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Posts Tagged ‘Bradley’

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.


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


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.


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.


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


Jonathan Rooks of Grand Rapids based Parkland Properties, says, “Our condo prices are HOT right now!”


If you are currently in the market to purchase a new home or have been considering down-sizing into a more manageable place, then looking at either of Rooks condominium projects needs to be on your list of options.


Boardwalk Condominiums are located across from Canal Park on the Grand River, in downtown Grand Rapids.  It has many amenities to add to your home experience including its very own pool to help cool you off on HOT summer days.


Union Square Condominiums, a project that Rooks developed with Brad Gruzinga, is situated in the old Union High School.  Rooks and Gruizinga have wonderfully crafted a condo project that you will be proud to call home.


Give a call to Brad Veneklase today to schedule a time to look at a Parkland Properties condo.  Brad can be reached at 616-988-6466.


Happy Birthday America!

Across the country the people will be celebrating this Fourth of July with parades, red, white and blue, and of course Fireworks.  Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga have a spot for you to watch the Fireworks show in downtown Grand Rapids. Now you won’t be able to take advantage of your spot at this years fireworks, but you can start planning for the Fireworks show in 2013.

Rooks has downtown Grand Rapids condominium locations with wonderful views of the Fireworks show.  Whether from Union Square or Boardwalk you won’t have to fight the traffic to enjoy the show with friends.  Of course with living downtown,  you can easily walk or ride your bike to meet friends to watch the show from a different vantage point.  Another plus for living downtown.

To get your 2013 Fireworks preparation under way and tour Rooks’ and Gruizinga’s Union Square or Boardwalk condos, contact Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466




Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga are down to their last four condos at the Union Square development.  If you want to see what downtown Grand Rapids living is like, then you better contact Rooks’ and Gruizinga’s team.


Since we are within walking distance to downtown Grand Rapids and the “new” medical mile, Union Square is the perfect choice to live, work, and play in downtown Grand Rapids.  If you include the tax incentives and the ability to purchase a condo with 3.5% down, there is no reason to not take a look at the “new cool” of downtown Grand Rapids.  And with only four condos left, you better hurry.


Contact Bradley Veneklase today by calling 616-988-6466 to schedule a showing of the four units available.


Parkland Properties Boardwalk Condominiums is one of the few condo developments in West Michigan to sit on the Grand River.  They have over 3000 feet of unobstructed views of Canal Park on the river.  That’s right.  You have a 3-acre park to enjoy without the maintenance and taxes.


Rooks says, “Property owners can hop on the Grand River walkway or bike trail and get downtown in just a few minutes.”  To see all of the wonderful amenities that are available at Boardwalk, email Brad Veneklase at or give him a call at 616-988-6466.


You can see all that Boardwalk has to offer here See Boardwalk


We are almost half way through 2012.  So… If you want a chance to purchase in a Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga Union Square Condominium in downtown Grand Rapids, you better hurry.  Because time will not stand still and you might miss out on the opportunity if you do not act now. recently voted Grand Rapids as one of the best turnaround cities.  Rooks and Gruizinga’s Union Square is a chic condominium project that you have to see to believe it.


To take a virtual tour of one of the four remaining condos available at Union Square click the link:  Rooks and Gruizinga condo 


To get inside this condo, contact Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466


The kids are out of school so it must be time for summer.  Grand Rapids Michigan and West Michigan as a whole are blessed with having Lake Michigan so close.  Along with heading to the beach and catching some rays, summer also brings along with it, numerous downtown festivals and celebrations.    So instead of fighting the crowds on the Fourth of July, you could head up to the rooftop of Union Square, and watch the wonderful fireworks display.  You can easily get to Blues on the Mall, swing dancing at Rosa Park Circle, Founders Fest, or watch the Grand Cycling Classic from Boardwalk Condos.

So on your way to heading out to enjoy all that West Michigan has to offer us, make sure and stop in and see what a Jon Rooks condo has to offer you.


Contact Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 or by emailing him at


Jon Rooks, owner of Parkland Properties, is seeking to transform current downtown Grand Rapids, MI structures into dynamic properties with functionality and style.  Rooks shares this comment from a current owner,

“I like the idea of using old structures, of preservation and reuse instead of tearing down and building new buildings. Why not use current buildings to get people to move downtown?”

— Carl Kelley, owner at Boardwalk condos

For your opportunity to view one of these dynamic Grand Rapids condos from Parkland Properties, contact Bradley Veneklase at 616-988-6466


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