What Can You Buy for $500,000?

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For $500,000, how much house can you get? We asked our friends at Realtor.com to pull out some of the best homes for sale right now for $500,000. You might be surprised at what's out there: Some great deals can be had, but in markets that have been on the rise, the money buys you a little less than it used to. Click through the gallery below to see what $500,000 buys you.

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What Can You Buy for $500,000?

Location: Chicago
Beds/baths: 2/2
Sq. ft.: 1,300
From the listing: "Impeccably maintained 2/2 split-floor plan at The Fordham feat: hrdwd floors & crwn mld."

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Location: Chicago
Beds/baths: 2/2
Sq. ft.: 1,300
From the listing: "Large well-appointed kitchen & separate dining space perfect for entertaining. Upgraded surround sound."

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Location: Chicago
Beds/baths: 2/2
Sq. ft.: 1,300
From the listing: "Large master suite w/ new plush carpet & large double vanity bath. A large south-east facing terrace. Bldg. feat: indoor pool, sauna, private movie theater, heath club and sun deck. Incredible location! Deeded garage park: $25k"

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Location: Dallas
Beds/baths: 4/5
Sq. ft.: 4,238
From the listing: "Well maintained & updated custom home with 4 bedrooms (2 down). Large family room open to kitchen & walk-in bar. Gourmet kitchen with spacious island & granite counters."

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Location: Dallas
Beds/baths: 4/5
Sq. ft.: 4,238
From the listing: "Formal dining has built-in cabinets & buffet. Large master bath. Built in 1991, the owner used the most advanced, energy efficient techniques available."

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Location: Dallas
Beds/baths: 4/5
Sq. ft.: 4,238
From the listing: "Pella Low-E tinted double paned windows with window coverings. Circle drive & electronic gate to back yard. Three fireplaces. Neighborhood has 40 acres of greenbelt and park."

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Location: Miami Beach, Fla.
Beds/baths: 2/2
Sq. ft.: 960
From the listing: "Tastefully remodeled with top of the line materials. Nothing to do here but enjoy this 2 bedroom, 2 bath with open balcony. Ocean and Indian Creek views."

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Location: Miami Beach, Fla.
Beds/baths: 2/2
Sq. ft.: 960
From the listing: "Hotel services available such as food, room service, maid service, concierge, valet parking, Shula's Steakhouse, gym, two swimming pools, full-service spa salon."

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Location: Miami Beach, Fla.
Beds/baths: 2/2
Sq. ft.: 960
From the listing: "Condo fees include electricity, air conditioning, and condo reserve fund."

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Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Beds/baths: 3/2
Sq. ft.: 1,869
From the listing: "Marvelous single level condo in Gainey Ranch on the golf course ** Beautifully remodeled three bedroom, two bath unit ** End unit with large wrap around courtyard area perfect for outdoor entertaining."

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Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Beds/baths: 3/2
Sq. ft.: 1,869
From the listing: "Private patio with views of the golf course and common area ** Located on hole #2 of the award winning Arroyo Course at Gainey Ranch ** Built-in BBQ on the patio."

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Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Beds/baths: 3/2
Sq. ft.: 1,869
From the listing: "3rd bedroom currently set up as an office ** Granite counters, stainless appliances, remodelled bathrooms, 2-car garage ** Private front courtyard."

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Location: St. Louis
Beds/baths: 6/4
Sq. ft.: N/A
From the listing: "HURRY AGENTS THIS PROPERTY WILL NOT BE AROUND LONG. ONE AND A HALF STORY IN TOWN AND COUNTRY WITH 6 BEDROOMS AND FOUR BATHS. KITCHEN HAS BEEN UPDATED AND IS BIG ENOUGH TO BE CONSIDERED A EAT IN KITCHEN."

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Location: St. Louis
Beds/baths: 6/4
Sq. ft.: N/A
From the listing: "NICE SIZED LIVING ROOM AND DINING. FAMILY ROOM WITH A FIREPLACE. SECOND FLOOR HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH HARDWOOD FLOORS AND UPDATED BATHS. THE FIRST FLOOR NEEDS YOUR FINISHING TOUCHES."

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Location: St. Louis
Beds/baths: 6/4
Sq. ft.: N/A
From the listing: "THE BASEMENT HAS BEEN ROUGHED IN TO BE FINISHED. THREE CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. THE PROPERTY SITS ON THREE ACRES. AFTER THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN ON THE MARKET 5 DAYS,PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 BUSINESS DAYS FOR SELLER RESPONSE."

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Location: Boston
Beds/baths: 2/2
Sq. ft.: 1,233

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Location: Boston
Beds/baths: 2/2
Sq. ft.: 1,233

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Location: Boston
Beds/baths: 2/2
Sq. ft.: 1,233

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Location: Minneapolis
Beds/baths: 4/4
Sq. ft.: 2,500
From the listing: "Completely renovated 4 BR, 4 BA 2 story in hi-demand Lynnhurst neighborhood in Burroughs school district."

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Location: Minneapolis
Beds/baths: 4/4
Sq. ft.: 2,500
From the listing: "3 BR up w/huge master ste, open flr pln w/hwd flrs, chef's kitchen w/ctr island, mud rm, LL amus rm & gst ste! Walk to Lake Harriet & Minnehaha Crk."

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