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Detroit home comparisons: Here’s what $160K can buy right now

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we look at different houses around Detroit all within a specific price range. The price of a small condo in one neighborhood could snag a nice three-bedroom home in another. Today, we’re looking at homes for sale within $10,000 of our budget: $160,000.

10065 West Outer Drive

First up is a freshly renovated four-bedroom home in Rosedale Park. The house has two fireplaces, a finished basement, a new roof, central air, an attached garage, and a fenced-in yard on a double lot. It’s located at West Outer Drive and Fenkell, near Grand River and Meijer. The price? $154,900.

17199 Santa Barbara Drive

In Bagley, this three-bedroom home has a new kitchen (BYO appliances), hardwood floors, one and a half baths, a detached garage, and updated plumbing and electrical. It’s located near McNichols and Livernois, near plenty of shops and restaurants. It’s listed for $150,000.

7409 Second Avenue Unit 2

Over in New Center, this one-bedroom, one bath condo is available at the Fisher-Kahn Apartments. It’s smaller than the rest at 760 square feet, and includes an updated tiny kitchen (with washer and dryer), hardwood floors, central air, and a balcony. It’s located right across from the Fisher Building. It’s listed for $169,900, with HOA fees at $180 per month.

1300 E Lafayette Street Unit 312

If you’re looking to be closer to downtown, this two-bedroom co-op is available at 1300 East Lafayette. It may not be the nicest we’ve seen, but it is a roomy corner unit with views of downtown. It’s listing for $150,000, plus $1,277 in HOA fees per month, which include master mortgage, property taxes, security, A/C, maintenance, and more.


Which Detroit home would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    10065 West Outer Drive
    (172 votes)
  • 48%
    17199 Santa Barbara Drive
    (280 votes)
  • 16%
    7409 Second Avenue Unit 2
    (97 votes)
  • 4%
    1300 E Lafayette Street Unit 312
    (28 votes)
577 votes total Vote Now

1300 Lafayette

1300 Lafayette, Detroit, MI

Fisher Kahn Apartments

7409 Second , Detroit, MI 48202