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Old 03-03-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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So back on topic. I understand older homes take more money to maintain than new construction. I was just thinking as far as architecture though.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Downtown Detroit
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Is this the one time that I can brag about basically not having a car?! (It's been commandeered by the girlfriend) Haha.

Btw, keep the good news train rolling!
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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2.73!!!!!!! where the *bleep* was I?!!! FML. I bet it was, gas is crazy right now! I drive a Nissan Mazima, I feel bad for you lol
I'll have to give you a call next time I see gas that low!

But, you know, I remember when gas was CHEAP. You're probably not old enough to remember these days, but when I got my first car, $.70 a gallon was considered expensive!
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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So back on topic.
Right.

Personally, I think the homes in the area off 7 Mile between Woodward and Livernois (Palmer, Sherwood, Green Acres), are the city's nicest. Big, beautiful homes that showcase Detroit's amazing past and promising future. Driving through there, in the shadows of these gorgeous homes, ranging from simple colonials to colossal tudors that dominate entire city blocks, you'll find yourself thinking 'They just don't build houses like this anymore'.

God, I should write travel brochures for the city.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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Is this the one time that I can brag about basically not having a car?! (It's been commandeered by the girlfriend) Haha.

Btw, keep the good news train rolling!
Oh how I envy you
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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I'll have to give you a call next time I see gas that low!

But, you know, I remember when gas was CHEAP. You're probably not old enough to remember these days, but when I got my first car, $.70 a gallon was considered expensive!
No not old enough for that but old enough to remember my sister and her friends complaining when she was in high school and it was .99-just over a dollar! I'd give anything right now lol
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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Right.

Personally, I think the homes in the area off 7 Mile between Woodward and Livernois (Palmer, Sherwood, Green Acres), are the city's nicest. Big, beautiful homes that showcase Detroit's amazing past and promising future. Driving through there, in the shadows of these gorgeous homes, ranging from simple colonials to colossal tudors that dominate entire city blocks, you'll find yourself thinking 'They just don't build houses like this anymore'.

God, I should write travel brochures for the city.
you definitely should
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Yeah, whats up with gas prices?!? I drive a Yukon, and I've been driving on fumes as much as possible lately. Its always good to save a little money. I was at my sister's in Roseville the other day, and they had gas for $2.73 up by her house, and cars were lined up around the block!

That is amazing.

Did they require you to buy an overpriced bad car wash to get the lower price? I see that a lot.

Where is the light rail guy. I am surprised that he has not discovered this threat as a good place to expouse the glories of light rail.

What was this topic about anyway?
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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That is amazing.

Did they require you to buy an overpriced bad car wash to get the lower price? I see that a lot.

Where is the light rail guy. I am surprised that he has not discovered this threat as a good place to expouse the glories of light rail.

What was this topic about anyway?
I'm not sure about all the specifics of it, lol. We kinda just zipped by, and my wife noticed the traffic jam.

She joked that people were probably coming from as far as Redford to save all that money on gas! Probably some truth in that, though.

But, the thread was about new vs. old architecture elements in Detroit, believe it or not.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:38 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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I'd prefer old but not the grand old. I like small homes. New would be the way to go if I had the money to commission and have it built. Then again with things so cheap I could alway buy a house and change it to suit my needs.
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