It’s the season of sharing, caring—and scoring deeply discounted deals.
The final month of the year is chock-a-block with price cuts, on everything from gloves and games to TVs and toys. Retailers want you to shop, and shop you do. Even for real estate!
Smart home shoppers know the end of the year can mean deep markdowns on houses. If a home hasn’t found the right buyer by December, sellers often sweeten the deal with a price cut. To give your sleigh a push, we found nine examples of gorgeous homes on the market that have all had multiple price cuts.
So skip the mall and ditch the online carts! Here are nine homes from across the country, all marked down in time for holiday bargain shopping. Happy shopping.
Original price: $1.3 million Today’s price: $1 million May House Mansion: Built in 1911, this historic mansion includes five bedrooms and more than 7,500 square feet. Inside, you’ll find an astonishing five living rooms—which matches the number of outdoor patios. Last purchased in 2003 for $575,000, the home was listed in June 2018 for $1.3 million and has since had a $300,000 price slice.
Original price: $675,000 Today’s price: $600,000 Knoxville knockout: Initially listed in March 2018 for $675,000, this home has had its price cut four times. It sits on a wooded half-acre with a creek, in the city’s Wentworth subdivision. Built in 2001, the stately, traditional six-bedroom offers a hefty 5,300 square feet of living space.
Original price: $745,000 Today’s price: $600,000 Tudor time: Located in Baltimore’s Historic Homeland neighborhood, this three-level Tudor was built in 1929 and has been updated with care. The home has been listed for nearly a year, and its price has been dropped five times. The airy, stylish, four-bedroom home is worth a second and perhaps a third look, when you consider that the sellers have knocked $145,000 off the original asking price.
Original price: $700,000 Today’s price: $600,000 Family affair: Discounted by a hundred grand since it was first listed in June, this rambler lives up to Texas’ oversized reputation. Built in 2000, the five bedroom has more than 6,000 square feet of space. It’s ideal for a large family, with a roomy kitchen and even a game room.
San Antonio. TX
Original price: $625,000 Today’s price: $550,000 Historic honey: For some reason, this Minnesota charmer has sat on the market since May, causing the sellers to mark down the price six times. Built in 1939, the three-bedroom home includes a four-season porch with heated floors, two decks, a sauna, spa room, and custom kitchen tile.
Original price: $620,000 Current price: $550,000 Cottage charm: Listed over the summer and discounted several times since, this three-bedroom home sits in the woods that run between the border of Michigan and Indiana, and is set just off the banks of Lake Michigan. Built in 2002, the home includes a finished partial basement, patio, lush landscaping, fire pit, screened porch, as well as easy access to the woods and beach.
Michigan City, IN
Original price: $588,888 Today’s price: $549,000 Cheery bungalow: This Santa Cruz County bungalow was first listed in September, and has had its price reduced twice since. Built in 1954, the two-bedroom home has 1,114 square feet and includes a roomy fenced backyard, as well as a newly remodeled kitchen.
Ben Lomond, CA
Original price: $475,000 Today’s price: $441,000 Red door remodel: This split-level was built in 1973 and has been recently remodeled with stainless steel appliances, Corian countertops, tankless hot water heater, Pergo flooring, gas furnace, and even a solar heated pool. The cute house with the inviting red door was first listed in August 2018, and has had its asking price cut three times since.
Original price: $499,999 Today’s price: $439,000 N.Y. Colonial: This five-bedroom Antique Colonial was built in 1810 and has had four price cuts since landing on the market in February. The surrounding walled garden gives a serene sense of tranquility, while close access to the village train makes the location ideal for commuters who need to get into the city in a snap.