What $300K Buys You Now

The national median sales price for existing single-family homes was $191,600 in 2014's first quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Home Owners Giving a Handshake to the Real Estate Agent
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The national median sales price for existing single-family homes was $191,600 in 2014's first quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors. But in many big cities -- from Boston ($363,200) and Washington, D.C. ($358,900) on the East Coast to Seattle ($339,900) and San Diego ($483,000) on the West Coast -- most home buyers will pay $300,000 or more.

We’ve rounded up 12 properties for sale across the country for about $300,000 to show how far your home-buying dollar can stretch, depending on where you live. Check out the studio apartment in New York City, the six-bedroom suburban home with a large backyard pool in Harlingen, Tex., and everything in between. Where would you rather live for the money? Take a look.

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SOURCE: This slide show was created in collaboration with , which provided home details and images. All homes featured were for sale as of June 4, 2014.

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Andrea Browne Taylor
Contributing Editor

Browne Taylor joined Kiplinger in 2011 and was a channel editor for Kiplinger.com covering living and family finance topics. She previously worked at the Washington Post as a Web producer in the Style section and prior to that covered the Jobs, Cars and Real Estate sections. She earned a BA in journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is Director of Member Services, at the National Association of Home Builders.