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5 open houses to check out around Detroit this weekend

There’s a wide range of homes you could visit this weekend, starting at just over $100,000

Whether you’re looking to buy or just enjoy checking out the city’s architecture, open houses can be a fun and informative way to get a firsthand look at Detroit homes. This week’s options include a French colonial in Arden Park, a fourplex in Springwells, a Tudor-style home in University District, and more.

Exterior of a three-story brick and stone home with three windows per level.
The living room has an oval rug, red couch, and marble fireplace on top of hardwood floors.
The sunroom has checkered marble floor tiles and a big entryway to the living room.
A large walk-in closet with sliding doors, one of which is open and has shoes on shelving. The floors are carpeted. Photos by Lilacpop Studio

Where: 226 Arden Park Boulevard
When: Saturday, February 29 from 1-3 p.m.
Specs: 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms, 7,722 square feet
Selling points: The brick French colonial in Arden Park has tons of curb appeal. It’s got a stunning stone-accented exterior with three dormer windows, and the front entrance has a frieze that showcases some impressive stonework. The home also recently got new plumbing, electrical, and paint, so this won’t be a huge historic restoration project. Its price has been reduced since first listing in August last year.
Asking price: $750,000

Where: 7420 Lafayette Boulevard
When: Sunday, March 1 from noon - 4 p.m.
Specs: 4 units, 3,784-square-feet
Selling points: This fourplex in Springwells is being marketed as a “investment opportunity” with gross rent potential of at least $4,000 per month. The brick building got a gut rehab last year that included brand new windows, plumbing, electrical, roof, kitchens, bathrooms, and more.
Asking price: $399,000

Via Zillow

Where: 19234 Five Points Street
When: Saturday, February 29 from noon - 2 p.m.
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 892 square feet
Selling points: This nice little cottage in far northwest corner of Detroit has an attractive screened-in front porch surrounded by a large yard. It got a major remodel last year that included new flooring, paint, kitchen cabinets and countertops, bathroom tiles, and more.
Asking price: $104,900

Courtesy Charles Ryan

Where: 17176 Parkside Street
When: Sunday, March 1 from 2-4 p.m.
Specs: 5 bedroom, 3 and a half bathrooms, 3,000 square feet
Selling points: This large Tudor-style home is in the great neighborhood of University District. Its got an attractive brick exterior with some nice lintels around the windows. Inside, most of it is in solid shape: There’s fresh hardwood floors in the living and dining rooms, and the walls and ceilings seem free of damage. But the kitchen has been partially pulled up and will need to be rebuilt. There’s lots of potential here though.
Asking price: $275,000

Via Zillow

Where: 18203 Ohio Street
When: Sunday, March 1 from 1-3 p.m.
Specs: 3 bedroom, 1 and a half bathrooms, 1,581 square feet
Selling points: The three-bedroom home in Bagley just got an extensive rehab. It now has refinished hardwood floors, a brand new kitchen (with new appliances and countertops), a new bathroom with Travertine tiles and unique glass-door bath/shower combo, and much more. Previous owners also replaced all major mechanical systems and the roof.
Asking price: $149,900