10 homes you can buy for $650,000

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    It may be a seller's market with home prices on the rise, but a budget of $650,000 could still get you a lot of creature comforts in most places -- if buyers can find something to buy.

    These homes are more than three times the national median home value, which is currently $198,000, according to Zillow. But despite being well above a half-million dollars, $650,000 doesn't come close to covering the median value of homes in some pricey parts of the country, like the 94117 ZIP code in San Francisco ($1.45 million) or the 11215 ZIP code in Park Slope, Brooklyn ($1.13 million).

    As usual with real estate, getting the most bang for your buck is all about finding the right location. In midsize cities like Charlotte, North Carolina, $650,000 could buy 5,205 square feet and three porches. In larger metros like Los Angeles, a buyer with that budget could find 1,290 square feet and access to a gym.

    Click ahead to see 10 homes you can buy for $650,000 across the country.

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    Ilyce R. Glink is an award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist, best-selling book author and founder of Best Money Moves, an employee benefit program that helps reduce financial stress. She also owns ThinkGlink.com, where readers can find real estate and personal finance resources.