These Canadian homes for sale have seen better days, no doubt about that. Don’t let the looks mislead you however, because each of these particular TLC homes might have something that will convince you to become a home owner.

If a house is listed as “in need of some tlc,” you can be sure that it requires quite a lot of tenderloving care (a.k.a. “elbow grease”) in order to look the part. Nonetheless, not-so-great looking homes can hold great investment potentials as some of them offer lots of vision for a clever recovery and, should a good opportunity presents itself, they can be turned into real wonders with a bit of creativity. Oh, and there is at least one thing all of them have in common: they are cheap.

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When it comes to their home-sweet-homes, America’s super rich seem to be really keen on their privacy. Judging from the list of the richest neighborhoods in the US, those who get to earn a whopping $600,000 in median household income, prefer to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city and target, instead, elite suburban neighborhoods along the East and West Coasts.

While this information might not amaze you, what probably will is the magnificence of some of these houses for sale in these top nabes. We’ve done the sampling for you and picked 5 amazing mansions, which aren’t even the priciest ones. Enjoy!

200 Stanwich Road, Greenwich, CT

Asking price: $6,495,000

#1 richest US neighborhood––Golden Triangle

CT house What Can You Buy in Americas Richest Neighborhoods

200 Stanwich Road, Greenwich, CT

Located in the richest neighborhood in the US, suggestively named the “Golden Triangle,” this 6-bedroom mansion is surely the embodiment of elegance in real estate. Built in 1928 and spreading over 3.52 acres of perennial gardens and wooded property, it very much resembles a French château. In fact, everything from the exposed terrace to the marbled bathrooms is so perfectly scaled that the whole house basically breathes grace.

13 Potomac Manors Court, Potomac, MD

Asking price: $3,600,000

#3 richest US neighborhood–Potomac

MD home What Can You Buy in Americas Richest Neighborhoods

13 Potomac Manors Court, Potomac, MD

Truly a mega mansion, judging from the almost 20,000 square feet of living space, this property is eye candy inside and out. While the outside reminds one of a Colonial home, the inside gives you the feeling you’ve entered an Italian palazzo. Italian marble tiles, granite, ornate moldings and 24′ ceilings are just some of its elegant features.

605 Solano Prado, Coral Gables, FL

Asking price: $3,650,000

#4 richest US neighborhood–Old Cutler-Hammock Oaks

FL home What Can You Buy in Americas Richest Neighborhoods

605 Solano Prado, Coral Gables, FL

When it comes to luxury waterfront properties, it can be hard to decide whether one should sleep inside or on one of their many terraces, as these are often as amazingly decorated as the interiors. It’s the same case with this 3,859 square-foot mansion located in the elite Old Cutler-Hammock Oaks neighborhood of Coral Gables. The covered terrace, perfect for entertaining, with its unobstructed views of the water and the private pool may be more inviting than the massively-furnished rooms. What do you think?

1068 Silent Ridge Court, McLean, VA

Asking price: $2,895,000

#7 richest US neighborhood–Swinks Mill-Dominion Reserve

VA home What Can You Buy in Americas Richest Neighborhoods

1068 Silent Ridge Court, McLean, VA

If you’ve ever dreamed about living large in the wooded land of Virginia, know that somebody built a mansion for you! This stunning residence was built in 2004 and it features 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms as well as some terrific sun-filled family spaces. The brick outside walls may make this 6,704 square-foot home look historical, but the interior is surprisingly bright and modern.

68 Rye Road, Rye, NY

Asking price: $2,650,000

#10 richest US neighborhood–Greenhaven

NY home What Can You Buy in Americas Richest Neighborhoods

68 Rye Road, Rye, NY

A modern home among the historic homes of Greenhaven, Rye, NY! Built in 2002 in the Colonial architectural style, this 7,000+ square-foot property sports 30 rooms including a beautiful Gourmet kitchen. Outside there’s a stone terrace and a large, well-kept backyard. All you need is a pool for the hot summer months!

 

 

 

Looking for the utmost luxury in a home, but don’t want to live in a high-end cul-de-sac? Do you want gorgeous ocean views, but would go mad in an oceanfront condo and you got cash to burn? Then we’ve got you covered, because we’ve rounded up the five most luxurious homes in Canada that have both high-end finishes and sweet, sweet seclusion. It turns out you can have it all.

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Micro homes, where are they now? Seriously, we can’t even see them. If the growing trend of living small has hit you too, then look no further. Here’s a selection of Canadian houses, condo units and cabins for sale, that might make a difference if you’re a buyer that enjoys the benefits of a low-key lifestyle.

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Apparently people’s curiosity is stirred when a weird home shows up on their block. But would we actually live in a strange home or would we only admire it from afar?

We recently discovered another type of interesting home: the dome home (it even sounds funny). Both the US and Canada adopted this alternative style of home. Would it fit in your neighborhood or would it stick out like a sore thumb? Continue Reading…

With the average price of a home set for nearly $400,000 in 2014 by the Canadian Real Estate Association and sales volumes expected to continue to grow, the housing market in Canada is still sizzling. If you’re looking to buy a home this year, we’re here to give you a hand in the process. Here’s what that amount will buy you across the country:

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How affordable is real estate in your city, really? If you’re the sort of person that likes to rely on the ‘wisdom of the crowds’, Google’s autocomplete feature comes in handy for you. By typing into Google the phrase “why is [Your City] real estate so ….”, Google autocompletes the question and instantly tells you if it’s cheap or expensive based on what most people have searched before.

But are people’s perceptions of home prices in sync with reality?

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Silo Homes: Stylish or Extravagant?

Point2’s silo homes blog post had a pretty amazing ripple effect on Facebook. Over 300,000 people checked out our blog post and over 30,000 decided to share these photos with their friends. How about that buzz? We were impressed, let me tell you that.

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When we look at the luxury houses for sale in LA, we’re somewhat hit by the feeling that we’re witnessing a beauty pageant. Modern or classic, monochromatic or splendidly colorful, opulent or discreet, these homes are definitely a joy to the eye. This is hardly a surprise, thinking how many celebrities and business people own a house in LA.

Curious to see what’s currently available? Take a look at our top 10 list and start counting how many times you hear yourself saying “wow” while admiring these beauties:

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You’ve chosen the movie, you’ve got the popcorn, the couch is waiting, yet still you catch yourself thinking it would be really amazing if your home had a theater or media room. You know, that special room where you forget reality and enter a whole new world where a huge flat screen TV is the king and you, your family, and your friends are its most devoted subjects.

Maybe you’re dreaming about something truly lavish, with soft red velvet seats (or maybe a huge couch?), golden wallpaper, and dim ceiling lights. Or perhaps you prefer the darker, more classic theater room with mahogany wall panels and huge leather seats. Try multi-level seating areas so that you get the best cinema feel, too. If you’re a more practical person you might be into a more modern, multifunctional media room, which you can easily turn into an entertainment room…

Whatever your wish may be, it’s highly probable that other people have imagined it before and put it into practice.

Take a look below and let us know if any of these homes with media rooms comes close to your dreams!

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