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McMansion Flip Yields 64% Return

We bought this rehab project for $175,000 in late summer 2018. Here is a before and after comparison of the kitchen:

When It Has a Name, It Becomes Real

“Naming is the origin of all particular things,” so said the Tao Te Ching. (Read the whole discourse here.)

Thanksgiving in Detroit

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

Sorting Through 3,300 Properties

Where do I begin?


You know how sometimes you see life on screen and think the story unfolding feels a little too real?

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.

Is Housing a Fundamental Human Right?

It seems like a trick question.

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.

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