Sun rooms, log cabins, and more: Early summer real estate check

Mt. Pleasant is a different kind of town in the summer, a little more quiet and relaxed as thousands upon thousands of college kids head back to their respective hometowns in between semesters. It’s a time to enjoy the summer nights and have friends over--perhaps even in the yard of your new home.

Let’s take a look at three houses on the market, and all priced affordably below $100,000 each.

5772 W. School Road: $59,900

It’s not very often that we highlight houses on the outskirts of town but it’s not very often when a true-blue log cabin pops up in the listings. Maybe you’re looking for something a little more bucolic, or perhaps you’re looking for somewhere to record the next big indie-folk album, this 1940-built home offers plenty of peace and quiet. The cabin sits on nearly three acres of land near a bend of the Chippewa River.


518 N. Fancher Avenue: $88,900

Heading back into town, this 1914-built home is located just blocks from Island Park and downtown Mt. Pleasant. Amenities include an enclosed front porch room, a 450 sq. ft. heated sun room in the back, and a "bonus room" located above the attached two-car garage. The house also features a recently updated modern kitchen, high efficiency furnace, and new water tank.


406 E. May Street: $99,000

Moving closer to campus, we find ourselves on May Street. Nudging in just below our $100K marker is this yellow ranch, a modest yet cute home with a retro kitchen and sharp hardwood floors throughout. Located in a very walkable part of town, future residents can hoof it to campus and Ponder Coffee Company or eat out at some classic Mt. Pleasant establishments like Jon’s Country Burgers and Taco Boy.


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