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Old 05-22-2013, 02:31 PM   #21
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This is awesome, that land is a nice clean slate for building a home.

I was actually thinking of doing this myself, but the whole process of obtaining permits and understanding the local laws for new construction is a little overwhelming. The idea of building a custom place is really cool.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #22
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this is awesome. I hope one day I'm able to do this. I would love to have a little say in what my next home will have.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #23
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Damn, best of luck! Should be great to follow your progress in the coming months.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:33 PM   #24
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So awesome. Your rate seems amazing for 30yrs too. Is there a dedicated Spun corporate office in here as well?
In the basement along with the Spun corporate gym. 11 foot finished ceilings!
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:35 PM   #25
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Great looking house - exterior looks similar to mine. Plus you have a 3 car garage (I don't )

Are you having to clear the trees to do the construction or are you able to leave any of them in place?
Have one tree to remove. Right in the middle of the building envelope but its small enough that I could do it with an axe and 15 minutes. They should be able to just dig the stump out when they do the basement.
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Have one tree to remove. Right in the middle of the building envelope but its small enough that I could do it with an axe and 15 minutes. They should be able to just dig the stump out when they do the basement.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:42 PM   #27
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185k for the lot? Must be over by cranbrook?
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185k for the lot? Must be over by cranbrook?
Yep, that neck of the woods. It's actually quite a bit below market. We are friends with the people we are buying it from. It came with the house that they bought next door in 2010. Our realtor told us that market is closer to $300 for it.

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Old 05-22-2013, 02:44 PM   #29
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Yep, that neck of the woods.
Very nice. Love driving thru that area, a lot of real estate eye candy for sure. You cant lose in that neighborhood.
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185k for the lot? Must be over by cranbrook?
F2b proving he's more informed than most realize.
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Best of luck, good looking plans and space up that way. Nice being North of Detroit. 696 to 96 and you'll be able to make your way easily up to State for tailgates and easy to get down into the city at that.

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He heard about Cranbrook when he watched 8 Mile.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:49 PM   #33
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F2b proving he's more informed than most realize.
I find everything he says about the Detroit area to be pretty much spot on. Its just such a different place that most people from other areas find much of what he says hard to believe.

Its easy for a nobody like me or F2B to make a name for themselves around here since there is such a lack of young talent that actually stays around here.

I know a lot of people that have started businesses around here that would not be at all possible in other urban / suburban areas without substantial connections or financial backing.

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He heard about Cranbrook when he watched 8 Mile.
I think it's kind of telling that he knew the area just by the price of a piece of land.
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I think it's kind of telling that he knew the area just by the price of a piece of land.
I don't. That's got to be the only place around there with land that expensive. Props to the OP for movin on up.
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I don't. That's got to be the only place around there with land that expensive. Props to the OP for movin on up.
Yeah, there are a few places with land that expensive, but its usually for tiny lots in downtown areas (Birmingham, Rochester, Northville, Plymouth, Royal Oak) or for acreage in outlying areas. It is one of the few areas around that has "normal" sized lots (.25 - .75 acre) that are actually expensive.

There's one other lot in the neighborhood that's the same size as ours FSBO for $550
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Yeah, there are a few places with land that expensive, but its usually for tiny lots in downtown areas (Birmingham, Rochester, Northville, Plymouth, Royal Oak) or for acreage in outlying areas. It is one of the few areas around that has "normal" sized lots (.25 - .75 acre) that are actually expensive.

There's one other lot in the neighborhood that's the same size as ours FSBO for $550
Yeah all those areas you mentioned are expensive, but you get what you pay for.

You forgot Gross Pointe though. Gross pointe shores has got to be the most expensive place around here. Birmingham is very pricey as far as price per square foot goes. They just built a new apartment building downtown birmingham with 8 or so HUGE units, checked out their website and the cheapest unit was $12,500 a month. Crazy.
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He heard about Cranbrook when he watched 8 Mile.
watch your mouth, son. mitt romney went to cranbrook. it's where he lost his anal virginity
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Yeah all those areas you mentioned are expensive, but you get what you pay for.

You forgot Gross Pointe though. Gross pointe shores has got to be the most expensive place around here. Birmingham is very pricey as far as price per square foot goes. They just built a new apartment building downtown birmingham with 8 or so HUGE units, checked out their website and the cheapest unit was $12,500 a month. Crazy.
Yeah I always forget about GP. I really don't like that area since it is so close to Detroit, but it's nice if you stay in the little bubble they have down there.
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