The Perna Team Blog - Blog Archive: December, 2022

January 2023 is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited for another year of awesome happenings taking place around Metro Detroit! We’re starting the year off strong with some excellent events that are both family friendly and fun for adults. Let’s dive in! 

Van Gogh in America 

If you haven’t yet made your way to the Detroit Institute of Arts, January is your last chance to attend Van Gogh in America! This exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the DIA's status of becoming the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh, his Self-Portrait painted in 1887. With 74 authentic Van Gogh works from around the world, the DIA is the exclusive venue where you can visit to see this…

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Concerts and stand up comedy shows are getting off to a bit of a slow start for 2023, but there are still some big names (and one legendary name!) coming to town this January. Whether you’re a fan of funk, hip-hop, rock or looking for a night of laughs, get out and visit one of our wonderful venues to start the year out strong!


Elvis The Concert of Kings

MotorCity Casino Hotel 
January 12

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Loud Luxury

Royal Oak Music Theatre
January 13

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

MotorCity Casino Hotel 
January 14

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George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
January 20

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2022 is almost in the books (can you believe it?!?) and Metro Detroit is going out in style with some of the top events in Michigan to celebrate New Year’s Eve! With excellent choices for both adults and more family friendly events, you’re sure to find the perfect way to kick off 2023 in style!


Detroit NYE Bar Crawl 
Exodus Rooftop December 31, 2022
529 Monroe Street Detroit, MI 48226
December 31, 2022

If you’re looking to party and dance the night away you can’t go wrong with the annual Detroit New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl! Check in is at Exodus Rooftop beginning at 6 p.m. and the fun runs straight through the night until 2 a.m. Ticket prices range from $30 to $40 and provide free access to six of Detroit’s hottest bars…

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So you’re thinking about buying a home. Awesome! You’ve visited your favorite realtor’s website, picked out some beautiful homes in your favorite cities, you’ve thought of everything and are ready to start scheduling some showings! Right? Before you do, double check that you’re prepared for this journey and arm yourself with the knowledge that will protect your family both during and after the purchase of your new home.

Private Mortgage Insurance

We touched on this in 10 Things You MUST Know Before Buying a Home Part 1, but believe it’s an important enough part of the process to dive into deeper detail here. If you don’t put at least 20% down when purchasing a home with a conventional mortgage, the bank is going to require that you get…

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Novi, Michigan is one of our favorite cities in Metro Detroit to live, work, play and to eat! With so many amazing restaurants in Novi, it should come as no surprise that they hold their own for some of the top local spots in the brunch category. Whether you’re looking for a classic meal like steak & eggs, or something a little different, you’re sure to find the best of Novi in our list below.

Picasso Deli

Picasso Deli is a local family owned and operated business who got their start when owners Jerry & Nihad opened their first Deli in Ann Arbor over 30 years ago. Today their sons have taken over the family business with 16 different locations here in southeast Michigan, including the Novi location situated on the south side of Grand River…

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If you have yet to visit the various fairs and festivals in Novi, Michigan, you’re going to want to move these to the top of your calendar! The city itself hosts some excellent events throughout the year, as well as the Suburban Collection Showplace being home to a wide variety of expos that are fun for all ages. Read on for our top suggestions!

The Novi Home & Garden Show 
January / April / October

One of the most popular events held at the Suburban Collection Showplace is The Novi Home & Garden Show. It’s so popular in fact that it’s held three separate times throughout the year, being in January, April and again in October. As a one-stop destination for home improvement…

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Moving into December 2022 we continue to see shifts taking place in the Real Estate Market and Financial Markets, but are the latest updates pointing towards disaster or are we finally starting to see a silver lining as 2023 approaches?


Despite the looming recession and recent layoffs, the latest Jobs Report added 261,000 jobs this October, yet again beating the estimated amount of 205,000. While the actual number exceeded expectations, it is safe to say that we’re likely finished seeing months of 400k up to as many as 700k jobs added. The unemployment ticked up from 3.6% to 3.7%, however the recent big tech layoffs were not included in these numbers, so it will be interesting to see how that data reflects in the findings of the…

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