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Manufactured Homes are an Affordable, Stylish Option for First Time Home Buyers

04/19/2018 OKEMOS, MI / ACCESSWIRE / April 19, 2018 / As demand for affordable, move-in ready homes surpasses the current amount of available stick-built starter homes on the market or being constructed in Michigan, many first-time home buyers are discovering the ...

Michigan mother leaves 2 infant girls in suitcase on curb

04/19/2018 A Michigan couple with 13 sons has welcomed a 14th into the ... Neighbors in Spokane’s West Central District are worried about a prowler they say is breaking into homes, unplugging porch lights, and peaking into windows. Erica Milward lives in the ...

Move For Hunger to Hold Food Drives at 9 Kroger Stores in Michigan on April 28

04/19/2018 Nearly 1.5 million people in Michigan, including 1 in 6 children ... In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food ...

Poverty's grip chokes rural Michigan

04/20/2018 Northern Michigan may boast multi-million-dollar beachside mansions and upscale second homes, but hiding in the cracks of that image are residents who are struggling to get food on the table. As the Great Recession fades in Michigan's largest cities ...

Luxury homes, apartments to rise on site of last horse-racing track in Michigan

04/18/2018 The last horse-racking track in Michigan will soon become a mixed-use development featuring luxury homes and apartments. Hunter Pasteur Homes, a developer and luxury home builder, is under contract to purchase the Northville Downs harness racing track and ...

Michigan nonprofit is sending hay, other supplies to Oklahoma

04/19/2018 A year ago, a "Michigan Convoy" carrying hay and other supplies emerged ... and said he knows of other neighboring ranchers who experienced similar losses, including their homes. "It is the most horrific fire we've known in this country in our lifetime ...

KeyBank originates $14 million loan for Michigan multifamily project

04/18/2018 KeyBank Real Estate Capital has originated $14.7 million in Fannie Mae, first mortgage financing for The Grand apartment development, in Grand Blanc, Michigan. The 102-unit, garden-style multifamily property was developed between 2014 and 2017. Todd ...

DTE Energy wrapping up Michigan power restoration efforts

04/19/2018 It said Wednesday night that the about 5,000 homes and businesses still without power should ... Consumers Energy had about 130,000 Michigan outages and restored power to most by Monday night.

HopCat plans next location in West Michigan

04/17/2018 HopCat Holland will be the chain’s eighth Michigan location and its 18th overall ... Ehren Wynder is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers real estate, construction and architecture, retail, beverages, transportation, energy ...

'It's just left us behind,' Michigan couple wonders what happened to the middle class

04/17/2018 Michigan's average payroll fell 3 percent from 2005 to 2015 ... The next years were spent caring for her son, now in his mid-20s, as he grew up in their homes in and around Livonia. She stayed at the nearby Kroger, since it offered flexible hours for ...

Michigan Analogy for Korea

04/17/2018 They are returned to their homes in North Michigan where they face prison camps, and those who conduct them in Canada (China) are also persecuted. End of Allegory If you find this allegory confusing, you can read the details of the true story in the ...

Michigan's Schostak Brothers & Company forms new division

04/17/2018 Livonia, Michigan-based Schostak Brothers & Company, a fourth-generation commercial real estate company with projects around the country, announced today that it has formed a new business unit to manage real estate development projects, Schostak ...

Utility crews work another day in Michigan to restore power

04/18/2018 Detroit-based DTE Energy says most of the 390,000 homes and businesses affected by the weather were ... Consumers Energy had about 130,000 Michigan outages and restored power to most by Monday night. The storm also caused flooding in some areas.

Despite demand, new housing starts falter in West Michigan

04/16/2018 The decline is due to shortage of construction workers and available building sites, according to Bob Filka, chief executive officer for the Michigan Home Builders Association. Homebuilders are focusing on higher-priced homes with the workforce they have ...

Northville Downs, Michigan's last horse track, to become upscale homes

04/17/2018 Northville Downs, Michigan's last horse track, to become upscale homes Hunter Pasteur Homes has a $10M+ deal to buy the Northville Downs horse-racing track, the last in Michigan. The track plans to stay open through 2020. Check out this story on Freep.com ...

Lansing, Michigan

04/16/2018 Lansing, Michigan, is a diverse metropolitan area where you can go ... Those who prefer single-family homes have their choice in metropolitan Lansing of everything from Victorian painted ladies to original Frank Lloyd Wright designs to charming farmhouses.

ConcertoHealth® Expands Field-Based Care Model to Reach Patients with Greatest Needs in Michigan and Washington

04/17/2018 ConcertoHealth deploys its field-based care teams to visit patients at the most risk for hospital admissions, and by serving patients in post-acute settings including group homes, assisted ... are already in place in Michigan and Washington, and ...

Shortage of construction workers increasing building times across West Michigan

04/16/2018 The demand for new homes increases as the West Michigan economy improves, but there appears to be a shortage of both contractors and desirable land. Newschannel 3's Franque Thompson reported about a building "slow-down" in the area. The average time it ...

Nearly 450K Michigan residents lose power due to winter storm

04/15/2018 By 5:30 p.m., DTE had restored power to more than 30,000 customers and Consumers Energy crews had restored power to 82,000 Michigan homes and businesses. Another 20,000 Great Lakes Energy customers in 22 counites had also had power restored, according to a ...

Meet the Michigan Native Known for His Palm Beach Landscapes

04/13/2018 Today, he and his business partner at Nievera Williams landscape architecture firm have amassed a clientele of Palm Beach’s most prominent individuals — including a handful of Michigan notables ... many Detroiters own homes in Palm Beach to escape ...

Water contamination big issue in Michigan governor’s race

04/13/2018 DETROIT (PAI)—Almost four years after lead-contaminated and dangerous drinking water first started flowing into residents’ pipes and into their homes in Flint ... has become a top issue in the Michigan’s wide-open governor’s race.

Michigan is practically giving away clean water—but not to Flint

04/13/2018 Flint is one of the poorest cities in the nation and many residents have wracked up thousands of dollars in water bills despite being unable to safely drink the liquid sent to their homes and schools. Meanwhile, mere miles away, premium Michigan water is ...

Winter Storm Warning issued for large section of Michigan

04/13/2018 Along the Lake Michigan shoreline in the Ludington and Manistee areas ... The swell of high water briefly covered the Ludington pier, and reportedly caused damage to some docks and homes along shore in the Manistee River area.

Michigan secures federal money to build 2 veterans homes

04/13/2018 LANSING (AP) — Michigan has secured federal funding to build two veterans homes in Grand Rapids and the Detroit area. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs authorized $123 million in spending Friday. The state plans to replace a veterans home in Grand ...

Michigan granted up to $123 million for two new veterans homes

04/13/2018 Michigan will get millions of dollars from the federal government for building two new veterans homes in Grand Rapids and Southeast Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Friday. Ronny Jackson, acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, has ...

Lead crisis: Flint braces as Michigan shuts down free bottled water sites

04/09/2018 The state of Michigan settled a lawsuit last year agreeing to spend $87 million to rip up and replace miles of waterlines leading to at least 18,000 Flint homes by Jan. 1, 2020. More than 6,200 homes have had their pipes replaced so far, Snyder said Friday.

Report: Michigan WR coach Jim McElwain took $400K hit to help disabled family

04/06/2018 "Because the McElwains have a good heart," Daurine Wehbe, the McElwain's real-estate agent, told the Times. "No one knows that. No one appreciates that." McElwain, 56, was hired by Michigan in February to coach the wide receivers. He spent parts of three ...

Michigan to close Flint’s free bottled water sites

04/07/2018 There’s no way they can say it’s safe,” Mays said. More than 6,200 homes have had their pipes replaced so far, according to Snyder’s announcement. In total, Michigan taxpayers have footed more than $350 million to the city, and the federal ...

Starter homes in short supply for first-time buyers around Mid-Michigan

04/09/2018 GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) (04/09/18) - Buying a first home is one of the biggest purchases many people ever make. Many of those first-time buyers want a brand new home, but new construction in their price range often is not available around Mid-Michigan if ...

$1.45M home on Lake Michigan evokes picturesque Greek island

04/07/2018 MI -- When Dean and Ereni Hountras bought their home on Lake Michigan, they named it The SanTorini, after an island in the Aegean Sea that's known for its whitewashed cliffside homes. Perched high on a bluff overlooking the big lake between Holland State ...

Lack of starter homes in Michigan leaves first-time buyers in the lurch

04/08/2018 Lack of starter homes in Michigan leaves first-time buyers in the lurch Few builders are willing to construct starter homes priced $225,000 and below because they can't make enough profit, they say. Check out this story on Freep.com: https://on.freep.com ...

Why is no one building starter homes in Michigan

04/08/2018 Lorraine Pitkin just bought some hard-to-find Michigan real estate: a newly constructed entry-level home, also known as a starter home. Pitkin closed in late March on her $179,000 two-bedroom, 1,350-square-feet house in a subdivision in the Flint suburb of ...

Teachers in San Francisco are some of the best-paid in the US, but they still don't make enough to afford 99% of the homes on the market

04/06/2018 Detroit, Michigan, is the only city where half of available homes are affordable to restaurant workers. San Francisco's lack of affordable housing doesn't extend to just teachers and restaurant workers. Doctors can only afford 30.5% of homes in San Francisco.

Michigan to Close Flint's Free Bottled Water Sites

04/07/2018 There's no way they can say it's safe," Mays said. More than 6,200 homes have had their pipes replaced so far, according to Snyder's announcement. In total, Michigan taxpayers have footed more than $350 million to the city, and the federal government has ...

Hazel Park in Michigan shuts down

04/05/2018 Mary Kay Bean, communications specialist for the Michigan Gaming Control Board, said in a statement from the governing body that the announcement was not surprising given the company's recent history. The property value for real estate development likely ...

Firewood changes coming to Michigan state park campgrounds

04/02/2018 Campers at Michigan state parks this year will likely see a trio of ... These pests can decimate trees wherever they set up their news homes. "We are trying to encourage people to buy wood when they get there," Parks and Recreation Chief Ron Olson said.

Reminder: 2018 Michigan statewide tornado drill is next week

04/04/2018 DETROIT - With Michigan’s 2018 Severe Weather Awareness Week scheduled ... As one of nature’s most violent storms, they can devastate homes and property in just seconds.

Gorgeous Backyard Makeover in Northern Michigan Inspired by Italian Courtyards

04/03/2018 See How This Forested Landscape Was Transformed Trending Strong: Realtors Share Thoughts on Northern Michigan Real Estate Market Elements of Style: Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home Designed by Architect Joseph Mosey MyNorth.com is the online home of ...

Senior Living Community to Open in Michigan City

03/29/2018 The Michigan City facility joins other Silver Birch communities ... includes a former Coca-Cola bottling plant is progressing in Fort Wayne. Two single-family homes of a planned 19 to be built within the $14.5 million Bottle Works Lofts development are ...

Huge fire claims three homes on Washington

04/03/2018 GROSSE POINTE CITY — A massive fire completely consumed two homes and rendered a third unsalvageable March ... so it wasn’t known if the renovation work could have sparked the blaze. “(Michigan) State Police are investigating at this point, ...