DNR expects a million visitors a year to Detroit riverfront discovery center

DNR expects a million visitors a year to Detroit riverfront discovery center

May 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Artists rendering of the Milliken State Park Interpretive Center to be located in the historic Globe Building on Detroit’s east riverfront. / Detroit Economic Development Corp. By John Gallagher Detroit Free Press Business Writer The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said this morning it anticipates as many as a million visitors a year coming to […]

Quicken’s move could inspire more firms to come downtown

Quicken’s move could inspire more firms to come downtown

August 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

BY JOHN GALLAGHER FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER When 700 employees of Quicken Loans arrived for work Monday at the Compuware building, they each found a gift bag stuffed with discount coupons from nearby downtown restaurants and shops very eager to make their acquaintance. Long-suffering businesses downtown have been eagerly awaiting Quicken’s move from suburban Livonia, […]

Downtown Detroit to get 4,700 more workers

Downtown Detroit to get 4,700 more workers

August 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Quality of life to improve BY JOHN GALLAGHER FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER After suffering years of depletion and brutal recession, downtown Detroit is about to get an infusion of new people as two firms plan to move a total of 4,700 workers downtown. The long-awaited move by online mortgage giant Quicken Loans will take place […]

Berry Gordy’s former residence goes on sale for $1.395M

Berry Gordy’s former residence goes on sale for $1.395M

July 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By GRETA GUEST FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER Berry Gordy’s former residence in Detroit’s Boston-Edison neighborhood will go up for sale on Monday. The asking price: $1.395 million. The house features nine bedrooms, five full bathrooms and four half-baths plus a five-car garage and a 4,000-square-foot pool house, said Kenan Bakirci, the listing agent who works […]

Michigan to offer $154M in U.S. aid to borrowers

Michigan to offer $154M in U.S. aid to borrowers

July 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By GRETA GUEST FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER Michigan’s plan to spend $154.5 million in federal funds to help those hardest hit by the economy has gained federal approval and will be available starting July 12. The funds – targeted at helping borrowers facing pay cuts or job losses keep their homes – are expected to […]

U.S. to increase housing loans

March 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

$14 billion to help jobless owners refinance via FHA BY GRETA GUEST FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER The Obama administration said Friday that it would widen the reach of its home loan modification program, which could help thousands of unemployed and underwater Michigan homeowners. The Home Affordable Modification Program, criticized for its slow pace and low […]

Detroit-area home sales up 12.8%

April 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Spring time is approaching fast and the market is gearing up with year over year home sales spiking 49.4% WOW! Full Article Detroit Area home sales up 12.8% By GRETA GUEST • FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER • March 11, 2008 Sales of homes and condos in metro Detroit rose 12.8% in February as compared to […]