Home is where the heart is: Rosedale hosts open house for home buyers

One of Detroit’s premier neighborhoods has quite a selection for those looking for a new house. Up to 20 homes are for sale in the Grandmont Rosedale community and will be featured during the 7th Annual Grandmont Rosedale Communities Neighborhood Open House on Sunday May 6, 1-5 pm at North Rosedale Community Park Open House, 18445 Scarsdale.
 
"This is a great opportunity for potential home buyers to see a wide variety of homes in one afternoon and get a good feel of the neighborhood," said Marsha Bruhn, open house chairperson. "Continuing public and private investment in Grandmont Rosedale is making our already desirable area even more attractive to new homebuyers."  
 
Attendees at the open house will be able to pick up a list of homes for sale, view presentations on the neighborhood, meet residents, and get information on the 15- year tax abatement available to new buyers. The homes for sale reflect a variety of styles ranging from traditional brick colonials to contemporary ranch houses.
 
Shuttle bus tours will allow run throughout the afternoon, letting attendees view featured homes and neighborhood amenities. Several homes are being shown in "as is" condition and will offer buyers to get involved in renovation from the start.
 
In the past year, the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC) has sold 15 houses, about half of them to buyers moving from the suburbs. Through the Detroit Development Fund, GRDC is able to offer $10,000 in down payment assistance on its renovated houses, and city employees are eligible for up to $15,000 in down payment assistance on any of the homes for sale.
 
New residents Hubert and Eliza Sawyers are pleased with their neighborhood.
 
"We have lived in several other cities in the metro Detroit area… we are very excited to be part of such a friendly and established neighborhood and look forward to building our lives and family here."
 
For more information, home listings and directions, go here.

Writer: Leah Johnson 
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