Charming $100,000 Homes for Sale Across the U.S.

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ZillowThis Philadelphia home's stunning original details include a pillared entrance, hardwood floors and decorative windows.

By Sharona Ott

Purchasing a home can be a big financial step. Whether you are a first-time buyer departing from the rental market or an individual entering the investment market, finding an affordable home is of great importance. Considering that the median home value in the United States is up 6.5 percent from last year and currently sits at $174,800, finding a quality home under that price may seem like an unattainable feat. Fear not, prospective homebuyers! We've rounded up homes in well-known cities across the United States that cost approximately $100,000.

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jigokurei

With all the craziness going on in this country and the limited amount of high-paying jobs available for many, even $100,000 homes aren't enough to keep many from relocating out of the country indefinitely (not permanently; but until the craziness stops).

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xraybrain

where I live a one bedroom, 700 sq ft basement condo is 200 grand. And you know what? I'd rather live in my tiny condo in a safe upscale area than some large house in crime ridden cesspool of a city

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Where I live in Santa Barbara, a 3 bedroom 2 bath house cannot be purchased for under $700,000. You night get an attached garage but a very small lot and no pool.

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regal3960

Yeah, but who in their right mind would want to live in some of those cities.

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henryusmale

Philadelphia home's stunning original details include a pillared entrance, hardwood floors and decorative windows

Oh alright, I'll have one of these please..

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regal3960

Yeah, but you might not live in that area very long. Home invasions, muggings, killings, etc. Nice place to live.

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Franco

80 MILLION American homes in existence. Everyone should own one exept the shrirking little commies that want one for free. Hey, we are talking about part of the American dream...you know, a house, two cars and a back yard?

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henryusmale

You left out the mexican landscaper

Wednesday at 4:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ballet63

I agree with some of the other posts. These are homes in crime ridden areas of their cities. Also they do not show the interiors of any of these. Wonder if they are as charming as the exterior shots. The shots do not show the houses surrounding the homes featured either. Story is ridiculous. Don't think the Zillow writers do much physical research they base all of their stats and stories purely on what is on paper. (public records)

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Ava

Umm I think my New York apartment is bigger than some of these. One or two of them look like trailers. In addtion what neighborhood are they even in? What an odd artcle.

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Eric

That Philly home may have "stunning original details" but the originally safe neighborhood is decades gone. The front door is a steel gate. That appears to be one along Roosevelt Blvd and those are indeed beautiful homes if you ignore the 12 lanes of traffic out front and the crime ridden areas in the backyard.

If one is seeking deals in any city they are going to have to deal with the reality, the deals come with clauses. Such as high crime, noise, intense rehab, etc.

I moved from the Philly area to 5 acres in Northern Wisconsin. I left a house of almost 1700 sf to a newer one of 1822 sf plus a garage of 800 sf. 4 of the acres are woods. I am attached to 100's of acres of woods. At the end of my deadend gravel road is a lake. The price.....$75,000 True bargains exist, but very, very few are in the cities or their suburbs. This "article" is nothing more than an ad designed to get people calling real estate agents in the hopes of snagging the unicorn myth of "Charming Homes for $100,000".

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henryusmale

Well now that you have painted a broader picture, its not so pretty after all.

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henryusmale

Well now I have changed my mind.

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dan_crabtree

just bought a 1959 frank sinatra style mid -century modern home with some entire glass walls...one owner.. and they had no children..looks almost exactly as built in 59 with the airplane cabinets in both bathrooms the original tiles as well the kitchen retains all of its stainless steel appliances stailess blender built into the cabinet top.. all in perfect working order..massive two and one half car garage....Ahhh yes i am now at home..indeed,...oh and the original home entertainment center as well with speakers in every room..Will never leave anyway... but feet first..Have owned victorians.. craftsman styles homes.. cape cods.. you name it ..i owned it.. but nothing can touch this 59 charmer..

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xraybrain

I am absolutely green with envy, dan. That type home has always been my dream home.

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gigi4321

Where is the home you bought???? Love that style!!!

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Terry and Mandy

This article is such a joke. Showing nice houses in crime ridden areas, or houses that look okay on the outside but may need everything redone on the inside is no bargain. Unless you want to live in a rural area, $100,000 is not a reasonable amount to expect to pay to live in any city. I live in Los Angeles. I cannot think of any area of the city or county where you could find a $100,000 house. AOL should be more realistic with its housing information.

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henryusmale

I used to live near L.A. in El Monte.
I feel for you bro.

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regal3960

You are spot on..!

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