Very cheap houses in Michigan

photo from The Detroit News/David Coates

photo from The Detroit News/David Coates

Michigan is an interesting place right now. To save money, old once-paved rural roads are going back to gravel and they’re paying people to stay in Detroit, where more than 11,000 homes have been foreclosed. Here’s an ABC news segment from March about some artists (Design 99) who are moving in.



photo credit Walter Wasacz

It’s exciting to see community rebirth happening in these times. If I were young, in the midwest and just starting out, this would be a very appealing offer. (Thanks Ran!)

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Dimwit 07/22/2009 at 4:06 am

This is appalling but it’s also hopeful. I would think that cities like Detroit, Buffalo and Rochester have bottomed out. Yes, it’s bad, but now, with people taking advantage of the extremely low prices, there can be a rebirth. Up from the literal ashes.
Hopefully this will continue. Now, what to do with the ghost suburbs in Arizona and Nevada. That’s a whole other story!

Bud 03/08/2010 at 12:46 pm

I need a cheap home.

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