While you can't always judge a home by its exterior, a welcoming entry is often a sign of a welcoming interior. Even when it comes to affordable real estate, curb appeal is worth considering, as it can indicate how much past owners have cared for a property. Here are five homes under $100,000 that make a good impression before you enter the front door.
1221 Rawson Drive, Albany
For sale: $99,900
This three-bedroom, brick Colonial invites guests in with a mowed lawn and trimmed hedges. Columns and shutters also add character to the 2,349-square-foot home's exterior.
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221 S. Mesa Drive, Hopewell
For sale: $99,000
Less than a 30-minute drive from Richmond, this charming home has been recently renovated. The exterior also shows signs of care with a fresh coat of paint.
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3821 Montevista Road, Cleveland Heights
For sale: $89,900
Showing off early 20th-century architectural details and tasteful landscaping, this home's character is evident as soon as you turn in the driveway. Inside, the Cleveland Heights residence features hardwood floors, leaded-glass windows and other period details.
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123 Fallsbury Road, Irmo
For sale: $78,400
A bold front door is a great way to up a home's curb appeal. A 15-minute drive from Columbia, and near top-rated schools, this two-bedroom has had several updates including new carpet, tile, paint and countertops.
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746 Christy Ave., Jackson
For sale: $70,000
Located 38 miles from Ann Arbor, this four-bedroom home has a nice lawn and fenced backyard as well as a patio surrounded by raised flowerbeds. While the kitchen is a bit dated, the interior has been well kept with spacious common areas.
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