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$1M Detroit condo has 55-foot wall of windows, glass doors, balconies $1M Detroit condo has 55-foot wall of windows, glass doors, balconies

This high-style loft in the Willys Overland Lofts building is for sale at just above $1 million. It is in a showplace Detroit neighborhood with a new glamorous kitchen, a g...

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Zillow – price Cuts, While Rare In This Market, Often Lead to Greater Profit: Zillow Zillow – price Cuts, While Rare In This Market, Often Lead to Greater Profit: Zillow

“There are homes that have been on the market two or three months and in those situations it’s quite obvious that they’re priced too high and they should make a price reduc...

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BUILDING A TEAM-ORIENTED BROKERAGE IN DETROIT BUILDING A TEAM-ORIENTED BROKERAGE IN DETROIT

For Austin Black II, the transition from real estate development to a real estate career was a natural progression. A graduate of Cornell who studied urban planning, Austin...

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Homebuyers Compete to Score in Metro Detroit Residential Real Estate Frenzy Homebuyers Compete to Score in Metro Detroit Residential Real Estate Frenzy

Metro Detroit's spring residential real estate market is coming in like a lion.

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With Nearly a Year With Nearly a Year's Worth of Supply for Sale, Downtown Detroit's Condo Market Is Oversaturated

For nearly two years, Detroit has had an excess of condominiums for sale on the market.

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The economy is in distress. But in 2020, Metro Detroit’s housing market took off. The economy is in distress. But in 2020, Metro Detroit’s housing market took off.

With historically low interest rates and inventory, homes sales continue to go up even amidst a pandemic.

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Q&A: City Living Detroit Q&A: City Living Detroit's Austin Black II on Virtual Tours, Open Floor Plans and the State ...

Austin Black II has seen residential real estate downturns before.

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Gorgeous Midcentury in Palmer Woods Sells for $735k Gorgeous Midcentury in Palmer Woods Sells for $735k

A recent renovation brought back the original, understated look of the 5,000-square-foot home.

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$785K Detroit Home Was Stripped of $785K Detroit Home Was Stripped of 'all the Weird Stuff' for Renovation

Detroit’s Palmer Woods was a classic example of midcentury modern architecture.

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Snag This Radiant and Revamped Loft in Detroit for $324K Snag This Radiant and Revamped Loft in Detroit for $324K

Carved out of a 100-year-old building, this airy pad stylishly blends the past and the present.

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Detroit’s most secretive neighborhood a doorway to the Rocket Mortgage tourney Detroit’s most secretive neighborhood a doorway to the Rocket Mortgage tourney

What makes this area even more exciting is its alignment with the Detroit Golf Club.

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Think You Think You'll Buy a Home in Midtown? Here's What You'll Find for Sale

This home in Indian Village is the type of house that many people find compelling in Detroit.

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Developers Break Ground on 70 Single-family Homes in Two Detroit Neighborhoods Developers Break Ground on 70 Single-family Homes in Two Detroit Neighborhoods

The new homes will range between 1,200 to nearly 2,000 square feet, Mays said.

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Detroit Detroit's Hottest Residential Markets: Why These 3 Neighborhoods Are Attracting Homebuyers

Million dollar condos. More than 1,000 mortgages granted to Detroit homebuyers last year.

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Colorful Corner Loft at Willys Asks $850K Colorful Corner Loft at Willys Asks $850K

Sometimes it seems like a lot of the lofts we see look the same.

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Local Real Estate Expert Austin Black II Trumpets Value in Detroit’s Neighborhoods Local Real Estate Expert Austin Black II Trumpets Value in Detroit’s Neighborhoods

When young couples come to Detroit searching for the perfect Tudor in Green Acres.

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An Hour With Austin Black II An Hour With Austin Black II

Austin Black II returned to Detroit in 2004 to work for a suburban-based developer.

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Absolutely Gorgeous Indian Village Mansion Sells for $662k Absolutely Gorgeous Indian Village Mansion Sells for $662k

As we said in the first story, "Simply, it’s a beautifully restored home in a historic neighborhood."

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Detroit Real Estate Expert Talks Trendy Housing Options Detroit Real Estate Expert Talks Trendy Housing Options

Detroit is experiencing a housing boom right now in trendy spots like Midtown, downtown and Corktown.

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Downtown Detroit Sales Prices Rise to Downtown Detroit Sales Prices Rise to 'insane' Levels

The booming market in greater downtown shows that years of efforts at recovery are at least beginning to pay off.

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Demand for Detroit Demand for Detroit's Old — and Affordable — Mansions Revs Up

Those homes, in Detroit neighborhoods filled with 4,000- to 7,000-square-foot beauties.

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Indian Village Mansion With Good Bones Restored Indian Village Mansion With Good Bones Restored

Built in 1916, the house was designed by William Van Tine, one of the architects who worked on Henry Ford's estate Fair Lane.

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City Living in Detroit City Living in Detroit

The signs of change are everywhere as we drive through the Cass Corridor to the center of the city.

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Detroiters to Atlantic City: Too bad for you Detroiters to Atlantic City: Too bad for you

It didn't take long for Detroiters to come out swinging at Atlantic City's mayor after he took a swipe at the Motor City during his annual city address on the East Coast.

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Raising Kids in the City of Detroit Raising Kids in the City of Detroit

For all the city's hyperbole and headlines, it's home to thousands of local families. Will parents keep raising kids in Detroit? And will more arrive?

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Rents keep going up in greater downtown Detroit Rents keep going up in greater downtown Detroit

"The rents are going up to the point that many people now renting are converting over to ownership," said Austin Black II, founder and president of City Living Detroit brok...

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Detroit’s Encore Detroit’s Encore

The first thing you learn in Detroit is that you don’t know anything about Detroit. Most Americans—even many Michigan residents—perceive the city as a crime-ridden, crumbli...

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In a gentrifying Detroit, an uneasy migration of urban millennials In a gentrifying Detroit, an uneasy migration of urban millennials

“People want the community to improve, but the improvement will come with investment, and investment comes when people feel they can get a return,” said Austin Black II, a ...

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Black History: Young Broker Working To Make Detroit A Thriving City Once Again Black History: Young Broker Working To Make Detroit A Thriving City Once Again

He’s a young power broker selling and managing real estate properties in Detroit’s hottest neighborhoods.

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Michigan Opera Theater Chief Buys Mayor Duggan Michigan Opera Theater Chief Buys Mayor Duggan's Home

Duggan had moved to Palmer Woods from Livonia shortly before he announced he was running for mayor.

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Metro Detroit Home Prices Increase While Inventory, Sales Dip Metro Detroit Home Prices Increase While Inventory, Sales Dip

The average single-family home or condominium in metro Detroit sold for $120,250 in November, showing a 41.3 percent year-over-year increase, says a monthly report by Realc...

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New Detroit Residents, Workers Speed Downtown Revival New Detroit Residents, Workers Speed Downtown Revival

Public relations professional David Lilly left New York City two years ago for a downtown Detroit neighborhood that was “a pretty lonely place,” he recalls. Since then, mo...

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Live/Work discussion: Live/Work discussion: 'What's good for Detroit is what's good for Grand Rapids'

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Do the right thing in review Do the right thing in review

Entrepreneurs have many decisions to make when starting a business. It's hard to call making a difference a business decision. To some it just seems to come naturally. Th...

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Bringing Neighborhoods Together to Keep Young People in Michigan Bringing Neighborhoods Together to Keep Young People in Michigan

A community organizer in Grand Rapids is trying to improve neighborhoods to keep young people from moving out of the state.

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Boom Town Boom Town

Black estimates prices will remain at these prices only for about another year.

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Twenty Metro Detroit young professionals to be honored tonight at annual award ceremony Twenty Metro Detroit young professionals to be honored tonight at annual award ceremony

The program - sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber - was established by the group Detroit Young Professionals (DYP) "to recognize and celebrate outstanding Detroiters ...

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Real estate star rising: Austin Black of City Living Detroit Real estate star rising: Austin Black of City Living Detroit

Think of Austin Black's story in relation to the prodigal son, but in a good way.

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Detroit Real Estate Tough, But Looking Brighter Detroit Real Estate Tough, But Looking Brighter

Detroit residential and commercial development faces many difficult challenges. Even so, some believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel, as reported in an artic...

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The School’s Real Estate Investment Club Learns First-Hand About Detroit’s Progress, Potential The School’s Real Estate Investment Club Learns First-Hand About Detroit’s Progress, Potential

Following lunch at the New Parthenon in Greektown, the students met Austin Black II, broker and president of City Living Detroit, a full-service, boutique-style real estate...

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Austin Black II Opens Doors To City Living Detroit Real Estate Brokerage Austin Black II Opens Doors To City Living Detroit Real Estate Brokerage

A new full-service real estate brokerage founded by Realtor® Austin Black II named City Living Detroit.

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Startup News: Austin Black launches City Living Detroit real estate agency Startup News: Austin Black launches City Living Detroit real estate agency

Austin Black, one of the most recognized names in downtown-area real estate is striking out on his own with his own brokerage - City Living Detroit.

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Why I love Detroit Why I love Detroit

People think of Detroit as a declining industrial town, but we have absolutely gorgeous architecture.

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Crain Crain's Detroit Business, 20 in their 20s - Austin Black II, 27

When Detroit native Austin Black II returned home after graduation, he noticed the city had a lot of new residential development. Unfortunately, most of the people he talke...

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