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Old 11-29-2016, 03:10 PM
 
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Tudors are cool, but not really my thing.
What about this house, not a Tudor!


BOSTON-EDISON FIXER UPPER. THIS IS MY DREAM HOUSE!
Just DRIPPING with character and so many original features! Not lakefront however.

http://www.realestateone.com/homes/2...troit-MI-48206

Look at the beautiful street it's on!!!

-4 fireplaces
-pewabic-tiled fountain
-wood-paneled library/den
-arched doors and entryways throughout the house
-intricate crown molding everywhere
-check out the big bathroom with arched windows, arched ceilings, and clawfoot tub!!!

I am salivating at this house!!! Needs a ton of work and is over-priced.

For people who say, "well are your kids going to go to school?" There is a highly regarded charter school system with an elementary, middle, and high school 1.5 miles away in the New Center area.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_Prep_Schools
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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What about this house, not a Tudor!


BOSTON-EDISON FIXER UPPER. THIS IS MY DREAM HOUSE!
Just DRIPPING with character and so many original features! Not lakefront however.

2212 W BOSTON Boulevard, Detroit MI 48206 - MLS# 216112668

Look at the beautiful street it's on!!!

-4 fireplaces
-pewabic-tiled fountain
-wood-paneled library/den
-arched doors and entryways throughout the house
-intricate crown molding everywhere
-check out the big bathroom with arched windows, arched ceilings, and clawfoot tub!!!

I am salivating at this house!!! Needs a ton of work and is over-priced.

For people who say, "well are your kids going to go to school?" There is a highly regarded charter school system with an elementary, middle, and high school 1.5 miles away in the New Center area.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_Prep_Schools
Love it. We looked at an amazing house in Boston Edison in 2005 or 2006. It was within our price range at the time. 18,000 square feet. Secret rooms and vaults for prohibition avoidance all over the place. Parquet floors, pewabic tile, a dozen or so fireplaces. . . .

We studied Boston Edison. It is nice and has private security, but it is an island. We decided we could deal with security - we have done that before. We had decent school options at least for high school (Rennassaince High, Detroit High School of the Arts and Cass Tech as all good schools) and we figured we could probably do private school or home school the younger kids if we could not find good public school options. We believed we could meet the needs of the house with regard to deferred maintenance issues and repairs. Property taxes made it a close call financially, but we cold deduct them from our Federal income tax and get a chunk of the money back. (We never thought about heating it). We had no problem with the concept that you need to plan shopping and make certain you have enough supplies since there is no store for a quick run. We usually bought Costco sized. It looked like a possibility. Amazing amazing house.

The killer for us is where would the children play? There is no place they could ride a bike (except inside the house), play in a stream, or even a playground. They would have to stay within a few hundred yards of the house if even that far away. They would have to have scheduled play time with friends who would likely be located some distance away. Ultimately, that part was unacceptable to us and we ditched the idea.

Turns out there were other issues we failed to consider anyway (like Detroit income tax, cost of heating, the fact many of our relatives would likely refuse to come visit if we lived in the city, also some significant repair needs we did not know about but learned of later, huge car insurance premiums, limited access to good healthcare, dental, car repair, etc.).

One thing we have learned. There are always major repair needs you do not know about. Things that cost $10,000 or so. Be prepared for that on top of the things you do know about. No mater how thorough, how many professionals you have inspect and test, there will be a surprise. Always is.
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:20 PM
 
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Originally Posted by usroute10 View Post
What about this house, not a Tudor!


BOSTON-EDISON FIXER UPPER. THIS IS MY DREAM HOUSE!
Just DRIPPING with character and so many original features! Not lakefront however.

2212 W BOSTON Boulevard, Detroit MI 48206 - MLS# 216112668

Look at the beautiful street it's on!!!

-4 fireplaces
-pewabic-tiled fountain
-wood-paneled library/den
-arched doors and entryways throughout the house
-intricate crown molding everywhere
-check out the big bathroom with arched windows, arched ceilings, and clawfoot tub!!!

I am salivating at this house!!! Needs a ton of work and is over-priced.

For people who say, "well are your kids going to go to school?" There is a highly regarded charter school system with an elementary, middle, and high school 1.5 miles away in the New Center area.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_Prep_Schools
I saw that house on another site. It is a beauty.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Grand Blanc
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This is a really nice area. I work out of the lakes area. Cass Lake is the biggest lake in the area. You have to research depending on what you want. Especially on Cass Lake. Cass Lake front homes can be in 3 different cities and 3 different school districts, so if that's important to you, it's something to watch out for.

For Cass Lake Front in that condition that's a good price right now. Lake Front has been insane the past couple years in terms of price growth. Seems to be slowing down now, but water front in general seems to be a little more recession proof.

Don't worry about comments above. If you love the house and can afford it, who cares what anyone else thinks!
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:51 PM
 
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https://www.trulia.com/property/1043...e-Ile-MI-48138

This house would be amazing with some bathroom and kitchen updates - it shows the appeal of Grosse Ile that it's biggest cheerleader (CJ) is always talking about...

That white modern house is awful!!! It looks like the Amityville horror house juxtaposed with the Fed Ex symbol bleached white giving the bird straight up to Jesus.
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:08 PM
 
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https://www.trulia.com/property/1043...e-Ile-MI-48138

This house would be amazing with some bathroom and kitchen updates - it shows the appeal of Grosse Ile that it's biggest cheerleader (CJ) is always talking about...

That white modern house is awful!!! It looks like the Amityville horror house juxtaposed with the Fed Ex symbol bleached white giving the bird straight up to Jesus.
Well then, that might be perfect for "Murder After Midnight". (the OP )
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Old 12-17-2016, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Here.
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I lost my balance looking at those pictures. I'd need a protractor and level just to get to the bedroom.
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