Imported from Detroit: Chryslers & Housing Strength

October 25, 2011

by Scott Sambucci


Starting in March, Detroit’s listing prices (a.k.a “asking prices”) began rising in our weekly numbers, with a full-fledged upswing by the summer months:

Listing Prices: Detroit MSA Housing Market (January 2011 - October 2011)

As reported in DSNews about today’s Case-Shiller numbers – Detroit and Washington D.C. were the only two cities to see positive annual returns of +2.7 percent and +0.3 percent, respectively.

Just last week, our very own Jon Sterling pointed to Detroit as a top investor market based on our October National Housing Report.

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But beware – our the weekly number (black line above) is now moving down now because of seasonality effects.


Richard C. Montague October 31, 2011 at 2:02 am

The demographic is pretty much interesting. I will be checking for a while and look for some constructive ways to meet those numbers. Thanks a lot for the review!

Prague Property November 1, 2011 at 10:06 am

Interesting data. A partner of ours from Prague has been promoting Detroit property but I also saw a number of articles on how there were empty subdivisions and thought any recovery would be a long way off.

Morgan November 1, 2011 at 7:12 pm


Sandy Shore December 8, 2011 at 12:02 pm

It's only a matter of time until we see housing markets in infrastructure-heavy areas like Detroit start to recover a bit (albeit maybe short of a 'rebound'). It would make sense that, with continued stability, these areas will see more cottage industries sprouting up and a corresponding increase in demand for inexpensive housing. Who knows – maybe the auto industry will wake up and drive prices back up! There seems to be more of a chance of that happening than the construction industry roaring back in Florida.

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