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Here’s what $70K buys in Detroit right now

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Looking for a starter home? This week, we’re searching for homes that are fairly move-in ready and asking within $10,000 of our budget: $70,000. We’re covering many different areas of Detroit, including the far east, the northwest, and Hamtramck. Which would you choose? Vote below.

Photos by Michelle and Chris Gerard

1933 Belmont Street

This adorable little house is located near 75 in Hamtramck. It’s just one bedroom, one bath, but just the right size for the right new owner. It also comes with the side lot. The price? $65,000.

15509 Heyden Street

This three bedroom house is located in Minock Park, near Grand River and Grandmont Rosedale. It has some nice architectural elements, plus hardwood floors throughout. The listing states that it also has a new roof and some new windows. It’s listing for $68,000.

20415 Lesure Street

This four bedroom house is likely to bring back memories, whether you’ve been there or not. It comes with green carpeting in the living areas, a wood-paneled den, and a basement bar. It’s located up near 8 Mile, close to the Lodge, and it’s listed for $70,000.

5285 Audubon Road

Here’s a recently renovated three bedroom home on the east side, just outside of East English Village. It has a sweet fireplace, a sun room, and an upstairs master suite with carpet. It’s listing for $65,000.

8900 E Jefferson Ave Apt 131

Maybe you’re trying to get in on that Riverfront living. This one bedroom, one bath co-op on East Jefferson has an updated kitchen and open living space, with river views. It’s a little on the pricey end of our budget—$75,000 with $555.56 monthly fees—but it’s move-in ready and close to Belle Isle and the Villages.


Which $70K house would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    1933 Belmont Street
    (77 votes)
  • 10%
    15509 Heyden Street
    (72 votes)
  • 9%
    20415 Lesure Street
    (68 votes)
  • 45%
    5285 Audubon Road
    (314 votes)
  • 22%
    8900 E Jefferson Ave Apt 131
    (153 votes)
684 votes total Vote Now