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Best Outdoor Activities in Detroit

If you live in, are thinking of moving to, or want to visit Detroit, Michigan, you probably want to know the different ways you can spend your free time. While most people think of Detroit as purely an urban environment, there are also plenty of ways to spend time outside, both in the hot summers and cold winters.

Detroit is the largest city in Michigan, and it borders some beautiful bodies of water such as the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair. Plus, Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes, is just a short drive away. Discover some of the best outdoor activities to try out next time you find yourself in the Motor City.

Belle Isle

Belle Isle Amenities

  • Belle Isle Aquarium
  • Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
  • Belle Isle Nature Center
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Here’s how real estate looks globally, nationally, and here in Detroit.



Today I’m providing a global, national, and local real estate update. I’ll be discussing the latest jobs report, how well homes are selling, interest rates, home values, and more. So much is happening in the real estate world these days, and we want you to have all the pertinent information.

Feel free to watch the full message above, or use these timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video.

0:05: A few key pieces of information

0:50: Introduction to today’s topic

1:00: The October jobs report

1:45: How the U.S. compares in unemployment to the global average

2:40: Who is still unemployed in the U.S.?

3:40: October saw a 14%

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3 Home Security Tips All Homeowners Should KnowAchieving home security happens in different ways. For some homeowners, it starts by making small lifestyle changes. For other homeowners, it starts when they install a home security system. Anyone who is concerned with their home's security and would like to make their home a safer place has options. Knowing which systems are best and what people can do to protect their home can help them increase their security in a big way.

Different Types of Home Security Systems

There are different types of home security systems that homeowners can install. Homeowners have their choice between DIY systems and professional home security systems.

Professional Home Security

Professional home security systems are installed by companies that monitor their

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Detroit Most Affordable Neighborhoods

When moving to a major city, it is easy to fall for the idea that all neighborhoods in the city are exorbitantly expensive. Media like TV shows and movies often portray urban cities like there isn't room for affordable living, but that just isn't true—especially in Detroit. You do not have to live outside of Detroit in order to find affordable neighborhoods. In fact, we have found and listed five of the most affordable neighborhoods in Detroit that you can live in. From the convenience of getting to downtown and low monthly payments on your mortgage, you simply cannot go wrong living in one of these neighborhoods.

Eliza Howell

Eliza Howell Amenities

  • Eliza Howell Park
  • Proximity to downtown Detroit
  • Proximity to the Rouge River
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What to Know About Drive Times At Your New HouseThose buying a home should consider commute times, drive times, and the proximity of the house to public transportation. Finding a house that is close to major services, a person's job, and public transportation can be very important. However, living close to major roadways sometimes isn't the best option. Knowing how to determine how close a house is to the closest businesses can help buyers decide whether the home they are interested in is right for them.

Consider Traffic to the Closest Businesses and Necessary Services

For home buyers who want to be close to the nearest grocery store, doctor, and hospital, knowing the traffic patterns in an area can be very helpful. Traffic patterns can fluctuate throughout the day, so a house that appears to

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What to Know About Driving in Detroit

Learning how to get around in a new area is equal parts exciting and intimidating. It can take some time to learn the best major roads to take, where to expect roundabouts, and how to navigate the unconventional road layout in the heart of Detroit. Taking time to study up on the best local tips and tricks can help with the challenge and lead to a more pleasant time out on the roads.

Get to Know Your Major Roads

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Getting around Detroit is generally easy because of the area's extensive toll-free highway system combined with the area's status as a major port city. The city is serviced by a number of interstates and US Highways. Many of the numbered roads also have formal names, such as I-75 also being known as Walter P. Chrysler

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Moving Timeline Information for Home SellersMoving a standard three- or four-bedroom house is a process that takes most people many months of work. However, getting started early can help. Those who can start the moving process before the work becomes urgent can take a more organized and logical approach to moving.

Declutter: One Year to 6 Months Before Relocation

Decluttering is one of the most important steps in the moving process because it can make the rest of the relocation easier and more affordable. This process reduces the amount of stuff that needs to be moved (which can reduce the moving fees) and makes the packing and unpacking process simpler.

People should tackle the decluttering process room by room. To successfully declutter a home, it's important for people to start by

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Things to Do in Detroit

Detroit is better known as the Motor City by long-time locals and car enthusiasts around the world. With General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler all headquartered in Detroit, it's easy to see why millions of locals and visitors flock to the city in order to learn everything about the history of the automobile industry. However, cars aren't the only things you will readily find in and around Detroit. In fact, the city has a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities that can keep long-time locals and those fresh to the city entertained for years to come. From outdoor adventures to shopping, dining, arts, and nightlife, Detroit has an activity for everyone all year round!

Detroit Outdoor Adventures

With hot summers and cold winters, locals and

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Safety Information For HomeownersHomeowners should make safety one of their home's top priorities, and there are many ways they can make this happen. Household hazards like the stove, oven, bathtub, and slippery floors can be made safer with products and different methods. The following information can help homeowners determine how to keep their home safe.

Common Bathroom Safety Hazards

The bathroom is a place where people can experience many hazards, including scalds from hot bath water or showers and slipping on the wet bathtub floor. How can homeowners improve their bathroom's safety? They can start by turning the hot water heater to 120 degrees or less, or whatever setting their water heater manufacturer recommends. Finally, it's helpful to install non-slip flooring material

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Detroit Neighborhoods & Districts Guide

Detroit is the largest city in Michigan, and with a population of over 670,000, it also has the highest number of people. The greater metro area is home to 4.3 million people, making it the second largest metro area in the United States behind Chicago.

Although synonymous with the automobile industry, Detroit is also regarded as a cultural center and a repository for architecture. Since the 2000s, the city has focused on restoration of several historic theaters and other venues, as well as high-rise buildings and riverfront revitalization. In recent years, the populations of Downtown Detroit, Midtown Detroit and several other neighborhoods have experienced growth. Take a look at the different neighborhoods in Detroit, MI.

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