Picking a house is just about as important as picking a president. In fact, you’ll probably live in your home a longer than the elected winner will remain in the White House. Maybe a lot longer.
But we know making a choice on a house can be as difficult as navigating your way through a byzantine ballot stuffed with a number of crucial and stress-inducing decisions.
We get it. That’s why we’re here to help undecided home buyers in America’s most contentious battleground counties.
Politico recently identified the biggest swing counties across the country. These are places where political junkies are focused on to see how the presidential election is breaking—the ones that could very well select our next commander in chief. We focused our attention on these same counties, but through the lens of real estate. It’s time to come together, America!
For each of the 12 battleground regions, we identified a house for sale priced close to the county median list price. It’s up to you whether these houses earn your vote. Simply scroll down to see where buyers might look in the counties with the most influence on our next four years. Or perhaps eight?
County’s median list price: $425,000
Our nominee: 5136 S Elati Dr, Englewood, CO
If you’re undecided: Built in 1961, this brick three-bedroom Mid-Century Modern classic is split. Split-level, that is. We’d cast a vote for the home’s hardwood floors!
County’s median list price: $326,500
Our nominee: 189 Bart Clough Rd, Weare, NH
If you’re undecided: What’s more American than a log cabin? Absolutely nothing! Proudly display your patriotism in this cool four-bedroom cabin on nearly 6 acres of land. Start your own business out back with the property’s “maple sugar shack.”
County’s median list price: $444,000
Our nominee: 6863 SW 163rd Pl, Miami, FL
If you’re undecided: You certainly can’t suppress the colorful decor inside this five-bedroom home. With custom artwork on the walls and ceilings, it’s a testament to the varied decor tastes across this fabulous country of ours.
County’s median list price: $242,900
Our nominee: 3106 SW Coves Dr, Ankeny, IA
If you’re undecided: While this charming Colonial is painted blue, we know it’ll appeal to buyers who identify as red or blue. The three-bedroom offers gleaming hardwood floors, a nice back deck, and a quarter-acre lot.
County’s median list price: $337,400
Our nominee: 617 Cresstar Dr, Rolesville, NC
If you’re undecided: The four-bedroom home’s curb appeal isn’t up for debate. Built in 2003, the home has a sparkling interior.
County’s median list price: $329,900
Our nominee: 911 Woodside Dr, Oxford Township, MI
If you’re undecided: A vote for new policy! This brand-new four-bedroom home is just the answer for a buyer who doesn’t want to discuss the past.
County’s median list price: $254,000
Our nominee: 10449 Raining Sky St, Las Vegas, NV
If you’re undecided: The Vegas-area housing market has been a bit of a gamble over the past decade, but we’ll bet you like this four-bedroom home. And if you’re concerned about energy policy—this place comes with solar screens to keep the desert heat away.
County’s median list price: $344,900
Our nominee: Park Dr, Hartland, WI
If you’re undecided: Let this lakehouse whisk you away from the cares of the everyday world. Complete with dock and back porch overlooking Lake Keesus, this three-bedroom home belongs in the Yes column.
County’s median list price: $94,900
Our nominee: 132 Jennette Dr, Youngstown, OH
If you’re undecided: This brick home looks as if it stepped out of a fairy tale, but the price is the truly dreamy part of the story. With over 1,700 square feet of living space, the home comes out to a mere $52 per square foot. It’s easy to balance a budget with a minimal mortgage payment.
County’s median list price: $315,000
Our nominee: 869 E Doral Ct, Gilbert, AZ
If you’re undecided: Four bedrooms plus a den almost seem like a mandate at this price. Plus, the artificial lawn out back is keeping in line with environmental policy.
County’s median list price: $279,900
Our nominee: 2630 Winthrope Way, Lawrenceville, GA
If you’re undecided: This regal brick home with five bedrooms offers plenty of space to caucus. A buyer simply has to take the initiative and step up with a reasonable offer.
County’s median list price: $350,000
Our nominee: 6454 S Silver Medal Dr, Taylorsville, UT
If you’re undecided: One policy all buyers must abide by is the edict of location. This five-bedroom home ticks the location box because it is “within walking distance to the Elementary school.” Make your move in time for the 2017 school year.
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