While housing prices in a number of cities continue to soar, it’s great to know there are still properties within reach for buyers who don’t have the bucks for a huge down payment.
For every Silicon Valley teardown that draws a seven-figure bid, there are plenty of other properties priced for buyers trying to break into the market. Reality check: You don’t have to have millions in the bank to buy a home. Just a few years ago that would have been an obvious statement. Today, not so much.
In fact, there are over 3,000 single-family homes—bungalows, cabins, and ranches—currently on the market priced between $60,000 and $99,999. That’s less than the price of a luxury car!
So get your motor running, ’cause here are 10 livable, lovely homes priced below $100,000 worth checking out.
Price: $99,900 Brick beauty: Built in 1961, this three-bedroom brick ranch was recently renovated and features new floors, doors, and windows. In addition to the roomy yard, the home also has a large open basement for entertaining.
Price: $79,900 Riverwalk views: Built in 1910, this 2,200-square-foot, four-bedroom home features sweet views of the Riverwalk. The Craftsman has been updated in spots and marries throwback details with modern amenities. There’s also a large backyard patio and a detached two-car garage.
Price: $97,000 Pretty in El Paso: Well-maintained since it was built in 1942, this home provides plenty to fall in love with. From the brightly colored tile in the bathrooms to the brick and wood panel details, the home has tons of potential for a new owner to bring it into the 21st century. The covered front porch and backyard deck offer plenty of space for outdoor entertaining.
El Paso, TX
Price: $99,900 Holiday Lakes Estates: Built in 1969 on a roomy corner lot in Holiday Lakes Estates, this two-bedroom home has been lovingly maintained. However, the interiors could be updated. Close to local beaches and Anclote River Park, the home comes with a screened patio and a large yard.
Price: $95,000 Brick beauty: Built in 1956, this 1,700-square-foot, three-bedroom home is move-in ready. It features several new windows and a brand-new HVAC system. There’s also a large wood deck overlooking the backyard.
Price: $99,900 Xenia historic: Built in 1900 but outfitted with plenty of updates, this four-bedroom home has tons of room. The main level includes a family room, formal dining room, and full bathroom with new soaker tub. The second floor has three bedrooms and a full bathroom. The third floor is finished and could be used as a home office or fourth bedroom.
Price: $82,000 Country meets city: Built in 1940, this home includes a touch of country in every room, despite its city locale. With a playhouse and garage, in addition to its close proximity to Beck Park, this three-bedroom would be an ideal property for a family to call home.
Price: $98,900 Remodeled with a red door: This two-bedroom home was recently updated with a new bath, siding, windows, and exterior doors, including the red front door. The property also includes a fenced yard and storage building. Bright and cheery, this home packs a lot of amenities in its 811 square feet.
Price: $67,900 Bungalow beauty: Built in 1943, this three-bedroom bungalow is surrounded by mature trees. Located in the University District, the home features a formal living room, kitchen, and bonus space, which could be used as a den, game room, or even a combination living and dining area. There’s also a small room in the back of the home which could be used as an additional bedroom or workspace.