A vacation home for less than $ 100,000? 7 places that are really possible

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This article has been reprinted with permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second owners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2020. All rights reserved. The demand for second homes is increasing. But as we explained last week, financing them is another matter. Escape Home scoured listings in vacation markets across the country to find getaways under $ 100,000. With renovations and a little imagination, these simple homes can become exceptional showcases – your own version of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” or “The Property Brothers.”

Colorado Durango is a picturesque city in southwestern Colorado, not far from the “Four Corners” where New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado meet. Home to the famous Durango and Silverton narrow gauge railroad, the city also has a sophisticated dining scene and easy access to adventure and outdoor activities. Vermont Bennington is classic Vermont – featuring a charming main street and rich in history with covered bridges and a Revolutionary War memorial. The city is a year-round destination – skiing in winter, lakes in summer, and of course stunning fall foliage.

This one is listed at $ 110,000. harschrealestate.com

Florida Pensacola is on the panhandle and offers the advantages of Florida – beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife – without the cost. Georgia Thomasville is a nice city in South Georgia. There is good food, history, nature reserves, a lively center. The annual Rose Festival is much loved. Missouri Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks, is known as the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World.” Beyond that, it offers parks, restaurants, and three stunning lakes for water sports, fishing, and swimming in the summer.

This is priced at $ 100,000. sunsetrealty.com

New Mexico Santa Fe can reach this price if you are willing to invest in a shared condo instead of a house; In the one shown, the seller is offering one-eighth fractional interest, a trend in buying a second home. The city has a lot to offer in terms of culture and nature, including a world-class art scene. Mississippi Bay St. Louis in southern Mississippi is a hidden gem on the Gulf Coast. The small town offers a dose of southern charm, with white sandy beaches and abundant antique shops. Plus, it’s only an hour’s drive from New Orleans. This article has been reprinted with permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second owners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2020. All rights reserved.