Captain Obvious here with some breaking news: Not everyone can afford a home that costs seven figures. In fact, the vast majority of us can’t: The median value of the owner-occupied American home is $175,700. Not that we’re above ogling or drawing inspiration from those multimillion-dollar dream homes — far from it. Who doesn’t enjoy falling down the rabbit hole of real estate dream homes for sale in Philadelphia, PA, or Seattle, WA?
But the real question is: Can a home be simultaneously affordable and ogle-worthy? Heck yeah! And to prove it, this roundup of affordable houses sees that $175,700 and drops it to $150,000, an asking price well within the reach of the typical American homebuyer. Feast your eyes.