The Perna Team Blog - Blog Archive: June, 2023

Imagine the process of buying a home as a rock concert, where you're both the star and the audience. It's a journey filled with thrills, heart-pounding decisions, and, in the end, a performance that transforms your life. Just like any gig, home buying is a series of meticulously planned steps that guide you from the initial hype to the epic finale. Buckle up, rockstars; we're going to take a wild backstage tour of the steps of buying a home in 2023 - from defining your dream pad to turning the key in the door. Let the show begin!


Buying a house is like front row tickets to the biggest concert of your life, except this performance can be as hair-raising as a guitar-shredding solo by Jimi Hendrix. Fun fact: studies rank home buying and…

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Summer is in full swing, and in the heart of Metro Detroit, that means only one thing - it's festival season! The air is ripe with the scent of sizzling food, the strumming of guitars echoes down the streets, and colorful stalls pop up like wildflowers. Everywhere you look, a spectacular kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and tastes is just waiting to be explored. This July, the city transforms into a vibrant tapestry of cultural festivities, with events so diverse and engaging they'll leave you spoilt for choice. So get ready to immerse yourself in the excitement and take a dive into the melting pot of art, music, and culinary delights that Metro Detroit has to offer. Strap in, folks - this is a journey you won't want to miss!


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Get ready, Motor City, because this summer's concert lineup promises to be an unforgettable sonic journey! From nostalgic '90s rock bands to contemporary chart-toppers, Detroit is set to host a parade of musical talents that cuts across a wide array of genres and styles. Whether you're an old-school rocker, a hip-hop aficionado, a country music lover, or a pop-punk enthusiast, there's something in the mix for everyone. Hold on to your concert tees, because we're about to dive into a whirlwind tour of the 18 hottest shows hitting the Detroit metro area this July. Ready to have your musical horizons broadened and your summer nights electrified? Read on!


Kicking things off on July 6th, Garbage, the…

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Feast your senses on the culinary revolution unfolding in Metro Detroit! From the heart of Corktown to the vibrant streets of Ferndale, six electrifying restaurants are setting the city's dining scene ablaze. Brought to life by seasoned chefs and visionary restaurateurs, these establishments redefine dining, offering unforgettable experiences that go beyond the plate. Whether you crave expertly grilled steaks, seek the comfort of traditional Southern cuisine, or yearn for the delightful complexities of Edomae-style sushi, these six hotspots in Metro Detroit have something unique and mouth-watering to offer. Get ready to embark on a gastronomic tour that will have you traversing the vast culinary landscape of this dynamic city.

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Ready to embark on a journey bursting with mouth-watering flavors, heart-pounding fun, and heartwarming tradition? Venture beyond the boundaries of Metro Detroit, nestled in the heart of Northern Michigan lies an event so immersive, so teeming with joy and jubilance, that it has become a cornerstone of Michigan culture. This is not merely an invitation—it's a call to an experience that each Michigander must undertake at least once. A rite of passage for some, a beloved annual ritual for others, this is your ticket to the mesmerizing world of the Traverse City National Cherry Festival. 

Over eight days, this vibrant celebration paints the town red, literally and figuratively, with an unforgettable array of cherry-themed events, traditional…

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"Burning money in the fireplace" may sound like a drastic hyperbole, but it's an apt metaphor for the aftermath of certain home upgrades that homeowners often believe will increase the value of their property. In reality, you'd be better off skipping these eight common renovations if your ultimate goal is to sell your home for a higher price. These upgrades are not your golden ticket to a better home sale price; in fact, they might end up costing you more than you would recuperate. It's time to debunk the myth that you can simply "flip" your own home for an easy profit. Let's explore these eight home "improvements" that could actually decrease your home's value.

Repurposing Bedrooms

One common pitfall is the reduction of bedrooms in a…

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New Home Walkthrough Checklist

In the thrilling journey of crafting your dream abode from scratch, there comes an all-important final step that stands between you and the joy of moving in: the final walkthrough. This phase is far more than just a formality; it's your last chance to ensure that your investment is perfect down to the smallest details. Maybe you are wondering, "What important things do I need to be on the lookout for during a final home inspection walkthrough?" For a final new construction home inspection, we created a new home inspection checklist. Drawing from our wealth of final walkthrough experience, we've created an essential Final Inspection Walkthrough Checklist for New Construction Home Buyers. This comprehensive Final…

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Every summer, over a million awestruck spectators descend upon Detroit to bear witness to a spectacle that fills the night sky with an orchestra of lights, colors, and thunderous sound. The annual Ford Fireworks has become a cherished tradition, an electrifying event that symbolizes the spirit of this great city. As the sun sets and the first shell bursts into the inky expanse, you'll find yourself immersed in the heart of Detroit - among a crowd of friendly faces, all craning their necks skyward to see the stunning array of pyrotechnics. This, my friends, is more than a mere fireworks show, this is Detroit's own star-spangled ballet, and you're invited to join in this grand celebration.


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