Owning a home is an investment. How many times have you heard that? How much more money do you wish you had to invest? With a list price of under $100,000, one of these starter homes might be just what you are looking for.

A Trulia search of the greater Kalamazoo area, (roughly a circle from Plainwell to Climax, South to Schoolcraft, West to Paw Paw and North to Plainwell) with homes priced low to high found the following fixer-uppers.


  • 1


    5740 Missouri Ave, Portage

    This "handyman special" has a detached garage and partial basement to work on those projects.

    Joe DeBiak Jaqua Realty
  • 2


    1030 E. Stockbridge, Kalamazoo

    They say this duplex is a great investment opportunity.

    Melody Stirk Keller Williams Realty
  • 3


    209 E. Maple St. Kalamazoo

    Major upgrades have already been made- this one is ready to go.

    Maeda VanTifflin ERA
  • 4


    14602 S. 42nd Street Fulton

    This 3 bedroom cape cod has an updated kitchen with newer appliances, plus central air.

    Rick Zuiderveen, Zuiderveen Realtors
  • 5


    441 Clinton Ave. Kalamazoo

    This Edison neighborhood home has recent upgrades including windows, furnace and central air.

    Abi Acosta, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate
  • 6


    11557 Augusta Dr. Galesburg

    Hardwood floors. 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Family room with fireplace.

    Caren Dermody Five Star Real Estate
  • 7


    12792 M-89 Plainwell

    A quiet, peaceful setting on 1.5+ acres of wooded land in Allegan County.

    Amy Hamilton Jaqua Realtors
  • 8


    3405 Michigan Ave W Battle Creek

    This 3 bedroom property has commercial potential as it was once attached to a beauty parlor.

  • 9


    306 Court St. Otsego

    Coming in at just under $100k, this downtown Otsego residence has a new roof, new windows, new furnace, and a new water heater.

    Amy Hamilton Jaqua Realtors