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    Housing costs a lot less than cars

    At least that is the case in Detroit. According to the Chicago Tribune, the median price for a home sold in the month of December 2008 in Motor City is Seven Thousand, Five Hundred dollars

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    Re: Housing costs a lot less than cars

    It's going to take a miracle to ever turn that city around. Who in their right mind would move there right now?



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    Re: Housing costs a lot less than cars

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    It's going to take a miracle to ever turn that city around. Who in their right mind would move there right now?
    Someone who wants a cheap house.


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    Re: Housing costs a lot less than cars

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Someone who wants a cheap house.
    or like 8 or 10 cheap houses...

    Come to Detroit! Own your own neighborhood!

    it could work



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    Re: Housing costs a lot less than cars

    I found this quote amusing from the linked article....

    "Much of the neighborhood economy revolves around rib joints, hot dog stands and liquor stores"


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    Re: Housing costs a lot less than cars

    Is anyone employed in Michigan anymore? Maybe they should become a right to work state and try to lure Honda and Toyota into detroit to build cars.


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    Re: Housing costs a lot less than cars

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Is anyone employed in Michigan anymore? Maybe they should become a right to work state and try to lure Honda and Toyota into detroit to build cars.
    That makes too much sense. I wouldn't hold my breath on the results of that vote.



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    Re: Housing costs a lot less than cars

    I think that's because if you live in Detroit, you want to be mobile.



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    Re: Housing costs a lot less than cars

    house prices in detroit will hit bottom when the last person moves out.



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    Re: Housing costs a lot less than cars

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Is anyone employed in Michigan anymore? Maybe they should become a right to work state and try to lure Honda and Toyota into detroit to build cars.
    Thats funny. Dont you know the only way to get rid of unions is to close the plants down.


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    Re: Housing costs a lot less than cars

    i remember a bridge in Detroit.

    They meant to put up a sign on a bridge entering the city that said

    "Detroit, A great place to live!"

    Instead the put up a sign that said "Detroit, A place to live!"


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    Re: Housing costs a lot less than cars

    Quote Originally Posted by ffelknirznarf View Post
    i remember a bridge in Detroit.

    They meant to put up a sign on a bridge entering the city that said

    "Detroit, A great place to live!"

    Instead the put up a sign that said "Detroit, A place to live!"
    Did you mean "leave?"


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    Re: Housing costs a lot less than cars

    No, but that would have been even funnier.

    They left out the word great.

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    Did you mean "leave?"



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    Re: Housing costs a lot less than cars

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Thats funny. Dont you know the only way to get rid of unions is to close the plants down.
    That reminds me of an awesome quote by jumbopackage in this thread: http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...ime-now-3.html

    Unions have their place. That place is roughly in the early 20th century.



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    Re: Housing costs a lot less than cars

    So, Detroit has been going downhill since about, well, 1960-something. How is the final plunge a surprise to anyone?

    It's kiund of like the depopulation of NW Iowa. Frankly, I care more about that than about Detroit, and I shed very few tears for the place I'm from, and still like a lot.

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