9 ugly Detroit houses selling for $500

These homes have seen better days.

Of the nearly 15,000 houses and other properties up for sale in the Wayne County tax foreclosure auction, many are dilapidated and structurally unsound. Some are even on the city’s demolition list.

The auction closes different days this week. Stay tuned for a lot of updates.

Check out Why Don’t Why Own This? for more information on the auction.

4232 Chene

This one at 4232 Chene is already painted.

3610 St. Aubin

Your very own vandalized treasure at 3610 St. Aubin.

4702 Tillman

You could have a makeshift landfill outside your house at 4702 Tillman.

2196 Concord

Merge with nature in this 102-year-old wood frame home at 2196 Concord.

332 W. Nevada

What’s a little fire damage at this brick home at 332 W. Nevada.

1975 Pasadena

Well, most of the house at 1975 Pasadena is standing.

160 W. Goldengate

This house at 16o W. Golden Gate is popular with no-talent vandals.

3321 E. Kirby

Merge with nature at this 3331 E. Kirby house. 

5950 Lucky Pl.

Your new house at 5950 Lucky Place needs a little love.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.