What a Million-Dollar Home Looks Like In Every State

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If you had a million dollars, what kind of home could you buy? It's a simple question with a not so simple answer. First, and some would argue this is the most important step, you have to actually have a million dollars. But after that, the kind of home you can buy largely depends on where you're looking to buy. This is why we've teamed up with Realtor.com to get a sense of what a million dollar home looks like in each state.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that in April 2018, the median price of a house was $241,700, a 5.9 percent increase from 2017.  Some of the most expensive markets are in coastal states like California, New York and Virginia, making the type (and often size) of million dollar home you can buy different from states with a less competitive real estate market like West Virginia, Iowa or Oklahoma.

Even with property values rising, actual home sales have declined. NAR’s forecasted a 0.7 percent decline in pending-home sales in July of 2018. “It is clear affordability constraints have cooled the housing market, especially in expensive coastal markets,” said Sam Khater, chief economist at Freddie Mac. “Many metro areas desperately need more new and existing affordable inventory to break out of this slump.”

Regardless of the market, a million dollars will still get you a nice house. Most of the homes in this slideshow have huge kitchens and living rooms, and large master suites, and some sport extras like spa-worthy bathrooms, waterfalls, media rooms, even tennis courts.

Slide through to see some truly impressive residences.

1 Alabama
Alabama: $999,000
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 5,855 square feet.

This Southern Colonial home has modern amenities buyers have come to expect, like custom tile, brick flooring, chef’s kitchen, custom lighting and marble baths. Located in Daphne along Alabama’s Mobile Bay shoreline, the home sits in one of the city’s most desirable upscale communities. View this listing.
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2 Alaska
Alaska: $1,035,000
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 5,349 square feet.

Sitting on just under an acre of land, this home is close to the hustle and bustle of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. The home is also covered with big, expansive windows, ideal for looking at what Alaska is known for: nature. View this listing.
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3 Arizona
Arizona: $1,049,900
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,498 square feet.

There’s a lot going on with this home, but the coolest feature is the salt water pool out back (it's like going to the beach without being anywhere near a beach). The kitchen is massive, with a 6-burner stove and giant island, and the master suite is, well, sweet. View this listing.
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4 Arkansas
Arkansas: $1,099,000
4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, 5,083 square feet.

Located in Rogers, the home of the very first Walmart, this home is located in an up-and-coming community popular with commuters because of its close proximity to Fayetteville and the Ozarks. Built in 1991, the home recently underwent a total renovation, inside and out. The Realtor.com listing describes some of the new features, including, “...brand new finishes including hickory hardwood flooring, new roof, & detached garage.” View this listing.
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5 California
California: $1,095,000
3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, 1,774 square feet.

Located in Oakland, just outside San Francisco in a community popular with home buyers priced out of the rest of the Bay area, this craftsman home was built in 1920 when Oakland was popular with people who worked in the ports. The home maintains its old-world charm, with some modern renovations. It’s also located near popular areas of Oakland, with nearby farmers’ markets, shopping and restaurants. Realtor.com gives it a walking score of 89, meaning you can get pretty much anywhere in the area on foot or with nearby public transit. View this listing.
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6 Colorado
Colorado: $1,000,000
4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, 2,988 square feet.

Close to downtown Denver, this home was recently renovated to reflect new and old features. For example, it was newly customized to feature an open floor plan while maintaining the original stained glass windows throughout. The community offers the amenities you'd expect living close to the city (transportation, near shopping, restaurants, parks), while at the same time feeling quiet and serene. View this listing.
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7 Connecticut
Connecticut: $1,049,050
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,072 square feet.

Fairfield is a commuters community, with many people living in Fairfield and working in New York City. The kind of home a million gets you in New York is very different than the kind of home a million gets you in Connecticut. This home is a perfect example of what Connecticut has to offer. Open floor plan, a fireplace, centrally located, if you're looking to buy in the New York City metro area, Fairfield would be a good start. View this listing.
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8 Delaware
Delaware: $999,999
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,700 square feet.

If you’re going to drop a million dollars on a home, it might as well be near a beach, right? That’s what makes this Delaware home so special, in addition to a few other details (granite kitchen countertops, geothermal heating, decks with an outdoor shower for those post-beach romps). Oh, and one more thing about this beach: it’s private. That’s right. Just follow the deck path from your wooded backyard all the way down to your own beach. View this listing.
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9 Florida
Florida: $1,026,500
3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,455 square feet

A couple things about this house: the stone flooring found through the home is imported from Italy and the plaster on the walls are authentic Venetian. If that weren’t enough to scratch that million dollar home itch, how bout this: the home has a guest house; each room has full bathroom; and the home has an impressive open floor plan. Oh, and the deck looks out on to the lake. View this listing.
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10 Georgia
Georgia: $1,050,000
6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, 7,238 square feet.

This home, located in the Atlanta suburbs, has everything you’d expect from a million dollar home, with additional features to really make it feel like a million dollar home. Sure you’ve got all the bedrooms with luxurious features and the massive chef’s kitchen with top of the line appliances, but you’ve also got a salt water pool in the backyard, complete with a waterfall and lush landscaping. Because if you’re going to spend a million dollars, you might as well feel like a million dollars. View this listing.
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11 Hawaii
Hawaii: $1,049,000
4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, 2,651 square feet The Mauna Kea views is what makes this home so special. Located in the Waimea neighborhood, it’s close to everything the small community has to offer: restaurants, shopping, farmers markets and beach life (of course). The home itself sits on a quarter acre of land, and has all the luxurious features you’d expect in a million dollar home: open floor plan, kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and spacious living quarters. But there are some bonuses to this property, like a fitness center and a yoga studio. View this listing.
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