Redfin: Number of affordable homes on market rises as mortgage forbearance programs end
TOWN SQUARE | The supply of homes ranked “most affordable” in their markets jumped a record 13 percent during the third quarter of 2021 compared with the third quarter of 2020, according to Redfin's analysis.washingtonpost.com
Road commission investigates sinkhole on busy Clarkston road after video goes viral
CLARKSTON, Mich. – A Clarkston man became concerned when he noticed a pothole on a busy road, so he tested its depth with a PVC pipe. “I thought it was a regular pothole, and the more I inspected it, there was no bottom,” said resident Josh Turcsak. Turcsak grabbed a long pipe from his garage and recorded a video of him lowering the pipe into the hole on Clarkston Road -- and that video went viral. READ: Why Michigan is so prone to potholes -- and why repairs seem ineffectiveThe video grabbed the curiosity of others as well, many wondering if it could be the beginning of a sink hole. The Oakland County Road Commission also said there is no danger to the public and that the road is not going to collapse.
Lightfoot administration defends proposed Chicago property tax hike plan for 2021
“So we’re not divorced from other parts of government," Osterman said. "And when homeowners get the assessments and their property tax bills, what all of us are struggling with in this incredible downturn economy that we’re going through with COVID is the ability for homeowners to be able to absorb that, and their ability to be able to choose to stay in Chicago and help us grow post-recovery.”chicagotribune.com
Homeowners in Harrison Township take drastic measures to fight flooding
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Rising water levels continue to be a big concern across the state of Michigan, including in Metro Detroit. Last month, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Saint Clair all set all-time high water levels. In Harrison Township homeowners are being forced to take drastic measures to fight against flooding. When Michael Lambert bought Land’s End Marina 34 years ago, he immediately endured the record-high water levels of 1986. READ: High winds, lake levels cause flooding in Michigan
Michiganders turn to landscaping during stay-at-home orders
WESTLAND, Mich. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out a lot of new hobbies in people -- one of them being landscaping. Whitmer extends stay-at-home order until June 12, state of emergency until June 19Paul and Jennifer Troy have decided this year theyre going all out on landscaping. Ron Panetta, the owner of Panettas Landscape Supplies in Westland said thats common this year. I was concerned if people were going to spend money on landscaping, Panetta said. Paul and Jennifer Troy said they want their home to be a place they can enjoy and not feel the need to leave.