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After the Flood

Posted on November 15, 2017 by Bill Skubik in Redevelopment

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 […]

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Is that stained glass not your style? How to Repurpose and Reuse Church Components

Posted on May 29, 2015 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance, Redevelopment, Things to Consider

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 […]

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Keeping Your Congregation Covered: Church Roof Types & Maintenance

Posted on March 6, 2015 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance, Redevelopment

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 […]

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Former Dollar Store Redeveloped into a Church Building

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Bill Skubik in Redevelopment

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 […]

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Church Land Redevelopment Case Study

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Bill Skubik in Redevelopment

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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