On Saturday, April 19, 2008, City of Detroit residents with older and historic homes will be afforded the unique opportunity to participate in one stop shopping with area home repair/preservation specialists. These pre-screened specialists with knowledge and experience of
the needs of historic homes will exhibit their expertise at the 5th Home Preservation Fair presented by the Historic Boston Edison Association.
Invited home preservation specialists, have skills that include:
A representative from the Detroit Historic District Commission will be on hand to answer questions about obtaining building permits or any other matter pertaining to historic. Someone will also be available from the State of Michigan to answer questions about what you must do to get the State historic tax credit for work performed on your home. The tax credit program offers significant tax savings on major projects.
Additionally, representatives of banks and lending institutions will be on hand to discuss low interest home improvement loans, lines of credit, home equity loans and mortgage refinancing.
The 2008 Home Preservation Fair will be held in the expansive gymnasium of the historic Sacred Heart Seminary, 2701 Chicago Boulevard at Linwood in Detroit. Free parking is provided via the Linwood entrance. The Fair begins at 12 noon and concludes at 5:00 p.m.
Admission to the Fair is free. A registration fee is required for invited home repair/preservation specialists.
In addition to the exhibiting contractors, informational workshops and community forums on best practices will be presented. Featured topics include, "How to Hire a Contractor" and "Maximizing the Benefit of the State's Historic Tax Credit Process".
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