Here's What $612,000 Can Get You When Shopping for Your Dream Home

Tour three charming Southern homes in Texas, Florida, and Georgia.

Location, location, location: A staple phrase in the real estate industry. When shopping for houses, a home's location greatly impacts its listing price and its available features. One our latest episode of Listing Price, we tour three Southern homes, in Texas, Florida, and Georgia. Each home is priced at around $612,000 but the similarities end there. Although the prices are close, the houses vary by nearly 2,000 square feet. Watch as we tour a two-story home with vaulted ceilings, a waterfront condo, and a stately brick home with a backyard.

exterior of Texas home

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Willis, Texas: $610,000

  • Square feet: 3,399
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Listed by: Kimberly Soderberg, BHGRE Gary Greene - Woodlands

This two-story brick-and-stone home sits on 0.18 acres of land. Inside, you’re greeted with a spacious open-concept living and dining area. Vaulted ceilings and sparkling chandeliers give a sense of grandeur to the single-family home. Two-story windows overlook the enclosed backyard letting in tons of natural light. A modern fireplace serves as the focal point with adjacent built-in shelves. 

A gourmet kitchen features white cabinetry, gold hardware, and an oversized island that boasts a large seating area. The main floor also features a formal dining room and a flex room that can be easily used as an office or family room. 

The primary bedroom is tucked away on the main floor. It features an ensuite bathroom, a shared oversized closet, and easy access to the laundry room. The primary bathroom includes a standalone tub and an enclosed glass corner shower. An additional bedroom with an attached bathroom is also located on the first floor. 

When you head upstairs, you’re greeted with two additional bedrooms that share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom, making it ideal for a growing family. Across from the bedrooms is a spacious family room large enough to accommodate a full sectional and pool table. A separate bonus room is available to use as an office, storage, or playroom.

exterior of Florida seaside condo

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Hollywood, Florida: $609,900

  • Square feet: 1,060
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by: Ruth Buttendorf, BHGRE Florida 1st

This waterfront condo in Hollywood, Florida, will make you feel like you're always on vacation. The city is home to one of America’s best beach boardwalks, according to Travel + Leisure, and the home has easy access to the ocean and a vibrant community.

When you enter this charming apartment, you’re greeted with views of the Stranahan River from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The home features an open-concept living plan with a window that allows you to see the living room from the galley kitchen. An island offers plenty of seating, extending through the living and dining areas. The primary and guest bedrooms offer views of the Atlantic Ocean. This unit boasts two bathrooms and an in-unit washer and dryer.

While this might be the smallest listing of the three houses, it offers unique amenities like a heated saltwater pool, an outdoor barbecue area, and a 30-foot boat dock off of the back of the building with direct access to the ocean. A monthly HOA fee of $550 covers the upkeep of these features.  

Georgia home exterior

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Cumming, Georgia: $614,922

  • Square feet: 2,942
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Listed by: Brad Carlton, BHGRE Metro Brokers 

Located in the residential neighborhood of Grove Park sits a stately brick home with white trim accents and black shutters. This classic home boasts a manicured front yard complete with healthy shrubs and mature trees. 

An open foyer welcomes you into the home. New hardwood floors extend into the two-story living room. Broad windows reach from floor to ceiling, letting in natural light. In the center, a stone fireplace with a white mantel is flanked by a large built-in entertainment center. Behind the living room is the kitchen with custom cabinetry, a breakfast bar, and a dinette. For easy entertaining, a formal dining room is located off the kitchen with a great view of the front yard. An open office and a bonus room with access to the backyard are also on the main floor.

All four bedrooms are located up the charming staircase on the second floor. The primary bedroom features a spacious layout, tray ceiling, and bay window. Enjoy the simple luxury of privately sipping coffee while the sun rises on the private screened porch off of the primary bedroom. The adjoining bathroom includes marble tiles that decorate the walk-in shower and a standalone tub. A gigantic walk-in closet is also connected to the primary bedroom. It features customizable shelving and access to the laundry room. 

Most of the bedrooms overlook the large fenced-in backyard and vast private deck. It spans over half an acre and features a firepit and garden shed. A three-car garage is located on the side of the house. An annual HOA fee of $600 is required.

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