June 18, 2024


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HGTV star Nicole Curtis wins her struggle with land bank above Detroit residence

Detroit — A judge has awarded a rundown home in Islandview to HGTV star Nicole Curtis, closing out a decades-extensive dispute more than the dwelling she’s been fighting to preserve. 

The Lake Orion indigenous sued the Detroit Land Lender Authority in March to recoup her expense in the 1908 foursquare at 451 E. Grand Blvd., arguing the land financial institution took benefit of her when it took the deed to the home she’s compensated taxes on, was insuring, and experienced stabilized and secured. 

This house on East Grand Boulevard was purchased by HGTV star Nicole Curtis, but she got it from a seller who fraudulently sold it to her, city officials say.

Curtis’ Detroit Renovations LLC paid a non-public proprietor $17,000 for the property in 2017. The subsequent calendar year, Curtis uncovered that the land lender essentially held the property title.

Wayne Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Kenny noted in a ruling issued Thursday that the land bank was awarded the house in a nuisance abatement proceeding in 2016, but it failed to record the title for more than a 12 months immediately after Curtis’ renovation agency recorded its deed.