2017: New Downtown Condo Rentals for a New Year!

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!


52 Monroe Center – Unit 3 – $2,300/month

2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath52 Monroe Rental

Laundry in Unit, No Parking Included

Don’t miss your opportunity to live in the center of it all! This condo is one of a kind, from remnants of old playbills from the theatre in the 1800-1900’s on the exposed brick walls, to a wood burning fireplace! Enjoy an oversized master suite as well as an open floor plan from the kitchen to the living room, which leads to your own personal patio! There is no shortage of storage of space in this unit.
*Note: The master bathroom has 2 showers.


Union Square Condo – Unit 414 – $1,750/month

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath

Laundry In Unit, Gated Parking Space Included

Immediately greeted by floor-to-ceiling windows upon entry, 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. Conveniently located on the 4th floor, close to the clubhouse, pool, and hot tub.
*Note: In-unit laundry is a washer/dryer combo.


Hillmount – Unit 503 – $1,200/month

1 Bed, 1 Bath

Shared Laundry in Building, Off-Street Parking Included

Completely renovated in 2009, this 1 bed 1 bath condo will not disappoint. Entering you will notice a wonderful dining space leading into your custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. The full bathroom has been updated with tile floors and all other flooring has been professionally cleaned and maintained. The over-sized bedroom has 2 closets and plenty of space for your furniture. This condo is a quiet corner unit that has views to the East and North. All walls have been repainted as of September 2016.

*Note: Building has free wifi, fitness room, and rooftop deck.


Union Square – Unit 116B – $1,100/month

1 Bed, 1 bath

In-Unit Laundry, Gated Parking Space Included

Once you step inside, you won’t want to leave! Large windows bring in natural light all day long, brightening up your entire living space. The open living/dining/kitchen space allows for you and your guests to freely talk and entertain. Upstairs is a lofted bedroom, a huge walk-in closet and a full bathroom. The exposed brick and ductwork truly gives you a real urban feel that is unique to this condo only. The condo also features in-unit laundry and access to all building amenities.

*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 Social – Meet Your Neighbors

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! 

Find True Love This Valentine’s Weekend…

… 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

Unit 334 2This 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.

 

Unit 408   |   $245,900, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

U2 408This 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!

 

Unit 414   |   $249,900, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

U2 414Upon 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.

 

Unit 617   |   $292,400, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Union Square 617This 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!

January Featured Listings

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!

Riverhouse Condo #1707: 335 Bridge Street NW

$415,000   |   2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths   |   1,703 sqft   |   2 Parking Spaces   |   Laundry In-Unit

Riverhouse 1707**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!


 

Union Square Condo #617: 600 Broadway Ave NW

$294,900   |   3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths   |   1,883 sqft   |   1 Parking Space   |   Laundry In-Unit

Union Square 617This 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!


 

Union Square Condo #408: 600 Broadway Ave NW

$245,000   |   2 Bedrooms, 2 baths   |   1,352 sqft   |   1 Parking Space   |   Laundry Hook Ups

Union Square 408The 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.


 

Union Square Condo #335: 600 Broadway Ave NW

$230,000   |   1 Bedroom, 1.5 baths   |   1,325 sqft   |   1 Parking Space   |   Laundry In-Unit

Union Square 335Featuring 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.


 

Boardwalk Condo #414: 940 Monroe Ave NW

$145,000   |   1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom   |   764 sqft   |   1 Parking Space   |   Shared Laundry

Boardwalk 414This 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.

How to Enjoy the Last Days of 2015 in Grand Rapids

It is not uncommon to have a whirlwind of holiday family, friend, and work obligations to make the last several days of the year blend together into a slightly hazy mix of tinsel and tins of cookies. Here are some relaxing things you can do in Grand Rapids before the year is over to have a few final pleasant
memories of 2015.

  • Take a Carriage Ride through downtown Grand Rapids to Rosa Parks Circle Treesee all the lights and the beautiful tree!
  • Ice Skate at Rosa Parks Circle (weather dependent).
  • Take a Tour of Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World at Frederik Meijer Gardens.
  • Hike the Blandfold Nature Trail (this is a little more magical with a fresh coat of snow on the ground).
  • Stay toasty by the fire while overlooking the lake and enjoying a drink or meal at Rose’s or Bostwick Lake Inn.
  • Check out the Holiday Planetarium Show at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
  • Take an evening drive to tour a few of Grand Rapids many beautiful neighborhoods to see their light displays (hopefully everyone has power by now). Pick up some ice cream from Furniture City Creamery or some coffee from Rowster to make the drive a little more cozy.

Please let us know if you have any other helpful suggestions. Whatever you end up doing with the end of your year, please enjoy them and be safe! Happy Holidays!

*Photo credit to MLive.com

Hello? It’s Us.

hello-adeleHello…? It’s us, Hello Homes. Welcome to our team’s brand spankin’ new website! Thanks for the introduction, Adele 😉

On a more serious note, we are genuinely glad you are here and thanks so much for checking us out. We are a few Realtors who have teamed up at Keller Williams to bring you Hello Homes GR. Our team consists of Ashley Dietch, Liz Runey, and Nora Glahn. We have varying degrees of experience, backgrounds, and expertise which enables us to serve you in the best possible way. One thing we have in common is that we all love Grand Rapids. Fortunately, our jobs consist of sharing that love with others by helping them find and sell homes here, as well as being an integral part of the Grand Rapids community.

On this site, you can learn more about our team, search for properties, see what other have to say about us, get in touch with us, and get links to our social media accounts. Be sure to come back often. We will be sharing new blog posts regularly on a variety of topics, such as information on events and news in West Michigan, helpful real estate tips, and insights into living in Grand Rapids.

We look forward to what lies ahead and we hope you take that journey with us. Say HELLO to Hello Homes GR!