First batch of Detroit homes hit the auction block Monday

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The first batch of Detroit houses hit the auction block starting Monday morning, and last Sunday, hundreds of potential homebuyers toured East English Village getting a good look at the homes.

One of the people on site for the tour was Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, who says the houses are great, and people are excited about the city.

"These are great houses, and instead of just letting them sit here vacant, we're taking them from the owners who abandoned them and auctioning them on our website," Duggan said.

People who toured the sites were very interested in moving into the homes. One potential homeowner says they want to help build Detroit back and bring back the neighborhood.

Others say they met people from Rochester Hills, and even one from Florida who was thinking about moving here.

About 15 homes will go up for auction starting Monday.

For more information on all of the houses going up for auction, click here.

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