Thursday, January 23, 2014

A $500 Auction Buyer's Story



“Just looking at it, it’s a lot of work,” the neighbor across the street said, figuring I would give up after a month or two.


Ever wonder about those auctions of Detroit houses where you can get a house for $500?  Well, this guy went through with it and his story is interesting.  It's about a house he bought in 2009, but it is also about the neighborhood around it.  It's about the challenges of being an urban pioneer, and of living with no heat or water but with a shotgun handy just in case.



The bottom line is that it makes for interesting reading.  Go to the link.  You won't regret it.

Link:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/drewphilp/why-i-bought-a-house-in-detroit-for-500