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What $250K buys in Detroit right now

See what you can get in neighborhoods like the North End, Boston-Edison, and La Salle Gardens

Welcome to this week’s installment of Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can buy for a certain dollar amount in various Detroit neighborhoods. This week we’re looking at home sales at or around $250,000.

Back of a brick townhome showing the garage with purple doors
Living room with shiny hardwood floors
Balcony and a view of the Art District
Kitchen with black granite countertops and an electric range stove Photos by Ali Alsaffar
Art Center

A 1,008-square-foot detached carriage house on Beaubien Street is listed through Hadi Hamka at M1 Realty, Inc for $250,000. This one-bedroom loft has an eye-catching brick exterior with purple and green painted on the garage doors and wood. It’s got a relatively simple floor plan with a connected living room and kitchen leading straight into the master bedroom. There’s two small balconies and an attached one-car garage.

A grey-brick duplex on a long of land
Living room with hardwood floors and a bay window
New kitchen with simple white cabinets and no appliances
Completely updated bathroom Photos by Stylish Detroit
North End

A completely remodeled, 2,136-square-foot home duplex on Josephine Street is listed through RE/MAX Vision for $249,900. This 1914 home, according to the listing, was torn down to the studs and has new floors, kitchens, bathrooms, and more. In addition to having rental potential, the two adjacent lots are owned by the Detroit Land Bank and could be bought to create a huge property or another development opportunity.

Courtesy of PREP Realty
Atkinson Street Historic District

A 2,350-square-foot home on Atkinson Street is listed through PREP Realty for $240,000. Built in 1919, the four-bedroom Colonial has an attractive brick exterior and first-floor bay windows. It’s been updated recently and has a new furnace, modern finishes, refinished floors, and more. There’s also a detached two-car garage and a deck in the backyard.

Photos by Brett Mountain
Boston Edison

Right around the corner on Longfellow Street, a 1,800-square-foot home is listed through Downtown Realty for $249,975. This Colonial from 1913 has some classic features, including a stucco first-floor exterior, coffered ceiling and fireplace in the living room, and great wood trim throughout. The four-bedroom home also a nice deck and sizable backyard.

Courtesy O’Connor Real Estate
La Salle Gardens

A nearly 3,000-square-foot, six-bedroom home on Lothrop Street just got a slight price reduction and is now listed through O’Connor Real Estate for $265,000. It’s gotten a lot of updates recently, including refinished hardwood floors, new furnace, plumbing, and more. But this impressive brick home from 1914 still needs a little more work, as it’s missing a ceiling in the kitchen (though the den has a gorgeous one that’s coffered). Purchase price also comes with an adjacent vacant lot.


Which home is your favorite?

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  • 13%
    Art Center
    (60 votes)
  • 22%
    North End
    (98 votes)
  • 34%
    Atkinson Street Historical District
    (152 votes)
  • 19%
    Boston Edison
    (87 votes)
  • 8%
    La Salle Gardens
    (39 votes)
436 votes total Vote Now