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5 holiday real estate deals

(MoneyWatch) According to most Christmas movies, Santa has a pretty nice setup at the North Pole: Plenty of acreage, enough room for hundreds of elves and a stable that easily houses nine reindeer. But if he's ever looking for a second home -- an investment property, perhaps? -- any one of these holiday deals should do the trick.

Modern ranch in North Pole, Alaska

Santa will feel right at home in this Alaskan town, and this ranch home is the perfect place to get away after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Priced at $159,900, it spans 1,150 square feet and features three bedrooms, one bathroom and modest yet modern updates. It even has a two-car heated garage.

5 holiday real estate deals

Remodeled bi-level in Rudolph, Wis.

Sitting on more than three acres, this completely renovated home has it all. It features brand new flooring and finishes, three bedrooms and two baths. The updated kitchen is the perfect place for holiday baking, and the mature trees in the yard offer a little privacy. It's priced at $110,000, a great price for an owner-occupied or investment property.

5 holiday real estate deals

Log cabin in Christmas, Fla.

It's Christmas all year round in this three bedroom, three bathroom log cabin home. The cabin is located on Reindeer Road and boasts 1,550 square feet of living space along with a fire pit, swimming pool and deck. The wooded 1.86 acre lot features a winding trail, and the property offers a detached workshop.

5 holiday real estate deals

Park-side single family in Santa Claus, Ind.

Located in the Christmas Lake Village subdivision, this newly updated single-family is just a stones' throw from Holly Park. The three bedroom, two bathroom home sits on a large corner lot. Listed at $129,900, the updated ranch features laminate wood floors, a modern kitchen and large back patio.

5 holiday real estate deals

Home in Snowflake, Ariz.

The warm, dry climate of Arizona is the perfect retreat from the below-freezing temperatures of the North Pole. This home in Snowflake's historic district features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,600 square feet of living space. There's some greenery, too -- the lot is irrigated and features grass, shrubs and trees. Priced at $99,999 and boasting a shed and covered car park, this is a steal even Grinch and Scrooge can't pass up.

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