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VIDEO: Charlevoix’s East Park designated as one of America’s Best Public Spaces

October 23rd, 2009 No comments

The City of Charlevoix is proud to announce that East Park has been selected as one of America’s Best Public Spaces, a prestigious award given by the American Planning Association (APA). The American Planning Association (APA) is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change. Over the past six months the Planning Office has submitted multiple applications making it through several elimination rounds. East Park was chosen from over 300 applicants from all over the United States. Each year APA selects 10 Great Streets, 10 Great Neighborhoods, and 10 Great Public Places that are places of exemplary character, quality, and planning. Places selected represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.

Other winners of this prestigious award include New York’s Central Park, Lincoln Park in Chicago, the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and the Grand Rounds in Minneapolis. Now we now proudly add the City of Charlevoix’s East Park to the list.

Everyone in Charlevoix should be proud of East Park and should take credit for this award. The citizens, elected officials, city staff, and everyone else involved over the past 80 plus years of the Park’s evolution should be thanked. East Park is one the many great assets that set Charlevoix apart and make our community a wonderful place to live and visit.

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VIDEO: Today Show ranks Grand Rapids in Top 10 for Real Estate Bargains

October 14th, 2009 No comments

The Today Show has ranked Grand Rapids, MI 5th in the nation for the biggest bang for your buck in real estate purchases. Sales are up 12% from last month alone — now is the time to buy, contact a PPRMI Realtor today!

Lansing, MI and Saginaw, MI also made the list, proving the Michigan real estate market is making a strong comeback.

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First Home Experience — First-Time Buyer’s Resource Site

October 6th, 2009 No comments

Welcome to First Home Experience powered by American Home Shield, a website dedicated to recent first-time homebuyers and those still looking for their first home.  You’ll find information, resources, coupons and contests that will make your home-buying experience more enjoyable and productive.


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