What $350,000 Gets You in 7 Cities
Who isn't curious to see how far your budget will go in different housing markets across the US? While working with a Realtor® is the best way to get the most bang for your buck, they can also help you find the style of home that best fits your lifestyle. From a mid-century ranch house in the desert to a new, four-bedroom entertainer's estate in Nashville, here's what $350,000 gets you in seven different cities.
The Tudors in Orlando, FL
English Tudor–style in tropical Florida? Yes! This contemporary four-bedroom home has UK charm written all over its exterior, but the interior is fully loaded with modern updates. Hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and quartz countertops are just a few of the perks found within this home, located in a gated community with a view of a waterfront nature preserve. If being close to nature is necessary in your new home, be honest with a Realtor®, so they can zero in on the best locations in the area where you're looking to buy.
Atomic Ace in Palm Desert, CA
It may be under 1,000 square feet, but this two-bedroom, two-bath is packed with charm from another era (and it's just two hours from Los Angeles). Your Eames chairs and colorful accents will work perfectly in this sun-filled desert escape, complete with a swimming pool to cool you on sweltering days. Is vintage architecture important to you? Let a Realtor® know, as they can edit down the homes you view and only show you ones that were built in the era you love.
Room to Party in Austin, TX
Love to entertain? Make that clear to a Realtor®, so they can find you a home that's looking to be the life of the party. If you're in the Austin area, this custom-built three-bedroom is for you. Packed with rustic, cabinlike accents, like a stone facade and wood ceiling beams, this Texas home has a deck with a view—plus access to Lake Austin. With the ability to keep the decor casual, or make it a little more formal, your entertaining options are endless.
A Tiny Treat in New York, NY
Oh, New York. You always seem to shock us with how much people are willing to pay for such seriously small living spaces. However, this Upper East Side one-bedroom (most are studios at this price!) is located near Central Park, so it's almost like having a backyard. Searching for a space to call home in a major city can be super frustrating, but that's why working closely with a Realtor® is important. They have access to listings you may not even know about and can make the stressful buying process easier.
Sleek Style in Chicago, IL
If you're looking to keep yard maintenance to a minimum, a condo may be the right move for you. But, be sure to ask a Realtor® about the differences between buying a home and condo (read: HOA fees). This just-built condo in Chicago is a two-bedroom space that's perfect for a young duo to call home. With an open kitchen and big windows, you'll have plenty of room to host cocktail parties in the second city. We also love the master bath that has a spa feel.
Craftsman Comfort in Kansas City, MO
This 1926 Craftsman-style home is a three-bedroom gem made for a couple, with or without a plus-one in the baby department. We love the built-in storage and original elements that are retained in the updated kitchen. Trying to find an older home with well-done updates can be a challenge, but that's where a Realtor® comes in handy, saving you precious hours.
Southern Comfort in Nashville, TN
If you're looking to move to an up-and-coming neighborhood, work with a Realtor® to pinpoint the right one for you and your family. We've heard that everyone's moving to Nashville, so why shouldn't you? This contemporary four-bedroom home was built in the '90s, but it's been updated with a new master bath and kitchen. It's brick stature and blue shutters scream Southern charm, so you'll be able to live out your Gone With the Wind dreams.
All photos courtesy of realtor.com.
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