Our dollars aren’t stretching anywhere near as far as they used to. Rising prices on everything from groceries to gas have put a serious dent in wallets nationwide.
And those spiraling prices include the housing market, which continues to push ever higher. Right now, the median list price in the country sits at an astounding $425,000.
For those struggling to stretch every last dollar, we’re here to help! We dug through the bargain bin of houses—and found some deals still to be had across the U.S.
In fact, we discovered five fantastic homes priced below $100,000. You read that right. At these prices, you could buy one as a second home, an investment property, or your main digs. Likely, you’ll even have some money left over to add custom touches of your own.
We ask all bargain shoppers to join us and scope out these five five-figure homes on the market right now.
Lovable in Lansing: The perfect starter home, this adorable 600-square-foot abode is big on style. Updates include an open living and dining space, a compact kitchen with granite counters, and storage throughout.
The main bedroom and bath are on the first level, and upstairs you’ll find a loftlike space that could serve as a second bedroom, office, or media room. Out back there’s a grassy lawn and storage shed.
Pretty in Portland: “Good housing deal” and “Portland” don’t usually go together. So try to pick your jaw up off the floor with this amazingly affordable floating home.
The 1950-era studio comes with 400 square feet of indoor living space and a deck for outdoor living. There’s also plenty of room for your personal watercraft.
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Nifty in Niagara Falls: Built in 1882, this sweet three-bedroom residence includes an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, hardwood floors, and attached garage.
While you’ll likely want to rethink the seller’s choice of Marilyn Monroe decor, red leather couches, and red walls, you can easily afford to redecorate at this price.
Smitten in Clinton: This red residence is hard to resist. Spanning almost 2,000 square feet over two floors, the four-bedroom home built in 1918 has an array of original details.
Highlights include built-in storage, a fireplace, and hardwood floors. Newer elements include a the roof and electrical service and an eat-in kitchen. We especially love the screened-in porch.
Major in Montgomery: “You will love this brick home,” the listing notes—and we do.
Built in 1945, the sturdy home is freshly painted and is ready for you to move right in.
The three-bedroom, 1,211-square-foot home features a fireplace, a large kitchen with a new range, and an enclosed porch. The outdoor area is welcoming and offers an expansive lawn for eating and entertaining. It would work well as a starter home or a rental property.