Luke Bouman of Holland, Michigan, was selected as a "30 under 30" honoree by REALTOR Magazine for 2013 and made the cover of the magazine.   Each year, REALTOR® Magazine features 30 rising young stars in the real estate industry. Candidates are successful agents in real estate that have demonstrated skill, success, creativity, and leadership in their careers.

 As an honoree Mr. Bouman will be featured in the May/June issue of REALTOR®  Magazine. "It was quite an honor," said Bouman of the news, "I've known since I was 19 that real estate was my future career and this recognition further supports my belief that success in this business is determined by the individual, not by the market." Luke is a graduate of Calvin Collegeand the Holloways Real Estate…

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Buying Real Estate – A Professional Holland Michigan Realtor Can Help Understand Local Factors

 Investing in real estate does not make sense if you are thinking of proceeding ahead just because the housing market has collapsed. You cannot purchase and sale Zeeland MI real estate like you purchase penny stocks in the stock market. Buying real estate is a big decision irrespective of whether you are buying it for investment purposes or residential purposes. Keep the following factors in mind to make sure that you do not regret dealing in Zeeland Michigan real estate.

 Do not purchase real estate just because you think you can earn quick returns. There is uncertainty as to whether the housing market has indeed begun its recovery or not. There are fears…

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When we decided to search for and finally purchase a Lake Michigan vacation home we were fortunate to find Luke Bouman as our real estate agent. Luke was extremely helpful in every aspect of our search and purchase. We would recommend Luke due to his fine personality and professionalism. Luke has a hard work ethic, exceptional attention to detail and can be counted on to follow through on any request that is made. We would recommend Luke to any of our friends or family who was considering purchasing a home in Michigan and we know that he would exceed their expectations in making it a wonderful experience. J & A 

To view all Lake Michigan homes in West Olive, visit the Lake Michigan Real Estate West Olive Michigan Page.

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Luke Bouman with West Michigan Association of REALTORS has been awarded the Resort and Second Home Specialist (RSPS) Certification. 

The RSPS Certification is a nationally-recognized certification awarded by the National Association of REALTORS to real estate professionals who wish to demonstrate and promote to consumers and their peers alike their expertise in the resort and second home specialty. 

Luke Bouman joins only 1,550 real estate professionals nationally who have earned the RSPS certification. REALTORS who receive the RSPS certification have successfully completed the Resort & Second Home Markets Course along with another designation or additional advanced courses in the field of resort and second home real estate. 

He now joins other real estate…

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Top 10 US Travel Destinations - 2014

According to Lonely Planet, Grand Rapids/Lake Michigan Gold Coast is the number one travel destination in the US for 2014.  I plan to share this article with clients moving to the area and thought you might want to do the same. 

 1. Grand Rapids & Lake Michigan’s Gold Coast

 Beach bums, beer lovers, and art enthusiasts agree: there’s a lot to love about western Michigan this year. Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second-largest city was voted best beer city in the US by the national Beer Examiner blog in 2012 and 2013, and its beer-tourism revolution rages on. Over 25 craft breweries pour in the area, and events like Cool Brews Hot Eats and the Winter Beer Festival (both in February), and the Summer Craft Beer…

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