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The University District is Full of Awesome, Affordable Homes

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Up in the northern area of Detroit, the University District neighborhood is producing some summertime listings worth drooling over. Largely a product of the 1920s, the University District is full of leafy streets lined with ornate, well-built homes. There's also all the Avenue of Fashion business nearby, meaning there's the potential for increased retail, restaurant, and gallery activity. In order to give you the full scope of what's available, we've compiled a map highlighting the cream of the neighborhood's current housing crop.

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1. $99,900

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18665 Oak Drive
Detroit, MI 48221

If you can get past some junky photos from the real estate agent, this five-bedroom on Oak Drive really is as "magnificent and grand" as the listing claims. Granite and hardwood floors are found inside.

2. $125,000

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18235 Oak Drive
Detroit, MI 48221

You'll be hard-pressed to find a home with more historic charm than this 1927 tudor. Inside: Hardwood floors, leaded glass in windows and doors, limestone fireplace.

3. $15,000 (starting bid)

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18915 Oak Drive
Detroit, MI 48221

This pretty house is a bank foreclosure, so it's heading to auction with a starting bid of $15K. Behind all that brick and stone you'll find five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and about 3,000 square feet.

4. $99,900

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18045 Fairfield Street
Detroit, MI 48221

This 3,900-square-foot giant just hit the market, asking under $100K for five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Also mentioned: "maid's quarters," a deck, and a finished basement.

5. $57,000

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18075 Birchcrest Drive
Detroit, MI 48221

This beautiful fixer-upper needs some attention, but we'd say its dramatic design would be worth it. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,700 square feet.

6. $128,500

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18415 Muirland Street
Detroit, MI 48221

On the pricier end of things, this house comes with "all the bells and whistles." They're not kidding--there's even a sauna within. Five beds and baths, a sunroom, and a finished basement add up to 3,000 square feet.

7. $125,000

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18975 Oak Drive
Detroit, MI 48221

Yet another pretty tudor on Oak Drive, this one contains four bedooms, three bathrooms, and 3,000 square feet.

8. $99,900

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18221 Muirland Street
Detroit, MI 48221

Huge 3,300-square-foot colonial asking $100K on leafy Muirland Street.

9. $69,999

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17305 Fairfield Street
Detroit, MI 48221

Everything is updated in this four-bedroom tudor, which also includes the potential for expansion on an unfinished third floor. Look for a sun porch and some refinished hardwood floors inside.

10. $62,500

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18204 Warrington Drive
Detroit, MI 48221

This house's asking price was just chopped by $12,500. How long it's been vacant is unclear, but this could end up being a great deal--assuming all its pipes and electrical are still in place

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1. $99,900

18665 Oak Drive, Detroit, MI 48221

If you can get past some junky photos from the real estate agent, this five-bedroom on Oak Drive really is as "magnificent and grand" as the listing claims. Granite and hardwood floors are found inside.

18665 Oak Drive
Detroit, MI 48221

2. $125,000

18235 Oak Drive, Detroit, MI 48221

You'll be hard-pressed to find a home with more historic charm than this 1927 tudor. Inside: Hardwood floors, leaded glass in windows and doors, limestone fireplace.

18235 Oak Drive
Detroit, MI 48221

3. $15,000 (starting bid)

18915 Oak Drive, Detroit, MI 48221

This pretty house is a bank foreclosure, so it's heading to auction with a starting bid of $15K. Behind all that brick and stone you'll find five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and about 3,000 square feet.

18915 Oak Drive
Detroit, MI 48221

4. $99,900

18045 Fairfield Street, Detroit, MI 48221

This 3,900-square-foot giant just hit the market, asking under $100K for five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Also mentioned: "maid's quarters," a deck, and a finished basement.

18045 Fairfield Street
Detroit, MI 48221

5. $57,000

18075 Birchcrest Drive, Detroit, MI 48221

This beautiful fixer-upper needs some attention, but we'd say its dramatic design would be worth it. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,700 square feet.

18075 Birchcrest Drive
Detroit, MI 48221

6. $128,500

18415 Muirland Street, Detroit, MI 48221

On the pricier end of things, this house comes with "all the bells and whistles." They're not kidding--there's even a sauna within. Five beds and baths, a sunroom, and a finished basement add up to 3,000 square feet.

18415 Muirland Street
Detroit, MI 48221

7. $125,000

18975 Oak Drive, Detroit, MI 48221

Yet another pretty tudor on Oak Drive, this one contains four bedooms, three bathrooms, and 3,000 square feet.

18975 Oak Drive
Detroit, MI 48221

8. $99,900

18221 Muirland Street, Detroit, MI 48221

Huge 3,300-square-foot colonial asking $100K on leafy Muirland Street.

18221 Muirland Street
Detroit, MI 48221

9. $69,999

17305 Fairfield Street, Detroit, MI 48221

Everything is updated in this four-bedroom tudor, which also includes the potential for expansion on an unfinished third floor. Look for a sun porch and some refinished hardwood floors inside.

17305 Fairfield Street
Detroit, MI 48221

10. $62,500

18204 Warrington Drive, Detroit, MI 48221

This house's asking price was just chopped by $12,500. How long it's been vacant is unclear, but this could end up being a great deal--assuming all its pipes and electrical are still in place

18204 Warrington Drive
Detroit, MI 48221