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 Jan 23 - Home Available For As Low As $1
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IN DETROIT

Australia was recently recognised as having the most unaffordable housing markets in the world. Those struggling to scrape together the thousands required to enter the local property market might consider a cheaper option in the American city of Detroit.

Ranked as the most affordable city in world by the Demograhia International Housing Affordability Survey, Detroit's median home sale price currently sits at $29,200. While many Australians need more money to get a home loan from a bank, Detroitís average property price is actually on the rise from lows of $17,000 just a couple of years ago.

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But you can buy a property for a lot cheaper than that. A ton cheaper, in fact.

A staggering 47 homes in Detroit are listed for $500 or less on the website realtor.com, with five properties listed for just $1. There are also a range of previously loved homes that can be snapped up in the $50 to $80 price range.

Unfortunately for those trying to sell their homes in Detroit a price tag as low as $1 is failing to attract buyers, with many properties having been on the market for over a year now.

The city known for launching the automobile age has certainly seen better days. Once ranked as the 10th most populated city in the United States, one in five houses now stands empty in Detroit.

Constant foreclosures have destroyed property values, with some homes once worth 100,000 times more than their current selling price. One in three people is unemployed in Detroit and the cityís population continues to decline as people leave to other states in search of opportunity.

Business Insider reported that Detroitís unpaid property taxes totalled $17.6 million last year, but the city still prefers homes to be occupied rather than have unsold lots.

But as more homes get boarded up and neighbourhoods begin to resemble ghost towns, Detroit is unlikely to lose the tag as the most affordable city in the world any time soon.

$1 Detroit homes still for sale - Yahoo!7 Finance Australia
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even if you buy it for a dollar, who are you going to sell it to??????????
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Round up a group of friends and start a new community?


















Detroit? i'll pass
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buy for a buck pull the copper out make 30 and then burn the bi*ch down to get your dollar back

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Sk8bamboo said:
IN DETROIT

Australia was recently recognised as having the most unaffordable housing markets in the world. Those struggling to scrape together the thousands required to enter the local property market might consider a cheaper option in the American city of Detroit.

Ranked as the most affordable city in world by the Demograhia International Housing Affordability Survey, Detroit's median home sale price currently sits at $29,200. While many Australians need more money to get a home loan from a bank, Detroit’s average property price is actually on the rise from lows of $17,000 just a couple of years ago.

Compare home loan rates at Moneyhound

But you can buy a property for a lot cheaper than that. A ton cheaper, in fact.

A staggering 47 homes in Detroit are listed for $500 or less on the website realtor.com, with five properties listed for just $1. There are also a range of previously loved homes that can be snapped up in the $50 to $80 price range.

Unfortunately for those trying to sell their homes in Detroit a price tag as low as $1 is failing to attract buyers, with many properties having been on the market for over a year now.

The city known for launching the automobile age has certainly seen better days. Once ranked as the 10th most populated city in the United States, one in five houses now stands empty in Detroit.

Constant foreclosures have destroyed property values, with some homes once worth 100,000 times more than their current selling price. One in three people is unemployed in Detroit and the city’s population continues to decline as people leave to other states in search of opportunity.

Business Insider reported that Detroit’s unpaid property taxes totalled $17.6 million last year, but the city still prefers homes to be occupied rather than have unsold lots.

But as more homes get boarded up and neighbourhoods begin to resemble ghost towns, Detroit is unlikely to lose the tag as the most affordable city in the world any time soon.

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Crazy... quick way to be become a real estate mogul... lol

on the real, that sh*t sucks... if in another town i might think about snatching up a home but not in the D...

"its so cold in the D" is right!
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michigan...a predominantly democrat state, a predominantly supported obama state...


look at what he's done...ruin the country, decreased value of dollar, hyper inflation, treason for not attacking during thew libya incident...lol americans are stupid...he's a fu*king piece of sh*t ruining your life, I guess when you're poor, it's a good thing to want handouts...who gives two sh*ts if it fu*ks your kids entire life...
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BigJay.inc said:
Crazy... quick way to be become a real estate mogul... lol

on the real, that sh*t sucks... if in another town i might think about snatching up a home but not in the D...

"its so cold in the D" is right!
no, michigan is poor as fu*k, and dirty too...you'll lose money...buy in states like texas, where economic uncertainty is much less..when you take guns, crime increases....use your brain .....who listens to the laws...criminals or law abiding citizens? dumbass
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Saw Mish*tgan and laughed.
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Eventually they will knock down all the houses and create farms. Would bring a lot more to the city
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sh*t will probably go down in value for 50cent im good
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somebody post a picture of these "Houses" and the neighborhoods theyre in
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the homes that are here in detroit for a $1 need thousands of dollars of money to be put in it just to live in it. then after u buy it fix and try to sell it u wont be able to becuz noone wants to live on those blocks.
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why even pay the dollar?

just move in there, not like anyone would notice except for homeless bums and criminals who used to stay there
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Here's one realtor's website... sort by price to see what $1 can allegedly buy you:

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Man I went to Detroit for the Bears vs. Lions, Detroit and Windsor Ontario are both fu*ked up sh*t is sad to see an American city like that and I came from Chicago where sh*t cant get too much worse lol.

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FEDEXKINKO said:
Man I went to Detroit for the Bears vs. Lions, Detroit and Windsor Ontario are both fu*ked up sh*t is sad to see an American city like that and I came from Chicago where sh*t cant get too much worse lol.
the crazy sh*t is Windsor Ontario right across the lake has almost no murder at all. sh*t's nuts n*ggas leave their doors unlocked overnight


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this video is a fu*king trip, our whole country is fu*ked up to be honest. by that I mean mentality wise

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BigJay.inc said:
Here's one realtor's website... sort by price to see what $1 can allegedly buy you:

Almost all the house that are listed for a $1 have excessive fire damage or don't have a roof at all lol
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if i lived in detroit or even any where close i would buy every house there for $1, how can you go wrong ? even if you have to hold it for 5-10-15 years ? how can you go wrong ?
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check this a 21 bedroom house for 12,500
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