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Auction Fever

When bidding at an auction, the most important thing is to not get emotional about your bids.

It’s business. Don’t let emotion cloud your judgment. And don’t get too attached to a property.

Opportunity Zones

I might say that all of Detroit is an opportunity zone. At least I see it that way.

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.

What Defines a Good Investment?

A lot of people want to get in on the real estate investing game, but are hesitant to do so because they don’t know what makes a good investment.

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.

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.

Feeding Frenzy

Recently, we bid on an auction house in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood. We were committed to a bid of $6,700 for the property, but it was a veritable feeding frenzy until the property finally sold for $67,000.

When The Locals Come…

A city doesn’t rebuild until the locals buy in. At least that’s the theory.

Detroit Emerging Markets

It’s been quite a journey for Detroit real estate since the beginning of the 21st century.

Cap Rate vs Cash on Cash

If you’re going to invest in Detroit real estate, you’ve got to know the terminology that comes with it.

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