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Here Now, 20 Cape Cod Starter Homes Asking Under $300K

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Whether you think of them as starter homes, downsizing, rightsizing, or the epitome of New England thriftiness, there's certainly no shortage of Cape Cod listings that could check all of those boxes. With the 2012 median sale price for a single family home at $322,750, we thought we'd round down a bit for our Barnstable County (a.k.a. Cape Cod) starter home price. We dug deep into the listings and mapped 20 homes that range from $212,500-299,900, year-round to seasonal, move-in-ready to money pits, from Buzzards Bay to Provincetown.

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Built in 1955, this 2BD, 2BA Cape has been completely renovated. The 1,035 sq. ft. residence features a fireplace, an eat-in-kitchen with granite & stainless, plus a three-bedroom septic. Located just down the block from Long Pond, the year-round home is asking $299,900.

$289,900

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Once the local physician's office, this circa 1900 Federal-style residence is located across from the country store and just around the corner from historic Route 6A. The 4BD "historic gem" is listed for $289,900 and features wide pine floors, a front porch and a restored facade.

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This 2BD, 1BA features a fireplace, an enclosed porch and a three-bedroom septic. The 744 sq. ft. single-family includes deeded rights to Oak Street Beach and is asking $289K.

$285,000

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Built in 1989, this 3BD, 4BA is the least expensive single-family in pricey Osterville that's not a short sale (we don't think, anyway). The 1,307 sq. ft. Cape on .54 acres first hit the maket in August 2012 asking $299K. A January pricechop brought the listing down to $285K.

$280,000

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An estate sale, this 2BD, 1BA is the least expensive single-family in one of the Cape's priciest zip codes (2012 median single family home price was $550K). The Chatham ranch has a one car garage, a wood stove in the living room and a "New TitleV septic is being engineered with installation to follow after board of health approvals." The 864 sq. ft. residence was built in 1966 and is asking $280K.

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Here's a 2BD, 1BA near Pleasant Bay in South Orleans. The property first hit the market in March 2012 asking $320K and after the pricechopper came knocking three times, the listing is now down to $280K. The 2012 median sale price for a single family home in Orleans was $523,969.

$279,000

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Since when are five-year old appliances a selling point? The brokerbabble for this 4BD, 2BA seems to think that's the case, or they're just detail-oriented. Either way, this 1,404 sq. ft. residence on .42 acres is yours for $279K.

$275,000

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This 2BD, 2BA Ranch features hardwood floors, a fireplace and a fenced yard on .37 acres. Built in 1966, the residence includes an unfinished second level and is asking $275,000. The 2012 median sales price for a single family home was $330K.

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Here's a 3BD, 2BA Cape with a fireplace and fenced yard asking $274,900. According to the brokerbabble, "it's more than just a house, it's a home."

$269,900

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Looking to fulfill your "This Old House" fantasies? Here's a circa 1770 Cape on the National Register of Historic Places with 1,592 sq. ft. just waiting for you to get your Norm, Kevin, or Tom on. The 3BD, 2BA on the rather lovely Old King's Highway first hit the market in March 2010 for $399K. Four pricechops and one priceupper have brought the ask to $269,900.

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"HUGE REDUCTION and well below market value!" The brokerbabble goes on to let us know this 3BD, 2BA is being sold "as is," thus, the $269,900 pricetag.

$269,000

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Unit 16 in the waterfront Bayshore Condo Association features 2BD, 1BA in 579 sq. ft. The East End property earns "tremendous rental income" and is listed for $269K.

$262,000

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This seasonal cottage is on a private lot that's close to the bike trail, restaurants and shops. The 3BD, 1BA condo is asking $262K.

$259,000

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The brokerbabble is light on details for this $259K listing, but maybe there's just not much else to say: "Yarmouthport ranch with finished walkout - 2 bed/1.5 bath. Vaulted ceiling in livingroom. Great lot and great potential!"

$255,000

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If $255K for a 3BD, 2BA on .51 acres in Truro sounds to good to be true, that's because it is - or rather, "House has been neglected and is a near-total renovation." First listed in August 2012 for $275K, it's now asking $255K.

$249,900

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This 1,300 sq. ft. 3BD, 2BA could use some TLC, per the listing. Built in 1988, the one floor residence sits on 3/4 of an acre and is asking $249,900, a bargain for Brewster where the 2012 median sale price for a single family home was $397,500.

$249,000

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Open April thru November, this seasonal 3BD, 1BA cottage features many recent upgrades including a brand new bath. The condo complex is pet friendly and weekly rentals are allowed. Yours for $249K.

$244,500

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This Monument Beach 3BD, 2BA Contemporary features a fireplace, new windows and a convenient commuter location. As for the the $244,500 asking price, the brokerbabble assures that you, "Can't beat it at less than $140 sq.ft. Bring an offer!"

$239,000

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Here's a 3BD, 1.5BA Ranch featuring hardwood flooring, built-ins and a fireplace. The property took a significant meeting with the pricechopper in February and slashed the ask from $289K to $239K.

$212,500

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Built in 1950, this 2BD, 1BA Ranch close to Seacoast Beach first hit the market in September 2012 asking $224,900. Two pricechops have brought the 884 sq. ft. home down to $212,500.

$299,900

Built in 1955, this 2BD, 2BA Cape has been completely renovated. The 1,035 sq. ft. residence features a fireplace, an eat-in-kitchen with granite & stainless, plus a three-bedroom septic. Located just down the block from Long Pond, the year-round home is asking $299,900.

$289,900

Once the local physician's office, this circa 1900 Federal-style residence is located across from the country store and just around the corner from historic Route 6A. The 4BD "historic gem" is listed for $289,900 and features wide pine floors, a front porch and a restored facade.

$289,000

This 2BD, 1BA features a fireplace, an enclosed porch and a three-bedroom septic. The 744 sq. ft. single-family includes deeded rights to Oak Street Beach and is asking $289K.

$285,000

Built in 1989, this 3BD, 4BA is the least expensive single-family in pricey Osterville that's not a short sale (we don't think, anyway). The 1,307 sq. ft. Cape on .54 acres first hit the maket in August 2012 asking $299K. A January pricechop brought the listing down to $285K.

$280,000

An estate sale, this 2BD, 1BA is the least expensive single-family in one of the Cape's priciest zip codes (2012 median single family home price was $550K). The Chatham ranch has a one car garage, a wood stove in the living room and a "New TitleV septic is being engineered with installation to follow after board of health approvals." The 864 sq. ft. residence was built in 1966 and is asking $280K.

$280,000

Here's a 2BD, 1BA near Pleasant Bay in South Orleans. The property first hit the market in March 2012 asking $320K and after the pricechopper came knocking three times, the listing is now down to $280K. The 2012 median sale price for a single family home in Orleans was $523,969.

$279,000

Since when are five-year old appliances a selling point? The brokerbabble for this 4BD, 2BA seems to think that's the case, or they're just detail-oriented. Either way, this 1,404 sq. ft. residence on .42 acres is yours for $279K.

$275,000

This 2BD, 2BA Ranch features hardwood floors, a fireplace and a fenced yard on .37 acres. Built in 1966, the residence includes an unfinished second level and is asking $275,000. The 2012 median sales price for a single family home was $330K.

$274,900

Here's a 3BD, 2BA Cape with a fireplace and fenced yard asking $274,900. According to the brokerbabble, "it's more than just a house, it's a home."

$269,900

Looking to fulfill your "This Old House" fantasies? Here's a circa 1770 Cape on the National Register of Historic Places with 1,592 sq. ft. just waiting for you to get your Norm, Kevin, or Tom on. The 3BD, 2BA on the rather lovely Old King's Highway first hit the market in March 2010 for $399K. Four pricechops and one priceupper have brought the ask to $269,900.

$269,900

"HUGE REDUCTION and well below market value!" The brokerbabble goes on to let us know this 3BD, 2BA is being sold "as is," thus, the $269,900 pricetag.

$269,000

Unit 16 in the waterfront Bayshore Condo Association features 2BD, 1BA in 579 sq. ft. The East End property earns "tremendous rental income" and is listed for $269K.

$262,000

This seasonal cottage is on a private lot that's close to the bike trail, restaurants and shops. The 3BD, 1BA condo is asking $262K.

$259,000

The brokerbabble is light on details for this $259K listing, but maybe there's just not much else to say: "Yarmouthport ranch with finished walkout - 2 bed/1.5 bath. Vaulted ceiling in livingroom. Great lot and great potential!"

$255,000

If $255K for a 3BD, 2BA on .51 acres in Truro sounds to good to be true, that's because it is - or rather, "House has been neglected and is a near-total renovation." First listed in August 2012 for $275K, it's now asking $255K.

$249,900

This 1,300 sq. ft. 3BD, 2BA could use some TLC, per the listing. Built in 1988, the one floor residence sits on 3/4 of an acre and is asking $249,900, a bargain for Brewster where the 2012 median sale price for a single family home was $397,500.

$249,000

Open April thru November, this seasonal 3BD, 1BA cottage features many recent upgrades including a brand new bath. The condo complex is pet friendly and weekly rentals are allowed. Yours for $249K.

$244,500

This Monument Beach 3BD, 2BA Contemporary features a fireplace, new windows and a convenient commuter location. As for the the $244,500 asking price, the brokerbabble assures that you, "Can't beat it at less than $140 sq.ft. Bring an offer!"

$239,000

Here's a 3BD, 1.5BA Ranch featuring hardwood flooring, built-ins and a fireplace. The property took a significant meeting with the pricechopper in February and slashed the ask from $289K to $239K.

$212,500

Built in 1950, this 2BD, 1BA Ranch close to Seacoast Beach first hit the market in September 2012 asking $224,900. Two pricechops have brought the 884 sq. ft. home down to $212,500.