Grand Ledge Real Estate

The sales staff at Townsend on the Park in Grand Ledge have unveiled a new marketing campaign.  Mazda 3Buyers are being enticed with a 2 year lease on a Mazda 3 when they purchase any of the available condos.  Townsend on the Park has 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units with starting prices at $101,000, $115,900 and $129,900 respectively. 

Crippen Auto Mall is providing the leases on the Mazda 3s being dangled. gives the Mazda 3 an average rating.   

An average condo and an average car might make for an above average deal.  If you’re in the market for a condo it can’t hurt to check it out.

Note: Townsend on the Park isn’t being represented by my broker and I haven’t been bribed with money or cars to write this entry. 


Yesterday the Lansing State Journal reported online that Lansing-area house sales are up, but average sale prices are down.

If you want more detailed information about sales in your neighborhood just ask.

First-time buyers usually cannot afford expensive homes.  If you’re one of the few who can more power to you, but most of us need a starter home, we don’t buy our dream home the first time out of the gate.  In most cases that is going to mean a compromise on location.  When I’m working with first-time buyers in the Greater Lansing area the top choices for location are always the suburbs, never Lansing itself.  However, most of my first-timers ultimately end up with a Lansing zip code because you get so much more for your money in Lansing.  Plus, contrary to popular belief – there are some GREAT neighborhoods in Lansing!

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