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Detroit home comparisons: What $130K buys right now

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we look at different homes in various Detroit neighborhoods all within the same price range. This week, we’re looking at houses within $10,000 of our price range: $130,000.

17196 Prairie Street: $129,900

First up is this rehabbed Bagley brick home. Inside, find three bedrooms, some lovely ceiling details, wild wallpaper and tile in one bathroom, a new kitchen, a fireplace in the living room, modern light fixtures, dark wood trim, new plumbing and electric, and a basement for storage. It’s close to the intersection of McNichols and Livernois, near Marygrove, the Avenue of Fashion, and UofD Mercy.

4070 Fullerton Street: $135,000

Here’s a similar home in size and structure in Russell Woods. Also with three bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths, this house has a fireplace—and mirrors—in the living room, built-ins in the dining room, a new kitchen, a newer roof, and a basement for storage. It could use some work with the driveway and fencing. It’s located near Livernois and I-96 in the historic neighborhood.

18114 Ohio Street: $125,000

Here’s an unusual looking house in the Bagley neighborhood. It also has three bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths, with a new kitchen and a fireplace in the living room. It also has a fenced-in yard on a corner lot. It’s right in between Livernois and the Lodge, near Marygrove College.

279 Chalmers Street: $135,000

Over in Jefferson-Chalmers, here’s a cute three bedroom, two bath home. This also has a fireplace with built-ins surrounding, plenty of room in the living areas, large bedrooms, and a fenced backyard. It’s close to the expanding retail on East Jefferson, river-adjacent parks, and Grosse Pointe Park.


Which Detroit home would you choose?

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  • 58%
    17196 Prairie Street
    (392 votes)
  • 22%
    4070 Fullerton Street
    (151 votes)
  • 8%
    18114 Ohio Street
    (57 votes)
  • 10%
    279 Chalmers Street
    (69 votes)
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