Buying a house is a monumental task regardless of which state you are in. Doing the research, bidding your time, and hopefully jumping when the time is right.

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In Michigan, the average price of a home, according to real estate site, is around $250,000. That's a pretty sizeable chunk of change, so let's take a look at how far your investment will go in 3 different Michigan cities: Grand Rapids, Jackson, and Lansing.

How Much Home Does $250K Buy in Grand Rapids, Jackson, and Lansing

To keep things equal I tried to find the best bang for the buck in each city using My goal was to find a move-in ready home that could handle a family of 4. Let's start off in Lansing.

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Zillow lists this Lansing 3 bedroom, 4 bath home, with 1,998 square feet, and built in 1965 at $249,999. It has some newer appliances in an open kitchen that leads right into a living room with vaulted ceilings. Personally, I'm not a fan of the wood paneling, so that would be one of the first things to go.

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There is a ton of space and a great floor plan to work with, but I'd also be curious if there's hardwood under that carpet. This house gives me ski lodge vibes.

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Next up we have this house in Grand Rapids listed at $245,000 on Zillow. It has 2,610 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. This split-level home has an updated kitchen and a garage. There may be 2,610 square feet, but this house feels a bit cramped. May sacrifice a bedroom for larger living spaces.

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This Grand Rapids home sits on a 10,454-square-foot lot and even has a fireplace. Even better, this house has only had 2 owners since it was built in 1949, so it looks like the last owners gave it a ton of updates.

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Now we take that same budget to Jackson, where you can get this 2,898 square-foot, 4 bed, 4 bath home that sits on an 8,712 square foot lot, for $229,900. This brownstone was built in 1939 and features an extravagant entranceway complete with a spiral staircase to make a grand entrance.

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It also has two fireplaces and a basement that feels like you're entering a castle. So there you have it. A $250K budget and 3 Michigan cities. Which house would you have picked?

2801 Norwich Rd, Lansing, MI 48911

2940 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

301 S Brown St, Jackson, MI 49203

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