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

Portland

Address: 3737 N.E. Wasco St.
Price: $498,900
Square feet: 2,712
Cost per square foot: $184

This two-story Craftsman cottage comes with three bedrooms, two baths and also hits the middle of our list for both size and price per square foot. It's a beauty, too, with box beam ceilings, leaded-glass windows, inlaid hardwood floors and a nice-sized, fenced-in backyard with a detached garage. The home's two bathrooms have been recently renovated, and the kitchen is large enough for an eat-in space. Both the house and garage also have new roofs, plus there's a 900-square-foot basement. The location here is also a big bonus. The home is a half mile from Oregon Park and a third of a mile from a shopping district that includes a Trader Joe's, Starbucks and farmer's market. No matter how you commute, the home is in a good spot: It's a half mile from the Tri-Met light-rail station and less than a mile from an entrance to I-84.

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Contact: Francine Corriere of PDX Brokers at 503-595-8031.