The Best Small Homes For Sale (That Aren’t Too Small) Under $250K

published Apr 5, 2019
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While some people think bigger is better, we’re firmly in the camp that good things come in small packages… but not too small. Thankfully, there are plenty of homes across the country that make great use of the limited space they take up. But if you don’t know what to look for, you just might miss them. Want to skip the McMansions—but aren’t quite ready for a tiny house? These listings make great options. (Oh, and they’re super affordable, too!):

Houston, Texas

Two bedrooms, two bathrooms
672 square feet

You can call this two-bedroom home ‘quaint’ if you want, but when you walk in, it will feel much bigger than its less than 700 square feet. Located in Houston’s Magnolia Park-area, the house sits on a 2,500-square-foot lot. Inside has been updated from its humble 1936 beginnings—it has fresh paint from top to bottom, a new roof, new granite countertops in kitchen, all new windows with blinds, a new HVAC system, and ceramic tile flooring.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota


Two bedrooms, one bathroom

732 square feet

Minneapolis known for its oversized tourist attraction, the Mall of America, but it is also a great place to enjoy Mother Nature at Minnehaha Park. It is an art mecca with the Weisman Art Museum and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

And when it’s time to head home and relax from a big day on the town, you can do so in this perfectly sized home. The snow on top makes it look like a quaint villa, but inside the single-family home, which was built in 1922, you’ll find two decently-sized bedrooms and one bath. It has an unfinished basement and attic, so there is room for expansion and storage—it also sits on a comfortable 5,227-square-foot lot.

Louisville, Kentucky

Two bedrooms, one bathroom
725 square feet

Whether you have a love of the zoo, horse-racing, baseball, or bourbon, there’s so much for you to do in Louisville, Kentucky. At this 725-square-foot home on Nelson Avenue, you can sit on the porch and wave to your neighbors. There are two-bedrooms, one bathroom, and more than 6,700 square feet of property to enjoy! The 1949 house has been updated to meet your needs.

(Image credit: Courtesy Rand Realty)

Monroe, New York


One bedroom, one bath

750 square feet

Last—but definitely not least—is this small home in New York’s Hudson Valley. Located right in Orange County, you can see the area’s storied history come to live at Museum Village. Families love Smith’s Clove Park and you’re super close to Storm King Art Center and the country’s oldest winery, Brotherhood. Nearby is the annual Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo, New York, too.

On Stonewall Road in Monroe, you’ll want to sign on the dotted line for this 750 square feet one-bedroom, one-bathroom home. It looks like a nice cabin that overlooks Mombasha Lake. There’s a large basement with a wood-burning stove and you’re close to major shopping—Woodbury Commons—and New York City transportation. Use it as your permanent residence or a weekend retreat. It’s only $149,000!

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