and Irish Hall of Fame, as well as the Muskegon Art Museum, regarded as one of the finest art museums in the Midwest. Muskegon Community College was recently rated the best community college in the Michigan.Shop Now
The peninsula, nestled between Muskegon Lake and Bear Lake, grew from a fur trading post, to a peninsula of lumber mills, to a city of homes. The community has an interactive, small-town atmosphere and an outstanding school system.Shop Now
Norton Shores, Michigan, a young, growing city located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Muskegon County, is well known for its natural scenic beauty, recreational opportunities, attractive neighborhoods and high quality school systems.Shop Now
Just east of Grand Haven and Ferrysburg lies the idyllic community of Spring Lake. This vital, friendly, intimate village is located on a peninsula encompassed on three sides by Spring Lake and the Grand River. It’s a boating and recreational paradise with lots of public access, including many boat, kayak, and canoe launches, sandy beaches, and fishing sites. The village began its growth in 1835 and, like many lakeshore towns, the first sawmill was built in 1845 to engage in the lumber trade. Today, Spring Lake comprises an abundance of shops, services, restaurants, wine stores, art galleries, salons, and spas! There are great residential offerings including single family houses, apartments, and waterfront condominiums.Shop Now
Located on beautiful White Lake, five miles from Lake Michigan, the City of Whitehall was established in 1859 as Mears, later renamed Whitehall in 1862. Now, it’s the home to a variety of small businesses and manufacturing concerns. It’s a summer destination with an extended marina on the lake, and many tourist related shops and businesses.Shop Now
Real Estate West is dedicated to unparalleled customer service. We strive to ensure every real estate transaction is stress-free. Real Estate West focuses on connecting people and places in the Muskegon and surrounding Lakeshore area. We are locally owned and operated and we take pride in our community. We give back—ensuring the money we make here, stays here.
Real Estate is an investment and a choice. Our agents know and understand the market. Our company promotes education and values new information and ideas.
Our goal is to find the best real estate option for our clients. We do our due diligence. We listen to our clients wants and needs. We guide and support them to make the best decision for them.
We strive to provide unparalleled customer service. We have optimized systems in place to ensure transactions are smooth, seamless, and successful.
We value each and every one of our clients. We conduct our relationship with the needs and wants of our clients at the heart of it.
As with many decisions, whether or not you should buy a home now depends on your circumstances. On the plus side, a home is an excellent investment and the #1 source for building family wealth. Also, with interest rates at or near historic lows, it’s an excellent time to finance. Your monthly mortgage payment may be lower than your monthly rent. On the other hand, if you are only planning to be in the area for a few years, buying a home may not be in your best interest.
In today’s fast moving market, it’s easy to miss out on the home you’ve always wanted. Demand for inventory is so intense that almost as soon as a property is listed, several offers are tendered. Having your financing in place not only ensures that you can purchase the property without any delays, but you’ll know how much home you can afford to buy.
As with many questions, it all depends. If you really love your home and plan on living in the area for the foreseeable future, there’s no need to sell. However, if you’re family is growing, you need more room, or you’re planning on leaving the area soon, then, yes, it’s a very good time to sell - especially with demand being so high. In this market, you may expect to receive multiple offers, even some that will above your asking price. It is a great time to harvest the equity in your home.
Although using a realtor to buy a home isn’t mandatory, it’s highly advisable. The process is involved and complex, with many forms and documents that need to be reviewed and completed accurately to ensure the entire process is legal and binding and protects you from litigation by disgruntled buyers. Also, a realtor will know the value of your home in relation to the market and can advise you on the offers you receive. They can negotiate objectively on your behalf to ensure you receive the best price for your home. They also can navigate contracts and closings so that the selling process goes smoothly without any undue surprises or hitches.
At Real Estate West, our expertise is in helping you make the right investment for your lifestyle and needs. Whether you are new to the West Michigan area, eyeing your forever home, or seeking a renovation project, we make real estate investments happen for everyone.
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