Louis Aguilar The Detroit News Published 11:11 PM EDT Mar 14, 2019 Detroit — Real estate prices shifted into overdrive in historic Corktown and surrounding neighborhoods as soon as news leaked that Ford Motor Co. wanted to buy the long-dead Michigan Central Depot. And they show no sign of slowing a year later, according to public property records. Next week — March 19 to be exact — marks the one-year anniversary of the first media reports that the Dearborn automaker was in talks to buy the former train station, empty since 1988, along with multiple other Corktown properties totaling 1.2 million square feet. Ford's aim is use the city's oldest neighborhood as the hub for development of mobility, autonomy and electrification technologies expected to radically alter the auto industry. By the time Ford officially bought the train station in June for $90 million and announced plans for … [Read more...] about Residential real estate prices in Corktown area are up 14% in past year
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Allie Gross Detroit Free Press Published 10:07 p.m. UTC Aug 17, 2018 Felicia Anderson shook her head as she looked at an outdated photo of 17529 Kentfield. The gray, ranch-style bungalow was visible from the 59-year-old’s bedroom window. She saw it every day. But it had been years since she glimpsed at it as it once was: well-kept and thoughtfully trimmed. A home. “Eli took care of it. Inside and out,” Anderson said as she looked at the Google Street View image from 2013, back when Eli Brown, her sister’s ex, lived in the northwest Detroit house. “He kept it up.” To a casual observer, the downfall of 17529 Kentfield was a slow unraveling — difficult to diagnose. Brown left in 2014. New people moved in. Then they moved out. At some point, the grass stopped being mowed. Trash and discarded personal belongings started to stack up out front. Pipes, the garage door and a wrought iron gate were scrapped. By May 2018, … [Read more...] about Detroit real estate game creates chaos in neighborhoods
Paul F. P. Pogue Angie's List Published 10:10 p.m. UTC Jul 5, 2018 Buying or selling a home can be a daunting task. But doing so without a real estate agent can be even more so. After all, the job of a real estate agent is to cover the many details involved to ensure you’re getting the best possible outcome in your new home purchase or home sale. The benefits Agents bring a number of advantages. They have a vested interest in giving you the best customer service possible, as many depend on referrals and references to grow their customer base. And they also have a deep knowledge of the local real estate market and their ear to the ground about potential new listings and buyers. Further, since they handle scheduling, negotiations and other details, it frees your time to focus on the other aspects of your move and minimizes the risk of disagreements between you and the other party. Using a buyer's agent A homebuyer should consider a few key factors before soliciting the help … [Read more...] about Angie’s List: Do I need a real estate agent?
Updated 4:23 pm, Thursday, June 28, 2018 Photo: City Of Oakland Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 More than $1.5 billion in active commercial and residential construction projects are in progress in Oakland. More than $1.5 billion in active commercial and residential construction projects are in progress in Oakland. Photo: City Of Oakland From business to real estate, Oakland is booming 1 / 1 Back to Gallery These days, the Oakland skyline — long shaped by iconic skyscrapers, green rolling coastal hills and Port cranes — is currently home to about a dozen construction cranes, emblematic of the surge of new investment spawning commercial and residential projects now underway. According to Harry Hamilton, marketing coordinator for the city’s Economic & Workforce Development Department, … [Read more...] about From business to real estate, Oakland is booming
VinaCapital’s flagship fund the Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF) and Dragon Capital last month announced they spent $21 million acquiring a 25 per cent stake in the Century Land JSC (CenLand), one of Vietnam’s leading real estate brokerages and the leader in the northern region. CenLand has focused on traditional sales channels since 2002, with its popular real estate supermarket system STDA, and has developed its online brokerage platform Nghemoigioi.vn over the last two years. Online channels contributed to the surging number of the company’s transactions in 2017, at 11,555, an increase of 20 per cent against 2016, thanks to real estate support technology. “Online real estate has seen impressive growth of more than 60 per cent over the last three years and is expected to continue growing into the future,” said Ms. Le Hoang Uyen Vy, General Partner at ESP Capital. Fertile ground In line with Vietnam’s burgeoning real estate … [Read more...] about Online real estate brokerage gaining acceptance