It’s Time to Buy That House

According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. house prices have plunged by nearly a third since 2006, and homeownership rates are falling at the fastest pace since the Great Depression. The good news? Two key measures now suggest it’s an excellent time to buy a house, either to live in for the long term or for investment income (but not for a quick flip). First, the nation’s ratio of house prices to yearly rents is nearly restored to its prebubble average. Second, when mortgage rates are taken into consideration, houses are the most affordable they have been in...
10 Best Places To Live In The U.S.

10 Best Places To Live In The U.S.

Grand Rapids, Mich., made RelocateAmerica’s Top 10 list for its solid schools and strong economy, especially when compared with the rest of the state. “It’s got the best of everything in a smaller large city,” said Steve Nickerson, president of...
57,000 Jobs and Faster Transportation

57,000 Jobs and Faster Transportation

A proposed high speed rail system could employ 57,000 people for a decade or longer a study from Wisconsin shows. That’s the findings of a study released yesterday by WISPIRG(Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group), a public interest advocacy group that supports high-speed rail. The study examines the benefits of a high-speed rail system in eight states: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. ~ www.mlive.com This could have huge impact on the way business is done in Michigan and surrounding areas.  Faster transportation to surrounding states could increase our states revenue drastically.  Safe and effective, high-speed trains have been connecting countries in Europe for years, those innovations could help make West Michigan an even better place to...
ArtPrize

ArtPrize

ArtPrize, the now world famous art competition, kicks off today (Sept 22nd, 2010).  With spectacular pieces of art from across all spectrums, this is not an event to be missed.  For more information about ArtPrize, venues and more please visit the official site found at...