Church Conversion to House The property was originally a New Apostolic Church facility from its construction in 1970 to its sale in 2014. The facility was going to be repurposed to a day care operation (permittable in R1 zoning in Ann Arbor). That was the intent of my client, Once Upon a Childhood. Church Building […]
If you’ve acquired a facility with stained glass that needs replacement, consider repairing and reusing it elsewhere. There are many ways to reuse old glass in new church facilities, helping to establish the purpose of the building and create a sense of community. Some of the old glass could be adapted and used in entryways […]
Church roofs can vary remarkably from one church to another; however, they all serve the same purpose of keeping your congregation warm and dry. Your church can be guaranteed comfort for decades, even centuries, with a properly installed and maintained roof. What should you consider when looking at church roof types? Cost. The top factor […]
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 […]
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Religious Real Estate created a detailed marketing package for our property and implemented a thorough marketing program, contact the churches, charter schools and other charitable organizations. Religious Real Estate has done a competent job and we would recommend their services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We enjoyed our time with Religious Real Estate and we have used them with two other properties since our land purchase.
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.
Without hesitation, I would recommend Religious Real Estate to any lending organization that has the unfortunate experience of foreclosing on a property and then the disposition sale.