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Home Buying: What's on the market for $500,000?

The Globe's personal finance team scoured MLS.ca to see which properties were listed for $500,000 in major Canadian cities this week.

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Location: Vancouver Asking price: $499,000 Square footage: 1,008

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This two-bedroom corner townhouse is just a short walk to Vancouver’s trendy Granville Island. Large windows offer lots of light, the living room has a wood-burning fireplace and a patio provides outdoor space.

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Location: Calgary Asking price: $475,000 Square footage: 1,700

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This two-storey, four-bedroom and four-bathroom suburban home is only seven years old and features mountain views. The main floor is open concept with dark maple hardwood floors, and maple cabinets, large island and black appliances in the kitchen. The yard is fully fenced with a large deck.

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Location: Winnipeg Asking price: $498,500 Square footage: 2,214

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This two-storey remodelled home is located in the southern part of the city in Winnipeg’s River Pointe neighbourhood. Maple hardwood can be found throughout the main floor. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, gas fireplace, hot tub, deck and central air round out some of the great features in this family home.

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Location: Toronto Asking price: $499,000

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This three-bedroom semi-detached home is located in Toronto's Danforth neighbourhood. It was recently renovated to include bamboo floors and the wiring was replaced. The large backyard is completely fenced and has lots of shade.

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Location: Ottawa Asking price: $479,900

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This three bedroom, three bathroom corner lot in downtown Ottawa was recently renovated. The main floor features an open-concept kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.

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Location: Montreal Asking price: $495,000 Square footage: 1,475

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This six-bedroom bungalow provides easy access to Montreal’s city centre by metro. With hardwood floors throughout, the main floor also features a solarium. Two separate entrances could turn one part of the house into a rental unit.

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Location: Halifax Asking price: $476,900 Square footage: 2,800

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This four-bedroom family home is located in Stoneridge, one of Halifax’s most popular neighbourhoods, and is only three years old. The kitchen is described as a “chef’s dream” and the yard is fully landscaped and features a fish pond.

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Location: St. John’s Asking price: $479,900 Square footage: 3,144

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This three-bedroom bungalow is situated north of St. John’s Harbour, has southern exposure and backs onto a golf course. The main floor is open concept with an island in the kitchen and a propane fireplace in the living room. The master bedroom features a walk-in closet and an ensuite with whirlpool tub and his and hers sinks.

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