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AP PHOTOS: Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa. What will the same seven-figure price tag get you in San Francisco? Not much. The Bay Area saw a record number of houses and condos going for $1 million and above in the spring, pushing the median selling price into the cool million-dollar range for the first time in June, real estate research firm CoreLogic DataQuick said Thursday. One home in a trendy San Francisco neighborhood recently sold for $1.8 million in cash — $600,000 more than its asking price. No swimming pool listed with this 1,200 square-foot house. Instead it featured a concrete slab yard, no appliances and an unfinished basement. A million dollars will go a lot further in other parts of the country. — In Philadelphia, $1 million means a four-bedroom brick row house with a multi-tiered shoe closet. — A Little Rock, Arkansas, house on 5 acres of land tucked into a hill overlooking a stream the feeds into the Arkansas River, complete with a fireplace in the master bedroom, is on the market for about $1 million. — In an affluent Atlanta neighborhood, $1 million translates to a backyard swimming pool and 2,500 square feet. — And in Springfield, Illinois, $1 million gets you a nearly 6,000 square foot house with six bedrooms near a top-rated golf course. Here's a collection of photos showing a variety of $1 million homes around the country. ___ Follow AP photographers and photo editors on Twitter: http://apne.ws/1ox8vgG

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