Religious Real Estate has researched best practices to assure the highest level of safety for churches to reopen. It is important to be prepared, as Michigan plans to allow for in-person church services. We know the safety of your congregation is top priority! Initially, we were researching the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other […]
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 […]
Leaky toilets (this article is about the standard tank (1.5 to 6 gallon) and toilet bowl, it does not cover more expensive pressurized toilets) can cost churches hundreds of dollars a month in needlessly higher water/sewage bills. Toilet leaks can range from large to small, constant to random, or from being heard to silent. What […]
How to Maintain a Church Pipe Organ Pipe organs are more than just an instrument in a church; they are part of a church, which is why they are considered legacy instruments. For generation after generation, many pipe organs become a church’s identity, uniting congregations in song and prayer for many years. Take the organ […]
Pipe Organs Work Like Humans Repeat after me, “Do, Re, Me”. Good, you used your internal organ to produce the notes of the tonal scale. Internal organ? Bad puns aside, the way humans make sounds is not that different from the way a pipe organ produces music. Using our lungs, we push air past our […]
A Brief Guide to Tuck-pointing When you see an older piece of brickwork with fresh looking joints, odds are you’re looking at successful tuck-pointing. A method developed across the pond in England, tuck-pointing is, according to Wikipedia, “a way of using two contrasting colors of mortar in the mortar joints of brickwork, one color matching […]
Does your church facility have a forced air heat or air conditioning system? The good news is that they don’t require much attention. The bad news is that if you ignore routine maintenance, things can turn uncomfortable quickly. It is best to maintain your systems HVAC on a regular basis. If that is too much […]
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 […]
Are you looking at purchasing a religious facility but aren’t really sure what you’re getting? Planning to sell your church and want to know what to fix before it goes on the market? A qualified, experienced inspector can answer all of your questions. Inspectors can assist both owners and buyers in understanding the current condition, […]
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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.
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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.
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