Update: The Palmer Park mansion has been removed from the auction.
Looking for a good deal on a mansion in Palmer Park? Or maybe a slice of the Heidelberg Project? How about some churches, a car wash and motel?
On Thursday, bidding began on most of the more than 20,000 Detroit properties that ended up in the Wayne County Tax Auction this year because of delinquent taxes.
As many as 10,000 houses may still be occupied, according to an estimate by Loveland Technologies, which has created a map of every tax foreclosed property in Detroit.
Most of the properties won’t sell until the second phase, when properties begin with a $500 bid in the fall. Minimum bids are currently the cost of the unpaid taxes.
Click on any of the links below to see more information on each property. The images are from Google Maps unless otherwise stated.
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.