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My Town Ada: Construction company targeted in real estate rental scam

My Town Ada: Construction company targeted in real estate rental scam

ADA, Mich.—One of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For has become a target in a scam.

Early this year, Dan Vos Construction Company of Ada notified the Better Business Bureau that its name was being used in a real estate rental scam.  The company had received complaints from people in Arizona, New Jersey and Texas about a posting on Craigslist and Hotpads, claiming a Richard Carlson recently accepted a job with Dan Vos Construction Companies in Michigan and was offering his home in Arizona/New Jersey/Texas for rent.  The rent posted varied between $600 and $740 per month and included all utilities.

Dan Vos Construction Company informed the BBB about the false posting.  The company does not have an employee named Richard Carlson. The company name is also Dan Vos Construction Company, not companies.

As of April 1, both listings appeared to have been removed. 

My Town: Condominium development up for consideration

My Town: Condominium development up for consideration

ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Thursday marks the start of spring, and possibly the start of a development in Ada Township.

The Ada Township Planning Commission is expected to decide on the final development plan for Clements Mill West Condominiums.  The plan calls for 33 detached and attached two-family condominium units at 372 Spaulding Ave. SE. 

Thursday’s meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Spring Parade of Homes sees record traffic

Spring Parade of Homes sees record traffic

The Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids says the 2013 Spring Parade of Homes is seeing record traffic.

The organization says more than 50,000 people have toured homes so far.  The Spring Parade of Homes runs through June 8.  Remodeled homes will be open for touring June 7 and June 8 from 1 p.m.

Plans for a new Forest Hills YMCA emerge

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids plans to open a new facility in 2014. A zoning application may be filed this week to possibly build a facility on the south side of Leonard Street NE, east of East Beltline Avenue across from Forest Hills Northern High School... Read More

Free Legal Advice For Kent County Renters

Free Legal Advice For Kent County Renters

If you're renting a house or an apartment and have an issue with your landlord, what happens if you can't afford to move or hire an attorney?

While most landlords respect their tenants' privacy and maintain the homes they own, unfortunately not all do. And when there is little money to move or pay for legal advice, sometimes renters feel stuck and are unsure what to do.
 

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EGR and Forest Hills High Schoolers Battling for Charity

EGR and Forest Hills High Schoolers Battling for Charity

Students from East Grand Rapids and Forest Hills Central high schools are teaming to hold a Battle of the Bands benefit concert. The concert is for Habitat for Humanity of Kent County’s Women Build program.

Eight East Grand Rapids High School student bands and two teacher bands will compete for the top prize: a paid gig at the EGR Valentine’s Dance and a training session with professional musician Brian Vander Ark.

Concert-goers will vote for their favorite band with donations. The band with the most amount of money at the end of the night will be named Battle of the Bands champion.

Proceeds from ticket sales, votes and T-shirts will go to Habitat’s Women Build program. Tickets are $4 each and available at the door.

Two New Hires At Dan Vos Construction Company

Two New Hires At Dan Vos Construction Company

Dan Vos Construction Company (DVCC) recently added two new employees to its team. Jeremy Roon joins the DVCC design team as a CAD Drafter, and Meg Sznaza joins the DVCC business development team as as Marketing Coordinator.

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