Tour These Homes Listed for $440,000 in Three Different Cities Around the Country

From two Midwest homes to a southern North Carolina suburb, $440,000 can get you very different homes across the United States. See what your dollar can get you in various places.

From town to city, county to state, the price of a home changes a lot. The largest house is not always the most expensive, nor is it necessarily the most updated one. Location influences a house's price the most, and what you find in one area isn't always the same somewhere else. These three homes from across the country, each listed for around $440,000, offer unique features at a similar price point. Locations range from the Midwest to the South and perks include an easy commute, a spacious suburban setting, and unique historical character.

Living Room and kitchen view from Listing Price YT Series Ankeny, Iowa
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Ankeny, Iowa: $442,000

First is a new ranch-style home with five bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms listed for $442,000. It's located in Ankeny, Iowa, a suburb of Des Moines, which was named the 13th best place to live by US News and World Report in 2021. This spacious 1,589-square-foot home is perfect for a large family.

Inside, you'll encounter a bright, open floor plan with lots of natural light. The great room comes equipped with a beautiful dark stone fireplace and white shiplap walls. Hardwood floors lead into the kitchen with quartz countertops and white cabinetry. A huge walk-in pantry with a small coffee bar is perfect for busy mornings. A dining area off of the kitchen connects to a covered patio in the backyard.

On the first floor, off of the living room, are three of the five bedrooms. The main bedroom has an adjoining dual-sink bathroom with a tiled shower and walk-in closet. Across the hall are two bedrooms with large windows facing the street.

The basement opens up to a large space perfect for entertaining or a family room. It includes a wet bar with a ton of counter space and room for a wine cooler. Both bedrooms in the basement include a window and spacious closets. A full bathroom sits between the two bedrooms.

This Iowa home has an oversize three-car garage. Inside the garage is a drop-zone with laundry space. With new, modern details, this clean and bright home welcomes a large family.

Living room view of home on Listing Price YouTube real estate series
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China Grove, North Carolina: $465,000

This two-story custom brick single-family home in China Grove, North Carolina, has two and a half bathrooms and four bedrooms. Only four miles off the I-85 highway, this 2,900-square-foot house is perfectly situated for an easy commute to Charlotte.

Inside, the home boasts an open floor plan with a beautiful foyer, high ceilings, and a living room with a fireplace. Towards the front of the house, the main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a separate bath and shower, as well as two vanities. Attached is a large walk-in closet. Across the hall is a transition room that could be a dining room, office, or playroom.

The open kitchen features a granite island with double sinks and a breakfast nook. With plenty of cabinet space, this kitchen is built to feed a crowd. Off of the breakfast nook, a private deck with lots of room for seating and entertainment sits in the flat backyard surrounded by trees. Also on the first floor is a laundry room and a half bath.

Upstairs is one full bathroom and three bedrooms. The second floor also includes a large loft perfect for an office or reading nook and wood floors throughout.

But the biggest draw for this home is its location in China Grove. This city was named one of the safest cities in North Carolina in 2016 and is a quick drive to Charlotte.

Exterior view of Minneapolis, MN home painted blue with white trim from Listing Price YT Series
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Minneapolis, Minnesota: $425,000

The final home is a two-story duplex in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Listed for $425,000, the house is 2,927 square feet and situated in Powderhorn Park.

Walking inside, you're immediately met with historic charm, including a wood-paneled foyer with a built-in bench and crystal chandelier. On the first floor is a large entry with beautiful wood floors throughout. Connected is the main living room nestled with the original brick fireplace. Towards the back of the home are the kitchen, bathroom, and one bedroom.

Heading upstairs, an entry with hardwood floors connects to a second living area and an eat-in kitchen, which includes a walk-in pantry. Across the hall is a bathroom with new gray tile. A second stairway leads up to a screened-in sleeping porch. A spacious attic acts as a studio space with white built-ins and a sloped ceiling.

The front porch has beautiful cylinder columns and space for a few chairs. At the back of the house is a two-car detached garage that has two separate entrances, perfect for the two-family home. Surrounded by 22 natural lakes and 197 parks, this home is perfect for a nature lover.

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