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$400,000 Homes in Oklahoma, South Carolina and Louisiana

Oklahoma City | $385,000

A 1925 Craftsman house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a 0.2-acre lot

This house is on a tree-lined street near downtown, less than a 10-minute drive from the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the bustling Oklahoma River waterfront. It is a few blocks from Lyric Theatre, a performing arts venue in a historic theater, and Plaza Walls, an outdoor arts space with murals by local artists. A public elementary school is less than a mile away, and a public high school is five minutes away by car.

Driving to the University of Oklahoma, in Norman, takes about half an hour. Dallas is a three-and-a-half-hour drive.

Size: 1,389 square feet

Price per square foot: $277

Indoors: A path from the driveway steps up to the covered porch, which has enough room for a couple of chairs and a bench swing.

The front door opens into a living area with wide-plank hardwood floors and windows overlooking the porch and front yard. The living room, to the right, has two built-in workstations with desks and open shelving. The dining area, to the left, is open to the kitchen, which has white cabinetry, dark granite counters, stainless steel appliances, a center island and a breakfast bar with room for four stools.

All three bedrooms are off a hallway extending from the kitchen to the back of the house. The primary suite has a bedroom big enough for a king-size bed; a bathroom with a walk-in shower and a vanity with a black-granite counter; and access to a laundry room with a stacked washer and dryer. The other two bedrooms are each big enough to hold a double bed and a desk; they share a bathroom with a combined tub and shower.

Outdoor space: The flat backyard is landscaped with grass and mature hedges. There is room to park several cars in the driveway running alongside the house.

Taxes: $2,458 (estimated)

Contact: Rebecca Avey, Sage Sotheby’s International Realty, 405-819-7717;

North Charleston, S.C. | $400,000

A two-bedroom, one-bathroom bungalow built in 1950, on a 0.1-acre lot

The seller bought this home in 2018 and renovated it extensively, adding a new roof, new windows, a new HVAC system, new flooring, custom storage space and a custom-designed pet-feeding station in the kitchen. The house is in the bustling Park Circle neighborhood, a few minutes’ ride by golf cart — a popular local mode of transportation — from the park. It is within walking distance of a grocery store and a florist, and less than a mile from a number of breweries and restaurants.

Driving to downtown takes about 20 minutes. The beaches of Sullivan’s Island are half an hour away.

Size: 736 square feet

Price per square foot: $543

Indoors: The house is separated from the street by a wide driveway, with a salmon-colored front door in the middle of the covered entry.

Inside is a living room with shiplap-covered walls painted white, front- and side-facing windows, and hardwood floors that extend past exposed wood beams into the adjacent kitchen.

The kitchen has white cabinetry with goldtone hardware, open shelving, quartz counters, a white subway-tile backsplash and new stainless steel appliances. A laundry room with a washer and dryer, a built-in bench and backyard access is off this space.

One bedroom is off the living room, with street-facing windows and a gray shiplap accent wall. It is big enough to hold a queen-size bed or a home office setup. The other bedroom is at the back of the house, with a green shiplap wall. Both rooms have closets with custom-built shelving. The bathroom, which has black-and-white tile work and a walk-in shower, is between the two bedrooms.

Outdoor space: The backyard, which is enclosed by a new wooden fence, has a patio with a grill and room for dining furniture. The property is big enough to accommodate a garden or a play area, as well. There is enough space to park two cars in the driveway.

Taxes: $996 (estimated)

Contact: Lexi DiFrancesco and Joel Mathis, JDM Property Group, Carolina One Real Estate, 484-885-3217;

New Orleans | $385,000

A renovated 1850s Creole cottage with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a 0.03-acre lot

This house is in the Bywater neighborhood, along the route of the Saint Anne Walking Parade, a popular Mardi Gras event. Restaurants, coffee shops and cocktail bars are plentiful in the area, and numerous dining options are within a few blocks. Crescent Park, which runs along the Mississippi River, is a 10-minute walk.

Driving to the French Quarter or Caesars Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints football team, takes about 10 minutes. New Orleans City Park is 15 minutes away.

Size: 1,026 square feet

Price per square foot: $375

Indoors: A short flight of steps leads up to a blue front door topped by an arched transom window. It opens into a living room with high ceilings, a column of exposed brick and original heart pine floors, retained by the current and previous owners who updated the house.

Through an expansive doorway is a dining room with more high ceilings and exposed brick, as well as a rattan pendant light fixture.

The kitchen is behind the dining room, with exposed-wood walls, more exposed brick, new soft-close cabinets and quartz countertops. This space has access to a laundry room, additional storage and the back patio.

The primary suite is off the dining room, with a large closet and a recently updated bathroom with a walk-in shower and patterned-tile floors. The second bedroom is off the living room. The third is off the kitchen, along with a bathroom that has a combined tub and shower.

Outdoor space: The stone patio behind the house serves as an outdoor dining area when weather permits. The backyard is enclosed by a wood fence and landscaped with grass and mature jasmine plants and satsuma trees.

Taxes: $2,532 (estimated)

Contact: Gigi Reisman, Reese & Co. Real Estate, 504-229-2225;

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