Tag Archives: Ypsilanti real estate

One month from today, assuming you win the auction, you could be the proud owner of Ypsilanti’s Smith Furniture Building… If so, what’ll you do with it?

It looks as though Ypsi’s long neglected Smith Furniture Building (15 South Washington Street), after years of sitting idle in the hands of a local property speculator, may finally be coming back in play. After years of urging by the City, James Pate, the owner of the 25,000 square foot building, which was originally constructed […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Scott Straley

Feeling as though I needed to post an awesome Ypsi Immigration Interview to counterbalance last week’s depressing Exit Interview with my friend Melissa, I started going through my email archive, looking for letters from people who had written to me over the past year, telling me that they were thinking of moving to Ypsilanti, hoping […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Zach Pollock

A few days ago, I posted an interview I did with an author by the name of Ted McClelland, who has written extensively about the emmigration of young professionals from Michigan to Chicago. To sum up our conversation in one sentence, McClelland believes that we have little hope of keeping bright, young people here in […]

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A candidate for one of my Ypsi Exit Interviews perhaps?

I have a hard time believing this is real, as I can’t imagine that anyone would attempt to sell a house by calling the city that it’s located in “crappy,” but, as it’s a slow news day, I thought that I’d share this. If you should happen to know the owner of the house in […]

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EMU offers financial incentives to employs who choose to purchase homes in Ypsilanti

A lot of us have been pushing for a long time for EMU to get more aggressive about incentivizing its faculty and staff to live in Ypsilanti. And, happily, it looks like there’s finally some positive movenent in that direction. The following clip comes by way of AnnArbor.com. Eastern Michigan University plans to offer employees […]

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