Full disclosure; the picture you saw before you clicked was how the house in Iowa looked in July of 2019. The less flattering pictures of what the house looks like now are below.

As you would expect with a house at this price, there are several code violations and the house is in need of complete rehab so you won't be moving your stuff in after closing. BUT, it is a house that you could buy for only $5,000.

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The house at 837 5th Ave N in Clinton, Iowa was originally listed in November of 2020 with a starting price of $30,000. Since then the price has decreased monthly until the property was taken off the market in September of 2021. It was relisted in March of 2022.

Here is what the outside of the house looks like today:

Re/Max Elite Cc via Realtor
Re/Max Elite Cc via Realtor

Looks like vandals used the windows for target practice.

This isn't the largest house around at only 864 square feet, but they managed to squeeze three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms into the space. Cozy comes to mind. The lot is a third of an acre.

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Google Maps

The realtor says the rear of the home has a nice wooded view and features a walk-out basement. There are several code violations to be addressed and a plan of action will need to be filed with the city prior to closing. Sounds like a good project for a flip or knock it down and build new.

See interior pictures in the gallery below:

Clinton Iowa $5,000 House

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