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Thanksgiving in Detroit

It’s not only a tradition for my family or for my fellow Detroiters. 

All Hail All Hallows Eve in Detroit….Finally!

Detroit used to be a place firemen from around the county would come to train because of the Devil's Night fires and the utter chaos unleashed in our city around Halloween. 

Ticketing Landlords

Since August 1, the city of Detroit has issued more than 1,000 tickets of up to $750 each to landlords in the 48215 zip code for noncompliance on rental properties. Check out the Crain’s story about it here.

Vacant, Non-blighted

A recent city tour featured the vacant homes in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood, with stories of the people who once lived there and the neighborhood it used to be.

The Queen Has Died

Oh, Aretha.

Don't Forget Detroit

In this article featuring 15 North American cities where real estate investment is hot, I noticed a huge omission. Detroit didn’t make the list.

The Michigan Central Train Depot Revisited

You’ve heard the news by now.

Biking Along the East Riverfront

Along the East Riverfront - a couple of the areas that we’re looking at, and continue to invest in – a major construction plan is underway to add bike lanes, more pedestrian crossings and slower speed areas to encourage foot traffic along Jefferson Ave.

Size Matters

In Detroit’s 139 miles, you can fit Miami, San Francisco and Boston within the boundaries of the city. You almost have enough room for Manhattan on top of all that.

Millennials Are Moving Back to the City

What any thriving city needs is young energy, young blood, young people walking its streets and inhabiting its rental properties.

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