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Here’s what $175K can buy in Detroit right now

Condo? Single-family home?

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.

250 East Harbortown Drive, Apt 202

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.

619 Pingree Street

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.

7409 Second Avenue, Unit 27

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.

16130 Rosemont Avenue

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?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    250 East Harbortown Drive, Apt 202
    (74 votes)
  • 12%
    619 Pingree Street
    (48 votes)
  • 26%
    7409 Second Avenue, Unit 27
    (102 votes)
  • 42%
    16130 Rosemont Avenue
    (166 votes)
390 votes total Vote Now