Twenty least expensive homes for sale in America

January 14, 2012

While some are obsessed with which celebrity’s home is on the market or what the most glamorous listings are, we’re pausing today to look at the least expensive homes in America. Why? For two reasons- first, we hear agents frequently say that their listing has to be the worst listing in America, and they mean it when they say it, so it is interesting to have a point of comparison. Second, it is interesting to see exactly how expensive the cheapest listing in some cities is. Boston has a $100k listing as their least expensive (which apparently comes with two old television sets in the back yard?)- tell that to a Chicago agent and they’ll show you an entire block you can buy for that price.

The rise in foreclosures has had a major impact on the market and left behind a wake of blight homes waiting to be bulldozed or renovated and the following are the least expensive listings in select metros and their surrounding areas in the U.S. as found on Zillow (listed in order of price). Click any image to view more details:

20. San Francisco, CA – $148,000

19. San Jose, CA – $99,999

18. Boston, MA – $99,900

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17. Seattle, WA – $69,900

16. San Diego, CA – $55,000

15. Denver, CO – $38,000

14. Portland, OR – $30,000

13. Albuquerque, NM – $29,900

12. Las Vegas, $15,999

11. San Antonio – $15,000

10. Los Angeles, CA – $14,900

9. Phoenix, AZ – $12,500

8. Charlotte, NC – $10,900

7. Houston, TX – $8,000

6. Philadelphia, PA – $5,500

5. Jacksonville, FL – $3,500

4. Dallas, TX – $3,497

3. Indianapolis, IN – $2,825

2. Chicago, IL – $2,500

1. Atlanta, GA – $1,200

AGBeat represents this information as accurate as possible and is intended for entertainment purposes. New listings or adjustments may have come online after publication.

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The American Genius Staff Writer: Charlene Jimenez earned her Master's Degree in Arts and Culture with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Denver after earning her Bachelor's Degree in English from Brigham Young University in Idaho. Jimenez's column is dedicated to business and technology tips, trends and best practices for entrepreneurs and small business professionals.

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