Happy New Year – Neighborhoods

How to define a “Neighborhood”? The Webster dictionary terms it as

A: the people living near one another and
B: a section lived in by neighbors and usually having distinguishing characteristics

When a house gets strip or gutted, it affects more than just the property value. It affects the community and the City surrounding that community. It affects the family that invested its blood, sweats and tears into the house of their dreams, only to see the vacant home next door get vandalized. It effects the City, due to the fact that the city needs families to move back into its neighborhoods to repopulate its tax base. The City needs a stable home market to maintain its communities.

How a neighborhood looks can be deceiving, just look at the one of most impoverished areas in the country the Brightmoor Community.

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This community on the west side of Detroit has burned out shells of homes that was once populated with many families. Acres and acres of vacated land that is waiting to be repurposed.

There is a lot of blight, but if you look at the residences in this community, you will never know it. They are as prideful of their community as you will see in any community in this country. They have boarded up some of the homes and painted pictures of the board to make the blight not as noticeable. They started urban farming and they have made parks out of some of the empty lots. They have found creative ways to make where they live more pleasing to the eye. They have found a way to make a negative situation more positive. What they have done says a lot about the people who live in the Brightmoor Community.

If we continue to let the undesirables have their way in our communities and we don’t do anything to stop it, then you reap what we sow. Remember: Brightmoor did not look like this years ago.

From my point of view, a neighborhood is what you make of it. It’s about what people in the community think of themselves and what they think about where they live. I was brought up to believe that where you live and how you live is a reflection of who you are as a person.

Hope

Happy New Year

New updates on “People, Places & Things LLC” web site. We’re gone…

As most of you know, the continual upgrades and updates within People, Places & Things LLC as a “unique home solution” is continuing, as we have divided our design business and home inspection business. As of now, the “home services” section is discontinued (gone) on this web site. However, any and all “Home Inspection, Home Modification or HUD 203K Consultant” information, news and blogs can now be access at my new web site:

www.pptinspections.com

All things “design” will still be on this site and in the coming hours, look for new and useful content on all things “design”.

More exciting changes are coming very soon. Enjoy.

New updates on “People, Places & Things LLC” web site. We’re closing…

As most of you know, the continual upgrades and updates within People, Places & Things LLC as a “unique home solution” is continuing, as we have divided our design business and home inspection business. However, starting on October 15th, 2012, the “home services” section will be discontinued on this web site. Any “Home Inspection, Home Modification or HUD 203K Consultant” information, news, blogs and other things “home services” can now be access at my new web site:

www.pptinspections.com

All things “design” will still be on this site and in the next few weeks, look for new and useful content on all things “design”.

More exciting changes are coming very soon. Enjoy.

Home Inspection Tips and Dips: Inspecting a foreclosure home – Location, Location, Location…

New updates on “People, Places & Things LLC” web site. We’re moving…

Well not everything however…

Due to the continue upgrades and updates within People, Places & Things LLC as a “unique home solution”, we have divided our design business and home inspection business. For now on, any “Home Inspection, Home Modification or HUD 203K Consultant” information, news, blogs and other things “home services” can now be access at our new web site:

www.pptinspections.com

All things “design” will still be on this site and in the near future, look for more new and useful content on all things design.

More exciting changes are coming very soon. Enjoy.

New updates on “People, Places & Things LLC” web site

I have gave my web site a modest update so I can give you more product content for you to perused and use. On the “Design Service” link, I added a picture gallery on some of my design work. On the “Home Service” side, I cleaned up some items from the last update in March 2012. As far a Blogging goes, look for fresh content on various topics starting in September 2012.  Please I invited you to kick the tires and give me some feed back on what you see. More exciting updated are coming by the end of the month. Please click on the home link page to get started.

New updates on “Home Services”

Happy 2012.

We have updated our “Home Services” site so we can give you more product content for you to perused and use. Please kick the tires and please give me some feed back on what you see. More exciting updated are coming. Please visit us at:

http://www.pptdesign.com/home

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