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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 05:15 PM
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We just signed a purchase agreement for a home in Michigan!!!!!
My husband had my head spinning so much I finally said...go to the airport get on a plane and when you purchase a house, let me know so I can order the truck!!! My husband is not afraid of anything except his own fears... I told him to go dig a hole in the back yard and just cover himself up. It was HIS decision cause I was very willing to go to Cleveland. I hate to say this, besides the DU forum not being very friendly, neither were the real estate aqents. So, I recon friendly/dangerous is better than snooty/less dangerous...since at least SOMEONE will have your back in Detroit!

PS..we are purchasing a house on Seward Street.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 07:00 PM
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1. Welcome to Michigan!
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 09:00 PM
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2. Welcome!
We'll have to plan a DU meetup when you get here so you can meet us all and we can acclimate you to Michigan politics. Congrats on your new house!
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-27-08 09:48 AM
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4. "A DU meetup"??? The horror! The horror!
:dunce: :silly:

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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-27-08 06:41 PM
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9. If you don't mind ugly..I am willing!!!
Norfolk has a few 'elitist' democrats..I almost got together with some Deaniacs early on..but chickened out!!!!
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 10:45 PM
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3. Welcome to Michigan!
We're glad to have you here!
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-27-08 10:02 AM
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5. Well, Seward Street between Woodward and the Lodge has some AWESOME homes.
Edited on Fri Jun-27-08 10:02 AM by TahitiNut
It somewhat convenient (long walk or short bicycle ride) to the Wayne State University campus and the cultural center (DIA, library, etc.) as well as the New Center district, including the Fisher Theater. Kewl!

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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-27-08 06:31 PM
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7. Our house is closer to Rosa Park Drive..ALL of Detroit has awsome homes
and it WILL rebound...no one could allow a history like Detroit die on the vine... it will recover one person at a time!
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-27-08 02:28 PM
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6. In the New Center area?
There are some way cool old buildings and some new construction in that general area. The Fisher building (the tall building with the "golden tower") on W. Grand BLVD is my favorite skyscraper in Detroit.

The museums are just a couple of miles south on Woodward, as is Wayne State.
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-27-08 06:35 PM
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8. Michianganders are the BEST people on earth...how very kind and welcoming!
My desire for one of those mansions was quashed, but we did find a very beautiful home into which to move..and I have fallen in love with Detroit...which I was earlier now my husband is in love too!!!
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susanna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 10:46 PM
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16. If you're a fresh food fan at all, and are living in the city...
Edited on Sun Jul-13-08 10:53 PM by susanna
I'd recommend visiting the Eastern Market - at least once. Even if you're not a food fan, you may want to check it out. Not to be bossy or anything; it's just a real passion of mine. I live in one of the first "suburbs" of Detroit (read: I'm two minutes from the city border) and go there almost every weekend for my produce. One of my best friends is a Chicago transplant (she's been here ten years) and I took her recently. Her verdict? "I wish I had come here when I first moved to Michigan! I lost sooooo much time."

More info about the market here: http://www.easternmarket.org /

Enjoy your new city. Feel free to PM me with questions. Though I live just outside the city, it's still my playground. I used to live there and miss it a great deal, but we found a lovely home near the Detroit River that just captivated us. We're lucky it was so close!

On edit: prepositions are sometimes clarifying. :-)
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Jokinomx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 10:58 AM
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10. Welcome to Michigan!!
Once you get settled.... take a little trip up north... beyond the Bridge...... to Yooperland! Mid October is just AWESOME... :-)

:toast:
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 08:27 PM
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11. I second that.
But you don't want to miss the leaf show, so go up about September 20th and stay until October 15th!
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susanna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 10:50 PM
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17. I'll third it.
Edited on Sun Jul-13-08 10:55 PM by susanna
The UP is absolutely amazing. It's almost like a different state with the huge stone mountains and powerful Lake Superior. I always see the UP northern coast as an artwork; it's really stunning. There are TONS of waterfalls if you take the time to search them out. :-)

on edit: clarity
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GigiMommy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 01:46 PM
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12. Oh my GOODness!!!
:hi: Welcome! I'm glad you found a home that you love. Hope to meet you sometime in the future. My 8 yrs old (almost nine) would love to show you around (she loves the Science Ctr., the D.I.A. and the Zoo).
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-02-08 09:46 PM
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13. congratulations on your new home purchase and welcome to MI.
I hope it's all YOU hope it will be :)

aA
:hi:

kesha
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-02-08 10:00 PM
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14. Welcome to Michigan!
You'll love it. We first lived in Cleveland when we got married, but I had to move back home. Nothing beats living here.
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susanna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 10:39 PM
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15. Welcome to the Great Lakes State!
I hope you enjoy it here. I've loved it a long time. :-)
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-08 07:34 PM
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18. Michigan Fall Season
Welcome to Michigan, indeed! My favorite season is fall. Don't miss the cider mills!! I can't wait!!! :9
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:18 PM
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19. Hey you.....
Welcome to DU!!

:toast:
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 11:26 PM
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20. New DU member
Thanks, PassingFair. It sure feels good here! I've learned alot in a couple of days. Especially about the queen of earmarks who now denounces them! Rejected the bridge but KEPT THE MONEY!
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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 05:05 AM
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21. Welcome to Michigan!
I think you will love it here. It really is a great state with lots of things to do, and it is so very pretty in every season.

I'm close to Detroit, so we're neighbors. Welcome to the neighborhood!
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