Why There’s No Such Thing as “Cheap” in College Station Real Estate

There are people out there who fancy themselves savvy real estate searchers. They are seeking a good deal – something that doesn’t cost a lot of money, has high-quality construction, and is in a great location all at the same time. 

Those folks might have the audacity to search “cheap houses for sale in College Station” and start looking through those MLS listings results. 

Do it. Type in “cheap houses for sale in College Station” into Google and look through th results that pop up. 

I did it myself just to see what’s out there. Surprisingly, it’s a bunch of MLS listing sites – some you’ve heard of, some you have not – that are all showcasing what they consider to be “cheap” real estate listings.

Searching for “Cheap” Real Estate Results Online Yields a Wide Range of Results

When you type a question into a search engine, the search engine is trying to find something relevant that answers your question. Asking for “cheap” homes for sale, you’d think that the results would all be a certain price point, something under the median home price in College Station. 

Right now, the median home price in 2022 is $329,876, according to Zillow.

So it’s not surprise that you get results for homes that are under that price point. Property Shark, Point2Homes, and Zillow, all show you results of College Station homes under a certain price point. 

The rest of the results are a smattering of College Station real estate search results, many of which aren’t even that “cheap.” The closest and most accurate results are coming from Zillow, which is showing homes in College Station under $100,000 dollars.

There’s only 1 available listing there and its a condo listing…not very helpful! 

“Cheap” is subjective.

It’s impossible for online real estate searches to decipher what you mean when you say “cheap.” Here are some things that could be considered “cheap”:

  • Low price point
  • Low-quality construction
  • Less-than-ideal location
  • Fixer-upper
  • In need of repair

Ultimately, your definition of “cheap” depends on what you are looking for.

Use an Experienced Realtor if You’re Looking for Something Specific

Looking for something “cheap” is just one of many different types of properties a buyer might be searching for. Other descriptors might include:

  • Expensive
  • Luxury
  • Idyllic
  • Ranch-style

It’s impossible to get accurate real estate listings by only looking online. If you’re looking for something specific, it’s best to find a realtor that you trust and that knows the area so you can dig into the neighborhoods, developments, and areas that will likely offer the lifestyle you want and the price point you can afford.

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