• Slideshow Photos

    Image: Buffalo home for sale

    Barbara Corcoran on what home buyers can get for $250,000

    Each week, TODAY real estate expert Barbara Corcoran looks around the U.S. to see what home buyers can get for their money.

  • Barbara Corcoran on what home buyers can get for $250,000

    of

    Each week, TODAY real estate expert Barbara Corcoran looks around the U.S. to see what home buyers can get for their money. This week’s search is for truly unique properties you can get the keys to for $250,000 or less.

    Published May 25, 2012.

    Zillow / Zillow
  • Barbara Corcoran on what home buyers can get for $250,000

    of

    St. Louis, Missouri

    $229,000

    3 bedrooms, 2 baths

    View next slide for the interior.

    Janet MacAfee Real Estate / Janet MacAfee Real Estate
  • Barbara Corcoran on what home buyers can get for $250,000

    of

    St. Louis, Missouri

    This 1920’s bungalow is one of the oldest homes in this friendly neighborhood in the heart of St. Louis. The pretty front porch leads to an elegant foyer with hardwood floors and original woodwork. The sunny windowed kitchen has soft close white cabinets, Carrera marble counters and tile backsplash. The dining room has three sides of windows overlooking the beautifully landscaped backyard. The living room has big windows, a gas fireplace, extra wide baseboards and a chair rail. A screened-in sun porch out back connects the kitchen with the outdoors.

    View the listing.

    Janet MacAfee Real Estate / Janet MacAfee Real Estate
  • Barbara Corcoran on what home buyers can get for $250,000

    of

    Buffalo, New York

    $229,000

    4 bedrooms, 1.5 bath

    View next slide for the interior.

    Zillow / Zillow
  • Barbara Corcoran on what home buyers can get for $250,000

    of

    Buffalo, New York

    This columned colonial with a circular front porch is just blocks from shopping, theater, restaurants and beautiful Delaware Park. The kitchen has exposed brick and wood cabinetry. The dining room has extra-tall bead board wainscoting and crown molding. The living room has hardwood floors, built-in bookcases, and a wood burning fireplace flanked by columns. The family room has sunny casement windows, wainscoting and fancy crown molding.

    View the listing.

    Zillow / Zillow
  • Barbara Corcoran on what home buyers can get for $250,000

    of

    Flint, Michigan

    $245,000

    5 bedrooms, 5 bath

    View next slide for the interior.

    Trulia / Trulia
  • Barbara Corcoran on what home buyers can get for $250,000

    of

    Flint, Michigan

    General Motors is not the only big employer in Flint. State-of-the-art medical centers employ over 9,000 health care professionals in Flint and there are four major universities in the area. This pretty house on a quiet cul de sac is over 3,000 square feet big! The kitchen has wood cabinets, granite counters and a roomy breakfast bar. The great room has cathedral ceilings, walls of windows and a fireplace with a carved wood mantel. The formal dining room is very formal with cherry wood floors, crown molding and a chair rail. There’s a huge deck overlooking the big grassy backyard. There's also a nature area of woods and a pond.

    View the listing.

    Trulia / Trulia
  • Barbara Corcoran on what home buyers can get for $250,000

    of

    Summerville, South Carolina

    $249,000

    3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath

    View next slide for the interior.

    Keller Williams Realty / Keller Williams Realty
  • Barbara Corcoran on what home buyers can get for $250,000

    of

    Summerville, South Carolina

    This charming southern-style home is in the center of Summerville, just 24 minutes from historic Charleston and 45 minutes from the beach! It has double front porches that catch the southern breezes and make a great place to relax on a summer day. The living room has light tan walls with contrasting white trim and a wood burning fireplace with a beautifully carved mantel. The eat-in kitchen has 42-inch cherry wood finish cabinets and granite counters. The breakfast area is bright and cheerful. The formal dining room has Wedgewood blue walls with white wainscoting and molding. The big back porch has white columns and railings, plus a cooling ceiling fan. And the backyard overlooks a charming park next door.

    View the listing.

    Keller Williams Realty / Keller Williams Realty
  • Barbara Corcoran on what home buyers can get for $250,000

    of

    Austin, Texas

    $249,000

    2 bedrooms, 2.5 bath

    View next slide for the interior.

    Trulia / Trulia
  • Barbara Corcoran on what home buyers can get for $250,000

    of

    Austin, Texas

    This ultra-modern home is in a new community in hip and trendy East Austin. It’s called a ‘glow house’ because those green panels glow at night when the lights are on inside! The open dining room has an extra tall ceiling and glass doors leading outside. The kitchen has double sinks, Silestone counters and frosted glass front cabinets. The main living area is sleek and open with exposed cinder-blocks and plenty of windows. The living room manages to be both wide open and cozy, with lots of natural light. There’s a sunny, loft-like seating area on the second floor. Out back you’ll find a spacious patio along with a lush, green lawn.

    View the listing.

    Trulia / Trulia