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

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Spring is here, selling season has begun, and Detroit's real estate inventory is as awesomely unpredictable as ever. On a budget? Those willing to do the legwork can find serious deals on properties of every size and style. Let's test the waters with another installment of Top Ten Under Twenty, a roundup of 10 homes in Detroit priced at or below $20K. We're not guaranteeing these houses aren't held together by chewing gum, but they do look worthy of closer inspection. See something you like? The "Website" link next to each listing will bring up all the additional photos and info available.

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1. $12,900

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1957 25th Street
Detroit, MI 48216

Fake marble, fake brick, and fake wood all manage to make an appearance inside in this Mexicantown abode.
Beds: 2
Bath: 1

2. $18,800

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14409 Freeland Street
Detroit, MI 48227

Newish roof and improvements to the mechanicals add to the appeal of this 1,200-square-foot house. How many homes under $20K come with a breakfast room?
Beds: 3
Bath: 2

3. $10,000

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4727 Wayburn Street
Detroit, MI 48224

This one looks too new to be true, but anything is possible when dealing with a HUD home. A garage is included.
Beds: 3
Bath: 1.5

4. $17,900

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4814 Sturtevant Street
Detroit, MI 48204

A charming Tudor in Russell Woods? We'll take it. Interior looks to be in good shape.
Beds: 3
Baths: 1

5. $20,000

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7465 Woodrow Wilson Street
Detroit, MI 48206

Not only are you getting 2,278 square feet under a terracotta roof, you're getting a cool house in a decent neighborhood.
Beds: 4
Bath: 3.5

6. $13,000

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16639 Washburn Street
Detroit, MI 48221

A good spot just a couple of blocks from Marygrove College.
Beds: 3
Bath: 1

7. $15,000

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201 Newport Street
Detroit, MI 48215

Just a few blocks from Grosse Pointe and a few steps from Alfred Scripps Brush Park on the riverfront. Currently boarded up, but looks solid on the inside.
Beds: 2
Bath: 1

8. $15,000

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5912 Kensington Avenue
Detroit, MI 48224

A small castle in East English Village has nearly 1,500 square feet.
Beds: 3
Bath: 2

9. $14,900

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5570 Devonshire Road
Detroit, MI 48224

We're a fan of bungalows that keep things architecturally interesting, and this one just dropped its asking price $5K. Interior pics look promising as well.
Beds: 3
Bath: 1

10. $16,000

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2260 Webb
Detroit, MI 48206

Is $16K for this 91-year-old home too good to be true? Possibly, but the interior detailing makes it hard to dismiss.
Beds: 4
Bath: 1.5

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1. $12,900

1957 25th Street, Detroit, MI 48216

Fake marble, fake brick, and fake wood all manage to make an appearance inside in this Mexicantown abode.
Beds: 2
Bath: 1

1957 25th Street
Detroit, MI 48216

2. $18,800

14409 Freeland Street, Detroit, MI 48227

Newish roof and improvements to the mechanicals add to the appeal of this 1,200-square-foot house. How many homes under $20K come with a breakfast room?
Beds: 3
Bath: 2

14409 Freeland Street
Detroit, MI 48227

3. $10,000

4727 Wayburn Street, Detroit, MI 48224

This one looks too new to be true, but anything is possible when dealing with a HUD home. A garage is included.
Beds: 3
Bath: 1.5

4727 Wayburn Street
Detroit, MI 48224

4. $17,900

4814 Sturtevant Street, Detroit, MI 48204

A charming Tudor in Russell Woods? We'll take it. Interior looks to be in good shape.
Beds: 3
Baths: 1

4814 Sturtevant Street
Detroit, MI 48204

5. $20,000

7465 Woodrow Wilson Street, Detroit, MI 48206

Not only are you getting 2,278 square feet under a terracotta roof, you're getting a cool house in a decent neighborhood.
Beds: 4
Bath: 3.5

7465 Woodrow Wilson Street
Detroit, MI 48206

6. $13,000

16639 Washburn Street, Detroit, MI 48221

A good spot just a couple of blocks from Marygrove College.
Beds: 3
Bath: 1

16639 Washburn Street
Detroit, MI 48221

7. $15,000

201 Newport Street, Detroit, MI 48215

Just a few blocks from Grosse Pointe and a few steps from Alfred Scripps Brush Park on the riverfront. Currently boarded up, but looks solid on the inside.
Beds: 2
Bath: 1

201 Newport Street
Detroit, MI 48215

8. $15,000

5912 Kensington Avenue, Detroit, MI 48224

A small castle in East English Village has nearly 1,500 square feet.
Beds: 3
Bath: 2

5912 Kensington Avenue
Detroit, MI 48224

9. $14,900

5570 Devonshire Road, Detroit, MI 48224

We're a fan of bungalows that keep things architecturally interesting, and this one just dropped its asking price $5K. Interior pics look promising as well.
Beds: 3
Bath: 1

5570 Devonshire Road
Detroit, MI 48224

10. $16,000

2260 Webb, Detroit, MI 48206

Is $16K for this 91-year-old home too good to be true? Possibly, but the interior detailing makes it hard to dismiss.
Beds: 4
Bath: 1.5

2260 Webb
Detroit, MI 48206