Roof maintenance is an integral part of maintaining a dry and safe gathering space for your congregation. Follow these upkeep tips to avoid leaks and maintain the warranty. The first step is to keep your roof, gutters, and drains clean. Easily avoidable clogged gutters, downspouts, and drains can trap water or snow on the roof. […]
Concrete is an excellent choice for both parking lots and sidewalks, providing stellar performance throughout its service life when it is mixed and cured properly. Unfortunately once the mix dries, the aging process begins. Proper ongoing maintenance can keep your concrete damage free and add to the value of your investment. For starters, it is […]
Although church maintenance may at times seem overwhelming, boiler maintenance should be at the top of the list. If your church has boiler heat, it is best to work with a qualified professional to ensure reliability and safety. Inefficient operation means wasted energy and increased costs. With proper care, your boiler will provide years […]
What leads a congregation to your sanctuary? Your smooth parking lot and sidewalks. The maintenance of parking lots is one of the first impressions that your church gives. Be sure that sidewalk cracks and potholes don’t distract your congregation from their purpose for visiting. Identifying defects and sticking to a maintenance plan will maximize appearance […]
In March of 2012, Religious Real Estate was hired by Bacall Development (www.bacalldevelopment.com) to market their former Family Dollar Store at 2141 Puritan, Detroit. The Family Dollar Store (religiousrealestate.com/Listings/PuritanDetroit_titlepage.shtml) had closed a year earlier due to underperformance. The building was vandalized with the copper piping being stolen, heating and cooling units damaged and the roof […]
Churches often look to utilizing real estate equity when trying to increase revenue to overcome short-term cash flow obstacles. A church in Livonia, Michigan had a dramatic drop in donations due to a church split. The church building, a single-story 12,000 square foot facility, sat on four acres of land. The church property also contained […]
A good title company can be the difference between your ideal church location and your not-so-ideal second or third choice. Your real estate broker has found you the perfect property and your offer has been accepted. Now what? Choosing a title company is an important but often overlooked step. Your title company should have the […]
Asphalt parking lots are a very common type of parking lot material. This is due to expense (lowest cost when compared to concrete or paver stones) and but has higher lifetime maintenance expenses. For that reason, this blog will focus asphalt parking lots. When starting with level ground an asphalt parking lot can cost $2,000 […]
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Religious Real Estate was there for us throughout the entire process. The sale began in June 2004 with a closing in November 2004. We recommend Religious Real Estate for your real estate needs.
In my role as Executive Director of the United Methodist Union of Greater Detroit, I have had the pleasure to work with Mr. Bill Skubik for the past fifteen years. I believe Bill has looked out for our best interests in every situation and I believe you will be in good hands if you choose to work with Bill Skubik.
We chose Religious Real Estate to market our property in Battle Creek after the buyer defaulted on the land contract. We are very pleased with Religious Real Estate’s efforts and would recommend them in the future.
The leadership of our church felt that we were treated fairly and honestly. We would recommend Religious Real Estate for any real estate needs your church may have in the future.
Religious Real Estate was relentless in finding a buyer for our property. They negotiated a land contract that was the best outcome in the current market conditions. In this challenging environment, they rose to the occasion. We would use Religious Real Estate in the future.
We relied on Religious Real Estate for their expertise and advice and found them exceptionally professional and greatly helpful. Needless to say, we are enjoying our new church home.
In March of 2004, our church was able to move from renting to owning. Bill Skubik of Religious Real Estate was extremely helpful in the process.
We enjoyed our time with Religious Real Estate and we have used them with two other properties since our land purchase.
Religious Real Estate secured a renter for the church who eventually purchased the property. We highly recommend Religious Real Estate to any religious organization with real estate needs.
Bill Skubik receives my hearty recommendation as a church real estate representative. He did an excellent job of marketing our church property, always presenting himself in a very professional manner as well as being a skilled negotiator.