Local real estate expert Austin Black II trumpets value in Detroit’s neighborhoods

Local real estate expert Austin Black II trumpets value in Detroit’s neighborhoods

When young couples come to Detroit searching for the perfect Tudor in Green Acres or a Victorian house in Corktown they often face bidding wars, bringing prices up to the edge of their budget. “What makes the city appealing is its beautiful housing stock, its strong neighborhoods and that edgy sense of community,” says Austin […]

Living In and Loving Detroit with City Living Detroit’s Austin Black

Living In and Loving Detroit with City Living Detroit’s Austin Black

This column begins a monthly series featuring the insights of Austin Black II, founder of City Living Detroit, a full-service, real estate brokerage firm based in Detroit. One of the city’s leading brokers, Black has earned praise for his success at increasing homeownership in city neighborhoods and surrounding areas. This month he shares insight about […]

Partners for Progress: Teamwork guides multi-million-dollar neighborhood fund

Partners for Progress: Teamwork guides multi-million-dollar neighborhood fund

Freshly written corporate checks are only part of what’s needed to answer the call from Detroit neighborhoods that are among the last to experience new investment. Strategies including sustainability, market research and community support are the formula for effectively matching finances with housing and business initiatives that reflect resident interests, experts say. Among the challenges […]

More reasons to #LiveLoveDetroit

More reasons to #LiveLoveDetroit

These days it’s hard to travel far in just about any area of the city without seeing signs of new development. There’s so much it’s often hard to keep track. In May TheHUB launched an ongoing series called “Living In and Loving Detroit Neighborhoods” (#LiveLoveDetroit) that examines what forms of development are sprouting up and […]

Breaking Barriers: University strives to meld campus with community

Breaking Barriers: University strives to meld campus with community

Although he’s not a local native, Dr. Antoine Garibaldi is on familiar ground. Hailing from New Orleans, the University of Detroit Mercy president has family in the Detroit area and a background of scholarship that supported black Michigan youth during the 1990s. Today his ongoing challenge is to lead a campus of 5,000 in the […]

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