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City Living Detroit: The redefinition of real estate in Detroit.You can feel it in the streets. In restaurants, galleries, stadiums, and neighborhoods. The revitalization of Detroit is on.

City Living Detroit was established to fuel the energy and excitement that is turning the Motor City into America’s most intriguing city. A full-service real estate brokerage firm based in Midtown, City Living Detroit specializes in lofts, condos, historic homes and apartments in Detroit’s most vibrant areas including: 

  • Midtown
  • Arden Park
  • Berry Subdivision
  • Birmingham
  • Boston Edison
  • Corktown
  • Detroit Golf Club District
  • Downtown
  • East English Village
  • Ferndale
  • Gold Coast
  • Green Acres
  • Huntington Woods
  • Indian Village
  • Lafayette Park
  • New Center
  • Palmer Woods
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Riverfront
  • Rosedale Park
  • Royal Oak
  • Sherwood Forest
  • The Villages
  • University District

From Tigers Opening Day, to the International Fireworks, to the Jazz Festival, now is the time to experience everything life in Detroit has to offer. Our team lives here, works here, plays here, and has the experience and expertise to handle all your Detroit real estate needs. Whether your buying, selling, or looking for a good place to have dinner before taking in a play at the Fisher, please feel free to contact us anytime.

mission

City Living Detroit’s mission is to maximize the knowledge and expertise of its savvy team of real estate professionals to meet the needs of buyers and sellers; landlord and tenants; developers and investors.

leadership

City Living Detroit was founded in 2010 by Austin Black II, a native Detroiter who graduated from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning with a focus on Real Estate and Urban Redevelopment. After visiting and studying the workings of cities around the world, Austin realized the key to revitalizing Detroit was to attract people who want to make it a great place to live, work and raise a family.

In addition to achieving the satisfaction that comes with helping people find the perfect Detroit home, Austin has received the following accolades:

Realtor Magazine 30 under 30, 2010

Max Broock Realtors - Rising Star Award, 2007

Crain's Detroit Business - 20 in their 20s, 2006

Crain's Detroit Business - Dream Board of Directors, 2006

what our clients are saying

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Austin was fantastic throughout our entire process. He is an expert in Detroit and it's neighborhoods. We purchased an older house and the process became complicated (as they sometimes do) Austin really helped finalize the process. If you're looking for a house in Detroit or it's suburbs, he's your  guy.

-Michael Siegel

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My wife and I recently purchased a river front condo in Detroit and Michael was our agent. We didn't know him, or his work, prior to this, but having him as our Realtor made all of the difference in what turned out to be an "interesting" process. He was easy to work with, always returned calls and kept us up on options and information. Michael was extremely personable, knowledgeable and professional. Additionally, he really listened to what we were saying we were looking for and chose properties for us to consider that were reflective of what we had said. Then, as the purchase process dragged on a bit he took it upon himself to pick up and drive paperwork to it's destination to help out. As long as he is available, we will be recommending him to anyone looking for a Realtor - you couldn't do better.

-Jonathon Schneider

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Austin was an absolute All-Star for us! Although things didn't go as smoothly as we hoped with the seller and lender, Austin was there keeping things together, keeping communication lines open, and making sure things were done properly. When the sellers agent tried to sneak in a post-addendum  change, Austin was on top of it, helping save nearly an additional $1K at closing! We can't imagine having gone through this without Austin's support and expertise!

-Justin Jacobs

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We had a great experience with Michael Weck, a Realtor with City living Detroit. He truly went above and beyond and was a great advocate for us from scheduling appointments all over metro Detroit to dealing with a difficult seller when we finally found a home. There were outstanding tax issues with the property and he went as far as going down to Wayne County to assess some things out first hand. This is our first home purchase, and we were so happy to have him there at closing to help us through the process as well. Our only complaint is we think he works to hard! We certainly recommend him and would happily work with him again.

-Tasha Lord

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To put it simply, Michael was great. He stayed on top of things and made the entire process of buying my first home enjoyable. I had a lot of questions and Michael was knowledgeable but most importantly he was patient with me. He took the stress out of the equation and is someone who i will definitely be recommending to friends and family. I hope to be in my new home for a very long time, but if the day comes that i need to sell or look for a new place i will definitely be using Michael.

-Ryan Southen