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What is the draw to living on a golf course, what’s the attraction, and is it for you? 

While getting our marketing off the ground at our newest listing at Boulder Creek Golf Club, we decided to spend some time at a few golf front housing communities and check them out. We have been blessed to have sold 5 other homes with golf frontage within the last 6 months so we’re feeling rather “golfy” these days. So for this trip we visited the East end of the city starting by our new listing at 6207 Boulder Ridge Dr., located just minutes to Knapps Corner at the NE corner of the city. Homes currently range from $300,000-$563,500. with frontage on Boulder Creek Golf Club. We took some time to have lunch at the clubhouse, and were offered excellent service, great food, and pleasant surroundings. It is rated 5 stars on “The Knot” for receptions of all kinds and has many golf outings throughout the year.

 

Boulder Ridge

6207 Boulder Ridge

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Views at Boulder Creek Golf Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop #2 was Thousand Oaks Golf . Homes in this community are currently $425,000-$699,000, in gorgeous wooded settings and a choice of single family homes or stand along condominiums to choose from. Thousand Oaks Golf is part of the Watermark group of 4 courses where membership allows you to golf and access on any of the courses.

Onward to Watermark Country Club, a gated community of single family homes and condominiums with recent activity ranging from $350,000 to over $1,000,000.00. This community has a pool, a fantastic restaurant named Cork which has one of the largest wine lists in the areas. And FYI, all of the Watermark group of courses have different levels of membership, but the restaurants are open to the public with a members area.

A Watermark Home

A Watermark Home

 

Of course, we ended our afternoon at Stonewater Country Club , the corporate headquarters of 2RealEstateAgentsAndACity.com. Robbie lives at the 12th Tee and I’m at the 12th green. Lately home price’s have ranged from $705,000 to more affordable condominiums starting at $185,000. What we love most about living in Crystal Springs on the golf course is we feel a very strong sense of community. The social aspects of club membership, golf leagues, fun couples and food events that Stonewater  offers all really add to community. My favorite thing was unexpected……it’s watching all the kids riding their bikes to the pool, the golf carts buzzing down the streets like dinghy’s riding around the boats at the marina’s. It’s also so nice to look out your windows at the vast expanse of green grass….. and if you’re lucky enough to have a pond it’s a bonus. Or as Sherry, one of our neighbors put it, ” What I love most about living on the golf course is the beauty – sitting out in the evening with a cocktail in my hand,  watching the wildlife, enjoying the calmness and tranquility of the ponds I can see from my beautiful deck, a course that is always well maintained – just a beautiful place to be”.

So far we have 3 more golf front homes slated to be listed this year, so if you’re looking to buy or looking to sell your golf course home, please contact Karen (292.3712) or Robbie (299.0149) We’d love you to entrust your golf course home to us !

“Life on the Course” July

What a great summer to be at Stonewater Country Club at the pool. Click on the link below to see the July issue. Past issues are located under the Crystal Springs Category on the left. For all of your Crystal Springs real estate needs call Karen Gill or Robbie Bosch. We are 2RealEstateAgentsAndACity.com  Crystal Springs_2016 7 July

Children’s Miracle Network and RE/MAX

We’re thrilled to announce that the RE/MAX of Michigan Region collectively raised $209,980 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 2015. This is an amazing 86% increase from the funds raised in 2014. Congratulations on a job well done, on putting your money where the miracles are, and for helping kids all across the state!

Also in 2015, RE/MAX Associates across North America raised more than $9 million for 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through the Miracle Home and Miracle Property programs, offices and agents across the United States and Canada invested in their communities by making donations on behalf of their customers to local children’s hospitals. Donations help fund pediatric medical equipment and treatments, healthcare services and charitable care. In addition to Miracle Home and Miracle Property contributions, RE/MAX offices and agents generate donations through golf tournaments, benefit dinners, auctions and other community fundraisers.  For many agents, these donations are very personal, helping kids in their own families and neighborhoods.

Shown in the photo above are RE/MAX, LLC CEO Dave Liniger and Camryn Akers, the Miracle Child who represented CMNH at this year’s R4 conference in Las Vegas. Dave presented Camryn with an American Girl doll on stage at the Opening General Session, much to her delight. Camryn was a delightful ambassador for CMNH, reminding attendees why we raise money for such a worthy cause.

 

 

A little story with a moral …

3 weeks ago my husband Bill had total knee replacement surgery and was doing relatively well. At his 2 week followup appointment we went in to have his staples removed. I dropped him off at home around noon to ice his knee and rest and went dashing around on errands. I called him at 1:00 to see if he wanted anything to eat, and he said he wasn’t feeling well. He may just have been very tired from going out after surgery for the first time, but at 3:00 he thought we should go in to the emergency room to be checked. At 3:45 in E.R. he had an EKG and 20 Dr’s and nurses came flying into the room. He was having a heart attack. At 4:15 he was in the cardiac cath lab having a blockage cleared.  Bill didn’t have big clues like crushing chest pain or pain in his left arm, just some general “discomfort”. He is doing well now, and having experienced this, we want you to know that if you, or someone you love has that nagging thought that something is wrong, listen to your body and please go to the ER, or better yet, call 911. It may turn out to be nothing, but you may just be having something serious happening, and time is of the essence.

Warning signs of a heart attack

Crystal Springs “Life on the Course”

Robbie and I both live in Crystal Springs and we are proud to be a part of N2 Publishing’s monthly neighborhood magazine “Life on the Course”. Their publications are found in many areas of the United States, including their first publication in Cascade and we are happy that they chose Crystal Springs as their 2nd West Michigan location. The magazine includes such things such as social event information specific to the residents, local business information, pictures, personal stories and articles. Various events hosted by the publication are designed to strengthen the neighborhood and increase each member of the community’s circle of friends. Robbie is the social event coordinator and I am a writer for “Home of the Month” and articles relating to neighbors choices for charity awareness. Naomi Riley is our publisher and has become our friend. And of course, as 2RealEstateAgentsAndACity, we love marketing and selling homes in Crystal Springs as well as all areas of metro Grand Rapids.

Crystal Springs also has a Facebook page called Crystal Life on the Course, so if you’re on Facebook, “LIKE” the page and help all of us make it grow. See you around the area. Cheers!!!

2 Real Estate Agents and a City

2 Real Estate Agents and a City

 

 

New Listing in Forest Hills

This craftsman style 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath ranch is located in Copperwood Estates near Knapps Corner. Built by detail orientated Engelsma Builders, there are custom kitchen and bath cabinets, custom lockers in the mud room, and special accents in the master bath. Immediate possession.

2837 Coppergrove Dr.

2837 Coppergrove Dr.                                              $348,000.

 

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“Kids and Cookies Valentine Event”

Karen was able to join other Crystal Springs residents by being treated to a wonderful time at the “Kids and Cookies Valentines event” compliments of Marjoree Steele of Bekins. Kids enjoyed smoothies, decorating and eating yummy Stained Glass Window Cookies, and Sour Cream Cutout Cookies while adults took home Peppermint Biscotti for morning coffee. If you’re a Crystal Springs resident and missed it, be sure to watch your “Life on the Course” magazine for future events.

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