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Old 08-07-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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I am looking into the city of Wayne to buy a house. Specifically around the Michigan Ave/ Newburgh area. I am not familiar with this area at all and was wondering if anyone could help provide any information on the city. I have checked out the city stats, but am just interested in people opinion. Stat's tell one story - neighbors tell the real one!

So, thank you very much!
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Why there? Just curious...I checked your profile, you live practically next door in Dearborn.
I don't know anything about that area except from going to and from the airport. Is Wayne under flight paths?
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:16 PM
 
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The house is not under flight paths - or so I have not noticed it to be, and I am currently renting in Dearborn. So, it's time to purchase a place. I work in Allen Park, my girlfriend works in Novi... this is a good middle point for both of us. It seems like a nice area... just trying to get comments from folks who actually live there
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:44 PM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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I have a lady friend who has lived there for the last five years or so...

...workin' her butt off to get the heck out....

There are better areas....

Plymouth, Canton, and even Novi wouldn't be bad at all....
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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It's a nice enough area. Go for it.
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:08 PM
 
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Well, I do appreciate the posts... I guess like any city you'll always find the good and the bad.... I just dont want to move to a city that is on the decline, and hopefully Wayne isn't. Its close enough to Canton that hopefully it stays in "nice enough" shape.
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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"Nice enough" is the perfect description of Wayne. It was never a high end place to live. It has always been "nice enough".
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:24 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Ah gotcha - I just looked at your profile to see where you were from, to get a sense of what you might be looking for.
Good luck in your house search...some screaming good deals right now if you can swing it.

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The house is not under flight paths - or so I have not noticed it to be, and I am currently renting in Dearborn. So, it's time to purchase a place. I work in Allen Park, my girlfriend works in Novi... this is a good middle point for both of us. It seems like a nice area... just trying to get comments from folks who actually live there
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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Wayne isn't bad as long as you stay to certain areas. North of Michigan ave and west of newburgh is your best bet. Some really good deals and the neighborhood isn't bad (there are newer homes here as well). I wouldn't live anywhere else except for maybe some of the older areas between newburgh and wayne road north of michigan. Some nice homes built ~1920's, and some others built ~1950's.

The only downside to Wayne is the city inspection that will need to be taken into consideration. Getting 35 year old, and older, homes up to code. Normally the seller would do this, but if you are looking for bank owned you will most likely have to pay for these fixes, unless you are handy. Some of it is blight/safety related as well. No broken windows, smoke detectors in every room, no cracks in the driveway/sidewalk etc. Make sure that the bankor current owner pays for the initial inspection, and try to have them take care of any issues.
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