The Globe's personal finance team sifted through MLS to see what is listed for half a million bucks today
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.
The living room has a gas fireplace and the kitchen is outfitted with granite counters and a gas stove.
A large garden in the front and a patio in the back are ideal for outdoor entertaining on warm Vancouver nights.
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.
Overlooking the west patio, the great room features a fireplace and slate floors.
A family room, second bedroom/office and full bathroom are located on the lower level.
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.
The main floor has an open concept, a renovated kitchen with granite countertops, a dining room, large living room, and main-floor laundry.
The second floor has three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with walk-through closet to the ensuite, as well as a family room.
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.
Off the master bedroom is a large private balcony overlooking the backyard.
The main floor features a living room, dining room, family room, spacious eat-in kitchen and large open sunroom.
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.
Ceiling heights are 12 feet and new floors are made of Bamboo hardwood.
Other features include sandblasted brick walls, wood beams and large windows in every room.
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.
Architectural details include 10-foot ceilings, crown moulding and hardwood floors thoughout the living room, which connects to a separate reading room.
The west-facing kitchen overlooks a massive backyard with deck.
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.
The main and second floors feature hardwood flooring and a skylight, along with large windows that fill the home with light.
Mature trees surround the property. Decks in the front and back yards.
MONTREAL 1295 Rue Montcalm, Ville-Marie, Montréal Asking price: $499,000 This two-storey semi-detached home features two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms.
Its open-concept main floor includes a large, updated kitchen and living room with fireplace.
One of the most attractive features of the home is the large patio in the secluded backyard, where a shed provides extra storage.
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.
The main floor is spacious, and the renovated kitchen features granite countertops and hardwood floors.
The home also includes a large front veranda and second-storey deck off the master bedroom.
DETROIT 1750 Iroquois St, Detroit Asking price: $499,000 (U.S.) This grand three-storey manor home has seven bedrooms and bathrooms.
The home features original hardwood flooring and trim, and includes eight fireplaces and a third-floor ballroom.