Entries by Pete Bruinsma


Michigan Historic Tax Credits are Back

According to the bill, qualified taxpayers may apply for a 25% income tax credit for qualified repairs. Those qualified include historic owner-occupants, commercial and residential investment property owners and government buildings.


State Historic Tax Credits a Possibility for 2021

With a proposal that has been in the works since January 2019, it now looks like Michigan historic preservation tax credits toward individual income tax are back on the table. This would be great for Grand Rapids! The Senate Economic & Small Business Development Committee has scheduled a hearing on Senate Bill 54 for Noon on November 12th. 
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Paul Lind, We Will Miss You.

Paul Lind, 1955-2020 We are so sorry to have to say goodbye to our agent Paul Lind, a good friend and Realtor. He was a well-respected and wonderful human being with a big heart. We also knew him as good softball player and coach, a dedicated fan of excellent independent music. A person who brought […]


COVID-19 FAQs Updated Fall 2020

Real Estate in West Michigan and COVID-19 Current recommendations for Real Estate related gatherings such as showings and open houses, based on the recent MDHHS Epidemic Orders: Recommended Practices for Sellers Permitting Showings and/or Open Houses If at all possible, Sellers should not be present during showings or open houses. Prior to any scheduled showing […]


901 North NE | Updated 2 BR Condo Near Medical Mile $120,000

Just Listed: 2BR $120,000 Belknap Lookout Condo at 901 North Ave NE >Full listing here< This tastefully-modernized condo offers more than you would ever expect at an affordable price! Located at the top of the hill above the Belknap area & downtown Grand Rapids, this second-story condo has quite the view over a large manicured […]


3578 Bennett Road, Ionia, MI 48846

Farmhouse just off I-96. $250,000 4BR 2BA 1.8 Acres | Enjoy country living in easy reach of the city. This meticulously rebuilt farmhouse on 1.8 acres is in the unique position of being within about a 30 minute commute to Grand Rapids or Lansing (a little closer to GR). All expensive upgrades have been made […]

1713 Lafayette SE

$145,000 3BR 1.5BA, Garfield Park Neighborhood | Darling house walking distance to Garfield park. Original hardwood floors, classic Foursquare design with desirable layout. Original refinished oak floors and trim, large windows, slider to back deck overlooking spacious back yard. Freshly painted kitchen, dining room and living room. Finished room in basement, move in ready. Open […]

East Hills | 100 Luton Ave SE | 4BR 1.5BA $185,000

This unique East Hills home has been loved for decades by a string of first-time home owners dating back to the turn of the century. Recent improvements include building a porch, all roofs replaced, furnace, water heater, upgraded pex & copper plumbing + new drains, and a top-to-bottom modern insulation/weatherization treatment. Luton Ave runs alongside […]