There’s a lot $50,000 can buy — from a new car to a college education — but rarely does a new home top the list.

Before you rule out being a homeowner for less than six figures, check out these houses on the market for around $50,000. You might find a diamond in the rough.

Trenton, TN

612 S Brownsville St, Trenton, TN 38382
For sale: $57,000

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If you can picture yourself sipping tea in this 1946 Cape Cod-style home, Trenton may be the place for you. Known for its annual Teapot Festival, the town has lots of character and affordable homes. For $57,500, you can get 5 bedrooms and 3 baths on more than half an acre.

Neillsville, WI

205 Hewett St, Neillsville, WI 54456
For sale: $54,900

Neillsville, WI

Less than 30 miles from Marshfield, this 3-bed, 2-bath home includes an updated main bath, hardwood floors, new carpeting and built-in storage. While it’s currently being rented, the 1960 construction is in good condition, priced well below the Neillsville median list price of $99,900.

Mullens, WV

515 Church St, Mullens, WV 25882
For sale: $50,000

Mullens, WV

Built in 1941, the previous owners of this home have maintained its architectural charm. Step inside and find beautiful hardwood floors, an original fireplace and an updated kitchen. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath home also backs up to the Guyandotte River, a tributary of the Ohio River.

Oak Grove, KY

1021 Poppy Seed Dr, Oak Grove, KY 42262
For sale: $57,000

Oak Grove, KY

This $57,000 home has curb appeal with flower beds and a recent coat of paint, indicating the interior is in good condition. Located in Oak Grove adjacent to the Fort Campbell Army base, the house has 5 bedrooms and 2 baths measuring 1,217 square feet.

Phoenix, AZ

921 S 6th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
For sale: $56,000

Phoenix, AZ

This Phoenix 2-bed, 2-bath home is a fixer upper with potential. Built in 1916, it could serve as a great rental or investment property for less than half of the Central City median list price.


About the Author

Catherine Sherman, a real estate writer for Zillow Blog, covers real estate news, industry trends and home design.

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