So you want to be a millionaire?

1. Surround yourself with people who will stretch your mind. What is your dream that is so big that the thought of accomplishing it seems impossible — and maybe even scares you? Do you think you would be more likely to accomplish it if you had a group of advisors who were already playing at that […]

via Making Your First Million Is Easy – If You Follow These 5 Steps (3 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest

Play Ball

4 days to opening day, photo by Kevin Povenz Justin Verlander will take the mound today at 4:10 PM for the Detroit Tigers as the face the Chicago White Sox for their 116th Opening Day. The first game the Tigers played as a Major League team was on April 25, 1901 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Roscoe Miller started the […]

via Detroit Tigers Opening Day & 2017 Home Opener — Michigan in Pictures

Brand new for 2018.

One of the largest redevelopments in Detroit right now that’s moving forward is the Packard Plant. The undertaking will be massive (10-15 years), but tenants could be moving into the administration building by late 2018. The admin building, which faces East Grand Boulevard, is currently undergoing asbestos abatement with the help of a $300,000 Wayne […]

via The Packard Plant redevelopment will start construction this spring in DETROIT — sunfim

Would you, could you do it in a tiny house?

Mark Sundeen, writing for Outside, traveled to the National Tiny House Jamboree in 2016 and talked to some of the tiny house movement’s pioneers, including its “godfather” Jay Shafer. Over a cigarette break in the woods — away from all the tiny space swooners, wannabe-minimalists, and sales reps — Shafer tells him a bit about his design philosophy and the purpose of material objects.

via The Inner Tiny House Journey: Jay Shafer on Finding Meaning in Things — Longreads

Happy New Year

What you find when you’re out showing houses.

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So I must have been good this year because I was fortunate enough to not only pick up a new camera, but as I was out scoping out some listings I came across this backyard full of wonderful treasures.  Thought I’d share a few.  Let me know what you think and please share them with your friends.

Michigan Winter Wonderland

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As a Realtor® i’m often asked about moving in the winter. I’ve heard the concerns, the weather is bad, the kids are in school, the holiday’s are coming.  But in reality home buying in the off season is one of the smartest decisions you can make. People have different reasons for moving, a new job, relationship, or maybe just starting over. This may be just the right moment to strike and find that dream home, or showcase your beautiful holiday decorations in that listing.Inventory is often lower during the off season but typically buyers are still looking homes allowing for some potentially great negotiations. Remember this is potentially the largest most emotionally intense decision that people make.  A good agent understands this and should offer you solutions and reassurance in the process. We are lucky to have so many great services available to clients to help with their move especially in inclement weather in Metro Detroit.

If you need a recommendation on movers,supplies,or home improvement contractors, send me a note or sign up and I’ll send along a list of vendors I like to use. Until next time,have a great week.

Jon

 

You’ve gotta have art!

The Detroit Institute of Art is a gem and ranks as one of the top museums in the United States.

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Not a Picasso nor a Rivera, the special exhibit Detroit After Dark shows off some amazing work on film  from early in Detroit’s history to modern day.  I highly recommend taking a stroll through the museum and view these images for yourself.

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A little more about the DIA

5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

The museum was founded in 1885 but moved to the current location on Jefferson Avenue in 1927 in a building designed by Paul Cret aptly named The Beaux-Arts building, after many years of use, a major renovation and expansion began in 1999 was completed in 2007.

With over 650,000 square feet that and more than 100 galleries, the Detroit Film Theatre, plus a massive collection in the basement, the DIA’s collection is ranked as one of the best museums in the United States.

Salvador Salort-Pons is the museum’s director and left the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 2008 to work at the DIA and became the Director, President and CEO in 2015.