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2012 Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Dance Jackson MI

The 2012 CF Dance was a HUGE SUCCESS!  See you all next year!

The McCormick family has hosted this fun event for the past 11 years. Dylan and Sierra McCormick both have Cystic Fibrosis. Although this is not a fundraiser directly for them, they are our local heroes and inspiration for the party. And they need our love & support. The McCormick kids have been through some very hard times, not only with this disease, but they lost their mother a few years ago, and recently their grandfather who played a daily role in their lives.As we gather together to encourage and support the McCormick family, we also raise money to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Complete CF information is at the foundation’s website:

2012 13th Annual JAHC Chocolate Sensation

Jackson Area Association of Realtors support Jackson in this short video shot at the 13th annual Chocolate Sensation to help raise funds for the Jackson Affordable Housing Corporation.

JAAR Website:

Jackson Affordable Housing

Mission Statement

“Improving the quality of life in Jackson area neighborhoods by assisting people to become home owners in Jackson County”

Vision Statement

“All residents of Jackson County will have the opportunity to own safe, affordable housing.”

We accomplish this by providing the following programs and services:

Counseling and training on the homebuying process
Jackson County-wide down payment and closing cost financial assistance
Renovation of vacant/substandard homes for sale to first-time homebuyers
Jackson Affordable Housing Corporation

JAHC was established in 1990 for the purpose of combining and coordinating available resources to provide affordable acquisition and rehabilitation financing for low to moderate-income families in the City of Jackson, Michigan.

Commercial Rental Hall For Sale Jackson Michigan

The Ben Latocki team presents this opportunity in Jackson Michigan, Michigan’s crossroads. Originally built by the Odd Fellows, this 2874 SQ FT “Church” has lots of potential. Located in Blackman Township near the city of Jackson. Easy access to I 94 and US 127. Currently used as a rental hall, this property has plenty of parking and a garage.

Jackson Landlord Fees – WILX Channel 10 interview with Ben Latocki.

If you look down many streets in Jackson, chances are you’ll see a rental.

“The statistics out there are 52% of our properties in the city of Jackson are non-owner occupied,” councilmember Laura Schlecte, said.

Some landlords are letting their places go and it’s forced the city to think about making a change.

“(The city) is asking that all non-owner occupied residential units be registered,” Schlecte said. “That will help the city track absentee landlords.”

The city of Jackson is proposing a charge of $30 per building and an additional $10 per unit to be paid every other year to own a rental property in the city. The city says the registry will hold landlords accountable and force them to tidy up, but not everyone agrees.

“We’re against any infringement on property rights and this is just a very hefty fee to be a landlord in the city,” Ben Latocki, President of the Jackson Area Association of Realtors, said.

There are roughly 7,000 rental units scattered throughout buildings in Jackson and the $10-a-unit fee could be much larger to some landlords.

“There’s a lot of landlords who have 10-20 units,” Latocki said.

“The money is directed to the community development department only,” Schlecte said. “It can not go into the general fund.”

The city says it was the lack of upkeep that forced a change, but if the proposal goes through, the city could be looking at even more eyesores in the community.

“If we impose additional costs, yes, I could certainly see them bailing on the properties,” Latocki cautioned.

“The intention of the ordinance isn’t to elimate landlords. It’s for the city to be more accountable,” Schlecte said.

If you’d like to voice your opinion, the ordinance will be discussed and voted on at Tuesday nights Jackson City Council meeting.

House with Acreage in Hanover, MI For Sale

Amy Gilpin with Production Realty Presents this beautiful updated ranch home on just over 37 acres in Hanover Horton Schools! Property features almost 20 acres of woods, an above ground pool, nice deck, 24×32 insulated pole barn with concrete, water and electrical. Nice open floor plan with master bedroom separated from other rooms for privacy. Main floor laundry, large kitchen with lots of counter space, breakfast bar, and dining area. Lower level features walk-out, 4th bedroom, full bath, family room, and wood burner. Very nice home!!

Large Secluded Home ~ Parma, MI

Contact Amy Gilpin with Production Realty at 517-745-1639. Remarkable home on picturesque corner lot! Property features a wooded lot for that up north feel, a putting green, brick walkway and patio, deck, screened in porch, over sized garage, huge master bedroom, enormous walk-in closet, heated floors in master bath, large loft, and an open floor plan. Beautiful maple kitchen, built in buffet in dining, Anderson windows, and concrete form foundation with R-50 value! Homeowner continuously finishing cosmetics in home. 3rd bed and bath are unfinished.