" The elements of adverse possession in Michigan are: actual, visible, open, notorious, exclusive, and uninterrupted possession of the property that was hostile to the owner and under cover of a claim of right for a fifteen-year period. Rozmarek v Plamondon, 419 Mich 287, 295; 351 NW2d 558 (1984). "
Don't steal utilities. Don't engage in illegal activities or throw wild parties. Maintain the house and yard. Be a good neighbor and there's a good chance the neighborhood won't mind you being there. I know I wouldn't.
IMO the situation in Detroit is a little different than the one in CT and CA.