Detroit’s mortgages return to pre-recession levels, still face obstacles Detroit — Nearly 1,300 home buyers took out mortgagesin the city in 2018, a number not seen here since before the Great Recession.  The milestone signals a strengthening housing market in a city that once boasted one of the largest homeownership rates among African-Americans. But by 2012, the number of new mortgages had dwindled to just […]

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