We are very excited to announce our September Seller Series, this 5-part series will be focused on the details you need to know to list and sell your home! We’ll cover list price vs. sale price, getting your home ready to list, setting expectations, accepting an offer and getting ready to close and finally, closing! We have release 5 short videos regarding each of these topics so be sure to tune in on our Hello Homes GR YouTube Channel! Stay up to date with us on our Facebook and Instagram!
Looking for a condo that includes all of the conveniences and excitement of living downtown? You have come to the right place! We have 4 condos available to rent. Click on the links below for more details, and contact Jen Conner to schedule a showing at th616-970-4790 or Jen@HelloHomesGR.com
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom – Immediate Availability
Unit Includes: In Unit Laundry, Private Balcony, Parking Garage Spot
This beautiful Park Row Condo located in the heart of Mid-Town! This 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom unit includes a spacious floor plan, in unit laundry, granite countertops throughout, private deck, and large bedroom with lots of natural light!
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom – Available Immediately
Newly updated, New Wood Laminate Flooring
This 1 Bed/1 Bath downtown Grand Rapids condo to for rent. A define entryway with coat closet leads to the freshly painted open living room & dining area which features NEW wood laminate flooring, large windows, ceiling fan & plenty of space. Galley-style kitchen has everything you need close at hand and includes all appliances. A comfortable bedroom is fully carpeted and includes twin sets of double closets, with the full bath closely situated. Great unit for your busy lifestyle
1 bed, 1 bathroom, Available November 1st
Unit Includes: Extra Large Bedroom, Shared Balcony, Wood Floors, Granite Countertops
This adorable 1 bed/1 bath unit in Hillmount Condos! Located in the desirable Heritage Hill area, perfect for walking or biking to all your favorite spots. Your condo is perfect for entertaining friends and family with it’s open floor plan, wood floors, granite countertops, built-in bar, and large windows providing tons of natural sunlight. The extra-large bedroom allows for all your furniture and has TWO closets for storage and clothes.
1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms – Available Immediately
Two Story Unit, In Unit Laundry, Detached Garage Parking
This Sleek, stylish Union Square condo is thoroughly modern and unique, set in the former Union High School. This contemporary 1 Bed/2 Bath 2-story condo for rent offers elevated ceilings, original hardwood floors & a fabulous layout. On the main floor, the kitchen and living areas are open to each other and accented by floor-to-ceiling windows. Huge kitchen includes stainless steel appliances! There’s a full bath on the main level along with a Murphy bed – perfect for overnight guests! Upstairs, you’ll love the master suite w/ spacious walk-in closet and private full bath complete with 5’x5′ dual jet shower. Private balcony off the living room. Garage spot included. Pets OK. Many fine amenities including gym, pool & lounge. Unit is fully furnished!
Contact Us to apply today!
Looking for a trendy downtown condo to change things up in 2017? Look no further! We have 4 condos available to rent with immediate occupancy. Click on the links below for more details, and contact Liz Runey to schedule a showing at 616-920-0255 or Liz@HelloHomesGR.com!
2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath
Laundry in Unit, No Parking Included
Don’t miss your opportunity to live in the center of it all! This condo is one
*Note: The master bathroom has 2 showers.
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Laundry In Unit, Gated Parking Space Included
Immediately greeted by
*Note: In-unit laundry is a washer/dryer combo.
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Shared Laundry in Building, Off-Street Parking Included
Completely renovated in
*Note: Building has free wifi, fitness room, and rooftop deck.
1 Bed, 1 bath
In-Unit Laundry, Gated Parking Space Included
Once you step inside, you won’t
*Note: Shorter terms leases available for this unit.
All rentals require one month’s rent as security deposit upon move in. $30 application fee applies. All owners are seeking 1 year lease commitments, except Union Square 116B.
Summer’s in full swing and we’re always asked about the best way to meet the neighbors. Well, we’re taking the guessing work out of it for you. Here are our 5 ‘Must Do’s’ when it comes to being the social neighbor.
1) Introduce Yourself When You’re Settled In: It can be a little awkward smiling across the way when you’re the new guy in town, but taking some initiative will take the guessing work out of the silent exchanges.
2) Be Prepared: Since you’re new to the neighborhood, people are bound to ask you the ‘W’s’. Where’d you move from? Who’s living with you? Being prepared to answer accordingly will help ease the nerves of the first conversation.
3) Be the Host: Now that you’re moved in and organized, invite people to stop by one night for a hot dog (or beer). A cookout now may just win you neighbor of the year and some long-lasting friends.
4) Be Courteous: Don’t be the neighbor that throws a giant, loud party the first week you move or cranks up the lawn mower at 6AM on a Saturday. That will begin to shape the rest of your relationship while living there. A simple way to think about it is, don’t do what you feel would potentially bother you!
5) Ask for Advice: Your neighbors have lived there longer, so a good way to break the ice is to ask for advice. What’s a good lawn care service? Around what time does trash pick up come? Do you recommend a good plowing company? It shows you’re planning on being a good home owner, and gives you an excuse to chat!
Here is a link to our recent newsletter where we talk about meeting the neighbors. Check it out!
Hello Homes is #blessed to have seriously amazing clients. On top of just being great people, some of them are also super handy! In this series, we are showcasing a client that saw the potential in their space and took advantage of it. Let’s begin…
Kelly M. knew that downtown was where she HAD to be. Thus, our search began. After looking at a few different buildings, she narrowed her search on the infamous Union Square. Character, size, location, and price all aligned with her vision. When we listed the unit that is now hers, she knew she had to act fast. After only a handful of days on the market, Kelly submitted an offer and a month later, she was the proud new owner.
AFTER PHOTOS AND INTERVIEW WITH KELLY M.
HH: What was the one thing that drew you to this condo?
K.M: There were way more than just one! This history of the building was what first drew me in. Then, once I saw the actual unit, it was the openness of the whole place- the high ceilings and the 15 foot windows blew me away. And the spiral staircase of course!
HH: What was one thing you couldn’t wait to change?
K.M: The countertops! And the carpeting in the loft upstairs.
HH: What piece of your remodel do your guests love the most?
K.M: Definitely the mural. I’m not sure if it’s considered a “remodel” but it’s certainly the piece in the unit with the most character.
HH: What projects were DIY and what did you hire a contractor for?
K.M: I ripped up the carpet in the loft and laid hardwood, painted a few walls, and tiled the kitchen backsplash myself. The only thing I hired out was the countertops and the mural.
HH: Where do you enjoy spending most of your time in your new remodel?
K.M: In the living room/kitchen area. It’s so open and my view of the Westside is the best.
Thank you to Kelly for allowing us to check out your awesome updates! Before photos are credited to SVG Real Estate. If you are interested in purchasing a condo and doing some fun upgrades, call the Hello Homes team today!
Step 1. Contact Hello Homes GR
Step 2. Connect with a lender (we’ll help you with this!)
Step 3. Get a puppy.
Ok, maybe we missed some steps but I think we can all agree those aren’t as important. 😉 Home-shopping involves many different emotions and requires a lot of knowledge, rest assured we’re here for you every step of the way. Contact us today!
If you recently purchased a home AND a dog, send us a pic! Or, if you just want us to see your dog, we’d be cool with that, too.
… at Union Square! We are holding open FOUR units this Saturday, February 13th from 11AM-1PM. The Hello Homes team will be available to show you one or all of these great units, so come visit us! We will have some valentines for you, and maybe you will fall in love with the condo of your dreams 😉
If you can’t make it, let us know and we will set up a private showing for you.
Unit 334: $217,500, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms
This 2 story condo has tons of character with unique molding, exposed brick and duct work, and arched windows. However, it has a modern, trendy feel that sets it apart from the others. The kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and granite counter tops with a snack bar that opens up to the dining room area. Off the open living space is a courtyard-facing balcony. Full bath and laundry hookups complete the main floor. Upstairs, you’ll find the large bedroom space with a private full bathroom and walk-in closet.
This is a beautiful condo is one-of-a-kind. The custom kitchen features upgraded 42” cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and best of all a GAS Stove! The open concept dining/living area boasts a gas fireplace and HUGE windows for wonderful natural light. The main floor bedroom features solid hardwood pocket doors, which is a rare find. The main floor full bath offers recessed medicine cabinet with tri-fold mirrors. Upstairs you will be welcomed into the master suite with your PERSONAL 21*26 rooftop area with a hot/cold water spigot. The 2nd bath offers custom tile shower and medicine cabinet made from original 100 year old school cabinets. All of this AND a garage!
Upon entering this unit, you’re immediately greeted by floor-to-ceiling windows. The natural light in this condo is superb. A full bathroom, original wood floors, granite countertops, and fully-enclosed guest bedroom are just some of the features you will love in this chemistry room turned condo. The master suite up the spiral staircase is a condo-owners dream with private bathroom, closet, and laundry space. Entertaining is a breeze with this open floor plan and the neutral wall colors allow you to really decorate this unit as you wish.
This incredible penthouse unit has been beautifully updated and is one of the most spacious units in the building with just under 1900 sq ft! Brand new granite countertops, tile backsplash and bamboo wood floors are just the beginning of what you will love about living here. Upon entering, you are greeted by floor to ceiling windows letting in tons of natural light showcasing your main kitchen, living/dining space and a full bathroom. Upstairs is a bonus living space, 2 generous sized bedrooms (one with laundry) and a full bathroom. Lower level is currently a bedroom but can be an extra room for whatever you desire! All this with a deck and garage space!
Our excitement for Hello Homes just got a little bigger. Okay, a lot bigger. We have BILLBOARDS! As of Monday, Jan. 25, you will start seeing our billboards around town. Take a little drive and by the end of March, see if you can find all 4. Thank you for being such incredible supporters of our little-big real estate company. Love y’all!
Ever dreamed of living in one of the cool condo buildings downtown? Well, here’s your chance! These are some of our favorite listings for this month. Click on the title & address to see more details and photos for each one. Be sure to get ahold of us if you or anyone you know might be interested in taking a look at them!
$415,000 | 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths | 1,703 sqft | 2 Parking Spaces | Laundry In-Unit
**Open House! Thursday Jan. 14 5:00-7:00**
This beautiful condo has so many fabulous features you won’t want to miss! The floor to ceiling windows and private balcony provide tons of natural light and incredible views. The master suite features large, custom closet storage installed in 2011, as well as a tub and walk-in shower. It also boasts brand new kitchen cabinets and stainless steel appliances installed in 2014, new paint through the kitchen and living room in 2015, and hardwood floors installed throughout the condo in 2015. A convenient location, as well as building amenities such as a indoor pool and hot tub, clubhouse, and gym, make this a great place to be in Downtown GR!
$294,900 | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths | 1,883 sqft | 1 Parking Space | Laundry In-Unit
This incredible penthouse unit has been beautifully updated and is one of the most spacious units in the building with 3 floor of living space! Brand new granite countertops, tile backsplash and bamboo wood floors are just the beginning of what you will love about living here. Upon entering the main floor you are greeted by floor to ceiling windows letting in tons of natural light showcasing your main kitchen, living/dining space and a full bathroom. Upstairs is a bonus living space, 2 generous sized bedrooms (one with laundry) and a full bathroom. Lower level is currently a bedroom but can be an extra room for whatever you desire! All this with a deck!
$245,000 | 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths | 1,352 sqft | 1 Parking Space | Laundry Hook Ups
The custom kitchen features upgraded 42” cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and best of all a GAS Stove! The open concept floor plan offers a spacious living and dining area with gas fireplace and HUGE windows for wonderful natural light. The main floor bedroom features solid hardwood pocket doors, which is a rare find. The main floor full bath offers recessed medicine cabinet with tri-fold mirrors. Upstairs you will be welcomed into the master suite with your PERSONAL 21×26 rooftop area with a hot/cold water spigot. The 2nd bath offers custom tile shower and medicine cabinet made from original 100 year old school cabinets.
$230,000 | 1 Bedroom, 1.5 baths | 1,325 sqft | 1 Parking Space | Laundry In-Unit
Featuring private entry, hard surface floors, personal balcony, upgraded kitchen with extra storage and a half bath, you and your guests have extremely ample space to entertain and relax. Upstairs is a large, gorgeous skylight that brings in tons of natural light. The landing area is perfect for overnight guests or an office. The crown molding and extra-tall ceilings also can’t be missed. The details and space in the unit along with a 1-stall garage make it absolutely perfect for you.
$145,000 | 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom | 764 sqft | 1 Parking Space | Shared Laundry
This condo has been updated and wonderfully maintained. Huge windows let in tons of natural light and the living space offers plenty of room for entertaining. Bright white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, trendy subway tile backsplash and the tall, exposed ceilings that make Boardwalk so great are just some of the features in this unit. The building offers a number of amenities, such as a pool, hot tub, game room, theatre room, rooftop deck, restaurant, cafe, salon, laundry, on-site security office, and gym.
Winter has officially arrived! There are few things the Hello Homes team loves more than a warm cup of coffee (Ok, maybe more than one some days). Where do we go to get our favorite cup of joe? Our HOT LIST will lead the way. Maybe we will see you there!
This Eastown staple has quirky names on its menu (The Ex-Boyfriend is my personal fave), a chill vibe, and doesn’t break the bank. Also, the windows are always mysteriously steamy so there MUST be something warm going on there.
Lantern is fairly new to the GR coffee scene but you wouldn’t know it by the taste. They make delicious cups of coffee and tea and are centrally located in the Heartside district of downtown. Wood tables and chairs give this place a relaxed and trendy feeling, perfect for casual or business meetings. It is a unique space because most of the seating is found on the lower level, which gives it a cozy, “underground” feel. And, they support local art!
If you don’t know Madcap, then allow us to officially rock your coffee world! Madcap is everything a coffee shop should be with floor-to-ceiling windows, music, concrete tables, and one-of-a-kind drinks. They offer exotic teas, exquisite pour-over coffee, and a fresh, private coffee label with numerous types of blends. Madcap isn’t where you go to get a grande-double-no whip-skinny-hazelnut-without water-extra foam latte. No. This is REAL coffee. You’ll thank us later (preferably in Madcap gift cards).
We like to think of Mayan Buzz as our little secret, but we know that won’t be true for long. Slightly hidden on Grandville Ave, this place has an extensive menu and it truly offers the flavor you crave without the high price tag. Plus, there’s a huge concrete fireplace and comfy furniture. Before you know it, one hour turns into a whole morning of productive-ness… and coffee. Or facebook-ing…. and coffee. Whatever you prefer to call it!
There you have it! You can often find us setting up shop at one of these exceptional establishments to get some work done. Give them a try! You don’t be disappointed.
Photo Credit: Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge’s Instagram Account @LanternCoffeeBar