Where Can You Buy a House & Pool for $100,000?


While a community pool may seem like the cheapest way to escape the heat this summer, HOA fees can be pricey, and in older neighborhoods, shared amenities may not be available. Fortunately, buying an affordable house with a pool is possible in real estate markets around the U.S. — and nothing beats swimming in the privacy of your own backyard. Check out these homes on the market with full-size, in-ground pools for around $100,000.

Calhoun, GA

281 Buck Blvd SE, Calhoun, GA 
For sale: $112,900

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“Bask in the sun, poolside,” writes real estate agent Kay Fuller in the listing description for this 3-bedroom, 2-bath home. Spanning half an acre, the property includes a screened-in porch overlooking a manicured rose garden.

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Houston, TX

16722 Royal Mile Ln, Houston, TX 
For sale: $114,900

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Built in 1975, this Houston home has received several upgrades including a master jetted tub and “rain forest”-style shower. The backyard is also a main selling point with a covered patio, pool, waterslide and spa.

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Tucson, AZ

4112 E Market St, Tucson, AZ 
For sale: $109,000

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This 1,008-square-foot home was built in 2001 and features an updated kitchen, new carpet and fresh interior paint. A custom pool and covered patio also provide a way to be outside while staying cool in the summer.

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Sumner, MI

951 Lynn St, Sumner, MI 
For sale: $92,900

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About an hour from Grand Rapids, this 3-bedroom home comes with an attached two-car garage and a fully fenced backyard. The house last sold for $87,000 in 2007.

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Orleans, IN

612 E Harding St, Orleans, IN 
For sale: $114,900

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Listing agent Debra Suddarth says this ranch-style home is “ready for summer” with a large backyard pool shaded by trees on a corner lot. Originally listed for $129,900 in 2011, the home has received a series of price cuts. It’s also near a good school, ideal for a starter family home.

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Catherine Sherman, a real estate writer for Zillow Blog, covers celebrity real estate, industry trends and home improvement tips. Read more of her work here.

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