mortgage financing
in Grand Rapids, MI

Once a city known primarily for its flourishing furniture industry, Grand Rapids has evolved into a hotbed for foodies and artists and is now home to a host of diverse industries. While the furniture industry remains important to Grand Rapids, today there’s a strong presence in the health care, information technology, automotive, aviation, and consumer goods manufacturing industries. The Grand Rapids area is headquarters to many national and multi-national companies including Steelcase, Herman Miller, Haworth, Amway, Wolverine World Wide, Meijer and Zondervan.

Downtown Grand Rapids is full of art, top-notch museums, shopping, farm-to- table restaurants, a thriving Downtown Market, and world-class hotels. The city, set on the beautiful Grand River, is safe, easy to walk around and navigate, affordable, and family- friendly. Residents delight in enjoying big-city benefits with a small town atmosphere that includes friendly people and minimal traffic.

Grand Rapids fosters its strong community spirit by hosting movies in the park during the summer months; fun, family-friendly festivals like Festival of the Arts and GRandJazzFest; and local-centric events like the annual Local First Street Party. Rosa Parks Circle is filled with community events and concerts throughout the year, including the colder winter months when it’s flooded with water and visitors come from miles away to enjoy ice skating downtown. Locals also enjoy watching salmon, steelhead and carp leap up the Grand River’s Fish Ladder.

Cultural attractions and events abound in Grand Rapids: residents enjoy the Symphony, the Ballet, the Opera, the Civic Theatre, and Broadway Grand Rapids, as well as concerts and events at Van Andel Arena and DeVos Hall. The symphony takes to the great outdoors and plays concerts at a nearby ski hill every summer. ArtPrize, which takes place in downtown Grand Rapids each fall, is an incredible display of public art that attracts talented artists from around the world. Grand Rapids is also home of the award- winning Founder’s Brewery and dozens of other local breweries, earning it the designation “Beer City USA.”

Sports aficionados in Grand Rapids cheer on the Griffins, a championship hockey team; the Whitecaps, a Class A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Detroit Tigers; and the Grand Rapids Drive, an NBA Development League team basketball team.

Many Grand Rapids residents also enjoy actively participating in sports, and have ample opportunity to do so. With the Grand Rapids Triathlon, the MSU Gran Fondo, the Meijer State Games and the Fifth Third Riverbank Run (America’s largest 25K road race, with more than 21,000 participants from around the world), residents keep active. In addition, there are loads of bicycle trails (Grand Rapids was named “Bicycle-Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists, 2009 and the “Best Town for Mountain Biking” by Outside Magazine, 2010) and lots of fishing (America’s 6th Best Fishing City (Field & Stream Magazine, 2006), so locals never run out of sporting events to watch, cheer on, or participate in. There are also 28 public golf courses within 15 minutes of downtown and private Kent Country Club is located just outside of downtown Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids proximity to the pristine white-sand beaches, towering sand dunes and glorious sunsets of Lake Michigan (about 30 miles away) has earned it accolades from National Geographic Adventure magazine, who called it one of America’s Best Waterfront Towns and Condé Nast Traveler magazine, who named the nearby lakeshore as one of the world’s top 25 shorelines. Grand Rapids was also named one of the New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2016” and Lonely Planet’s “#1 U.S. Travel Destination” in 2014.

Homebuyers will find single-family homes near the downtown area and thousands of condos downtown, giving potential residents a variety of choices in a wide price range. Popular downtown condominiums currently include the Boardwalk, Riverhouse, The Fitzgerald, Union Square and Tannery Row.

Fast Facts:
• County: Kent
• Population: 1,000,000+
• Public School District: Grand Rapids
• Nearest hospitals: Spectrum Health’s Butterworth and Mercy Health St. Mary’s are both located downtown.

There are a variety of mortgage financing options that qualified home buyers can use when buying homes in Grand Rapids. To see which mortgage options you might qualify for please click here to fill out our secure Grand Rapids Mortgage Application.

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