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In pictures: What you can get for $500,000

The Globe's personal finance team sifted through MLS to see what is listed for half a million bucks today

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VANCOUVER 158 W 13TH AV, No. 3, Vancouver, B.C. Asking price: $499,000 / Maintenance fees: $255.60 monthly The lower-level unit in this townhome has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Its 852-square-foot living space is open concept and features 9-foot ceilings, crown moulding, hardwood floors, in-suite laundry and parking.

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The living room has a gas fireplace and the kitchen is outfitted with granite counters and a gas stove.

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A large garden in the front and a patio in the back are ideal for outdoor entertaining on warm Vancouver nights.

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CALGARY 2039 7 AV NW, West Hillhurst, Calgary Asking price: $479,900 / No condo fees, although joint insurance costs approximately $500 per year. This 1700-sq.-ft. attached home has two bedrooms and 2.5 baths, as well as an attached garage.

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Overlooking the west patio, the great room features a fireplace and slate floors.

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A family room, second bedroom/office and full bathroom are located on the lower level.

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SASKATOON 525 Rossmo Rd., Forest Grove, Saskatoon Asking price: $490,000 This spacious 2,150-sq.-ft. two-storey home backs onto the park and features three bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus a double garage.

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The main floor has an open concept, a renovated kitchen with granite countertops, a dining room, large living room, and main-floor laundry.

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The second floor has three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with walk-through closet to the ensuite, as well as a family room.

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WINNIPEG 137 Aldershot Boulevard, Winnipeg Asking price: $489,900 This large six-bedroom, four-bathroom family home in Winnipeg's popular Tuxedo neighbourhood features an in-ground pool and triple attached garage.

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Off the master bedroom is a large private balcony overlooking the backyard.

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The main floor features a living room, dining room, family room, spacious eat-in kitchen and large open sunroom.

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TORONTO #218 - 955 Queen St. W, Toronto Asking price: $499,900 + maintenance fees of $457.56 per month Located in the trendy Chocolate Co. Lofts, this bright unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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Ceiling heights are 12 feet and new floors are made of Bamboo hardwood.

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Other features include sandblasted brick walls, wood beams and large windows in every room.

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LONDON 929, Wellington St. N, London Asking price: $474,900 This historical two-storey detached home, located in the Old North, has four bedrooms and two bedrooms.

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Architectural details include 10-foot ceilings, crown moulding and hardwood floors thoughout the living room, which connects to a separate reading room.

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The west-facing kitchen overlooks a massive backyard with deck.

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OTTAWA 517 Lyon St, Ottawa Asking price: $489,900 This three-storey downtown detached home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached single garage.

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The main and second floors feature hardwood flooring and a skylight, along with large windows that fill the home with light.

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Mature trees surround the property. Decks in the front and back yards.

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MONTREAL 1295 Rue Montcalm, Ville-Marie, Montréal Asking price: $499,000 This two-storey semi-detached home features two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms.

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Its open-concept main floor includes a large, updated kitchen and living room with fireplace.

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One of the most attractive features of the home is the large patio in the secluded backyard, where a shed provides extra storage.

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HALIFAX 1671 Chestnut St., Halifax Asking price: $489,000 This 1,400-sq.-ft., two-storey family home, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, is located a couple of blocks from Dalhousie University.

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The main floor is spacious, and the renovated kitchen features granite countertops and hardwood floors.

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The home also includes a large front veranda and second-storey deck off the master bedroom.

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DETROIT 1750 Iroquois St, Detroit Asking price: $499,000 (U.S.) This grand three-storey manor home has seven bedrooms and bathrooms.

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The home features original hardwood flooring and trim, and includes eight fireplaces and a third-floor ballroom.

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A large sunroom overlooks the manicured grounds.

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