It’s not hard to turn up stories of $1 houses lurking on the market (and we might have one in the works!), but as for livable, turnkey homes, finding 10 with a modicum of curb appeal for less than $25,000 was a struggle. But we took on the challenge.
In our search, we noted that photos of ultrabudget listings all seem to be taken under a gray sky, in a hurry, and with little attempt to show the house in a positive light. However, we soldiered on in our race to the (near) bottom!
And the homes we found are all in need of varying degrees of work. If you’re able to find a $25,000 home that’s sparkling inside and out, then Godspeed. We had to browse past torn-out kitchens, questionably stained carpets, and, of course, boarded-up windows.
But we all know someone who can just look at a house or a room and envision the possibilities. We dedicate this list to those folks with a keen eye for fixer-uppers and an even keener eye for a true bargain.