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Top Ten Under Twenty: Detroit's Best Buys Under $20K

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Detroit has some of the cheapest real estate in the world, but exactly how much bang can you really get for just a few bucks? Quite a bit, in fact. Digging through the current listings, we amassed our Top 10 Detroit properties with prices at or below $20K. We're not implying that these houses are anything near flawless, or that their property taxes aren't huge, or that they're on terrific streets. But many are large, in decent shape, and cost less than a compact car. Take a look at our Top Ten Under Twenty for all the house your money can buy.

Note: Many of these homes have additional photos available on their listing websites. Click the link on the right of each home if one catches your eye.

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Sneaking into the University District for under $20K is no easy feat.
Beds: 4
Baths: 2
SF: 2,016

$19,900

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Morningside is the hot 'hood for investors lately, or at least it was during the tax auction. This one looks to be in great shape.
Beds: 3
Baths: 1
SF: 1,593

$19,900

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Seminole Street is best known as a main pillar of Indian Village, but this Duplex is five long blocks to the north.
Beds: 4-5
Baths: 3.5
SF: 3,200

$18,000

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This is a lot of house for a tiny price.
Beds: 6
Baths: 2
SF: 2,592

$16,900

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Here's a behemoth near Boston-Edison, just off of Woodward. It sold for $250K in 2005.
Bed: 5
Bath: 3
SF: 3,500

$20,000

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Remember how this entire street is getting renovated over the next 2-3 years? Here's a condo in a Kahn-designed building right in the midst of it all. And it's insanely cheap.
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
SF: 800

$17,000

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Up in NW Goldberg, this duplex just hit the market and has almost 4,000 square feet.
Beds: Unknown
Baths: 4
SF: 3,996

$13,000

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Another deal in Morningside.
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
SF: 1,800

$14,900

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A lot of bang for your buck here, as this one is in great shape. Comes with breakfast nook, library, and a privacy fence.
Beds: 4
Baths: 1.5
SF: 2,010

$19,900

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This duplex has been completely remodeled, but the description warns of some "repairs" up front.
Beds: Unknown
Baths: 2
SF: 2,350

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$17,000

Sneaking into the University District for under $20K is no easy feat.
Beds: 4
Baths: 2
SF: 2,016

$19,900

Morningside is the hot 'hood for investors lately, or at least it was during the tax auction. This one looks to be in great shape.
Beds: 3
Baths: 1
SF: 1,593

$19,900

Seminole Street is best known as a main pillar of Indian Village, but this Duplex is five long blocks to the north.
Beds: 4-5
Baths: 3.5
SF: 3,200

$18,000

This is a lot of house for a tiny price.
Beds: 6
Baths: 2
SF: 2,592

$16,900

Here's a behemoth near Boston-Edison, just off of Woodward. It sold for $250K in 2005.
Bed: 5
Bath: 3
SF: 3,500

$20,000

Remember how this entire street is getting renovated over the next 2-3 years? Here's a condo in a Kahn-designed building right in the midst of it all. And it's insanely cheap.
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
SF: 800

$17,000

Up in NW Goldberg, this duplex just hit the market and has almost 4,000 square feet.
Beds: Unknown
Baths: 4
SF: 3,996

$13,000

Another deal in Morningside.
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
SF: 1,800

$14,900

A lot of bang for your buck here, as this one is in great shape. Comes with breakfast nook, library, and a privacy fence.
Beds: 4
Baths: 1.5
SF: 2,010

$19,900

This duplex has been completely remodeled, but the description warns of some "repairs" up front.
Beds: Unknown
Baths: 2
SF: 2,350