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  1. East Beltline Developments

    I think it will work. For those people that love Hopcat but don't want to deal with downtown parking and crowds
  2. The "Affordable Housing" Discussion in GR

    flippers who are doing it full time aren't buying homes they find on the MLS. By the time a house hits the MLS there's a reason a full time investor hasn't snatched it up. Most investors look for off market deals. They drive around looking for dilapidated homes, get in touch with the owners and try and make deals with them. The margins for most houses on the MLS are too slim. Every once in a while you can find one but they are getting harder and harder to find here in GR.
  3. The "Affordable Housing" Discussion in GR

    Most people aren't interested in buying a home that needs renovations and doing it themselves. That's why realtors and others like myself buy and fix up homes and sell them because most people want to buy a move in ready home. It doesn't hurt the market at all, if anything it helps get rid of properties that have been sitting a while and bring their neighborhoods down.
  4. Not sure if this is old news or not, but I just saw on Wood8 that this project was approved.
  5. The "Affordable Housing" Discussion in GR

    I worked with this guy on a project I had and supposedly it's cheaper and faster to do a manufactured home than it is to build stick built. I didn't find that to be the case. According to him it is. It probably did cost him around 180,000 though. Lumber costs are up. They've come down a little in the past couple months but haven't come back down to where they were before the big hurricanes hit. Labor is up too because there just aren't as many workers.
  6. Grandville Castle Apartments

    *rolls eyes* Nope, it wasn’t me. But thanks for giving some credibility to my comments.
  7. Grandville Castle Apartments

    What difference does it make if people who hate it live in Grandville or not? It’s Grand Rapids, a 20-25min drive from one side of town to the other. We ALL have to live with it. And yes, I DO know Grandville residents who hate it. The fact is that the vast majority of residents both Grandville and the entirety of GR don’t like it which was my point. Entitlement or socialism? lol, what? I swear you’re just trolling us haters now. Get over it. Most people hate it. And now we’re stuck with it.
  8. Grandville Castle Apartments

    Well said I rest my case. He said exactly what I said, just worded it differently.
  9. Grandville Castle Apartments

    I know they were my words, I just don’t get how “jealousy “ was interpreted from that. My feelings and the feelings of everyone I’ve spoken to about it have been anger and frustration that this project was ever approved. The words were meant to portray the developers thought process or what it seems his thought process was, intended or not.
  10. Grandville Castle Apartments

    What??? Um, no, not in the least. I think you've misunderstood or are drawing your own conclusions. People are mad that the city rushed this through and because it's a HORRIBLE design and location. I'm not mad because he's a rich guy. I aspire to be him someday, just more classy and considerate about what I build and where.
  11. Grandville Castle Apartments

    Everyone I've talked to about it, hates it because it's a hideous massive eyesore. It may be convenient because it's close to the highway but it also is surrounded by industry and wasteland, not the prettiest location for an apartment building, let alone a giant castle. If this thing ever gets finished I would bet someday they'll put a stop light at the entrance even though the Wilson stop light is like 600 feet away. Grand Rapids LOVES to stack their stop lights so close together. Forget about planning to avoid that, stop lights are the answer to everything. This project was all about someone with so much money he didn't know what to do with and he wanted to make sure everyone knew it. "Look at me. Everyone said I can't do it but I'll prove them wrong. I don't care if I fail and it sits empty for years. I don't care about how it looks or what others will think about it."
  12. Grandville Castle Apartments

    It’s not just Millennials, everyone I know hates this thing. I honestly have never spoken to someone that likes it or is happy about it.
  13. Grandville Castle Apartments

    Fox 17 reported that MIOSHA is opening an investigation in this development. That’s basically all that was said and that MIOSHA wouldn’t comment on why. Apparently this development is WAY behind schedule. Surprise surprise. I’ve always thought this development was destined for failure. Is this the beginning of the end?
  14. RFP - 201 Market

    It's not the developers responsibility to move services of the city. If the city wants to sell that land, they have to relocate any services on their own and not expect to have someone else pay for that.
  15. People talking about Grand Rapids

    they couldn't have chosen a worse photo to show GR