Invest in Detroit Real Estate

Detroit Real Estate Investing

Metro Detroit home prices are at an 8 year highDetroit is the most searched real estate investment market by non-residents of the US. Why is Detroit such a popular investment destination? It’s all in the numbers. Detroit real estate investing has never been more exciting! There are many popular investment markets in across the US, which offer attractive returns. However, there is no market in the country that offers more to investors than Metro Detroit. Detroit real estate investing in 2018 can be very profitable. There are several reasons for this, specifically:

  • Metro Detroit’s housing market has skyrocketed in value since the depths of the housing crisis. Detroit investment properties capital appreciation figures are impressive and show no signs of slowing down.
  • No other market in the US offers the same “bang for your buck.” Your investment dollar goes further in Detroit, with price points significantly lower than other popular investment markets like Memphis, Atlanta, Indianapolis, or Cleveland.
  • Detroit and its surrounding suburbs offer the perfect balance between capital gains potential and high net cash returns.

Investors from around the world have invested tens of millions of dollars into Detroit’s neighborhoods over the past 7 years. This helped drive the housing market forward while lending restrictions pushed many home buyers out of the market. Gradually, as the national housing market continued its upward swing, more home buyers re-entered the market and helped home values surge. No market felt this surge more than Metro Detroit, where prices are up almost 70% from its lowest point in 2010.

The good news is that investors haven’t missed the boat. The housing market is expected to continue its climb, and working with US Investor Group's Detroit real estate investments team will ensure you get access to exclusive deals which are significantly under market value.

Resurgence of Detroit’s Economy

Since the economic downturn of the late 2000’s, Metro Detroit has experienced a total resurgence of its economy, fueled by traditional industry as well as new businesses. Metro Detroit’s economy will forever be linked to the Automotive industry, home to America’s three largest automakers: General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. During the height of the global financial crisis, Detroit’s “Big 3” automakers were on the brink of collapse, culminating in a bailout by the US government. General Motors, the largest automaker in the world filed for bankruptcy and received federal dollars during its restructuring. Since then, the company has far exceeded the expectations of market experts, becoming one of the most profitable companies in the world. Since its low point in 2009, the company has earned over $30 billion, punctuated by a record $9.7B profit in 2015. Ford Motor Company, the country’s second largest automaker and one of the largest employers in Metro Detroit has also performed well, earning over $8.5 billion in 2015 alone. In January 2017 Ford announced it would be scrapping plans to build a billion dollar plant in Mexico, choosing instead to reinvest in its Michigan plants and keeping jobs in Metro Detroit. By shifting their focus to new product development and innovation, GM, Ford, and Chrysler have all made positive gains which will have a reverberating effect throughout the region.

While Detroit will always be linked with the manufacturing sector, the City’s economy is diversifying into other industries. The healthcare industry employs tens of thousands of Detroiters and is home to some of the largest companies in the field. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Henry Ford Health System, and Detroit Medical Center are all based in Detroit.

"You actually have a major industry now, a huge industry, that’s come back big, big time. And that’s been a difference not only to Detroit, that’s been a difference all over the United States... If I had a way of buying a couple hundred thousand single family homes... I would load up on them. " - Warren Buffet

Detroit Investment News

June 2024

Detroit's iconic Michigan Central Station has reopened its doors following a remarkable six-year, $950 million transformation led by Ford Motor Company. The 18-story building, once in disrepair, now stands as a powerful symbol of renewal and hope for the city.

To mark its grand reopening, the station hosted a star-studded concert on Thursday titled “Live From Detroit: The Concert at Michigan Central,” featuring performances by music legends Diana Ross, Jack White, and Eminem. The electrifying event drew 20,000 attendees and was also streamed live for residents to enjoy from watch parties throughout the city.  

Acquired by Ford Motor Co. six years ago with the vision of creating a hub for autonomous vehicles, the station has been revitalized into a campus focusing on…

June 2024

Detroit City Football Club (DCFC) plans to build a new soccer stadium in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood. The new stadium, which will be located on Michigan Ave. and 20th Street, is expected to be completed by 2027. It will replace the vacant building on the former Southwest Detroit Hospital site.

The owners of DCFC are excited about the unique features of the new stadium, which they believe will have a significant positive impact on the surrounding Southwest Detroit community, particularly in neighborhoods such as Mexicantown. Currently, DCFC plays at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck, which can hold around 7,000 fans. The new stadium will accommodate approximately 14,000 fans, twice the capacity of Keyworth Stadium. The owners plan to combine modern amenities with the beloved…

May 2024

City officials have announced that Detroit’s Coleman A. Young International Airport (KDET) will undergo a major renovation for the first time in over 50 years. 

The City of Detroit has granted Avflight a 30-year lease to invest in the airport's amenities, services, and security. Avflight, an aviation operating company based in Detroit and Ann Arbor, has provided essential services to KDET since 2011. Under this long-term lease, Avflight will be the sole fixed-base operator company, a historic milestone for the airport. 

Avflight's upcoming investment involves the construction of a 3,000 sq. ft. terminal and a 15,000 sq. ft. hangar, set to begin this summer. Additionally, the City of Detroit will receive funding from the Federal Aviation Administration to facilitate other…

May 2024

After 66 years of decline, the tide is finally turning. Detroit’s population has officially grown for the first time since 1957. 

According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates, Detroit gained 1,852 new residents from July 1, 2022, to July 1, 2023. With a total population of 633,218, Detroit ranks ahead of Memphis, Louisville, and Portland as the 26th most populous city in the United States. 

The surge in new residents can be attributed to rapidly emerging commercial and residential developments. Under the Mike Duggan administration, over 10,000 vacant houses have been renovated, and entire communities have been transformed through city government initiatives and public-private partnerships. These initiatives breathe life into up-and-…

May 2024

The Gilbert Family Foundation has announced a transformative $15 million investment in 10 Detroit neighborhoods as part of the third phase of the Strategic Neighborhood Fund (SNF). 

Since 2016, SNF has committed to improving the quality of life and promoting economic growth across every city council district in Detroit. In its first two phases, SNF leveraged over $262 million in investments and has made a tangible difference in the lives of Detroit residents. Their commitment has included initiatives to prevent eviction and property tax foreclosure and provide legal counsel and resources to families.

The latest $15 million allocation of funds from the Gilbert Family Foundation is part of a broader 10-year, $500 million commitment with the Rocket Community Fund,…

May 2024

The 2024 NFL Draft held in downtown Detroit was a record-shattering success. With over 700,000 fans in attendance throughout the event, Detroit surpassed the previous attendance record of 600,000 set by Nashville in 2019. 

According to current projections from the economic consulting firm Anderson Economic Group LLC, the net impact of the NFL Draft on Detroit's economy is expected to exceed $165 million. As visitors immersed themselves in Detroit’s unique offerings over the NFL Draft weekend, expenditures by draft attendees alone made up a total of $37 million. 

President and CEO of Visit Detroit emphasized that data collection from the event is still ongoing. To paint a more precise picture, Visit Detroit is collaborating with sports economist…