How Much House Can You Get for $1 Million?

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A million bucks is a lot of money, and it can buya lot of house. So much so that you might be a little surprised.

We asked our friends at Realtor.com to pick out some of their favorite homes on the market for $1 million so we could see how much house you get for that price. We were pleasantly surprised to find these homes, which seem like they would be multimillion dollar pads, were a bit more reasonable -- if you consider a mil reasonable. Remember, it is still a tough real estate market out there.

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How Much House Can You Get for $1 Million?

A glamorous stone patio graces the plush grounds of this 2,400-square-foot Southwestern-style home. There's an outdoor kitchen and fireplace for ultimate entertaining and plenty of space for friends and family to lounge in the sun.

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Vaulted, wood-beamed ceilings open the common areas to give them an airy feeling. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home also includes unique features such as stone fireplaces and wide archways leading from room to room.

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The L-shaped countertop in the kitchen provides plenty of space for preparing Sunday dinners and family meals. The master suite has French doors leading to a homey terrace overlooking the pristine grounds of the property.

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Newly constructed homes like this one -- in a "resort-style setting" -- tend to go for multiple times the $1 million price tag. But this sweet piece of real estate is much more affordable -- well, depending on what you consider affordable.

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The great room has floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the room with light, and there's a balcony off the upstairs library that overlooks the spacious great room.

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The master suite has a gorgeous coffered ceiling and a luxurious en suite bathroom. Bonus: The home has a media room with stadium seating.

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This beautiful apartment in the sky is in a downtown building with perfect views of Lake Michigan. The two-bedroom, three-bathroom home is also in a perfect location to see the famous fireworks at Chicago's Navy Pier.

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The wide-open kitchen features gorgeous maple cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, wine storage and a large pantry. Gleaming hardwood floors run throughout.

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Relax on the apartment's large terrace and take in the beauty of Lake Michigan. The home's bedrooms are also large, and the building has a health spa.

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A perfect country cottage in the Northeast, this five-bedroom, four-bathroom home is "pure elegance." At 5,388 square feet and sitting on 1.67 acres, it's easy to see that the house could easily be priced much higher in a more stable real estate market.

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There's impeccable attention to detail in this home, especially in the library, with cherry panels, beautiful crown moldings and coffered ceilings.

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A classic black-and-white checkered floor graces the main entry way where a stately staircase leads to the second level. There are 12 rooms in the home, and there is a three-car garage.

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Live like a Southern belle in this 3,400-square-foot mansion with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. It has a large lot with a glittering pool and lanai in the backyard.

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The kitchen is clean and flawless, perfectly white and bright.

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The dining room is a vision of sophistication, with high ceilings and a stately chandelier. The bedrooms are airy and bright, and there's a bridge in the backyard leading down to the water.

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By the looks of this house, we're guessing everything really is bigger in Texas. It's like an old Southern plantation, and we're frankly astonished that this five-bedroom, six-bathroom home is only $1 million.

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Soaring ceilings, spiraling staircases and an open layout give this home a luxurious Southern charm of the olden days. Hardwood floors mix with gleaming granite for a unique style.

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A quiet tucked-away room upstairs is like a comfortable retreat where friend and family can relax and entertain themselves. The huge master bedroom also has vaulted ceilings.

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In a gated community, this home gets stunning city and mountain views. A charming courtyard leads to the front entry of the home, which also has a guesthouse.

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The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home sprawls across 4,233 square foot and has a large den with cherry-stained cabinets. The home is wired for surround sound.

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The warm bathroom has cherry cabinetry and a wall of glass. The master bedroom has a stone gas fireplace, a sitting area and a private exercise area.

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Formerly a camp, this home on the water is a perfect vacation spot that includes a main house with six bedroom and four bathrooms, as well as a 1,000-square-foot "party pavilion."

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The open living room flows into a granite kitchen with porcelain tiles and custom cabinetry. The master suite has a bathroom with separate shower, jetted tub and double vanities.

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The home's media center has a pool table for entertaining guests while looking out on the water.

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Truly a gem, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is in the middle of the Santa Fe National Forest. It's on the Tesuque riverfront with an "authentic, captivating and soothing" landscape.

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The work of an award-winning designer, this home was meant to resemble a luxurious, modern cabin with full views of the surrounding natural terrain.

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The master suite with vaulted ceilings has stained concrete floors. The home also has a custom kitchen with granite countertops and designer stainless steel appliances.

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This stunning home sprawls more than 5,000 square feet and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

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The spacious living room is a focal point of the home, which also has a gourmet cherrywood kitchen and a study.

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The dining room is surrounded by large windows, letting in an abundance of natural light.

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