Many people in the United States dream of owning their own home, but the median home price in the United States is currently $190,000, which is a bit much if you’re a single person or a small family buying their first home (and let’s not discuss the prices of Real Estate in New York or California). However, if you have the opportunity or desire to move, there are many options open to you. Here are 25 of the most affordable places to buy real estate in the US.
Erie, PA is the fourth largest city in PA, sitting alongside Lake Erie, and has quite a bit to offer – starting with many Craftsman style homes and a median listing price of $95K. There’s also their own zoo, the beautiful Presque Isle State Park (hiking and picnics, #1 freshwater beach in the country), and 17 coffee shops, chain and non-chain. Yes, please!
Neosho, Missouri, called “The City of Springs,” and “The Flowerbox City,” is the county seat of Newton County, MO and has a population of just under 12,000. It’s a sweet little town that’s only about half an hour from Joplin. Median listing price is $60k.
Eureka Springs, AK
Eureka Springs sits in the Ozark Mountains in northwest Arkansas. There are several reasons tourists may visit the area – natural beauty of the Ozarks, the Victorian style homes, historic downtown area – but far and away one of the most beautiful reasons to visit is Thorncrown Chapel, designed by architect E. Fay Jones in 1980. It’s also worth noting that they were the first city in Arkansas to offer same sex marriage licenses back in 2014. Rock on, guys. Median listing for a home is $90k.
Branson, Missouri, sits in the Ozark mountains and is home to tourist attractions such as Silver Dollar City and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede as well as dozens of live music and performance venues. Median listing price is $90k.
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Cleveland, Ohio, is the most populous city in the state of Ohio and is also home to the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame. It has four lovely, distinct seasons and is home to the second largest performing arts center in the US – Playhouse Square Center. Median home listing as of October 2016 is $96k.
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