What $1,500 Per Month Gets You in the Sacramento Area
As the bustling communities around Sacramento grow, so does demand for living spaces around the city. Today, you could be paying anywhere between $1,000 to over $2,000 for a two bedroom apartment rental in the area. And as a renter, you’ve probably considered how that monthly cost compares to home ownership. Who hasn’t?
As distant as home ownership may feel now, it’s not an unrealistic dream. If you’re paying around $1,500 a month on rent right now, that could be going to a similar mortgage payment — no lease, landlord or lousy decor included. To give you an idea of what your budget could get you, we put together a list of homes currently on the market that could be owned with 20% down and roughly a $1,500 – $1,600 monthly mortgage payment.
Take a look and start imagining your own character, furniture and design style taking over these lovable homes. Happy house hunting!
3341 Potter Lane | Listed by KC Schuft
This Sacramento home proves you can get charm, design and extras on a low budget. Immediately upon stepping inside, you’ll be welcomed by a picture-perfect country fireplace. And you can find even more warmth through the home on the back patio. Perfect for entertaining, there’s a built-in fire pit, space for a dining table, and plenty of room to play!
Backyard Barbecue Ready
1801 Azurite Way | Listed by Courtney Ellison
Whether it’s the front landscaping, the French doors or the back veranda, there’s plenty to love in this adorable home. When you make this home yours, don’t forget to invite us to your first backyard shindig!
Nestled in the Woods
5820 Andersons Road | Listed by Samantha Meltz
This home matches vintage glamor with old school touches and updated spaces. We love the renovated master bedroom with a dark wood accent wall, but our favorite space has to be the backyard. With views into the surrounding woods, you can gather around the firepit and cook dinner at the beautiful built-in grill!
Retreat to the Mountains
7331 Capps Crossing Road | Listed by The Marilyn Goff Team
This Grizzly Flats property isn’t just a home: it’s a mountain retreat! Designed with a cabin atmosphere, the main home features a spacious dining area, a warm, welcoming kitchen and, our favorite, a stunning deck. Relax under the shade and watch for wildlife while the fire pit keeps you warm year-round!
317 Sierra Boulevard | Listed by Jon Martin
We love this Roseville home even before stepping inside. The charming, vintage front porch has us dreaming of country style and morning coffee sipped in the shade. In the backyard, if you decide not to build a second home, there’s room for any games and activities you and the family can dream up!
2872 Hocking Street | Listed by Trish Meder-Heinzer
The peaked white ceiling and wood beams in this home create an effortless farmhouse charm. With a classic midcentury modern shape, this home is ready for all the home decor and character you can throw at it.
A 1936 Cottage
9589 School Street | Listed by Diane Meehan
For the best results, circle around this Elk Grove home and fall in love at every angle. In the front, you’ll find a cool, shaded atmosphere reminiscent of a countryside cottage. Then, make your way to the backyard where you can relax with friends and family on the deck!
2892 North Street | Listed by Karen and Paul Catania
The kitchen is the heart of the home and this house in Pollock Pines has plenty of it! We love the Tuscan feel of the dark cabinetry, deep granite countertops and elegant tile backsplash. Paired with rustic lighting fixtures, the look is sure to inspire your Italian meals.
White Picket Paradise
4123 2nd Street | Listed by The Marilyn Goff Team
If garden getaways, modern design and budget-friendly are on your list, look no further. This beautiful home has it all! Surrounded by a white picket fence, the garden retreat starts on the log front porch and continues through a shaded seating area, lily pad pond and plenty of lush landscaping.
Indoor and Outdoor Luxury
7610 Forest Glen Drive | Listed by Kari McCoy and Carla Ferrante
This Grizzly Flats property raises the bar when it comes to starter homes. Nestled in the picturesque woods, there’s room to relax inside, dine with friends, or swing open the french doors and explore the great outdoors!
Ready to be a homeowner?
Let us know which homes you love in the comments below!
Category Home Inspiration, Real Estate
Cathy Harrington is Lyon Real Estate’s director of marketing, overseeing the content on the Lyon Local blog, website and social media channels.