The Perna Team Blog - Blog Archive: April, 2023

May the 4th be with you! Once upon a starry night, in a galaxy not too distant, a wordplay was born that would propel a universal holiday to epic proportions, rivaling any festivity from eons past or light years ahead. Alright, maybe we're getting carried away. But even if you're a casual fan with only a modest collection of three costumes or an annual Star Wars movie marathon (strictly in chronological order, mind you), you'll appreciate this tale. Buckle up, fellow space travelers, as we embark on a cosmic journey into the origin of this phrase. 



"May the 4th be with you," a clever spin on Obi-Wan Kenobi's iconic line from A New Hope, "May the Force be with you." Contrary to popular belief, the catchy slogan didn't emerge from…

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As the winter chill dissipates and Metro Detroit bursts into the vibrant colors of spring, May 2023 is set to be a month to remember with an unparalleled lineup of fairs and festivals. This year, the region is coming alive with a rich array of events that cater to all tastes and ages. From the thrilling beats of Movement Detroit to the mouth-watering delights of food festivals and the mesmerizing hues of art showcases, there's no better time to explore the cultural melting pot that is Metro Detroit. So, clear your schedule, invite your friends, and immerse yourself in the boundless energy and creativity that these spectacular May events have to offer!


Royal Oak Tequila Festival 

Mark your calendars, Detroit tequila aficionados!…

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Get ready, Metro Detroit! May 2023 is set to be a month to remember with an electrifying lineup of world-class concerts, side-splitting stand-up comedy, and captivating theater performances right here in the heart of the Motor City. There's no better way to kick off the summer than by immersing yourself in the electric atmosphere that only live events can bring. With an unbeatable variety of unforgettable experiences, you'll be spoilt for choice as you indulge in the magic of Metro Detroit's dynamic arts and entertainment scene. Let the countdown begin!


Father John Misty 
Masonic Theater
May 1

On May 1st, the renowned American singer-songwriter and folk musician Father John Misty, born Josh Tillman, will grace the stage at the…

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Finding the perfect real estate agent can make all the difference between a smooth, stress-free property buying or selling experience and one fraught with tension and frustration. Despite studies revealing that over 80% of people work with the first agent they encounter, we strongly encourage you to break the mold and interview 3-4 agents to secure the best possible fit. To make this process seamless, we've compiled a list of the top five questions to ask while interviewing real estate agents, accompanied by the insightful answers you should be seeking.


Are you a full-time agent?

The first question to ask a potential real estate agent is whether they work full-time or part-time in the industry. If they claim to be full-time agents,…

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For those contemplating a move to Metro Detroit, Plymouth, Michigan, should be high on the list of potential destinations. As one of Michigan's oldest established towns, Plymouth boasts a rich history, exceptional quality of life, and recognition as one of the best places to live in the United States. This article delves into the essential aspects of Plymouth, from its intriguing history to its proximity to key areas, crime rates, schools, taxes, shopping, and the unique characteristics that make Plymouth stand out.



A journey through Plymouth's history reveals that the town's origins date back to 1825 when settlers first arrived, eventually leading to its incorporation as a city in 1867. Plymouth was officially…

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Welcome to Michigan's Top Music Festivals - Video Below

Michigan, the Great Lake State, is known for many things, from the automotive industry to its rich musical heritage. However, it's not only Motown and Eminem that put Michigan on the map; the state also boasts an impressive array of music festivals that cater to a diverse range of tastes. In this article, we'll explore the top music festivals in Michigan, delving deeper into their history, unique features, and the experiences they offer to attendees. So, without further ado, let's embark on a journey through Michigan's vibrant festival scene and discover what makes each event stand out from the rest.



Located in the bustling city of Detroit, Michigan, the Mo Pop Festival is…

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Investing in real estate can be a rewarding endeavor, especially for those who have experience with investment properties or are considering starting their journey. Flipping properties can be particularly enticing, but the tax implications can pose significant concerns when selling these properties. To address this issue, many affluent investors utilize a strategy known as a 1031 exchange. In this article, we will cover the fundamentals of the 1031 exchange and how savvy investors maximize its benefits to build wealth.


What is a 1031 Exchange?

Capital gains taxes typically apply when selling an investment property that has appreciated in value. For example, if an investor purchases a home for $200,000, rents it out for five years, and…

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