Even with the sudden frenzy for real estate in Houston, a million bucks will still buy a wonderful home compared to other cities such as New York and San Francisco. We combed a few housing hot spots and these are some samplings of what a million will buy in and around Houston.

3507 Rigaud Location Galveston

Subdivision: Pirates Cove

This bay house sits on a 6,000 square foot lot with a 3 bedroom 2 bath house that measure 1,144 square feet. According to listing agent this lot has one of the best views of sunsets and the west bay. it is also walking distance to Galveston country Club and has a relatively low tax base. If fishing, golf and great sunsets are your thing it is time to move 

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Listing agent is Gay Fundling of Galveston island real estate and she can be reached at 409-737-2020.


5639 Pine Forest Road


Located in one of the most highly sought after neighborhoods in Houston, this home was built in 1950 is either a teardown or can be salvaged according to the realtor. The home is located on nearly 18,000 square feet with a pool, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a total 3,500 square feet. There also is a 3 car garage and a pool. The home has been appraised at just under $900,000 according to tax records.

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Listing agent is carol Waldrop with heritage Properties memorial and she can be reached at 281-493-3880.


6 Margaux Way Location

The Woodlands

Subdivision; Carlton Woods

This nearly 4,000 square foot, French Mediterranean home features 3 bedrooms, a study and four and a half baths. The home is located on the end of a cul de sac with a gated courtyard,a pool with a casita guest suite. The home was built in 2008 and sits on over a 10,000 square foot lot.

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The listing agent is Cheryle Sanderson of Better Homes Gary Greene Realtors and can be reached at 832-236-6836.


2302 Branard

Location: Upper Kirby

Listed for 970,000

A three story contemporary design with indoor/outdoor showers, a pool and media room. It also has two balconies and lots of windows. The home was built in 2007 and is just under 3,400 square feet. it has three bedrooms and three and a half baths. According to the realtor, ne of the best features of this house is the gourmet island kitchen. Taxes are just over 18,000 annually. 

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The listing agent is Jo Reid with John Daugherty realtors and can be reached at 713-626-3930.

6327 Waterwalk

Location Richmond/Sugarland

Subdivision: Bridlewood Estates

This one story country estate was built in 1999 and has over 2.5 acres. Features include an open living area and tile floors.This one story stone built home includes a three stall barn, a pool with palm trees and a huge garage/guest house. The home has 3 bedrooms and a study and its own private water well. The realtor maintains this is a one of a kind and features a lower tax rate than most homes.

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The listing agent is David M. Young with Coldwell Banker United Realtors and can be reached at 713-320-6453