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What $280K buys in Detroit right now

See what you can get in neighborhoods like Corktown, Boston-Edison, and East English Village

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 $280,000.

Photos by Jay Risner of HD Drone Photography

A 2,644-square-foot home on Edison Street is listed with Shelby Drabek of Red Carpet Premier for $289,900. The residence has a classic brick exterior with a large bay window. But on the inside, this four-bedroom home has been completely redesigned since being bought in early 2019. The walls and trim have been painted white, the floors refinished, new fixtures installed, a brand new kitchen built, and much more.

Courtesy Charles Ryan
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University District

A 3,000-square-foot home on Parkside Street is listed with Charles Ryan of Keller Williams Realty for $279,900. This Tudor-style home near the Detroit Golf Course has a lovely brick exterior with some stone accents. 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.

Photos by Chris Gerard

A 1,514-square-foot home on Labrosse Street is listed with Lauren Bruyninga of O’Connor Realty for $274,000. This tiny Victorian cottage has a charming wood exterior with a lovely bay window and designs on the roof overhang. Inside, the home has a unique layout that’s been heavily modified. There’s some nice wood paneling and window trim, as well as exposed wood beams, though much of floor is new.

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East English Village

A 2,523-square-foot home on East Outer Drive is listed with Cornelius Wilson of EXP Realty for $280,000. This Tudor-style home has a gorgeous brick and stone exterior with a bay window. Inside there’s an astounding six bedrooms, and even a finished basement converted into a mother-in-law suite with a mini-kitchen. It’s also on a huge lot and comes with a detached two-car garage.

Photos by Lindsey Rhoads with Showcase Homes Photography

A 2,056-square-foot-home on Atkinson Street is listed with Brittany Gardner-Hobbs of Black Diamond Realty for $279,900. This foursquare in the Atkinson Historic District was built in 1921 (according to the listing) and has lots of white-painted wood paneling and trim in its updated interior. There’s also new bathrooms and a kitchen, with a passthrough to the dining room, a natural wood-burning fireplace, and four total bedrooms.


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    University District
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    East English Village
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