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Posts Tagged ‘Brad’

Jon Rooks and his Parkland Properties team are energized by the recent report of the Case/Shiller 20-city home price index that was released.  There was a continued trend of higher home prices.  In fact all of the 20 cities included in the index saw increases this month, which shows broad increases not just regionalized higher prices.


This bodes well for those looking to purchase a Rooks downtown Grand Rapids condo.  With the current low mortgage interest rate environment and property tax discounts on some of the Parkland Properties, taking a look is a must.


To schedule a time to get into a Parkland Properties condo and see if you qualify for a 3.5% down option, call Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466.


In a recent Bloomberg article by John Gittelsohn, Prashant Gopal and Noah Rayman, “The gun is cocked with insane affordability,” Stan Humphries, chief economist at property-data provider Zillow Inc. (Z), said by telephone from Seattle. “The conundrum is why more people aren’t coming off the fence. There are two things keeping them on the sides: continued economic uncertainty, and the fear of falling home prices. And I think data says both of those have started to be reduced.”


Jon Rooks agrees.  In buying either of the Grand Rapids condo developments Boardwalk and Union Square, you could qualify for FHA financing and a 3.5% down payment.  From rooftop pools to onsite restaurants and a tremendous financing package available, looking at Boardwalk and Union Square is highly suggested.


Contact Brad Veneklase today to schedule a viewing.  He can be reached at or by calling 616-988-6466.


Recently the National Association of Realtors reported that median home prices rose for the third month in a row in June, rising 7.9%, compared with a year ago.  Rooks commented, “This is a wonderful trend to see now, after all the real estate market has gone through.”  Rooks downtown Grand Rapids projects Union Square and Boardwalk are nearly sold out, which proves that individuals are buying real estate again.


Union Square currently has 4 units left and Boardwalk is down to 1 unit.  Union Square is a beautiful condo development that was redeveloped from a former high school.  Jon Rooks and his team made sure to leave some of that old school feel in the building and bring stylish and contemporary updates to your condo.


Boardwalk is an award winning redevelopment from a former furniture building.  It features a private pool, onsite restaurant and fitness facility, and close proximity to downtown Grand Rapids.


Those in interested in seeing what the Parkland Properties team has to offer, contact Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466.


Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga liked the comments from Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries last Tuesday, “After four months with rising home values and increasingly positive forecast data, it seems clear that the country has hit a bottom in home values.”


Rooks and Gruizinga are feeling the same about the condo market here in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  “Our Union Square project is just about completely sold out with only 4 units still available, and we are seeing more activity and showings”


Zillow reported, Values of U.S. homes rose 0.2% in the 2nd quarter, compared with the same time period a year ago, marking the 1st annual increase in values since 2007.


This all bids well, if you are looking to purchase a downtown condo.  A market that has found a bottom, incredible interest rates, discounted property taxes, and amazing craftsmanship are all available when you purchase a Union Square Condominium.


Contact Brad Veneklase for a viewing at 616-988-6466


We are calling all Grand Rapids downtown condo seekers.  Jon Rooks of Parkland Properties has the designs and additional features that you are looking for.  Parkland’s redevelopment of the a former furniture building (Boardwalk) or high school (Union Square) offers you an incredible chance for downtown living with contemporary design inside of history.


Add the additional features and ability to get to downtown within minutes and Parkland Properties should be on your list.  Boardwalk has views of the Grand River. Union Square still has four condos that qualify for discounted property taxes.  Both have their very own pool to help you cool off on hot summer days, so dialing Parkland is a must.


To see what Parkland has to offer contact Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466


Not only do you get a wonderful view of the Grand River and a short distance to downtown Grand Rapids, but you also get a park outside of your front door.  Not only do you receive all the wonderful amenities such as an onsite fitness center, pool, and J.D. Reardon’s restaurant at Boardwalk Condominiums, but also the use of a Grand Rapids park outside your door.


Just look at the three different views of Canal Park here


To see all that Jon Rooks Boardwalk has to offer, contact Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 or email him at


If you have been holding out for a better deal, or are just new to the downtown Grand Rapids condo search, then you better contact Parkland Properties to set up a viewing of their Union Square development.  Union Square is a wonderful downtown Grand Rapids condo development in an old high school building.  The unique old school flavor—chalkboards, banisters, lights, lockers and more—carries through the entire building.  Ceilings range in height from 8 to 16 feet, giving you lots of breathing room.  Some floors are gorgeous maple hardwood, stained concrete or custom designed.


The Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga development is a testament to what innovation, hard work, and commitment to taking the old and making it new, and therefore improve a community.  If you want to be a part of such a community, then you better hurry, as there are only 4 condos left.


Call Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466


Are you looking for a place to call home that has a clubhouse (check this out) featuring lounge furniture, plasma TV’s, wet bar, pool table, shuffleboard, and pool and hot tub views?  Rooks’ and Gruizinga’s Union Square has it!


How about the ability of a quick stroll to a rooftop swimming pool, hot tub, and tanning deck to help you wind down in the warm months?  Rooks’ and Gruizinga’s Union Square has it!


How about a close proximity to downtown Grand Rapids and locations such as Grand Valley State University’s downtown campus and the YMCA?  Rooks’ and Gruizinga’s Union Square has it!


Contact Bradley Veneklase at 616-988-6466 to schedule a viewing


Jon Rooks and Brad Gruzinga have one penthouse condo left at their Union Square Condominiums, located in Grand Rapids, MI.  This custom designed penthouse will allow you to move right in and start enjoying downtown living.

The condo with its eastern views of the Grand Rapids skyline is the last chance of its kind, in this award winning development.  To see what Rooks and Gruizinga have to offer watch here Penthouse condo ( )

Call Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 for a live viewing.


Or are you a small business owner and have out of town clients to impress?  Did you know that Jon Rooks Parkland Properties has a conference room available for rent?


If you are in need of a conference room in downtown Grand Rapids, then consider contacting Boardwalk Condominiums.  Whether your current conference room is under renovation or your current facilities don’t allow for a separate room to conduct business, then you owe it to the success of your business to have a professional conference room.

Call the office to find out more information about our conference room. The general public can reserve it for $100 each 3-hour increment.

Call Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 to reserve a room today


Jon Rooks says, “A $1,000 refundable deposit will reserve your Grand Rapids condo today.”  It has been exciting to watch the wide range of condos that buyers are choosing.  “They are taking advantage of different floor plans, amenities, and views, and it shows because 95% of our Boardwalk Condos are sold”, Rooks adds.

Each purchaser of a Boardwalk Condo will receive a selections guide for standard and upgraded options once they choose a condo. The selections guide will also have detailed pricing options. This allows each buyer to customize their condominium to best fit their needs.

Boardwalk’s game room, movie theatre, common roof top deck, pool, hot tub, covered parking ramp, conference room, and courtyard balconies are completed. Would you like to spend a few hours kayaking up and down the Grand River?  Residents have kayaks to use.  Residents also have the use of a tandem bike and two street bikes.

If living downtown Grand Rapids is intriguing, then contact Bradley (616) 988-6466 for more information.


Jon Rooks has saved the best condominiums, most ridiculously low prices, incredible values, and added more and more extras for last of his units at Boardwalk Condominiums.  Boardwalk is located across the street from Canal Park on Grand River.  If you have been waiting and waiting, well your wait has just been rewarded.

Grand Rapids Boardwalk_Flyer

You get the opportunity to purchase and move into an award winning condominium development.  And you are able to do it at amazing low interest payments, plus you could qualify for a 3.5% down payment.  The deals just keep stacking up.


We could keep on going, but the rest of the “cool” features you just need to see for yourself.  Do not think twice about calling Brad Veneklase to schedule a time to see how Boardwalk Condos can be a part of your future.


Brad can be reached at 616-988-6466


Imagine sitting at the edge of the pool, enjoying the warmth of the sun, with friends laughing and conversing all around you.  Then you think to yourself of extra money that you have been able to save to throw this party, because you took advantage of special tax discounts that your condo offered.  And it has a rooftop pool!


Union Square Condos of Grand Rapids is that place.  Here is the problem though.  Parkland Properties only have 4 Union Square Condos left with special Neighborhood Enterprise Zone property tax breaks.  These properties located at Union Square Condominiums allow your mortgage expenses to be offset by the property’s tax discounts with the NEZ.  These discounted tax rates allow you to increase your buying power.  You get more condo for your money, which is a best buy in my books.


A rooftop pool, hot tub, club house, exercise facility, and rain garden are just some of the amenities that you will enjoy when you purchase a Union Square Condo.  With mortgage rates at all time lows and possibly going back up, do not hesitate for a second, or you might miss out on one of the best buying opportunities of a lifetime.  And the chance to throw an awesome party!


Contact Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 today to schedule a showing of the available units at Union Square.


Everybody is always looking for a great value, especially these days.  Brad Gruizinga and Jonathan Rooks of Parkland Properties know some things about great values.  Parkland Properties has been built on finding properties that have tremendous opportunities, redeveloping them into modern condominiums, and then selling them at great values.


Union Square Condominiums is one of those properties.  Redeveloped in the former Union High School, Union Square features a brilliant array of contemporary styles and amenities.  Plus, you can purchase a Union Square condo with only 3.5% down with a FHA loan.  You can see why Gruizinga and Rooks have great values.


To schedule your viewing, contact Bradley Veneklase at 616-988-6466 or my emailing him at


Jon Rooks of Parkland Properties has been noticing the recent trend in real estate prices here in the West Michigan area.  He noted that even though we are still below the peak of the market back in 2006, over the last 3 years we have seen an increase in values pretty much across the board.


You can see from the chart that we have some work to do until we reached our peak, but it is encouraging to see this upward trend.


Metro Grand Rapids Residential Prices


Mix that with the attractiveness of mortgage rates and this is a wonderful time to consider buying.  Brad Veneklase from Parkland also included that you can receive 3.5% down FHA financing by purchasing anyone of their Grand Rapids downtown condos.  That makes it even better.


Call Brad at 616-988-6466 and ask him about a tour of Boardwalk or Union Square and get in on the trend.


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