House Hunting? Here’s What A $100k Budget Buys You, From Downtown To The Suburbs

Searching for the perfect home can be exhausting. Sometimes you look at so many houses that it gets hard to even know what you like anymore.

If you’re currently experiencing house hunting fatigue, or if you’re just curious about the market in Columbus right now, let us help. Here are 7 of our favorite picks for what a $100,000 dollar budget will get you around Columbus.


1015 Fairwood Ave.

Listed by Antonio Reese, Reese Realty Group

Neighborhood/Community: Driving Park
Specs: 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,216 square feet
Price: $99,900
What we love: Yes, this home has some pretty intense teal carpet. But guess what? That’s nothing one weekend and some strong friends can’t fix. The best part of this house is the enclosed all-seasons room. Just picture yourself with a cup of coffee and a good book enjoying a beautiful afternoon out there.


1472 E 21st Ave.

Listed by Carlton Churchill, Art Russo, Realtors

Neighborhood/Community: Linden
Specs: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 984 square feet
Price: $82,900
What we love: This Linden cutie is basically a blank slate. There is so much potential to create a really inviting home here my friends. Plus, the bathroom has been remodeled and it has fantastic blue subway tiling. Move-in ready and under budget. What more could you ask for?


559 S Waverly St.

Listed by: Jason Hottle, Modern Columbus Realty

Neighborhood/Community: Eastmoor
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1,180 square feet
Price: $90,000
What we love: This retro, 1940s home has refinished floors, fresh paint, and a super retro bathroom, complete with pink tiles. The kitchen could use an update, but that just means you get to put your own unique spin on the place.


804 Colton Rd.

Listed by Tera Barker, Realestate Technology Partners

Neighborhood/Community: Scioto Southland
Specs: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,380 square feet
Price: $90,000
What we love: The interior of this south Columbus home is spacious and full of light. But the thing we love most about this place is the massive, fenced-in yard. Can’t you picture the adorable dog you’re going to adopt running around back there?


992 N Nelson Rd.

Listed by Michael Jones, Coldwell Banker King Thompson-Metro Office

Neighborhood/Community: St. Marys
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,055 square feet
Price: $99,000
What we love: This house has a very vintage Euro vibe. The rooms are spacious and full of incredible details like the massive fireplace, parquet floors, and original woodwork. This home will definitely be a project, but the potential is out of this world.


1112 Frebis Ave.

Listed by Jim Ross, Red 1 Realty

Neighborhood/Community: Edgewood Acres
Specs: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,404 square feet
Price: $79,900
What we love: I can’t get over how bright and airy this home is. All of the hard stuff is already done, including newer windows, electric, plumbing, and mechanicals. All you have to do is jump in and start decorating. I can envision your Pinterest board already.


1649 E Maynard Ave.

Listed by Jasson Farrier, RE/MAX Revealty

Neighborhood/Community: Argyle Park
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 858 square feet
Price: $105,000
What we love: Okay so technically this one is a tiny bit over budget, but I felt like it deserved an honorable mention. The house has a new roof with a warranty, a new furnace, new front deck, hardwood floors, and a brand new bathroom and kitchen.

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