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Category: Grand Rapids Area New Homes

September 19th, 2016

New Home For Sale by Builder in Allendale

Categories: Allendale MI New Homes, Grand Rapids Area New Homes |

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Beautiful Brand New Craftsman Style Ranch Home Currently Under Construction by Maplewood Homes.  Hurry this home is priced to sell and won’t last!  The foundation is complete and framing is under way.  It’s still possible to select interior colors. Completion scheduled before Christmas.  Photo of similar home.  Contact Joe Hayes at (616) 499-5054 to schedule a showing.

June 22nd, 2016

Job Opening: New Home Sales Professional

Categories: Allendale MI New Homes, Construction Industry News, Grand Rapids Area New Homes, Holland MI News and Notes, Holland MI Real Estate News, Hudsonville Michigan New Homes, Maplewood Homes, Zeeland MI New Homes |

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It’s an exciting time to part of the new home industry and we are looking for some great people to add to our team as we grow.

Maplewood Homes is a small, but dynamic home building company targeting an underserved market niche of new homes starting under $200,000.  We are a respected and established builder with a 20 year history of happy customers.  We have built over 200 new homes in West Michigan since 1996.

We are seeking a Top-Tier Sales Professional for our Grand Rapids New Home Sales Office.  The Successful Candidate will posses Exceptional Communication Skills, a High Level of Integrity, a Strong Work Ethic, and Consistent Follow-Up Discipline, and will also be Detail Oriented and Well Organized.  There is a High Earning Potential for the right candidate.

Duties Include:

  • Plan and Organize Open Houses at our Model Homes.
  • Maintain a Regular Schedule of Open Times
  • Schedule Private Model Home Tours
  • Effectively Communicate New Home Advantages
  • Qualify Prospective New Home Clients and Guide through the Construction Loan Process
  • Assist Clients with Home Site Selection
  • Guide Client through Selections of Options and Upgrades
  • Contract Signings
  • Act as Client Liaison throughout the Construction of their New Home
  • Perform Related Administrative Tasks
  • Build and maintain a database of available homesites
  • Create blog and social media content

Requirements:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Knowledge of the sales process and proven record of success
  • Real estate license helpful, but not required
  • Housing industry experience helpful, but not required
  • Valid driver’s license and clean, appropriate transportation

Forward Resume to joehayes@maplewoodhomes.com

May 17th, 2016

Grand Rapids Spring Parade of Homes

Categories: Allendale MI New Homes, Construction Industry News, Grand Rapids Area New Homes, Hudsonville Michigan New Homes, Maplewood Homes |

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The Annual Grand Rapids Spring Parade of Homes starts this Friday.  Maplewood will have 2 new homes in the parade – one in Hudsonville at 6514 Alward Drive, and one in Allendale at 7205 Barn Owl Lane.  There will be a total of 87 homes by 66 different builders.  Join us Fridays 1-9pm, Saturdays 1-9pm, and Wednesday nights 5-9pm.

April 1st, 2016

7205 Barn Owl Lane in Allendale

Categories: Allendale MI New Homes, Grand Rapids Area New Homes, Maplewood Homes |

New Home Under Construction in Hidden Forest in Allendale

New Home Under Construction in Hidden Forest in Allendale

 

We are also moving along nicely on this 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home in Allendale.  Located in Hidden Forest, this is our Sherman floorplan.

March 29th, 2016

6514 Alward Drive, Hudsonville Michigan

Categories: Grand Rapids Area New Homes, Hudsonville Michigan New Homes, Maplewood Homes, New Home Design |

6514 Alward Drive New Home Hudsonville

 

Currently under construction in Hudsonville, this 2-story home is our new “Jamestown” plan.  It features 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 3-car garage, plus a flex space on the main floor.  There is a daylight basement in the back.

February 26th, 2016

Grand Rapids, West Michigan New Home Construction Stats for 2015

Categories: Allendale MI New Homes, Construction Industry News, Grand Rapids Area New Homes, Holland MI News and Notes, Holland MI Real Estate News, Maplewood Homes |

Maplewood Homes Building in Allendale in 2015

Maplewood Homes Building in Allendale in 2015

New homes construction in West Michigan peaked in 2004 with 4,550 homes being built.  Between 2004 and 2009, our local home building industry fell 81% to a low of just 838 homes.  In 2015, there were 2,307 new homes built in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties and the surrounding area.  This is a 7% increase over 2014, but we are still building at only half (51%) of pre-recession levels.  We believe that today’s market is at a healthy and sustainable level of new construction.  After years of stagnation, there are new subdivisions and building lots becoming available and the labor force is slowing improving.  Challenges remain, but things are definitely looking up for 2016!

November 6th, 2015

Maplewood’s 2015 Fall Parade of Homes Awards

Categories: Allendale MI New Homes, Construction Industry News, Grand Rapids Area New Homes, Maplewood Homes |

Parade of Homes Award 2015 Fall

The home we built in Allendale and entered into the Parade of Homes won 4 awards last night at the Grand Rapids HBA Gala.  We took home “Best Curb Appeal,” “Best Floorplan,” “Best Interior Elements,” and “Best Kitchen.”  Thanks to all our trade contractor partners and employees, and also thanks to HBA for putting on a great parade!

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Allendale Builder New Home

Living Room Grand Rapids Fall Parade of Homes Entry

August 6th, 2015

Save the Date – Grand Rapids Parade of Homes in October

Categories: Grand Rapids Area New Homes, Holland MI Real Estate News, Maplewood Homes |

2015 Grand Rapids Parade of Homes

 

It’s a little early to plan, but he have just signed up to be in the Grand Rapids Parade of Homes this fall.  The dates are October 2-17.  Fridays & Saturdays, 1-8pm and Wednesdays 5-8pm.  Plan to come out and see what your local West Michigan Builders have to offer!

 

July 28th, 2015

Home Ownership Falls to 48-Year Low

Categories: Construction Industry News, Grand Rapids Area New Homes |

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US Census today reported that home ownership in the US dropped to 63.4%.  This is the lowest mark since 1967.  Average rate of home ownership over the past 50 years is 65.3% and the peak before the housing recession was 69.2%.  Rental home construction has risen sharply in recent years and single family home starts are rebounding, but not as quickly.  For West Michigan, in Grand Rapids, new apartment starts have doubled since last year.  So housing construction today is a mix of new single family homes and apartments, skewed more then usual to apartments.  I still believe that the American Dream is alive and well, but increases in student loan debt, vehicle costs, and general cost of living are delaying home purchases for young families.  Also, I think it is important to ask, if home ownership peaked right before the recession, what could happen after a home ownership bottom…?

July 25th, 2015

Ottawa County Area New Home Construction up 20% YTD vs. 2014

Categories: Allendale MI New Homes, Construction Industry News, Grand Rapids Area New Homes, Holland MI News and Notes, Holland MI Real Estate News, Maplewood Homes, Zeeland MI New Homes |

New Home Starts Up 20%

New Home Starts Up 20%

The Lakeshore area west of Grand Rapids Michigan, which consists primarily Ottawa County, but also the Muskegon and Allegan  areas has had 590 new single family homes started so far in 2015.  Since opening our Holland office, we have been tracking this information on builders and new home starts.  This is good news for area builders, job seekers, and also home buyers because there is pretty low inventory of homes on the market right now.  Despite this growth, we are still only building about half the homes we were before the recession, so we shouldn’t necessarily expect the market to be overheated.

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