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Old 03-24-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Huntington Woods, MI
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It doesn't even look like anyone's living there.

They are. I drove by there about a month ago. It's not far from where I live now.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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They are. I drove by there about a month ago. It's not far from where I live now.
Wow. It looks vacant. Recently vacant, though.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Huntington Woods, MI
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Wow. It looks vacant. Recently vacant, though.
That pic is old. It isn't that bad. A Detroit cop owns it. I was curious so I searched the Wayne County records and the guy we sold it to in 99 still owns it.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Huntington Woods, MI
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Wow I just did a search and my old house is being forfeited to Wayne County due to delinquint taxes.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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Wow I just did a search and my old house is being forfeited to Wayne County due to delinquint taxes.
What website did you use?
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Huntington Woods, MI
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What website did you use?

Just Wayne County's. Shows he's due for 2008 taxes. I know someone is still living there. I drove by there in January and there were 2 cars in the driveway and lights on.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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Just Wayne County's. Shows he's due for 2008 taxes. I know someone is still living there. I drove by there in January and there were 2 cars in the driveway and lights on.
could you send me a link to the website? I want to see if anyone's living in my house in Briggs. I can't seem to find it.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Huntington Woods, MI
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could you send me a link to the website? I want to see if anyone's living in my house in Briggs. I can't seem to find it.
https://secure.waynecounty.com/w3_net/mygovt/treasurer/dp_tlinquiry.aspx (broken link)

Not a lot of info. The city of Detroit has a more expanded search but it costs $2
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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usroute10, I agree with you, no one came to Detroit to rob & kill people. All emirgrants & imigrants came to Detroit for jobs and business opportunites that would provide a better life for them & their families.

The positive for Detroit, is no one can take away the land and water (baring any earthquakes). The Detroit River, Lake St. Clair, Belle Isle Campus Martius & Grand Circus Park to name a few will always remain. I saw an old photo once where the people gathered in Grand Circus Park to mourn the death of President Lincoln. Maybe the landscape will look much like it did back before the industrial revolution. You can start over and build from whatever historical structures & landmarks remain. Us old-timers do not like to see what we remember gone forever, but it is what it is. Now, we are too old to ever see the finished product.

IMO, SE Michigan has the best soil in the whole world. Y'all grow the best tomatoes, corn, green beans & potatoes. Not to mention the fruit trees. As a kid, I used to sit on neighbors garage roofs to reach their fruit trees. I would pick and eat cherries, peaches, plums & pears for an hour at a time. Now, I am getting hungry.

I am sure all Detroiters, past and present are pulling for the City to rise from the ashes. It is hearbreaking to see a once vibrant City that was admired around the world lay in ruins.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Metro-Detroit area
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Three generations of my family had nothing left but "sob stories" to tell. Someone has to take responsibility for the condition of the city? Who built it and raised it to one of the industrial giants of all time? And who came in on their government sponsored "the white man did you wrong" programs? Oh, yes, I'll probably get banned from this board for this, but let it be said---Detroit, including my old neighborhood, was a fine place to live until certain "people" came in, sobbing all they way that they were "done wrong", social injustice, racial inequality, well, look what they did to it. Three generations of my family lived in the "old neighborhood" it took less than 5-7 years for those downtrodden to destroy it beyond salvation. So its my fault because I left? Why did I leave if it was so wonderful? Who built it? And Who destroyed it? Blame the victim! Why---because you can't very well blame yourself!
If you really want to be educated and/or know the truth way Detroit fell then I will be more than happy to go step by step with you.

Unfortunately your attitude is the same attitude that helped accelerate the demise of Detroit.

Your people could not fathom the thought of living next door to those people!!

How about this start a thread on the ten things that did the most damage to Detroit, in all honesty would your attitude be included?
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