Homes: What you can buy for $700,000

The snow is melting, and everyone is preparing for a similar warm-up in the housing market. Spring is a prime time for real estate transactions, which tend to slow down during the colder months.

This year, the National Association of Realtors predicts that buyers can find their best deals in the Midwest and the South -- particularly in markets like San Antonio, Texa, and Nashville, Tennessee.

Because we're ready for warm weather, we're taking a look at $700,000 homes for sale in 10 warm Southern state climates.

Most $700,000 properties come with at least a few high-end features. That's unsurprising given these homes cost about 3.8 times the national median home value, which is currently at $184,000, according to Zillow. Hardwood floors, granite or quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances often come standard. Fireplaces are also common, and several of the properties on this list have swimming pools or jetted bathtubs.

Check out these 10 spectacular Southern homes for sale right now. They may not be the most affordable in all of these markets, but they sure are pretty.

Miami, Florida

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow in Miami's Upper Eastside neighborhood is listed for sale for $635,000. It last sold in January 2003 for $300,000, about 47 of the current asking price. The home is about 65 percent more expensive than the area's median home value of about $385,000.

Miami, Florida

The home has hardwood flooring, French doors, unique light fixtures, vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and swimming pool.

Charleston, South Carolina

This two-bedroom, three-bathroom condo in Charleston's French Quarter is listed for sale for about $680,000. It is about 9 percent less expensive than the area's median home value of $741,100.

Charleston, South Carolina

The historic home was built in 1807 and still has some original features like wood-beamed ceilings and banisters. It also has hardwood and tile floors, stainless steel appliances, several fireplaces and an outdoor patio.

Atlanta, Georgia

This three-bedroom, four-bathroom house in Atlanta's Home Park neighborhood is for sale for $700,000. It last sold in March 2007 for about $767,000, about 9 percent more than the current asking price. The home is more than 5.6 times more expensive than the area's median home value of $124,000.

Atlanta, Georgia

The house has hardwood floors, two decks, a fireplace, a finished "bonus room" with a wet bar in the basement and a two-car garage.

San Antonio, Texas

This five-bedroom, five-bathroom home on the Canyon Springs Golf Course in San Antonio is for sale for about $700,000. It's more than twice as expensive as the area's median home value of $301,800.

San Antonio, Texas

The home has a pool, hot tub and waterfall in the backyard, as well as a three-car garage, fireplace and a master suite with a jetted bathtub.

New Orleans, Louisiana

This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home in the English Turn neighborhood of New Orleans is for sale for about $685,000. It last sold in June 2001 for $555,000, about 23 percent less than the current asking price. It is more than four times more expensive than the area's median home value of $163,900.

New Orleans, Louisiana

It has a full-wall wine rack, rear sun room, two-car garage, 29-foot ceiling, double staircase in the living room and a master suite with walk-in closet and large en suite bathroom with a jetted tub.

Phoenix, Arizona

This five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home in the Ahwatukee Foothills area of Phoenix is for sale for $700,000. It last sold in December 2015 for $510,000, about 37 percent less than the current asking price. It is about 2.2 times more expensive than the area's median home value of $317,300.

Phoenix, Arizona

The house has a walk-in pantry, walk-in closet, two fireplaces, a two-car garage, parking for a boat or RV and a pool and hot tub.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

This three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home in Albuquerque's Los Griegos area is for sale for about $700,000. It was last listed in April 2015 for $1.1 million and was taken off the market in October following three price reductions. It costs almost four times as much as the area's $175,100 median home value.

Albuquerque

The property features a covered patio, pool, breakfast nook, several fireplaces and a covered RV parking area.

Gulf Shores, Alabama

This four-bedroom, three-bathroom contemporary house on the Cotton Creek golf course in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is for sale for about $700,000. Its current price is about three times more expensive than the area's median home value of $227,200.

Gulf Shores, Alabama

The home has stainless steel appliances, a fireplace, screened-in swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and gas heating.

Sylva, North Carolina

This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home in the Smoky Mountains is for sale for about $700,000. It was built in 2009 and is currently listed for more than five times the area's median home value of $135,800.

Sylva, North Carolina

It has a living room with a stone fireplace and a vaulted ceiling, a master suite with a jetted tub, a two-car garage and a back deck.

Nashville, Tennessee

This newly constructed four-bedroom, four-bathroom home in the Duncan Wood neighborhood of Nashville is for sale for about $700,000. It's about 23 percent more expensive than the area's median home value of $568,700.

Nashville, Tennessee

It has stainless steel appliances, vaulted ceilings, a one-car garage and a covered back deck.