There used to be a benefit to being a 'renter' over an 'owner' didn't there? Your rent was usually the equivalent or much less than a typically monthly mortgage would cost and if something broke or went wrong you could just call the landlord to handle it.

Sadly as the economy and value of the dollar continue to fluctuate, so do average rent prices. It is now more common than not to see a 2 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment going for more per month than a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home on 2 acres would be if you bought it on a 30-year-mortgage.

With all of that being said, more and more Mainers are making the jump from life-long renter to first-time-home-buyer. And even though there are lots of homes on the market, finding one that fits the 'family budget' can be a bit overwhelming.

That's why we were pleasantly surprised to see a home for sale right here in Augusta that boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a monster-sized backyard and an in-ground swimming pool. The home sits on 2 acres of land and includes a paved driveway and attached 2-car garage.

Brokered by Keller Williams Realty, Greater Portland, this 1,836 square foot home sits at 9 Jomar Lane in Augusta. It was built in 1974 and doesn't appear to have had many interior updates since then. That could be one of the reasons the home is priced to move at $199,900.

You can really live your Chip & Joanna dreams as you make this house your home and host all your friends and family get-togethers by the pool for years to come. Take a look at some of the photos!

9 Jomar Lane, Augusta Maine, 04330

An Augusta Maine home for sale with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an in-ground pool for less than $200K

To see the full property listing on this home, just click this link!

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