If you are looking for a very cheap home, then Buffalo, New York, may be the only place you need to look. Cheap homes in Buffalo are abundant, and some are surprisingly attractive. Most cheap homes found in Buffalo are very large, and can be found for prices much lower than any home price you have probably ever seen.
One particular home listing in Buffalo shows a photo of a large, light blue home. The home is three stories, nearly three thousand square feet, and appears as though it has been well maintained. This ultra cheap home already has 4 bedrooms, and 2 full bathrooms, but with all of the extra space in the full attic and basement of this house, extra bedrooms, play room, or home theater could likely be easily accommodated. The front yard is gated, and a small gate opens up to the walkway leading to a large, covered porch. This cheap home has a very “Martha Stewart” quality about it. The listing price?
$19,900. (Retrieved 6/26/07 from www.realtor.com)
Another cheap home in Buffalo, a 5 bedroom, 1 bath, Colonial style home goes for even less! This home includes 1,698 square feet, a full basement and one car garage. The price tag? $10,000!
It seems unbelievable. Most of those searching for a cheap home feel lucky if they find something under $200,000. In California, home shoppers are fortunate to find even outdated track homes located in a somewhat shabby neighborhood for under half a million dollars. Searching in certain states across the country however, gives those who might be willing to relocate, a shot at paying inconceivably low prices for a home.
Of course, many will ask just why these homes are listed at such incredibly cheap prices. Well, Buffalo is cold. Really cold. They get a lot of snow. Jobs are not as abundant as they are in some other places. Although, if your mortgage is less than $400 per month, or better yet, you don’t have a mortgage because you purchased your cheap home outright, then making six figures per year isn’t quite as necessary. Buffalo is a large city, it is not devoid of crime. However, the general consensus seems to be that there are many “good pockets” even in areas some consider to be less desirable. Another drawback for many seems to be that the property taxes in the area are higher than in many other places. Then again, if you paid less than $50,000 total for your house, property taxes on your cheap home are not going to be anything you can’t handle.
If you are in the market for a cheap home, then take a minute to check the listings found for Buffalo, New York, at the link located in the “Sources” section of this article, found below.