A half-million-dollar budget can go a long way in metro Denver, depending on what it is you're looking for.

For hardcore urbanites, it can buy a 1,431-square-foot condo near Denver's SoBo (South Broadway) area. For suburbanites, $500,000 can buy a 1980s, 3,580-square-foot home in Centennial, or a brand-new, 1,968-square foot house in Arvada, or even a quaint little house near Old Town Louisville.

And for people who want to live in the country, with lots of land, it can even buy a Golden ranch, complete with horse barn and backup generator.

Last week, the DBJ launched the first in a three-part series exploring how far prospective homeowners' dollars will do in metro Denver's blazing real estate market by exploring homes in the $1 million price range.

Read more at the Denver Business Journal: http://bizj.us/1p97zf

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