Real estate is a good investment, but it requires lots of scrimping and saving and even taking out loans. Right? Fortunately—no. There are some amazing deals and fabulous houses out there that won’t break the bank and will leave you very happy. Especially since some homes cost a grand total of 0 dollars.

One of the best places to find low-priced but beautiful properties is the Cheap Old Houses Instagram account that has over 1.3 million loyal followers. The account has helped countless Americans and Europeans find their new homes and showcases the country’s hidden gems.

So scroll down, dear Pandas, upvote your favorite houses, and share which properties you liked the most and why.

More info: Instagram | Facebook | CheapOldHouses.com | CircaOldHouses.com

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JessG
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6 months ago

This is beautiful

rgr8
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6 months ago

If this was in my town it would be like 600,000 dollars at least

CbusResident
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6 months ago (edited)

But you'd have to live in Columbus, Ohio, what sort of losers would choose that?!

CbusResident
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6 months ago

People downvoting this, look at my name on here and observe my irony!

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Agnes Jekyll
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6 months ago

It's gorgeous. Why so cheap??

Carrie Roettger
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6 months ago

I follow cheap old houses and I love it but most of the houses on there aren't in this good of shape.

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Cybele Spanjaard
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6 months ago

Fantastic interior

JuJu
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6 months ago

Nice but reminds me of a church

RATSMACKER
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6 months ago

that’s a whole ass plus for me. Unholy Trilogy time.

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Steve Cruz
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6 months ago

$700k–$1 Million in Denver.

Randy Klefbeck
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6 months ago

The exterior of this place does absolutely nothing for me. I am not sure what this style of design is even called. It seems to be a collision of english country farm and ski slope. The interior however is really cool.

Kitty Fenerty
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6 months ago

What a shame about that fireplace! It looks cheap & nasty.

clive apps
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6 months ago

A lot of these old churches are ending up as housing.

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JuJu
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6 months ago

I'd take this. I live the floors and the stairs.

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R. Searle
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6 months ago

This house is magnificent!

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The Cheap Old Houses Instagram page is run by husband and wife Elizabeth and Ethan Finkelstein. Elizabeth is also the founder of Circa Old Houses, a company dedicated to selling historic homes to buyers who want to preserve them.

“There are a lot of people out there who look at a house and think, Wow, this looks like a lot of work. And then there are the people who look at the same house and think, That looks like a lot of work—and I cannot wait,” Elizabeth told Garden & Gun.

For her, it’s vital that these iconic buildings and American and European history be preserved. “In so many instances, these homes are vulnerable to being flipped or destroyed. They also kind of go under the radar. Real estate agents are not making a huge commission off of a thirty-thousand dollar house, and so generally they don’t do the extra things, like hire professional photographers.” 

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Tabitha L
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6 months ago

Yes please!

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R. Searle
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6 months ago

Was it an inn at some point?

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Megan Curl
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6 months ago

Lots of work needed on rotting wood on the exterior. Pretty tho.

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The homes that Elizabeth and Ethan feature on their page are generally under 100k dollars. But the price can be as low as 2.5k dollars, 1k dollars, and… free! You can’t really get a better deal than that, unless somebody actually pays you to live somewhere.

It’s a win-win situation. Anyone who’s looking for a family home gets to put down roots without getting up to their necks in debt; meanwhile, Elizabeth and Ethan get to preserve history and build up the community of old house lovers.

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Tabitha L
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6 months ago

The outside makes me think of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

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kjorn
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6 months ago

love the porch!

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Patti Brock
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6 months ago

I love this!

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“We believe that you’re being sold the wrong American dream. Contrary to what everyone else says, you don’t actually need to buy a million-dollar house and go into extreme debt to live a satisfying and beautiful life,” they write on their website. “Our philosophy of life is simple. Work hard. Find something beautiful, something well-crafted. Something that needs you. Nurture it. Learn about it. Spend time honing your skills so you understand it. Teach your family to do the same. And give back to history while doing it.”

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Lou
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6 months ago

Body in the trunk included.

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Elli Rahim
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6 months ago

What a steal!

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Pseudo Puppy
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6 months ago

how is real estate soooooo cheap in the US???? In Sydney Australia, a 2 bedroom apartment, build in the 80's or earlier, 40 minutes out from the city, can still cost you $500,000+

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Elli Rahim
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6 months ago

Gorgeous house! Such beautiful craftsmanship!

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AA Matty
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6 months ago

I will kill anyone that removes those lovely room divisions in order to have a more of an "open concept" feel. Love it.

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Lisa
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6 months ago (edited)

Looks great but it's obvious it is going to need renovation as it's crumbly.

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JuJu
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6 months ago

The keyhole window is awesome.

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Phoebe Bean
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6 months ago

Oh, la, la!

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Michelle Carlson
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6 months ago

Love that breakfast nook!

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F. H.
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6 months ago

Yeah, but that seems to have no running water.

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Laura Jones
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6 months ago

nice little house

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JuJu
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6 months ago

You get a ghost certificate with this one?

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F. H.
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6 months ago

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Well, it's tiny.

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jamie1707
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6 months ago

That ones for me! Excuse me while I print some money.

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Elli Rahim
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6 months ago

Cozy and warm

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ADHORTATOR
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6 months ago

Not far away from Nantes...

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Megan Curl
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6 months ago

The town is, literally, a “ghost town.”

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ƒιѕн
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6 months ago

You would never get a ROI with this sitting in Wanette. Unless you just have some cash to waste on building in a ghost town.

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Pseudo Puppy
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6 months ago

How?? How is this divine house ONLY $15,000??? The land alone must be worth more than that....

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Pseudo Puppy
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6 months ago

I'm sorry.... wait... what???... $1,000? Seriously? :o

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