Affordable homes in the city: 3 houses for below $100K

Well, it seems like it’s finally about to happen. Spring is upon us. And what better time of year to begin shopping for a home. It is the season for new beginnings, after all.

Let’s take a look around town at some handsome houses, and all priced below the $100,000 mark.

1513 Belnap Street: $99,000

Located a couple blocks west of Mill Pond Park, this three-bedroom ranch might be ideal for those looking for something close to downtown but without the hubbub that the college year brings to the city streets. With Mill Pond Park to the east and Chipp-A-Waters Park to the south, and all within walking distance, take a nature walk and then stop for refreshments at either Cheers Neighborhood Grill or Freddie’s Tavern on the way home.

[realtor.com]

710 N. Fancher Avenue: $80,000

This home built in 1890 has a number of details one might hope to find in a house constructed of the era, including handsome wood doors and windows, built-in storage space, and hardwood floors. The location allows for quick grocery runs to Meijer and, for you musicians, a quick walk to B’s Music Shop for guitar strings.

[Estately]

624 E. Maple Street: $79,900

A quick survey of this listing reveals a home that’s been lovingly tended to over the years. A two-bedroom bungalow with a circular driveway, this 1915-build features a new metal roof and hot water tank. The large yard features extensive landscaping, back deck, and even a "locally sourced earthen oven (perfect for wood fired pizza!)." Easy access to CMU’s campus, downtown, and the Mission Street corridor.

[Zillow]

Price check

Since we last highlighted some Mt. Pleasant homes, 621 S. Oak Street dropped from $92,900 to $85,000, 203 W. Maple Street remains on the market at $89,900, and 309 E. Locust Street drops from $89,900 to $89,400.

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