Banks don't always fix up repossessed homes before they sell them -- which means some great deals for you. Here are five bargains from around the nation.
Square feet: 1,877
Description: Sure there's a little rot on the back door, the carpeting is nasty, it needs a new range, and there's water damage on the ceiling, but this Monroe, N.C., home is still a bargain.
All the problems are minor and should cost less than $10,000 to repair, according to Kim Gandy, a Re/Max agent. Once back to mint condition the home should be worth about $170,000.
The eight-year-old house comes on a third-of-an-acre lot, has central air, a master bath with dual sinks, and a brick fireplace. There's even an in-ground pool, although it needs a new liner.
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