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Old 03-08-2009, 05:08 PM  
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Hi everybody...

Nice to see you all (so to speak). Not new to newsgroups/discussion forums and I've read your 10 commandments. That's a nice sticky to have by the way...

Right so I made the plunge in a big way!!!! I bought a 1919 home in a (sort of) historic neighborhood. I say, sort of, because it's not a "federal" historic neighborhood or even a "state" historic neighborhood. Only a local "city" historic "distric". There's a HOA of sorts (no dues) that has meetings and by-laws etc. Basically to maintain the look and feel of the neighborhood. I'm with that... really I am.

Home has had only 2 or 3 prior owners. I bought it from a family who had lived here for 45 years. Last major updating was in the early 80's when they added a room off the back.

As I said... nice to see you all and I'm sure you'll be seeing some posts from me over the coming months.


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We love old homes and the stories that go with them. Glad to help anytime we can, and hope you help out where you feel comfortable.

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If it is a "Ford" home, could it be in NE Detroit of is it a generic term?

You are lucky to have a HOA. Get involved and keep it going in the right dorection to maintain the value of your asset. - Make sure the association protects you in some way from liability.

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NE Detroit... oh it's not a "Ford Family" home it's actually a home in the first planned sub-division in the country (so I understand). It's about 6 blocks of homes that were built by Henry Ford for the workers of the Ford Tractor Company (1919, 1920)You can read a lot about this neighborhood at

(you know what goes here)fordhomes(one more)org

Tomorrow I'll post an article I found in Cottage Living a while back. It's got some nice pic's
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Congratulations. I have a friend that lives in a Ford home north of the Research and Engineering Center in Dearborn. He really loves his place and has a good relationship with his neighbors that have the same "model" - swapping tips and remodeling ideas for the same floor plan.

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