Every Thanksgiving offers up a surprise bargain or two. This year, we found you nine—and you don’t have to head to the mall and jostle with the crowds.
We’re talking homes. Affordable homes from across the United States: nine desirable family homes priced under the national median list price of $312,000.
We were delighted to find these nine gems scattered across the country, each roomy enough to host next year’s turkey feast and still have enough cash left over for a little Black Friday shopping.
So skip the lines and prepare to be grateful for these lovely homes, all priced within reach. There are more than enough delicious deals to go around…
Big D Delight: Ready to move in, this four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, over 2,400-square-foot home was built in 2006. It boasts traditional lines and finishes to suit almost any taste. The large lot means a big backyard for outdoor living and entertaining and a treeline view.
Minny midcentury: This brick-front midcentury modern home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and nearly 1,300 square feet, spread across three levels. Recent updates include a new furnace, central air, custom window treatments, a renovated full bathroom, and fiber-optic wiring. The location is also a big plus—it’s across the street from a park, near trails, and within walking distance of restaurants and shops.
Desert dwelling: Dig that enormous cactus out front! Built in 1957, this brick ranch is suited for family living, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,800 square feet. Exposed brick and wood, built-ins, large open spaces and plenty of natural light create a versatile space indoors. Outdoors, the quarter-acre lot features a large, in-ground pool, as well as a yard for kids or pets.
Boise beauty: Built in 1959, this well-preserved ranch home has only had one owner. A recent face-lift to the three bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, 1,400-square-foot house has given the interiors new life. Even with the updates, charming original details like the double fireplace, blond wood cabinetry, and built-ins are all intact.
Space to spread out: Built in 1830, this Greek Revival mansion has eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and more than 5,700 square feet—which means this historic home costs only $52 a square foot. The listing suggests that it could be used as an Airbnb or wedding venue, and it previously operated as the Emerson House Bed and Breakfast.
Close to Lake George in the Adirondacks, the home is filled with treasures: stained glass, crystal chandeliers, and custom woodwork. The nearly full-acre lot also includes a 4,000-square-foot carriage house.
Georgia gravy: Well-maintained since it was built a decade ago, this four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home sits on more than a quarter-acre lot in the Lakeside Preserve planned community. Resident amenities include a clubhouse, pool with slide, basketball, tennis, a playground, and a lake. High ceilings, hardwood floors, plus neutral paint and carpet keep things light and airy in the home’s nearly 3,400 square feet.
Pop the popcorn: This large home, with a lovely fireplace, would be the perfect place to spend a night in, watching movies! Besides the big living room, a large kitchen with an island is just one of the highlights of this five-bedroom, three-bathroom, nearly 2,600-square-foot home, perfect for a family.
Revamped in Washington: This beauty of a bungalow was built in 1943 and recently remodeled. The bathrooms, granite countertops, furnace, and other major systems are all like-new. With five bedrooms and three bathrooms in over 2,800 square feet home, it’s located in Shadle Park and includes other upgrades, like hardwood floors and built-ins.
Park Ridge perfection: Built in 1946 and updated throughout, this two-bedroom brick bungalow has 1,450 square feet of living space. There’s also a basement being used as a roomy rec room, and an attic that’s currently being used as a third bedroom.
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