The Most Affordable Real Estate Market in the Country is…

Detroit was crowned America’s most affordable real estate market by this year’s Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report (HLR). Find out why The Motor City is undergoing a real estate renaissance.

Detroit is home to 4.3 million residents, making it the second-largest metropolitan area in the Midwestern U.S. As one of America’s oldest cities, Detroit has a rich history and is the heart of the American automotive industry. Today, the city was also named America’s most affordable real estate market.

Coldwell Banker ranked over 2,000 U.S. cities in its 2016 Home Listing Report. The report compares the average listing price of four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes markets across the country to offer a glimpse of what a home in one city might cost if it were located somewhere else. The average price of such a home in Detroit was $64,110, where homebuyers can purchase 38 homes for the price of one in the country’s most expensive market, Saratoga, CA.

Detroit City

Detroit is in the midst of a major revitalization after being hit hard during the 2008 financial crisis. The iconic Motor City serves up culture, entertainment, top-notch education and plenty of commercial space to stimulate small business. There is a large stock of housing available in Detroit, so the market is poised to blossom and reinvigorate the city.

John North, chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Weir Manual in Bingham Farms, MI says, “The city of Detroit has been experiencing a renaissance in the last few years. Due to an invigorated community, culture and resurgence of young professionals, more and more people are looking to Detroit as an affordable place to settle and lay down roots.”

Check out this four-bed, three-bath home in Detroit listed for $50,000:

Detroit Listing

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Senior Manager, Public Relations & Giving for Coldwell Banker. Grew up in Sarasota and attended college at Western Carolina University. Athena wanted to wake up in that city that doesn’t sleep so headed to Madison Avenue to start her marketing career. She has been with this awesome brand for more than 15 years and can be found generating buzz about CB in every way possible. Athena helps to grow the brand’s position as the most storied real estate company within the industry and has led many high-profile endeavors; she was at the forefront of the brand’s pioneering smart home campaign, raised $6 million in two years to build 130 Habitat for Humanity homes, and led the Homes for Dogs program in partnership with that resulted in tens-of-thousands of dogs finding their furever home. She currently leads the CB Supports St. Jude program, which encourages the Coldwell Banker network’s 96,000+ real estate agents to make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital for every real estate transaction they represent. In her spare time, you can find her either digging up a new area in her yard for another flower bed or planning her next travel adventure. She's the proud mom of three cats Jolene, Ziggy and Lucy.

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