Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we look at what a certain dollar amount can buy or rent in different neighborhoods in Detroit. For the price of a condo in one neighborhood, you can get a four-bedroom home in another. This week, we’re looking at houses within $10,000 (or so) of our target price: $175,000.
This one bedroom, one bath condo at Harbortown has those soft grey walls we love so much. It also has big windows, hardwood floors, and a location right next to the Riverfront. It’s convenient, move-in ready, and has amenities like garage parking, swimming pools, and fitness centers. It’s listing for $170,361, with HOA fees of $625 a month.
This four-bedroom newer-build house between New Center and Boston-Edison might not have the character of an older home, but it is move-in ready. Built in 2006, this house has a big, open kitchen, two and a half bathrooms, and a basement for storage. Could be a good buy for someone looking to invest in the city without fixing up a house. It’s a smidge under budget at $164,900.
Right in New Center, actually right across from the Fisher Building, are some units available in the Fisher-Kahn Apartments. This condo has a washing machine in the kitchen, central air, and a balcony. It’s listed for $174,000, with $180 a month in HOA fees. (Note: A similar unit is also for sale for $169,900.
And at the higher end of our budget is this four-bedroom single-family home in Rosedale Park. It has some original details left, a newer kitchen, a library, a deck, and a garage. It’s located in northwest Detroit near the Southfield Freeway, and it’s listing for $184,900.
Which Detroit home would you choose?
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250 East Harbortown Drive, Apt 202
619 Pingree Street
7409 Second Avenue, Unit 27
16130 Rosemont Avenue