20 Amazing Houses Under $200,000
Good news, frugalistas: Whether you’re a city slicker or a country bumpkin, there’s a slice of the American Dream waiting for you for under $200K. Let’s take inventory, shall we?
Brattleboro, VT (3 BR, 3BA)
A modest budget will land you a mint period home (with an open concept and original details) in this charming Vermont town.
Tubac, AZ (2BR, 2BA)
If you need us, we’ll be soaking up that dry desert heat poolside in this beautiful artist colony (one of many amenities included in the spa-like complex).
Salt Lake City, UT (2 BR, 1 BA)
This totally updated, cute-as-a-button Craftsman bungalow (in hip and happenin’ SLC) has our name written all over it.
Detroit, MI (3 BR, 3 BA)
While she needs some updates, we think this gracious colonial (with a dry bar, library and glassed-in porch) is well worth the elbow grease.
Sebastian, FL (4 BR, 3 BA)
This immaculate, nearly new home is a just a five-minute drive to white sand beaches, crystalline waters and the sights and sounds of downtown Sebastian.
New Wilmington, PA (5BR, 2 BA)
Victorian meets farmhouse meets updated everything in this delightful in-town home. (We’ll take our breakfast on this sunny porch, thanks.)
Harrodsburg, KY (5 BR, 3 BA)
Decorative ceilings, gleaming hardwood, original fireplaces, oh my! We’ll happily break out the paint and whip this grand old gem into our dream home.
Pella, IA (4 BR, 2 BA)
Honestly, we were sold on this jewel box the minute we saw the cozy three-season sunroom (and leafy, mature trees on the front lawn).
Castine, ME (3 BR, 2 BA)
This surprisingly roomy antique is just a few paces from the beach—and located in one of the loveliest historic towns in America.
Summerville, SC (3 BR, 3 BA)
How’s this amenity-laden, fully updated beauty for Southern charm?
Chincoteague, VA (2 BR, 1 BA)
Enjoy the famed island’s untouched beaches (and 14,000-acre wildlife refuge) from the comfort of this adorable, energy-efficient beach cottage.
Cincinnati, OH (3 BR, 2 BA)
Give us all the French doors, bay windows and newly renovated kitchens, please.
Dennis, MA (1 BR, 1 BA)
We're growing giddy at the thought of owning our own (granted, bite-size) Cape Cod beach escape.
Coquille, OR (3 BR, 1 BA)
You chose the Pacific Northwest for the great green outdoors, right? Best enjoy it from this fresh, amply windowed “cabin” in the woods.
Middletown, CT (3 BR, 2 BA)
Pure New England perfection: We’ll gladly move to the suburbs for this polished yet cozy colonial with tons of green space.
Pahoa, HI (2 BR, 1 BA)
Admit it: You’ve always wanted a lanai (and a pretty pink facade).
Mobile, AL (3 BR, 4BA)
Can we take a moment to talk about these windows? And original floors? And this exterior paint color?
Tiverton, RI (3BR, 2BA)
Think bay views, weathered cedar shingles and lovingly maintained details like soapstone sinks and claw-foot tubs.
Waco, TX (3 BR, 2 BA)
Paging Chip and Joanna. This light, bright and leafy pad is ready for a modern farmhouse makeover.