Housing Crisis to End in 2012 as Banks Loosen Credit Standards

Capital Economics expects the housing crisis to end this year, according to a report released Tuesday. One of the reasons: loosening credit. The analytics firm notes the average credit score required to attain a mortgage loan is 700. While this is higher than scores required prior to the crisis, it is constant with requirements one […]


Royal Oak St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 10, 2012

Event – Date & Time: Saturday, March 10, 2012 – 11:30am – 12:00pm The Norman O’Brien Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will host the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Royal Oak on Saturday, March 10, 2012. The parade is an event to honor and celebrate Irish family traditions to include demonstrating Irish pride […]


Michigan Wine Industry – Thriving!!!

Michigan Wine Wine industry succeeds in recession-weary Michigan Reporter: John Flesher/AP A state thirsting for good economic news is toasting the success of an up-and-coming industry: winemaking. Vineyards and tasting rooms are springing up rapidly in Michigan, where fertile hillsides near the Great Lakes provide ideal settings for cool-weather varieties such as riesling, pinot grigio […]