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Absolutely Massive Homes Listed for Less Than $100,000

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More Bang for Your Buck

Real-estate prices have skyrocketed in much of the country, with many would-be sellers staying put because of the pandemic. While it's true that your dollar will buy less and less house in many places, there are still some corners of the nation where it can go surprisingly far. Longing for more square footage? Here are some big homes being sold for next to nothing.

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Bushnell, Illinois
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Bushnell, Illinois

$84,500
If you've ever dreamed of life in a big old bungalow, there's one waiting for you in small-town Illinois at an unbeatable price. With four bedrooms and over 3,100 square feet, there's room for a big family, and the roomy porch with a swing is just begging for some neighborly chats or evening relaxation.

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Bushnell: A Peek Inside
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Bushnell: A Peek Inside

There are tons of highlights, especially for the price. The living room has a cozy brick fireplace, and there are pocket doors going into the dining room, with its huge built-in buffet and stained-glass windows. The kitchen even has a brick-wrapped indoor grill.

Port Gibson, Mississippi
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Port Gibson: A Peek Inside
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Port Gibson: A Peek Inside

Love fireplaces? This home boasts at least five of them. It also has tall ceilings and ornate molding befitting of its storied past. 

Crookston, Minnesota
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Crookston: A Peek Inside
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Crookston: A Peek Inside

If you're a sucker for original woodwork, the foyer and front room will be a welcome surprise. There's also a cozy brick fireplace, and while the kitchen needs major renovations, it offers plenty of room for an island or breakfast nook.

Troy, Alabama
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Troy: A Peek Inside
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Troy: A Peek Inside

French doors, built-ins and fireplaces are among the features that still grace this inexpensive charmer. A massive upstairs flex space could become an epic game room, crafting space, or expansive family room.

Richmond, Indiana
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Richmond, Indiana

$90,000
It's hard to deny the curb appeal of this four-bedroom Queen Anne, built in 1890. At over 3,000 square feet, it has space for a family willing to smooth out some of its rough edges, and it's on a prominent corner lot with a fenced backyard.

Richmond: A Peek Inside
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Richmond: A Peek Inside

The home's rich woodwork, best exemplified by the impressive front staircase and formal dining room, looks to be in great shape. Fireplaces and decorative windows are also pristine, and the kitchen has some modern updates and fantastic Tiffany-style light fixtures.

Dolgeville, New York
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Dolgeville: A Peek Inside
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Dolgeville: A Peek Inside

Stained glass above the stately front door, a roomy formal dining room with built-ins, and a spacious kitchen are among the highlights here. There are plenty of tidy bedrooms and a small screened-in porch at the back, too.

Ponca, Nebraska
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Ponca, Nebraska

$79,000
How's a 4,000-square-foot mansion on a hill for under $80,000 sound? The siding needs a little love, but this four-bedroom charmer built in 1900 is waiting for the owner who will restore it to its former glory. Want a big yard? This one covers just under an acre, and it has a front porch with more than enough room for rockers or a swing.

Ponca: A Peek Inside
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Ponca: A Peek Inside

With 10-foot ceilings and plenty of original woodwork, there's much to love. Particular highlights include a lovely wood and glass built-in, a fireplace with an ornate mantle, and a staircase with Victorian fretwork in amazing shape. 

Fredericktown, Missouri
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Fredericktown, Missouri

$100,000

Turn back time with this 4,000-square-foot brick beauty from 1850. The half-acre corner lot includes an attached shop and a shed, ideal for anyone who loves to tinker, and there are two eye-catching balconies.

Fredericktown: A Peek Inside
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Fredericktown: A Peek Inside

The living room's inlaid wood floor, ornate fireplace, and crystal chandelier make it the home's undisputed highlight. There are tons of cabinets and shelves for dishes and knickknacks, too.

Ashland, Pennsylvania
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Ashland, Pennsylvania

$97,500
Pennsylvania coal country is home to this stunning three-bedroom Victorian, built in 1900. Formerly a church parsonage, it has 3,200 square feet, an elegant turret that overlooks the town, and an expansive side porch.

Ashland: A Peek Inside
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Ashland: A Peek Inside

You might not expect it at this price, but many renovations have already been completed, including a modern kitchen with stone countertops, new windows, and new hardwood floors. There are 9-foot ceilings, and there's even a second-floor laundry room ready to go — almost unheard of in an older home.

Conneaut, Ohio
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Conneaut, Ohio

$87,500
If you're willing to withstand a little lake-effect snow during the winter, you can snag this six-bedroom gem on Lake Erie for an insanely low price. It has just over 3,000 square feet, and while there's no large front porch, a sunroom helps make for it.

Conneaut: A Peek Inside
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Conneaut: A Peek Inside

No fixer-upper here: Just an unexpectedly tidy home with gleaming wood floors, a living room with a fireplace, and a large formal dining room with a crystal chandelier. The master suite even has its own kitchenette and large walk-in closet. 

Hartford City, Indiana
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Hartford City, Indiana

$89,900
About midway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, this four-bedroom home covers more than 3,000 square feet on a lot with mature trees. It's within walking distance of the town center, and there's a huge screened-in porch where you can keep tabs on the weather and curl up with a book and enjoy a breeze.

Hartford City: A Peek Inside
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Hartford City: A Peek Inside

Inside, there's a pleasant mix of historic charm and modern amenities. The stairwell has a gorgeous stained-glass window, and one of the living areas has a stone fireplace that takes up an entire wall. Other highlights include a large bay window and several built-ins.

Hiawatha, Kansas
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Hiawatha, Kansas

$84,900
Looking to escape the big-city grind? A move to this tiny town in northeastern Kansas should do the trick. Awaiting you is this 3,300-square-foot Victorian, built in 1895. It's on a large corner lot and has a fenced yard, large front porch, and a back deck.

Hiawatha: A Peek Inside
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Hiawatha: A Peek Inside

This one checks all the boxes: It has lovely woodwork, stained glass, wood floors, a gorgeous fireplace, and even some exposed brick in the spacious kitchen. A clawfoot tub awaits in an upstairs bathroom, too. 

Carbondale, Illinois
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Carbondale, Illinois

$75,000
Talk about grand. This 3,000-square-foot, five-bedroom home has the presence of a home that's proudly been around for awhile. Built around the turn of the century and owned by a prominent historian, it's even on the National Register of Historic Places.

Carbondale: A Peek Inside
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Carbondale: A Peek Inside

The front room is a stunner, with a brick fireplace, lots of molding, and a gorgeous staircase. There are also original hardwood floors throughout. Wood beams give the large kitchen a warm, cozy feel (even if you're not into red cabinets).

St. Johnsville, New York
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St. Johnsville, New York

$99,500
Built in 1860, this center-hall colonial near the Adirondacks undoubtedly has some stories to tell, and at over 5,000 square feet, it's got plenty of room for more of them. Though close to the main road, it has a sprawling backyard with large trees and a spacious deck.

St. Johnsville: A Peek Inside
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St. Johnsville: A Peek Inside

Many rooms still have wide-plank wood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows let in tons of light. A large brick fireplace, one of many in the home, is a show-stopper.  

Piedmont, Missouri
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Piedmont: A Peek Inside

A stately foyer, a formal dining room with a gorgeous fireplace, and a bathroom with an antique tub showcase the home's history. Still, much of it is relatively recently updated, including the kitchen.

Stockton, Illinois
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Stockton, Illinois

$89,900
This classic colonial home would fetch four or five times the price in most metro areas, but in rural Illinois, it's a major bargain. Built in 1926, it has three bedrooms and over 3,000 square feet, and there's a back deck that overlooks a lovely, private backyard with mature trees.

Stockton: A Peek Inside
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Stockton: A Peek Inside

At this price, you'd expect major projects, but the interior is surprisingly well-kept, and yes, there's hardwood under that carpet. Highlights include a living-room fireplace, a graceful open staircase, a sunroom, and lots of storage in the walk-up attic and basement.

Mankato, Kansas
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Mankato, Kansas

$83,500
A wraparound porch, a turret, and 3,200 square feet for less than $84,000? Yes, please. This five-bedroom Victorian built in 1900 is on a tree-lined brick street in a quiet northern Kansas town, just waiting for an owner to return it to its former glory.

Mankato: A Peek Inside
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Mankato: A Peek Inside

Old-house lovers will adore the woodwork, brick fireplace, pocket doors, and dining room with a tin ceiling and a crystal chandelier. Other rooms need a lot more work, but many updates have already been completed, including a new roof, windows, insulation, and wiring.

Murray, Kentucky
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Murray, Kentucky

This 3,000-square-foot home in a western Kentucky college town is ready for an enterprising soul to make it shine again, but the bones are there. Built in 1915, the four-bedroom is on a large corner lot with huge trees and an inviting front porch, and it's an easy stroll to the town center and park.

Murray: A Peek Inside
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Murray: A Peek Inside

Roll up your sleeves. All the demo is done, and a new owner would get to pick all the fun stuff to restore this gem. Plenty of highlights remain, including a living-room fireplace with exposed brick, a turret room, original woodwork, and built-ins.