House Hunting in 5 Cities: What Can You Get for $300,000?

The apartment you rent is so small you can see the bedroom and the front door from your living room couch. The good news: You’ve been saving up to buy your own pad. But should you stay in the same town, or relocate to a new city?  We comparison shopped real estate to see what we could get for $300,000. Click through to check out our five very different finds (and tell us which one you’d live in):

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Ozark, MO

You know that shoebox you live in? It could fit into the living room of this place -- it's huge!

The digs: 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home located 5 minutes from Springfield

Space: 3,600 square feet

Listing price $300,000

The deal: $83/square foot
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Check out this place's cool Pueblo Revival-style architecture.

The digs: 4 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home in the foothills

Space: 2,630 square feet

Listing price $300,000

The deal: $114/square foot
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Conroe, Texas

It's got great curb appeal, high ceilings and lots of light.

The digs: 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home in a Houston suburb

Space: 3,648 square feet

Listing price $300,000

The deal: $82/square foot
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Chicago, IL

Top-floor views of the city and exposed brick? We'll take it.

The digs: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom-loft in a historic district

Space: 1,200 square feet

Listing price: $300,000

The Deal: $250/sq. ft.
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Philadelphia, PA

Location, location! This place is in the heart of our fav Philly 'hood -- Rittenhouse Square.

The digs:1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo

Space: 580 square feet

Listing price $300,000

The deal: $517/square foot

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