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Ocean2026
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Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 9:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've seen mentioned in posts "Well its a Cheryl Huff Bldg" or "Huff and Puff" and not being from Detroit I have no clue what this refers to.
I do know one of the buildings she has that was nice - was vandalized and is now way back on taxes.

I guess they don't forfeit for 3 years but there are penalties and interest.

Has anyone dealt with her before? What is the significance of a "Cheryl Huff building"?

By the way I went (and would only go) through her realtor and the price is way too high but just wanted more info.
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Mbr
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Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 9:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

She's a landlord who owns several buildings and is notorious for not taking care of them.
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Wobbly
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Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 9:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Doesn't maintain buildings, just collects the rent.
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Mbr
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Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 9:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There was a big problem a few years back at 460 Prentis with blatant drug dealing, etc. I came across this review of her apartment and dealings with her:

http://www.apartmentreviews.ne t/ratings/michigan/detroit/460 -prentis-r42272.htm
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Ocean2026
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Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 9:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks all MBr wow I read that review you wrote as well.

The one I'm looking at is boarded up but could be nice so she's not getting any rent out of it. Well if it comes close to being forfeited maybe that will motivate her.
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Lodgedodger
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Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 11:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ocean, nothing will motivate her. She's in it for the money.

Have you yet visited Detroit? I remember reading you're from out of town.
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Ocean2026
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Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 12:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My plan is to visit this summer -when school is out for the kids.

I've only been there once before, and hopefully will have time to drive around the rustbelt. Things usually come up though- so one never knows. Had thought about it this week spring break but kids had events here.
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Zrx_doug
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Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 12:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Little tip? Call us "the midwest" instead of "the rust belt" when ya make an actual appearance..
:-)
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Wanderinglady
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Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 2:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have to agree with Zrx_doug. I hate when the media (I'm looking at you, Los Angeles Times) does that!
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Gistok
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Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe we should call them (Hollywood) "The Lust Belt"... :-)
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Broken_main
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Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 5:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cheryl was once my landlord. The property had a rat the size of a cat in it that roamed freely through the house. Needless to say we were forced to leave and she kept our deposit.
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Sjmes
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Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 5:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bump. I'm interested to hear more..... Anybody else have anything to say? I heard she lost a few buildings to the bank in the midtown area.....
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Ocean2026
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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 7:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yes the building I looked into on Jefferson is now bank-owned. Rats as big as cats should pay rent- I'd hate to ask what they eat or what they don't eat.
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Vivadetroit
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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 9:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If anyone has addresses of her buildings, could you post them? It would be great for those who might be looking to rent in the city if they knew where to avoid.

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