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Mar 29, 2014 8:08PM
I think the author who wrote this article didn't really do their research.  This is what I would classify as "not a real listing".  Yes, it is a real house, but I can promise you, $100K won't be enough to buy it.  Zillow lists the house as $300K.  I'm from the Sacramento area and that's probably more realistic.  The house sold for $379,000 on Sep 5, 2006.  It was recently listed for $275K on 3/4/14.  So, those are the real numbers, not $100K.  $100K is the "come on" price to get you interested and try to get a bidding war going.
Dec 15, 2013 2:19PM
Big Deal!!  We couldn't afford one if it was a tenth of that price! MSN must think everyone runs around with hundred dollar bills stuffing their wallets!
Dec 15, 2013 12:09PM
i cant afford any house unless it was 5 dollars
Dec 15, 2013 12:08PM
the houses are nice but I cant afford them
Dec 12, 2013 12:46AM

first of all you would  have to be making 20.00 a hr to even think about  owing a 100 thousand dollar  home.  the payment would be about  1100 a month  not counting  taxes  which  would  add  at least  200 more per month  if  not  more  so where is a deal  here plus down payment  and closing cost   no wonder the banks  end up getting these  houses  back

Dec 10, 2013 12:20PM
Are you serious?? These tiny crap holes are worthless. You get what you pay for, don't kid yourself with cheap homes.
Dec 10, 2013 12:16PM
Hmmm, I didn't see one city I would like to live in.......
Dec 10, 2013 10:46AM
Fresno?????????????????????????????? Gangs neighborhood.
Dec 10, 2013 10:17AM
These houses seem to have some sort of ownership / financing problems.  In an urban area, that usually means one of the following:  The interior is nasty, it would never pass an inspection, it's in a questionable neighborhood, the current owner is going to bollocks up the deal because being stupid is just irresistable.
Dec 10, 2013 9:38AM
The only problem with the photos is that they are cropped and you can not see the crack house next door!!!!!!!
Dec 10, 2013 8:46AM
Except for the one in Fresno , they are really small. What is wrong with Fresno?
Dec 10, 2013 8:11AM

The price of the home isn't the question. You can find cheap homes, and in almost any general metropolitan area.

The neighborhood is of primary importance. You aren't buying a house, you are buying a neighborhood.

The three most import things in shopping for a new home are location, location, location. Followed by property taxes and then, look at the house.

Dec 10, 2013 7:44AM

Looking to move to NC where the taxes, cost of living, etc. are higher. Need to be in the 70 -80K range. It's possible, believe it or not. I need to be out from the city, that's great, and maybe a fixer upper, but with good "bones".    I cannot afford more and if done right, I think I can be satisfied. I don't covet others more expensive homes, glad for them, but I have to go much lower than the norm. IMHO.   

Dec 10, 2013 7:01AM
less than $100,000.00 in Chicago because...oh yeh, it's in Chicago.
Dec 10, 2013 6:21AM
everything is to expensive in this dam world I cant afford a house
Dec 10, 2013 5:28AM
The Fresno place was a lot of house for the money. I wonder what the neighborhood is like.
Dec 10, 2013 5:06AM

Rural areas are a better fit for this list.

There are some BEAUTIFUL homes for sale under 100k where I live, but the town has less than 5,000 people living within city limits. Midwest small towns are a great place to start if you are on a budget. Often these towns are within reasonable driving distance to a city that has more suitable work. I drive 25 minutes. Like driving across town, in city,  only without the traffic!

Dec 10, 2013 5:02AM
My goodness MSN.. these houses are small beside 3 or 4 of them
Dec 10, 2013 4:54AM
I wished realtors and others would look up the meaning of Home vs. house - they are not selling a Home, they are selling a piece of property   
Dec 10, 2013 4:45AM
Who would want to live in  Atlanta or Chicago?
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