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The Dig is Detour Detroit’s home for real estate, housing and development dirt. The Dig is bringing you stories, analysis and how-to guides about the built environment across Detroit’s 143 square miles. Sign up for The Dig newsletter, launching Fall 2020, to make sure you never miss a story.

Despite their high price tag, demand was high for the 14 sustainably-designed, single-family EcoHomes in Detroit.
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home in detroit at center of legal dispute between hgtv star nicole curtis and detroit lank bank over ownership
HGTV host Nicole Curtis’ battle with the Detroit Land Bank over an Islandview home is the best argument you’ll ever see for forking over cash for title insurance.
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paul jones iii
Paul Jones III, aka @PaulTheUrbanist, is a witty Twitter guide to Detroit urban planning, history, transit and equity issues.
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Detroit couple at their home, which they call the Detroit Hoodstead
For this Detroit couple, buying a home meant starting a new kind of life together, at what they call their “Detroit Hoodstead."
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Without the Detroit Home Mortgage program, Jennifer Ivey and her husband wouldn’t have been able to buy their home.
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Southwest Detroit’s beloved Hygrade Deli, known for its massive reubens, has been put up for sale, owner Stuart Litt said.
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Living room in home for sale, staged by Detroit Staged
Kristin Calvert stages hundreds of homes for sale with her firm Staged Detroit -- here's why it matters to buyers.
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satellite map showing southwest detroit moroun-owned land
The zoning dispute focused on a Moroun-owned property in southwest Detroit shows the impact of Michigan’s eminent domain law.
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central detroit christian affordable home
Central Detroit Christian, a nonprofit in the greater North End area, aims to triple its affordable housing portfolio in the coming year.
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Race track for Detroit Grand Prix shown on Belle Isle island park
A 1980s bargain pitted Detroit Grand Prix advocates against residents who fear the race is destroying the island park.
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michigan central station development plan rendering aerial
The Detroit Community Benefits Ordinance was the first of its kind in the nation -- but critics say it still needs to give residents more say.
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Diamond DeYampert
Banks are reluctant to offer mortgages on homes valued at less than $100,000. Detroit’s Black residents are paying the price.
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