Detroit to launch eBay for abandoned homes: Auction site lets users log on and buy a bargain property in seconds

Online auction: eBay has a selection of Detroit homes for sale for as little as $86

Detroit is planning a new push to auction city-owned homes online as part of an effort to fight blight.

Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Land Bank Authority on Monday afternoon announced a new auction website that’s designed to get homes into the hands of people who will quickly fix them.

The site has launched with 15 homes up for auction at Building Detroit. A community meeting about the effort will be held Monday night…