Each week we gaze upon the most expensive listings on realtor.com: multimillion-dollar homes with every luxury imaginable. Butwe love a bargain, too, so it’s time to show some love to theleast expensive homes!
Low prices don’tmean buyers need to compromise. Well, maybe a little. But when we scoured our listings of homes selling for less than$100,000, we found some real treasures.
If you’re a home improvement junkie and there’s no DIY project you find too daunting, there are deals galore. For not much more than a new car, you can buy a house with huge potential.
Just last week, the web went crazy for a shabby but potentially chic home in Lincoln, IL,selling for just $29,900. It wound up being our most popular home-an honor usually reserved for way pricier properties.
So grabyour checkbook and peruse these affordable (and desirable!) homes at bargain-basement prices.
The real deal: Choo-choo! The unique and historic Sanderson house was built in 1888 by the railroad to bunk train crews. It waslater moved to its current location, according to the listing. Original details include hardwood floors, paneled bead board walls and ceilings, and transom windows. The restoration of this tiny home with heart is already underway. The two-bed, one-bath home also hasdining and living rooms, and there are two morestructures on the property.
The real deal:This three-bed, 2.5-bath brick bungalow built in1955 has been completely updated. Highlights include an eat-in kitchen, master bedroom, screened-in porch, and fenced backyard. Plus, it’s within walking distance to an entertainment district.
The real deal: This cute-as-a-button Cape Cod is move-in ready. The three-bedroom abode comes with a master bedroom that opens to a private deck. There’s alsoa partlyfinished basement, a one-car garage, plenty of storage, and a covered patio with hammocks.
The real deal: Fully updated, this welcoming 1950 residence offers wood floors, improvedlighting, new eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar, two beds, one bath, a family room, a living room, a garage, and a large backyard.
The real deal: A Southern charmer offeringa convenient and central location. While a bitoutdated, the home is completely livable, with three beds, a formal living room with separate den and fireplace, ample closet space, and a huge yard.
The real deal: Thistiny home isbig on style. Centrally located and just 723 square feet, it’s packed with features. Everything’s here: anupdated kitchen and bathroom, new flooring, laundry room in the basement, a garage or workshop space, and a large yard with multiple entertaining spots.
The real deal: Here’s aproject. This brick Victorian built in1873 comes with original details, including light fixtures, wood trim, wood floors, and circle-top windows. It’s in need of love, but you could easily budget for a renovation with a low initial outlay. This home on a corner lot also includes three porches and five bedrooms.
The real deal: This 1958 rancher offers timeless details, including anopen living room, wood-burning fireplace, large picture windows, a family room with built-in shelves, plus a fenced backyard. You’ll be itching to tear out the outdated galley kitchen, though.
The real deal: This adorable A-frame cabin in the mountains is as cozy as can be, but there’s amighty drawback: There’s no bathroom! An enterprising buyercould solvethat quick, and start enjoying a delightful weekend retreat.
The real deal: Head for the hills with this year-round getaway. This charming cabin is close to hiking trails, ski parks, and pubs. The midcentury vacation spot sits on land leased from the Forestry Service, and the transaction must be cash. Conveniences include updated plumbing, electricity, and bathroom, a washer-dryer, a fire pit, and a space that comfortably sleeps five.
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