The real estate market can be disheartening if you're looking for a home in a major metropolitan area and don't happen to be a millionaire. But there are gems out there that are move-in ready and selling at just around $300,000.

From a 4-bedroom house with a private pool to a cozy cottage with an expansive backyard, a renovated historic home, and a sleek, contemporary condo, these abodes prove that you don't need to break the bank to find your own reasonably priced dream home.

Charlotte, NC

5336 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC
For sale: $299,900

charlotteThis 2,412-square-foot house features not only 4 spacious, light-drenched bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, but also includes a brand new deck and a fenced-in backyard for some great warm weather entertaining. Although it's about 10 miles outside of downtown Charlotte, the home is close to shopping and dining options.

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Cleveland, OH

2197 Columbus Rd, Cleveland, OH
For sale: $299,900

clevelandFor a mix of historic charm and modern amenities, check out this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house. Located in the neighborhood of Tremont - which is on the National Register of Historic Places - the home is close to public transportation and the numerous restaurants, shops, and art galleries that make this area so desirable. Details like a fireplace and original hardwood floors blend perfectly with modern touches like a floating staircase and stainless steel kitchen appliances. There’s even a backyard and a single-car garage.

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Dallas, TX

1138 Haines Ave, Dallas, TX
For sale: $299,000

dallasThe star of this cozy 972-square-foot cottage might just be the expansive backyard and party deck with lighting that is ideal for entertaining. Of course, there are plenty of highlights in the recently updated 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom house, like granite countertops in the kitchen, a picturesque fireplace with mantel, and - on the practical side - a tankless water heater and complete HVAC. It's also close to the famous Bishop Arts District and downtown Dallas.

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Los Angeles, CA

5414 Newcastle Ave, Apt 66, Encino, CA
For sale: $300,000

los-angelesIf you're looking at condos, you might as well choose one that has a swimming pool, hot tub, parking spots, and a communal BBQ area. This newly remodeled 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom Encino apartment also features a spacious, light-filled living room, fully equipped kitchen with gas range, and comfortably sized bedrooms plus central air and heat. Centrally located is a relative term in L.A., but the condo is close to shopping, major freeways, parks, restaurants, and more.

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Phoenix, AZ

7617 S 18th Way, Phoenix, AZ
For sale: $299,900

phoenixTwo words: private pool. This 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house in a gated community has it all going on. Besides the obvious draw of the pool (did we mention the waterfall?) and the size (it's 2,370 square feet), this single-story home also boasts new flooring, fixtures, and interior paint. It also features a solar hot water heater and electrical panels, which is ideal for desert living.

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Pittsburgh, PA

90.5 S 24th St, Pittsburgh, PA
For sale: $299,000

pittsburghWith 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 2,800 square feet, this renovated row house is practically a mansion by city standards. Its convenient location in the heart of the fun and funky Southside neighborhood means you can walk to just about everything you need, from restaurants and shops to gyms and movie theaters. The house also has attractive details like exposed brick walls and fireplaces, even in the kitchen area.

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Portland, OR

7109 N Bank St, Portland, OR
For sale: $289,900

portland-orFor a pleasantly small town vibe in a big city, the St. Johns neighborhood of North Portland can't be beat. For a home in that area, check out this chic, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom bungalow. With two levels plus an adorable yard and driveway, it's the perfect starter home for a couple or small family.

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St. Louis, MO

2819 Oregon Ave, St. Louis, MO
For sale: $299,500

st-louisOriginally built in 1891, this gorgeous 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom house has been fully renovated to be the right buyer's dream home. The master suite comes complete with a walk-in closet and bathroom with heated tile flooring, while the living room features a ventless gas fireplace with the original mantel. There is even a four-car garage (yes, four cars!) and backyard with a deck.

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