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Reuters: Houses cheaper than cars in Detroit [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-3-22 13:25:57 |Display all floors

COMMENT VI

by wang xiaohui  (delivered 2007-03-21 13:49 pm Beijing Time)

Yes, like China or Japan, the US has its own affluent regions as well as poverty-stricken states, like the state of Ohio and Michigan. Is it also called "income gap" or "social economic discrepancy"?

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Post time 2007-3-22 14:09:36 |Display all floors

Detroit is one of my favorite cities.

From Motown to techno, from rock and roll to hiphop detroit has had a huge influence on modern music.

And sports, Detroit has a winning tradition.
Go Red Wings!
Go Pistons!
Go Tigers!
Go Lions!

If I was American I would love to take advantage of these low prices.

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Post time 2007-3-22 14:36:06 |Display all floors
All I can say is, THERE'S A REASON why real estate in Detroit is so cheap...

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Post time 2007-3-22 14:38:35 |Display all floors
irish wrote, "All I can say is, THERE'S A REASON why real estate in Detroit is so cheap... "

Care to share that reason?

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Post time 2007-3-22 14:42:39 |Display all floors
The extremely high crime rate.

"Detroit ranked only behind St. Louis among dangerous cities in 2006."

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs ... ON01/703130316/1008

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Post time 2007-3-22 14:46:52 |Display all floors

Sad!

Crime rate has been high for years.
Detroit was once Murder Capital USA.

And has been counted out before.
Despite that Detroit was rebounding (until recently I guess).
Young people were moving back downtown and there seemed to be a rebirth in sight.

Shame to see that's not happening.

Is it finally true?
The last one to leave, turn out the lights.

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Post time 2007-3-23 10:36:41 |Display all floors

poverty

In China, we have similar quarters or spots of poverty, too, not in the coastline, but the outlying regions, or moutainlocked hinterland.

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