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Old 01-27-2014, 09:21 PM
 
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I'm curious to know what $500,000 can buy in your city/country.

Please be specific to the city you live in and choose a normal part of town, meaning, don't say what $500,000 can buy in the best part of town or the worst part of town.

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San Francisco, California USA
1 bedroom/1 bathroom
Condo
Very small to no yard
750 square feet or 70 square meters (roughly)

Orlando, Florida USA (I own a home there too)
4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms
House
Big yard
3,500 square feet or 325 square meters (roughly)
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:54 AM
 
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Oslo, Norway
1-2 bedroom condo
60-70 m² (645-750 ft²)
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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For that money i could buy a house whereever I want.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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$500,000 USD is the equivalent of around £300,000.

In terms of the UK it depends on where you want to live, so here's right move, and you can choose and area and enter £300,000 Max.

UK's number one property website for properties for sale and to rent
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:35 AM
 
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I'm curious to know what $500,000 can buy in your city/country.

Please be specific to the city you live in and choose a normal part of town, meaning, don't say what $500,000 can buy in the best part of town or the worst part of town......
Why would anyone waste $500,000 to live in a "normal part of town"? There are no houses or apartments for that price in a "normal" part of my town because no one could afford them, so no one builds them there. You only find that in a part of town populated by well-heeled professionals.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:07 AM
 
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That would be 365,000 euros. Most of these places are cheaper than that. I have tried to pick the offerings with the most photos, there are many others.

Here is one about two minutes from me. The decorating style is an atrocity, try not to see it.
Villa for sale in Pedra Alçada Lagos (Santa Maria) Lagos - Ref:C2308 - Algarve - Marcela Propriedades

Another, a bit outside of town.
Villa for sale in Colinas Verdes Bensafrim Lagos - Ref:C2650 - Algarve - Marcela Propriedades

This outside a neighboring, larger town...evidently a development. (Development would prob. kill it for me.)
Villa for sale in Portimão Portimão | Ref: 470V - John D. Griffiths
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Pérouges
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Le voilà...

Homes for sale in Lyon, France - realtor.com® International
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:30 AM
 
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you could buy a very nice three bedroom two story house in a better than average part of the capital , with that kind of money , you could buy any kind of house anywhere else in the entire country , six bedroom with a pool if it was in a poor location
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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This is basically what you can buy for that kind of money in my city:

http://www.marcpageau.com/photos/MLS...S/70377318.jpg

Generally 4 or 5 bedrooms. 200 sq m or 2200 sq ft or more. The basement is almost always "finished" so this adds even more space and is not counted in the total living space I just mentioned.

Lot size usually 500 sq m or 6000 sq ft or more. Often with a pool or hot tub or both in the back yard.

About 10 km from city centre. Close to schools, shopping, recreation, public transport, etc.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA/London, UK
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In Cambridge, Mass it can probably buy you a 1 bed, 1 bath Condo with a decent view. Around 700 square feet. Here is an example of a current listing:

8 Museum Way, Cambridge, MA 02141 - TheMLSonline.com

In Southwark/Bermondsey in London, also a 1 bed, but a bit less upgraded amenity wise.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-28846977.html
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