This historic Colonialtown cottage comes with a modern apartment out back for $649K

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If you've been looking at Orlando real estate recently, you've likely asked "who can afford this?"

The skyrocketing prices in the Orlando metro and elsewhere have fully eviscerated the concept of a starter home for anyone who doesn't want to live more than an hour away from the city we call home. A solution for many is to play the game: become a landlord and use another person's money to help you afford your own place. That's certainly the story that this Colonialtown cottage asking a whopping $649K is pitching.

The circa 1926 home is stunning in its own right, seemingly opened up a bit by renovations to allow bright living and kitchen spaces. The setback porch and manicured lawn offer a good bit of cozy living to someone with the cash. The two-bedroom cottage out back is apparently already occupied with a tenant from month-to-month.

If one well-off and principled Orlandoan felt like doing their part to break the cycle, the home is available for purchase and we're sure an aging family member or hard-up friend would love to have their own place. As one astute Twitter user put it, "landlords provide housing like scalpers provide tickets" and what good is having the 20% down payment on a $650,000 house if you can't throw a small wrench in the metro's endless rent crisis? The listing is represented by Trisha Deokinandan of Keller Williams.

Photos via Realtor.