The latest entry in the Quicken Loans/Home Depot Rehabbed-and-Ready program, an offshoot of the Detroit Landbank, this 4-bedroom, 1.5-bath colonial is the largest home the program has offered so far. Quicken and Home Depot have partnered with the city to fully remodel Land Bank homes. The houses are then offered at top value for their neighborhoods in the hope that the sales will boost comps and raise property values. This 1936 house has many attractive features including gorgeous original ceramic tile in the entry that looks like either Pewabic or Flint Faiance.
The house has a large living room and a restored fireplace, the original front door, restored plasterwork, a second floor sitting porch, and a detached 2-car garage. There's also a library with original wood paneling and built-in bookcases.
While the kitchen is extremely Home Depot, the layout is clean, and the new tile flooring works well next to the restored hardwood in the adjoining space. The home has hardwood floors throughout, and the baths have been fully remodeled. The dark stone tile in the master bath is a little heavy handed, but the stand-alone shower is a far more appealing blend of white subway tiles and a green tile mosaic accent.
The nearly 2200-square-foot house also has a full basement. It's not finished, but is a perfect clean slate and could easily become a very nice rec room. The yard is a good size—not too small for barbecues, not so big you'll need a riding mower or hired help to keep it up. Most homes in the neighborhood are selling right around the $55-$60K mark, so $89.9K may be hard to get. Considering this house's condition, though, if anything on the street can hit that price point, it'll be this property.