Check areas in Idaho because I have recently seen some for sale right in the price range you are looking for. You may also check ar-realestate.net by checking a link for the 'Counties' and then checking those counties which have a number next to them and, finally, going through the pages of each county until you reach the cheapest price ranges which are, as a fact, close to the price you are looking for. Some also offer owner financing, too. Keep your chin up and keep on looking because you WILL find what you are looking for. Again, do not give up! Cheap houses are everywhere but you just have to keep searching for them. Oh, try Tennessee, Missouri and locations where areas are depressed, and do not forget to check into 'old' houses/homes because there are quite a few of them still available. Good luck and nothing is impossible for those who diligently seek.