Find Real Estate Agents and Homes for Sale


Real Estate News --> Michigan News

Lack of starter homes in Michigan leaves first-time buyers in the lurch


Lack of starter homes in Michigan leaves first-time buyers in the lurch Few builders are willing to construct starter homes priced $225,000 and below because they can't make enough profit, they say. Check out this story on Freep.com: https://on.freep.com ...


Archived Story

USA TODAY NETWORK presents VRtually There, a weekly virtual reality series that delivers amazing adventures, extreme nature, sports fantasies and the world's most fascinating peopleWe don't just tell incredible stories, we let you live the experience in fully immersive environmentsUse your VR headset, laptop or smart phone to experience in 360\u00b0 video and virtual realityDownload the USA TODAY app, now with virtual reality and subscribe to our YouTube pageThree new thrilling VR experiences each weekImmerse yourself.", "appPromoHeader": "Put Yourself Inside the Story", "moreLinkText": "More from VR Stories ", "endslateHeader": "Like this 360° experience? You may also like:", "usatAppPromoHeader": "VRtually There", "usatPlayStoreUrl": "https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usatoday.android.news", "vrStoriesAppText": "Get the VR Stories App", "inactiveTimer": 15000, "usatAppPromoUrl": "https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/usa-today/id504631398?mt=8", "appPromoGoogleText": "DOWNLOAD FROMGOOGLE PLAY STORE", "playerUrl": "https://www.gannett-cdn.com/360player/axis/dist/axis-1.20.7", "appPromoYouTubeText": "SUBSCRIBE TO OURYOUTUBE CHANNEL", "userEdText": "This is a 360° video experienceUse your mouse or the arrow keys on your keyboard to see the entire 360° view.", "controlCollapseDelay": 1000, "vrStoriesPlayStoreUrl": "https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gannett.vrstories&hl=en", "vrStoriesAppPromoText": "Download our USA TODAY VR Stories app to experience 360° content on your smartphoneNavigate using your finger or simply move the phone aroundTo get an even more immersive experience, you can put your phone into a cardboard viewer or a headset and fully dive into the world of virtual reality.", "usatYouTubeUrl": "https://www.youtube.com/vrtuallythere"}, "ima3": {"requestMode": "ondemand", "minimumAdLength": 10, "adRule": 0, "debug": false, "adTechOrder": ["html5", "flash"], "requiredSkipAdLength": 25, "prerollTimeout": 3000, "loadingSpinner": true, "timeout": 3000, "numRedirects": 4, "vpaidMode": "INSECURE", "output": "xml_vast3", "nopostroll": true, "cmsId": "12408", "secondsBeforeSkip": 15, "hardTimeouts": true}, "accountId": "35547428001"}, "base_url": "freep.com", "SMARTPLAYER": true, "abtests": [], "flags": {"light_header": true, "elections_primary_2016_enabled": false, "progressive_gallery": true, "expired_credit_card_modal": true, "video_thumbnail_headline": false, "breaking_live_video_ribbon": true, "expired_trial_static": true, "content_override_processing": false, "dr_styling": false, "show_dynamic_video_playlist": true, "override_enewspaper": true, "elections_primary_2016_route": "", "ll_video_carousel": true, "recommended_flyout": false, "privacy_notice_enabled": false, "comscore_video": true, "storyrightrail_morestories_add_nationnowstory": true, "enable_concierge": true, "disable_swap_fade": true, "fl_ad_cleanup": true, "disable_ad_animations": true, "tempo": false, "topic_page_related_topic_embed": false, "lazy_load": true, "mediaVoice_content": false, "disable_front_animations": true, "progressive_gallery_fronts": true, "breaking_live_video_sidebar": true, "traffic_cop_defer": true, "related_topic_embed": false, "disable_overlay_animations": true, "html5video": true, "ll_comp_gallery": true, "disable_overlay_preload": true, "cxense_parsing": false, "related_topic_photo_gallery": false, "solr_for_metric_ranked_assets": true}, "DATASPHERE": {}, "version": "3138.0", "siteid": 425, "WEATHER": {"STATION_STATE": "MI", "STATION_CITY": "Detroit", "STATION_ID": "", "LOCAL_ENDPOINT": "/weather/forecast/json/", "STATION_CITY_STATE": "Detroit, MI", "FRONT_LAYOUT": "weather", "FRONT_LAYOUT_SAVED": "weather-saved"}, "moduleOptions": [], "sections": "news|sports|autos|business|life|entertainment|events|opinion|weather|home|travel|comics|daily-commuter|raw-data|the-dish|sponsored-stories|advice|mitch-albom|marketplace|elections-2016|olympics-rio-2016|insider", "gupUAID": "PDTF-GUP", "contentOverrides": [], "autoplay": {"default": ["sourcepoint", "high-impact-ad", "google-survey", "bounce-exchange", "firefly", "pluto-video", "brightcove-video"]}}; window.section_arrows = 'news|sports|autos|business|life|entertainment|events|opinion|weather|home|advice|mitch\u002Dalbom'; window.section_arrows_display = 'news|sports|autos|business|life|entertainment|events|opinion|weather|home|advice|mitch\u002Dalbom'; window.section_display_names = {"sec": "SEC", "pga": "PGA", "nhl": "NHL", "gamehunters": "Game Hunters", "BR": "Book Review", "highschool": "High School", "action-sports": "Action Sports", "personal": "Personal Tech", "driveon": "Drive On", "mwac": "MWAC", "idolchatter": "Idol Chatter", "theoval": "The Oval", "lifelinelive": "Lifeline Live", "thehuddle": "The Huddle", "horse-racing": "Horse Racing", "mlb": "MLB", "fantasywindup": "Fantasy Windup", "wac": "WAC", "happyeverafter": "Happy Ever After", "nfl": "NFL", "gameon": "For The Win", "mls": "MLS", "ondeadline": "On Deadline", "ncaab": "NCAAB", "wnba": "WNBA", "hotelcheckin": "Hotel Checkin", "nascar": "NASCAR", "pac12": "PAC-12", "horseracing": "Horse Racing", "nba": "NBA", "campusrivalry": "Campus Rivalry", "dailypitch": "Daily Pitch", "onpolitics": "On Politics", "usanow": "USA NOW", "ufc": "UFC", "motor-sports": "Motor Sports", "todayinthesky": "Today in the Sky", "lpga": "LPGA", "awardcentral": "Awards Central", "livefrom": "Live From", "mma": "MMA", "acc": "ACC", "high-school": "High School", "fantasyjoe": "Fantasy Joe", "sciencefair": "Science Fair", "popcandy": "Pop Candy", "personalfinance": "Personal Finance", "ncaaf": "NCAAF", "faith&reason": "Faith & Reason", "lifestages": "Life Stages", "technologylive": "Technology Live", "ncaaw": "NCAAW"}; window.site_static_url = 'https://www.gannett-cdn.com/uxstatic/freep/uscp-web-static-3138.0/'; window.site_static_path = '/uxstatic/freep/uscp-web-static-3138.0/'; window.site_static_version = '3138.0'; window.firefly_urls = {"samSubscribeURL": "https://subscribe.freep.com/", "onSuccessRedirectURL": "https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/2018/04/08/new-starter-homes-rare-michigan/485313002/?from=new-cookie", "samAccountURL": "https://account.freep.com/", "samServiceURL": "https://accountsolution.freep.com/", "configURL": "https://platform-config.gannettdigital.com/gci-platform-config/deployments/prod/PDTF-CAM.json"}; window.use_minified_css = true; window.isAdDebug = false; window.defaultWeatherLocation = "Detroit, MI" window.tealium_url = '//tags.tiqcdn.com/utag/gci/freep/prod/utag.js'; window.Modernizr=function(a,b,c){function B(a){j.cssText=a}function C(a,b){return B(m.join(a+";")+(b||""))}function D(a,b){return typeof a===b}function E(a,b){return!!~(""+a).indexOf(b)}function F(a,b){for(var d in a){var e=a[d];if(!E(e,"-")&&j[e]!==c)return b=="pfx"?e:!0}return!1}function G(a,b,d){for(var e in a){var f=b[a[e]];if(f!==c)return d===!1?a[e]:D(f,"function")?f.bind(d||b):f}return!1}function H(a,b,c){var d=a.charAt(0).toUpperCase()+a.slice(1),e=(a+" "+o.join(d+" ")+d).split(" ");return D(b,"string")||D(b,"undefined")?F(e,b):(e=(a+" "+p.join(d+" ")+d).split(" "),G(e,b,c))}function I(){e.input=function(c){for(var d=0,e=c.length;d= 56){ sdk.register(); if (sdk.channel) { sdk.channel.tags.add("segmentable"); sdk.channel.tags.add("breaking_news"); } } }); SUBSCRIBE NOWfor Full AccessHomeNewsSportsBusinessAutosLifeEntertainmentEventsOpinionInsiderMitch AlbomJobsCarsMediaUSA TODAYSubscribeArchivesMoreHomeNewsSportsBusinessAutosLifeEntertainmentEventsOpinionInsiderMitch AlbomJobsCarsMediaUSA TODAYSubscribeArchivessocialFollowsearchFireflyHi Already a subscriber?Log inSubscribe today for full access on your desktop, tablet, and mobile device.Subscribe NowAlready a print edition subscriber, but don't have a login?Activate your digital access.Manage your account settings.My AccountView the E-NewspaperManage your NewslettersView your Insider deals and moreMember ID CardChat SupportChat SupportSupportSupportLog Out{ "js_modules": [{"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ-ZXOA", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ-QUtI", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ_iJPk", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ-8VTc", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ-aDJk", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ-2qck", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ-X7Fo", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ-FcJE", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ-dmd8", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ_Id_g", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ-U9lM", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ_UOas", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ_RkTM", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ_bb3c", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ-hw0k", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ_Hitc", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "link", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ-4Gyw", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}] }{ "js_modules": [{"name": "site-nav-firefly-module", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ-5Bd4", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "site-nav-search-module", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ_VzIk", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}, {"name": "site-nav-social-module", "oembedtype": null, "layoutType": "NAV_MODULES", "position": "QyL4vQ__H9s", "options": null, "oembedprovider": null}] }Get the newsShare This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutFacebookEmailLack of starter homes in Michigan leaves first-time buyers in the lurchFew builders are willing to construct starter homes priced $225,000 and below because they can't make enough profit, they say.Post to FacebookLack of starter homes in Michigan leaves first-time buyers in the lurch Few builders are willing to construct starter homes priced $225,000 and below because they can't make enough profit, they say Check out this story on Freep.com: https://on.freep.com/2qfwAROCancelSendSent!A link has been sent to your friend's email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed 26 Join the ConversationTo find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQsLack of starter homes in Michigan leaves first-time buyers in the lurchJC Reindl, Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 a.mET April 8, 2018 | Updated 11:03 a.mET April 9, 2018Buy PhotoLorraine Pitkin of Burton stands outside her newly built detached condo in the Mallard Ponds Condominiums subdivision in Burton on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Trending Michigan News:


  • RealtyTrac releases October foreclosure data: How did Michigan fare?
  • Residents band together to keep water service at their homes
  • Donald Trump, again unscripted, returns to Michigan
  • Residential markets robust in pockets of Michigan
  • Wild '70s Time Capsule in Michigan Is the Week's Most Popular Listing
  • Q&A: Skincare detoured Anthony Sosnick on his road to success
  • Michigan Real Estate Exam Prep
  • Harper Woods, MI Homes For Sale & Real Estate
  • US students swap dorms for retirement homes
  • MHSAA Finals for 3 Sports Secure New Homes for 2017-18
  • Michigan can't collect real estate transfer taxes from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
  • Michigan facing $4 billion gap in infrastructure spending
  • The Michigan town where only Christians are allowed to buy houses
  • Michigan proposal would legalize recreational marijuana
  • UM earns $2.6M for use of Michigan Stadium for soccer match
  • Graphic: Northern and central real estate sales in Michigan
  • Right Place CEO: Michigan has most at stake in preserving NAFTA
  • Consumers Spending More on Homes, Less on Fixing Up Cars
  • Amazing Northern Michigan Homes: Small Spaces Charlevoix
  • Flagstar Bank Takes Three Floors at Troy Officentre