Villages open house set for Sep. 27 to show off available homes

The Villages of Detroit -- including nine East Side neighborhoods, such as the Berry Sub, Indian Village and West Village, will host an open house on Sept. 27 from 1-5 p.m. to introduce prospective residents to the community.

Th "Living in the V" Real Estate Open house will include a Lonely Homes Tour of eight to 10 foreclosed properties, conducted by Realtor Joy Santiago. This specific tour will take off at both 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. from the Parkstone Apartments, 1415 Parker, the welcome center for the day's events.

Corporate Cars, sponsors of the Lonely Homes Tour, will have a limo available at the welcome center to transport participants of the tour around the neighborhoods or participants can tour in their own vehicle. I
nformation on 203k rehab loan programs and other means of financing will also be available.

There are other ways to see the neighborhood too, including self-guided tours of for-sale properties. Lists can be obtained at the Parkstone, where refreshments and information about area schools and businesses will be offered as well.

Finally, a bike tour will take in the neighborhood and the welcome center; it leaves at 1 p.m. from Wheelhouse Detroit in Rivard Plaza on the RiverWalk.

Kirsten Ussery of the Villages CDC hopes prospective residents take advantage of the open house. "The best hope is that we were able to attract buyers to the area and that people are interested in the properties that they see."

She says that between her neighborhood's proximity to amenities as well as its sense of community, she wouldn't live anywhere else. "It's a walkable community, very close to the riverfront and Belle Isle," says Ussery. "You couldn't ask for a better location in the city."

Source: Kirsten Ussery, The Villages CDC
Writer: Kelli B. Kavanaugh

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