Hi from my new Ford Historic Home

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  1. Mar 8, 2009 #1

    tqm

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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.

    Jeff
     
  2. Mar 9, 2009 #2

    inspectorD

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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.:D
     
  3. Mar 9, 2009 #3

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    Welcome!!!

    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.

    Dick
     
  4. Mar 9, 2009 #4

    tqm

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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
     
  5. Mar 9, 2009 #5

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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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