What can you buy for $2,000 a month?

Milwaukee

Address: 8712 N. Spruce Rd., River Hills
Price: $499,500
Square feet: 3,940
Cost per square foot: $127

This rambling wood-and-brick suburban home 12 miles north of Milwaukee was built in 1963 and — to be honest — looks a bit dated on the outside. But inside it's a modern gem, and no small rancher either, clocking in with five bedrooms and four baths. You'll find new hardwood floors, track lighting and ceiling fans throughout. The eat-in kitchen is equipped with stainless-steel appliances and the spacious great room with a stone fireplace for those cold Wisconsin winters. The bathrooms are all updated, too, and tiled in modern motifs. The outside landscaping is impressive, including a circular driveway in the front and large backyard with patio, children's play area and garden paths. If you plan to commute, the home is less than a half mile from an entrance to I-43, which leads right into the city.

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Contact: Julie Bulgrin of Suzanne Powers Realty Group at 414-937-5245.