Is Detroit a good investment?

Detroit is the largest and most significant city in Michigan's economy. It lies on an international waterway and is home to the hemisphere's largest automotive factory (River Rouge Complex). America's largest trading terminal with Canada (America's largest trading partner) is located right here in Detroit. The state of Michigan generally and Detroit specifically is home to a throng of strong and world-wide recognizable companies driving employment. Every Real-Estate market and Real-Estate renter's markets specifically follow strong employment. The Detroit metro area is among the strongest in the Nation for employment and quality of life: with excellent employment opportunities, shopping, city services, historic buildings, and a business friendly environment. Detroit's unique housing/renting conditions coupled with its excellent regional economy make it an exceptional Real Estate investment with the best value in the United States.

Some of the well-known international corperations who are headquarterd in Detroit

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Michigan jobless rate below U.S. rate

Michigan added 6,000 new jobs in February, and its unemployment rate dipped another tenth of a percentage point to 4.8%, putting it below the national jobless rate for the second time in the past year. The national jobless rate for February stood at 4.9%. Michigan's jobless rate for February was the lowest since early 2001.

Detroit Free-Press
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Detroit area housing market among nation's hottest

Will Hubbard and Abby Leet celebrate outside their newly purchased home For the second month in row, the National Association of Realtors are citing Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor as two of the 10 hottest real estate markets in the country.

Detroit News

But, Isn't Detroit Bankrupt?

The governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, successfully filed municipal bankruptcy on July 18th, 2013 and swept Detroit's 18.5 Billion dollar debt clean with approval from the United State's Federal Government. The debt had accumulated under miss-managements from Detroit's former mayors which ended with the election of a new Mayor Mike Dugan on January 1st 2014. The 2008 financial crisis was the catalyst for the bankruptcy, and has ironically been the greatest event to happen to the city in living memory. Since the bankruptcy and new government management, Detroit's resilient economy has rebounded. Detroit is back open for business and the downtown area becoming a hub for large construction projects, new businesses, nightlife, and new residents.

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Detroit Mayor Mike Dugan

Credited with turning around the local Detroit Government

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

Sucessfully filed for Detroit's Federal bankruptcy

M1 Light-Rail

First in a seriese of light-rails network which connects Detroit CBD with surrounding suburbs
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How do you get 12%-13% ROI?

Because of Detroit's massive size of Detroit and an glut of housing supply from Detroit's manufacturing era, there are many more housing investment options for rental units in Detroit compared with other parts of the country. Most of these houses are all brick (single and multi-family). Because of the price reduction after the 2008 financial crisis coupled with the rebound in the economy and subsequent rebounding rental demand, House prices in Detroit are - still at this time - much lower than the national average. Each unit can still yield between $650-$1000 per-month in rental revenue.

*Comparison of Detroit vs New York price/ROI*

156-08 132nd Ave
Jamaica, NY

2 Family House

Listing Price:
$449,900

Sold Price:
$430,000

Potential Monthly Rent:
$1500

per unit Gross annual:
$36,000

Management:
$3,600

Property Taxes:
$2,400

Net Annual:
$30,000

Net ROI: 7%

10 Detroit Homes in our defined neighborhood

Total Package Price:
$449,900

Price after Discount:
$430,000

Potential Monthly Rent:
$850 per unit

Gross annual:
$102,200

Management:
$10,220

Property Taxes:
$22,000

Net Annual:
$69,980

Net ROI: 16.3%

Are Detroit housing prices appriciating?

Detroit housing prices are one of the fastest growing in the nation. Although it is geographically a large market, many Detroit investors are out of state buyers, and international buyer's too are now cashing in on this high value oppurtunity. Prices are increasing every month.

Latest Detroit Case-Shiller/S&P Index
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Forbes Magazine calls Detroit #1 for appriciation and investment performance

Detroit #1

Forbes on Detroit
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The 10 Real Estate Markets With Highest Home Price Appreciation

Detroit #1

biggerpockets.com

Are there any extra costs?

All investments with Detroit Renaissance are final as quoted. Detroit Renaissance Investments covers all closing and transfer costs. The rent revenue is also quoted as after tax. There are no hidden costs, the numbers we present are the final result. Detroit Renaissance Investments will cover all repair and capital improvements on the investment for five years after the date of closing.


Rosedale Park

East English Village

University District

Bagley