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A 3 Bedroom Home In Detroit Is $500

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A 3 Bedroom Home In Detroit Is $500

Post by Taco » April 25th, 2012, 7:39 pm

I thought this was intersting.

After a bargain? Own a three bedroom home in Detroit for JUST $500...as the city is revealed to have the cheapest housing in the U.S

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1t4x9vgdO

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Post by xiongmao » April 25th, 2012, 7:52 pm

Ha ha ha, try buying a house in Shanghai for that price! The world is turning itself on its head.
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Post by gsjackson » April 25th, 2012, 8:34 pm

That $500 will buy you all the trouble in the world. I speak from painful experience. Don't put a nickel into Detroit.

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Post by Taco » April 26th, 2012, 4:31 pm

The House is $500 but unfortunately you need a $50,000 security system just to protect it, 10 ft. electric fence, CCTV cameras, mine field in your lawn etc...

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Post by gsjackson » April 26th, 2012, 6:13 pm

Taco wrote:The House is $500 but unfortunately you need a $50,000 security system just to protect it, 10 ft. electric fence, CCTV cameras, mine field in your lawn etc...


Yeah, just to keep it from becoming a crack house. Add in at least $300 a month for taxes, probably many thousands in necessary repairs, tenants who won't pay the rent and property managers who will steal it all if they do.

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Post by E_Irizarry » April 26th, 2012, 6:48 pm

gsjackson wrote:
Taco wrote:The House is $500 but unfortunately you need a $50,000 security system just to protect it, 10 ft. electric fence, CCTV cameras, mine field in your lawn etc...


Yeah, just to keep it from becoming a crack house. Add in at least $300 a month for taxes, probably many thousands in necessary repairs, tenants who won't pay the rent and property managers who will steal it all if they do.


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