There's no place like home. Whether you're buying, building, or transforming a fixer-upper in the city, looking for a place to settle down shouldn't be hard. These Phoenix homes under $250K are the perfect starters if you want to redesign and redecorate like Chip and Joanna Gaines. 

Your dream house doesn't have to be the first one you own. You can build yours from scratch or spruce up an old one that needs some TLC.

From mini-mansions and multi-million dollar ones to charming and old residences, the city has an abundance of pads that don't require you to break the bank.

You can forget about winning the lottery and opt for an affordable home perfect for you.

No matter your style, these fixer-uppers have everything; large backyards for sustainable living and small square footage for minimal life.

Who knows? You might just find your ultimate dream house for less than the price of a mini-mansion.

3702 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ

Price: $149,900

Description: With two bedrooms and one bathroom, this ranch style home has so much potential. You can upgrade to stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and create a vegetable and fruit garden in the yard.

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5001 W. Verde Ln., Phoenix, AZ

Price: $243,500

Description: This cozy three-bedroom home boasts 1,722 square feet and a built-in outdoor BBQ. The spacious backyard even has a covered patio and room for a jacuzzi.

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1108 E. Michigan Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Price: $225,000

Description: A low maintenance front yard is the best kind. The desert landscape has little upkeep and the interior has the potential to be made into an open floor plan.

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1546 W. Polk St., Phoenix, AZ

Price: $250,000

Description: Have you dreamed of owning a vast vegetable and fruit garden? This spot boasts fertile clay soil, and there's an authentic adobe pizza oven in the backyard. You can forget about ordering out and make your own right at home!

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1738 W. Cinnabar Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Price: $225,000

Description: Fragrant citrus trees occupy the backyard with plenty of space for your dog to run around. And you can hang out under the stars if you buy a hot tub.

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1351 E. Polk St., Phoenix, AZ

Price: $245,000

Description: This home is 649 square feet of charming cottage in need of some upgrades. Located in the historic Garfield district, you're only a short trip away from downtown.

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2205 W. Sherman St., Phoenix, AZ

Price: $158,000

Description: This 1944 home is for you fixer-uppers who love major transformations. With an open floor concept, you can ditch the tile floors for natural wood planks and add an island in the kitchen.

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You can transform these spots into your ideal home or flip them for an extra profit.

Which one do you like the most?