Bargain Bungalows: 5 Lovely Homes That Are Shockingly Priced Below $100K

If you’re still debating what you’re going to get your mom for Mother’s Day, here’s a thought: How about picking up one of these five ridiculously low-priced homes in various parts of the country, all asking for less than $100,000?

Now, if your mom isn’t the type who would like to kick back and relax in a cozy cottage, maybe consider springing for one of these deals for yourself instead.

These smaller-sized abodes have all been improved inside and could work as a starter home, a short-term rental to generate income, or a place to downsize.

Today’s high interest rates are less of an issue with prices like these. You’ll truly be surprised by what you can get for your money. Take a look.

Price: $61,500
Tiny house with a big yard: OK, so this cute little studio home might measure only 501 square feet, but the grassy lot it sits on comes in at 8,712 square feet, and there are gorgeous, mature trees shading it.

Originally built in 1950, it’s been completely redone, with a new roof, electrical, and plumbing. Cute and efficient, it even has a pantry, a closet, and washer-dryer hookups. With a comfy sofa bed and a flat-screen TV, you’ll have it made!

Of course, there’s plenty of room on the lot for additions. The previous owner used it as a short-term rental. After all, Kingstree, sitting right on the Black River, is a charming place to visit.

Kingstree, SC



Price: $96,900
Almost too good to be true: We see a lot of good deals on®. But this one rises above the rest. It’s a three-bedroom, two-bath house that measures 1,389 square feet. It features quality finishes and looks absolutely pristine. Who knew that living (and the payments) could be so easy?

There are luxe features like a kitchen with butcher-block countertops and a pot filler, and bathrooms with designer tile. You’d never guess it was originally built in 1929, because it’s been beautifully refurbished and comes with all-new lighting, furnace, water heater, and plumbing.

The delightful domicile sits on a relatively large lot—9,240 square feet—with tall trees shading it. Makes you want to pour yourself a glass of sweet tea, pull up a rocking chair on that adorable porch, and chat with the neighbors as they stroll by.

Pine Bluff, AR



Price: $99,999
Striking starter: This two-story home with a basement is a score. This one’s been around since 1916, and while it’s been completely renovated, it still has some of its original charm—so you get the best of both worlds, both old and new, for a song.

The 1,000-square-foot home with two bedrooms and one bath comes with fine features like a walk-in pantry, brand-new appliances, and a large back deck. In fact, it’s the perfect starter home that’s completely move-in ready.

There’s even a two-car garage on the 4,400-square-foot, grassy lot. The yard is completely fenced in, so pets would be happy here as well. You can easily walk your dog to shops and eateries in the area.

Akron, OH



Price: $99,900
Remodeled ranch: Here’s another great starter home. The owner of this two-bedroom, one-bath gem is a licensed builder who gave the place a refresh from top to bottom—and will guarantee the roof and siding for 10 years.

The 920-square-foot home was built in 1948, but many of its features are new, including an updated kitchen and bath, new appliances, cabinets, windows, lighting, LVP flooring, and on-demand water heater.

Another uncommonly practical feature is the sizable garage with a brand-new door. It’s got plenty of room for storage. For recreation, you might want to take a drive to the nearby Shiawassee River, or a little farther to Lake Huron.

Saginaw, MI


Price: $72,500
True blue: The paint job on this cozy cottage on the corner is enough to cheer anyone. So are its all-new features: flooring, windows, electrical, roof, and stainless-steel appliances. It’s just waiting for someone to move in and appreciate all that’s shiny and new, as well as its wide-open floor plan.

It has two bedrooms and one bath in 1,064 square feet of space, but there’s plenty of room to add on—the completely fenced-in lot measures 7,013 square feet. Currently landscaped to be low-maintenance, there’s much that can be done with a piece of land that size.

You’ll find plenty of peace and quiet here in Knox City, a town with fewer than 1,500 residents. That front porch, built in 1950, affords ultimate serenity.

Knox City, TX



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