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Best properties on the market

Homes under a million dollars

1. Independence, Minn. This four-bedroom house is set on 10 wooded acres on the edge of a wetland. Interior features include hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, an exercise room, and three fireplaces. More than 100 windows and a deck allow for expansive views of the property. $849,000. Zinn Family Realtors, Coldwell Banker Burnet, (952) 474-4444

2. Charles Town, W.Va. Happy Retreat, built in 1780, was once the home of Col. Charles Washington, George’s younger brother. Buildings on the 6-acre lot include an eight-bedroom manor house, a smokehouse, and an octagonal wooden schoolhouse. The main residence features two parlors, fireplaces with inlaid wood mantels, and heart-of-pine floors. $649,900. Butch Cazin, Historic Homes Network, (304) 279-3863

3. Natchez, Miss. Located downtown, this seven-bedroom brick Victorian was built between 1872 and 1880. Details inside include an entranceway with ornate hand-painted ceilings, 10 fireplaces, two parlors, and a modern kitchen. A two-room antebellum frame house is attached to the main house. $845,000. Ernesto Caldeira, Dorian Bennett/Sotheby’s International Realty, (504) 450-8991

4. Lake Oswego, Ore. Built in 1939, this three-bedroom bungalow has a fireplace and a large back deck. Additional buildings on the 0.6-acre property include a two-bedroom detached guesthouse, a studio, and a three-car garage. The fenced backyard features a stone wall, large trees, and shrub plantings. $695,000. Justin Harnish, Harnish Properties, (503) 699-8483

5. Taos, N.M. This three-bedroom house sits on a 3-acre lot in the Santa Fe National Forest. The adobe home features six fireplaces, tile floors, and exposed-beam ceilings. Exterior amenities include a roof deck with a hot tub, gardens with a koi pond, and a covered porch. $775,000. Lisa Cancro, Taos Properties, (575) 770-7824

6. Westhampton Beach, N.Y. This two-bedroom cottage on Moriches Bay underwent a renovation in 2013. The open-floor kitchen and living room open to a large deck and a wisteria-covered pergola. Additional amenities include an outdoor shower and 60 feet of waterfront access. $899,000. Deirdre S. DeVita, Brown Harris Stevens, (212) 580-3969

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7. Vinalhaven, Maine This three-bedroom seaside cottage was built in the 1990s on the edge of the Old Harbor. The interior features a woodstove, two bathrooms, wood floors, and water views from every room. The 0.25-acre property includes a wraparound deck that leads to a dock. $400,000. Kris Davidson, Davidson Realty, (207) 863-2200

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