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Blue-Collar Vacation-Home Dreams in Michigan Fade With Auto Jobs

Michigan’s blue-collar dream of owning a vacation home is going the way of the gas guzzler.

Thanks to a scaled-back auto industry and dwindling family incomes, northern summer houses for families in urban areas like Detroit and Flint are now the province of executives, professionals and business owners with more disposable income, said real-estate agents in one of the state’s recreation havens. It’s a reflection of a changing economy.