U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Michigan > Detroit
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-26-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Trenton mi
34 posts, read 121,017 times
Reputation: 16

Advertisements

You are right about Indian Village, I just finished some projects in the over there, the houses are huge,expensive ,nice clean,I bet it is safe to live there.I would go for that anytime,would be too much for my budget
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-26-2009, 02:56 PM
 
77,765 posts, read 105,783,455 times
Reputation: 16654
Check this out:
YouTube - Detroit Neighborhood Tour

You can also check out the other videos on the right. It shows the good and bad about the city.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-26-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
2,601 posts, read 8,170,489 times
Reputation: 1603
I don't think $100k for a house in Detroit is at all cheap. Sure you can compare NY and Cal but you can get a house in a safe part of Texas for that price and less taxes - no personal income tax. You can find the same in Buffalo Rochester - the Finger Lakes, Pittsburgh area and much of Ohio.

I look at Detroit but would only buy a real steal - Im not sure anything is worth $100k in city limits- a few mansions perhaps.

There should be more bargains in the year to come.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2009, 06:49 AM
 
1,969 posts, read 2,813,698 times
Reputation: 2232
The University District neighborhood has some absolute steals, some of which taxes are really not that high.

NOTE TO MODERATOR: I AM NOT A REAL ESTATE AGENT!!! please don't delete links!!

Listing #30613789 - Real Matrix Maccomb (MIRealSource)

Listing #30689184 - Real Matrix Maccomb (MIRealSource)

Real Estate One – Detroit, Ann Arbor, Northern Michigan, Michigan Real Estate - Property Detail (http://www.realestateone.com/content/PropertyDetail.asp?listingNumber=e29020321 - broken link)

Real Estate One – Detroit, Ann Arbor, Northern Michigan, Michigan Real Estate - Property Detail (http://www.realestateone.com/content/PropertyDetail.asp?listingNumber=e29021526 - broken link)

Real Estate One – Detroit, Ann Arbor, Northern Michigan, Michigan Real Estate - Property Detail (http://www.realestateone.com/content/PropertyDetail.asp?listingNumber=e28184982 - broken link)

Real Estate One – Detroit, Ann Arbor, Northern Michigan, Michigan Real Estate - Property Detail (http://www.realestateone.com/content/PropertyDetail.asp?listingNumber=e28098141 - broken link)

This area is the best of detroit
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2009, 02:56 PM
 
77,765 posts, read 105,783,455 times
Reputation: 16654
Quote:
Originally Posted by usroute10 View Post
The University District neighborhood has some absolute steals, some of which taxes are really not that high.

NOTE TO MODERATOR: I AM NOT A REAL ESTATE AGENT!!! please don't delete links!!

Listing #30613789 - Real Matrix Maccomb (MIRealSource)

Listing #30689184 - Real Matrix Maccomb (MIRealSource)

Real Estate One – Detroit, Ann Arbor, Northern Michigan, Michigan Real Estate - Property Detail (http://www.realestateone.com/content/PropertyDetail.asp?listingNumber=e29020321 - broken link)

Real Estate One – Detroit, Ann Arbor, Northern Michigan, Michigan Real Estate - Property Detail (http://www.realestateone.com/content/PropertyDetail.asp?listingNumber=e29021526 - broken link)

Real Estate One – Detroit, Ann Arbor, Northern Michigan, Michigan Real Estate - Property Detail (http://www.realestateone.com/content/PropertyDetail.asp?listingNumber=e28184982 - broken link)

Real Estate One – Detroit, Ann Arbor, Northern Michigan, Michigan Real Estate - Property Detail (http://www.realestateone.com/content/PropertyDetail.asp?listingNumber=e28098141 - broken link)

This area is the best of detroit
I noticed that the area around those neighborhods are relatively integrated neighborhoods for the city of Detroit. It seems like most of the White people that live in the city of Detroit live around U of D, Wayne State, the Downtown neighborhoods(especially by the river and off of Jefferson) and Southwest Detroit.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: DFW
2,269 posts, read 3,052,460 times
Reputation: 1305
I would assume that those are foreclosures


Quote:
Originally Posted by usroute10 View Post
The University District neighborhood has some absolute steals, some of which taxes are really not that high.

NOTE TO MODERATOR: I AM NOT A REAL ESTATE AGENT!!! please don't delete links!!

Listing #30613789 - Real Matrix Maccomb (MIRealSource)

Listing #30689184 - Real Matrix Maccomb (MIRealSource)

Real Estate One – Detroit, Ann Arbor, Northern Michigan, Michigan Real Estate - Property Detail (http://www.realestateone.com/content/PropertyDetail.asp?listingNumber=e29020321 - broken link)

Real Estate One – Detroit, Ann Arbor, Northern Michigan, Michigan Real Estate - Property Detail (http://www.realestateone.com/content/PropertyDetail.asp?listingNumber=e29021526 - broken link)

Real Estate One – Detroit, Ann Arbor, Northern Michigan, Michigan Real Estate - Property Detail (http://www.realestateone.com/content/PropertyDetail.asp?listingNumber=e28184982 - broken link)

Real Estate One – Detroit, Ann Arbor, Northern Michigan, Michigan Real Estate - Property Detail (http://www.realestateone.com/content/PropertyDetail.asp?listingNumber=e28098141 - broken link)

This area is the best of detroit
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-28-2009, 08:28 AM
 
1,969 posts, read 2,813,698 times
Reputation: 2232
ckthankgod, you are pretty much right on - for the well-to-do whites. There are still working class/poor whites that live in the far western periphery of the city(neighborhoods like Brightmoor, Warrendale, and Parkland), and the far northeastern side of the city, and well-off whites that live in most of the historical neighborhoods that are on the west side (Boston-Edison, Rosedale Park/Grandmont).
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-01-2009, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Michissippi
3,119 posts, read 7,744,961 times
Reputation: 2070
Quote:
Originally Posted by bls5555 View Post
So are there any houses in the 40,000 - 50,000 range that are family neighborhoods or is that just not a reality for the area.
You can find houses (not necessarily medium-sized nor in great condition) in western Southfield and Farmington/Farmington Hills for around that price. My guess is that those neighborhoods would be pretty decent, especially the ones in the lower-middle class area of Farmington Hills. You'd probably be better off in Farmington Hills if you have kids and that way you could avoid the Southfield school district and they'd either end up in the Farmington district or (questionable) Clarenceville district.

Just do a search setting upper and lower price limits at a real estate searching site. Try this one:

Detroit and Ann Arbor Real Estate– Real Estate One (http://www.realestateone.com/content/PropertySearch.asp?listingArea=SEMICH - broken link)
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-13-2009, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Macao
16,273 posts, read 40,648,277 times
Reputation: 10095
Quote:
Originally Posted by ocean2026 View Post
I don't think $100k for a house in Detroit is at all cheap. Sure you can compare NY and Cal but you can get a house in a safe part of Texas for that price and less taxes - no personal income tax. You can find the same in Buffalo Rochester - the Finger Lakes, Pittsburgh area and much of Ohio.
I was thinking the same thing. 100K goes along ways in most U.S. cities. Houston, Dallas, Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, you name it.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2009, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Sherwood Forest, Detroit
186 posts, read 561,206 times
Reputation: 44
See theres a difference in Detroit, you can either have safe and expensive but cheap mansions, or cheap with some minor or major crime areas, Go North West by Woodward 6-8 mile, it's safer and the neighborhoods are nice although theyv'e faced minor decline, or south west detroit in the cheap new housing developments, of north east by van dyke and outer drive, crimes not as bad and there's nice schools and brick houses like west for cheap 50,000 and under, and grand river and outer drive w. Keep in mind these neighborhood names, Boston-Edison Historic District, Palmer Woods, Sherwood Forest, North Rosedale Park, Indian Village and morningside in addition to southwest detroit.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Michigan > Detroit

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top