Detroit leads the way in US housing market

Abandoned homes are being demolished to increase property values in struggling neighbourhoods.

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2013 17:41
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Many US cities have a long way to go before the housing market recovers fully.

In Detroit, demolition teams are tearing down thousands of abandoned homes in a bid to increase the value of occupied homes in the city's neighbourhoods.

The scheme is working, and Detroit's housing market gains are outpacing the rest of the nation.

Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Detroit.


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