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I would guess, based on the photos, that the house in Tremont has been maintained, but never extensively remodeled. Which means based on the age, that the house probably hasn't had its wiring replaced (meaning a home owner would pay more in insurance) hasn't had insulation installed (meaning a homeowner would pay more in heating/cooling, plus you'll hear all the noise from everyone in neighborhood) hasn't had central air installed (meaning a homeowner would have to keep a few window AC units blocking up their windows all summer) plus who knows what other maintenance issues that wouldn't/couldn't be found till it's actually inspected. That's not to say that all that couldn't be done, but if the price is surprisingly low compared to its neighbors there's probably a reason.
I would choose Detroit Shoreway over Tremont, but that's a personal preference based on a variety of factors.Look on the north side of Detroit primarily, from 76th heading back east to 58th. Some solid single family homes with decent yards. - Also look for some of the homes which have already been "flipped" by Cleveland Housing Network. These have all new wall insulation, windows, drywall, mechanicals, etc. Also usually have new driveways & garages out back. - Look for some of vacant lots as well which can be purchased and built on. - Perhaps also buying an older, possibly bank owned home, which could be purchased, torn down & rebuilt for a great long term investment, as the 15 yr tax abatement would apply.