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Mapping the First Vacant Houses Available in Detroit's New 'Neighbors Wanted' Campaign

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"Neighbors Wanted" is the new mantra of the Detroit Land Bank, which will soon begin auctioning off the huge collection of city-owned houses it manages. Teaming up with the City of Detroit, the organization just launched a (working!) website to accomplish just that. This isn't, however, just another tax auction free-for-all.
Its goal is to get the city's most promising fixer-uppers into the hands of good and capable people. The auction's complete rules can be viewed here, but the message is simple: If you buy a house through the auction, it needs to be up to code within six months. Otherwise, you risk losing the property and the money spent on it. The first batch of these lucky houses are all in the neighborhood of East English Village.

THINGS TO KNOW:
· Starting May 5, one property will be auctioned off every weekday. This maps lists the properties in the order they'll be sold.
· Bidding starts at $1,000.
· All houses will be open for viewing on April 27 between 1-5 PM.
· More photos are available by clicking the 'WEBSITE' link next to every property.

· Detroit Launches Home Auction Website in Fight Against Blight [Freep]

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1. May 5

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4184 Bishop Street
Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bedroom/1.5 Bathroom/ 1,400 SF
PERKS: Rear fence, modern-looking windows
WISH LIST: Hot water heater, furnace

2. May 6

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4335 Bishop Street
Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/1,500 SF
PERKS: Bay Window, enclosed patio
WISH LIST: Hot water heater, furnace, roof

3. May 7

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4356 Harvard Road
Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1 Bath/1,200 SF
PERKS: Charm, brick construction, detached garage
WISH LIST: Windows, roof, porch repairs, toilet

4. May 8

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4811 Harvard Road
Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/ 1,400 SF
PERKS: Windows and roof are solid
WISH LIST: Significant interior remod, new kitchen, dead tree removal

5. May 9

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4145 Cadieux Road
Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1 Bath/1,500 SF
PERKS: Updated roof, electric
WISH LIST: New kitchen, paint

6. May 12

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4884 Yorkshire Road
Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/1,600 SF
PERKS: Rear deck, pretty architecture, big garage
WISH LIST: Interior looks bleak, roof repair or replacement (a tarp is visible from above)

7. May 13

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5109 Kensington Avenue
Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/1600 SF
PERKS: Overall condition looks good
WISH LIST: Hot water heater, furnace

8. May 14

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5500 Kensington Avenue
Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/1600 SF
PERKS: Beautiful interior, corner lot, roof apparently okay
WISH LIST: Lots of interior repair, furnace, water heater, etc.

9. May 15

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5266 Grayton Street
Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/1500 SF
PERKS: Updated windows
WISH LIST: New kitchen, water heater, furnace, porch repair

10. May 16

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5261 Grayton Street
Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/1400 SF
PERKS: Updated windows
WISH LIST: Furnace, water heater, bathroom repair

11. May 19

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5301 Harvard Road
Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/ 1300 SF
PERKS: Unknown
WISH LIST: Structural repairs, furnace, water heater, plaster repair

12. May 20

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5061 Cadieux Road
Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1 Bath/1100 SF
PERKS: Unknown
WISH LIST: Roof, windows, "buckled floors," water heater, furnace

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1. May 5

4184 Bishop Street, Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bedroom/1.5 Bathroom/ 1,400 SF
PERKS: Rear fence, modern-looking windows
WISH LIST: Hot water heater, furnace

4184 Bishop Street
Detroit, MI 48224

2. May 6

4335 Bishop Street, Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/1,500 SF
PERKS: Bay Window, enclosed patio
WISH LIST: Hot water heater, furnace, roof

4335 Bishop Street
Detroit, MI 48224

3. May 7

4356 Harvard Road, Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1 Bath/1,200 SF
PERKS: Charm, brick construction, detached garage
WISH LIST: Windows, roof, porch repairs, toilet

4356 Harvard Road
Detroit, MI 48224

4. May 8

4811 Harvard Road, Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/ 1,400 SF
PERKS: Windows and roof are solid
WISH LIST: Significant interior remod, new kitchen, dead tree removal

4811 Harvard Road
Detroit, MI 48224

5. May 9

4145 Cadieux Road, Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1 Bath/1,500 SF
PERKS: Updated roof, electric
WISH LIST: New kitchen, paint

4145 Cadieux Road
Detroit, MI 48224

6. May 12

4884 Yorkshire Road, Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/1,600 SF
PERKS: Rear deck, pretty architecture, big garage
WISH LIST: Interior looks bleak, roof repair or replacement (a tarp is visible from above)

4884 Yorkshire Road
Detroit, MI 48224

7. May 13

5109 Kensington Avenue, Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/1600 SF
PERKS: Overall condition looks good
WISH LIST: Hot water heater, furnace

5109 Kensington Avenue
Detroit, MI 48224

8. May 14

5500 Kensington Avenue, Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/1600 SF
PERKS: Beautiful interior, corner lot, roof apparently okay
WISH LIST: Lots of interior repair, furnace, water heater, etc.

5500 Kensington Avenue
Detroit, MI 48224

9. May 15

5266 Grayton Street, Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/1500 SF
PERKS: Updated windows
WISH LIST: New kitchen, water heater, furnace, porch repair

5266 Grayton Street
Detroit, MI 48224

10. May 16

5261 Grayton Street, Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/1400 SF
PERKS: Updated windows
WISH LIST: Furnace, water heater, bathroom repair

5261 Grayton Street
Detroit, MI 48224

11. May 19

5301 Harvard Road, Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1.5 Bath/ 1300 SF
PERKS: Unknown
WISH LIST: Structural repairs, furnace, water heater, plaster repair

5301 Harvard Road
Detroit, MI 48224

12. May 20

5061 Cadieux Road, Detroit, MI 48224

3 Bed/1 Bath/1100 SF
PERKS: Unknown
WISH LIST: Roof, windows, "buckled floors," water heater, furnace

5061 Cadieux Road
Detroit, MI 48224