When a couple in Birmingham, just north of Detroit, bought an 1895 Queen Anne-style Victorian home, they knew they had a large project on their hands. Looking at pictures of the home as it was in 1990 made the wife a little overwhelmed. The husband saw it as an oppurtunity to make something special. It was an ambitious two-year effort that eventually paid off in a big way.
When it comes to buying your first home, many Michigan families worry most about the headaches generally associated with first homes. Whether it's the expense of remodeling or replacing the entire roof after the first week of moving in, most people would rather forego these headaches and buy a new home instead.
Many Huntington Woods residents don't usually think about the goings-on in the Upper Peninsula unless we're making plans for a vacation getaway. But when the Keweenaw Peninsula isn't being visited by vacationers from the Lower Peninsula, many of the towns up north are thriving communities; this could be due in part to the recent renovation projects that are transforming communities in the U.P.