Detroit

Best of Wednesday WTF: Every Single One of You Sent Me This Link

By Bethany Erickson / December 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2019! Cheers, from Candy and the entire staff […]

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What Can a Redeveloping Detroit Teach Us About Dallas?

By Leah Shafer / February 19, 2018 / 0 Comments
What Can a Redeveloping Detroit Teach Us About Dallas? | CandysDirt.com

The 20th-century tale of Detroit is often one of woe. Auto industry job loss, economic decline, and rapid suburbanization decimated the city and left it floundering, with a population loss of 60 percent. The blight of urban decay is just one of the problems facing the area and Detroit declared bankruptcy in 2013, becoming the […]

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The Side-Effects of Gentrification: Should Urban Pioneers Feel Threatened When Living in The 'Hood Goes Mainstream

By Joanna England / January 14, 2014 / 2 Comments

Candy and I have been discussing this very interesting long-form story from BuzzFeed about a man who bought a home in Detroit’s Poletown neighborhood for $500 when he was 23 years old. Since then, protesters, investors, and CEOs have bought up property throughout Detroit’s devastated neighborhoods, demolishing buildings and shrinking the city’s footprint.

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The Side-Effects of Gentrification: Should Urban Pioneers Feel Threatened When Living in The ‘Hood Goes Mainstream

By Joanna England / January 14, 2014 / 1 Comment

Candy and I have been discussing this very interesting long-form story from BuzzFeed about a man who bought a home in Detroit’s Poletown neighborhood for $500 when he was 23 years old. Since then, protesters, investors, and CEOs have bought up property throughout Detroit’s devastated neighborhoods, demolishing buildings and shrinking the city’s footprint.

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Look Who Popped Into Yesterday's Metrotex North Dallas Meeting & Got Hold of the Blondes

By Candy Evans / December 4, 2013 / 0 Comments

That’s Todd Staples, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas with me, Rhonda Needham, Former TAR TREPAC Chair, and precious Vicki White, Keller Williams Elite. Todd sure made the agents feel great when he said “Realtors are the reason why Texas is doing so well!” After cautioning everyone on the headwinds facing Washington, he focused on the […]

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Look Who Popped Into Yesterday’s Metrotex North Dallas Meeting & Got Hold of the Blondes

By Candy Evans / December 4, 2013 / 0 Comments

That’s Todd Staples, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas with me, Rhonda Needham, Former TAR TREPAC Chair, and precious Vicki White, Keller Williams Elite. Todd sure made the agents feel great when he said “Realtors are the reason why Texas is doing so well!” After cautioning everyone on the headwinds facing Washington, he focused on the […]

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