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Overview of the Landlord-Tenant Laws in Michigan

The relationship between landlords and tenants, just like in most states, is governed by Michigan rental laws. Specifically, it’s tightly regulated by Public Act 348 of 1972, which outlines both sides’ responsibilities. Once tenants and landlords understand these laws, they should be able to deal with many legal questions without requiring a lawyer. This overview…

Best Date Ideas in Detroit

Whether you’re celebrating your first date or a decade together, there are plenty of things to do in Detroit. Play fowling at the Fowling Warehouse or retreat to the “tropics” at the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory. No matter what your significant others’ interest is, here are 18 fun things to do in Detroit for couples….

Best Neighborhoods to Live in Detroit

  As a Detroit Business and Real Estate Company, it’s important that we know which Neighborhoods offer the best living conditions. Detroit is Michigan’s largest city and is located along the Detroit River. With a population of a little over 4 million, the “Motor City” is the 11th largest city in the United States. If…

Short Guide on Breaking a Lease in Michigan

Just like in most states, the relationship between landlords and tenants is governed by Michigan Lease Laws. These laws establish the rights and obligations of both parties involved in the rental agreement. They also make provisions for how both parties should act should they enter a Michigan lease agreement. Leases are legal contracts meant to provide…

Eviction Process in Michigan: Everything You Need to Know

As a Detroit property management company, it’s important we know what’s involved when it comes to evicting a tenant within the state of Michigan. In Michigan, a landlord cannot evict a tenant off the property or attempt to repossess it on their own. According to Michigan eviction laws, the only legal eviction that can take place…

Tips to Help you Screen Tenants

When you’re looking for tenants, you want to place someone in your rental property who will take care of your home. You want a tenant who will follow the terms of your lease, and most importantly, pay rent on time. Renting a property is a big step, and you need to make sure you screen…

5 Advantages of Investing in Our Local Property Market

In the housing market, perhaps no city in the United States is as legendary as Detroit. The city’s housing market is one of the extremes. In blossoming areas, you can find houses worth $80k selling for $160k. In other areas, you can find houses going for $500. When it comes to investing in our local market,…

Own It Detroit’s Community Care Program

Own it Detroit is a property management company that understands the importance of community. We believe that it is our responsibility to appreciate our tenants and to contribute towards the betterment of our community. Our management team understands that the goal is not just to make profits but to ensure that these profits are adequately…

Top 10 Reasons to Hire Us for Professional Property Management Services

At Own It Detroit, we have a team of seasoned real estate professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of the Detroit Housing Market and years of experience both in property management and property investment. With a staff of over 30-in-house employees and over 50 full-time contractors, we can promise you that we are here to…

5 factors driving Michigan’s economy higher in 2016

Michigan’s economy is definitely on the upswing and the new year promises more of the same with the state’s unemployment rate on a downward trajectory, auto sales on a tear and the happy surprise of below-$2-a-gallon gasoline putting extra cash in pockets and priming sales of highly profitable SUVs and light trucks. To be sure,…