A Craftsman bungalow in Salt Lake City, a Victorian in Des Moines and a 1910 home in Peabody.

  1. Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

  2. Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

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This house was recently updated with new appliances, bathrooms and paint. It is about a block from a public nine-hole golf course, less than half a mile from the South Salt Lake Community Center and a 15-minute walk from a park with a playground.

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School is five minutes away by car. A shopping center with a Whole Foods grocery store and Sugar House Park, which has basketball courts, soccer fields and trails running alongside a pond, are a 10-minute drive. The ski resorts of Park City are about 40 minutes away.

Size: 1,692 square feet

Price per square foot: $340

Indoors: A paved path cuts across the front yard, stepping up to a covered porch big enough to hold a bench or swing. The sage-green front door opens into a living room with hardwood floors, large windows, white walls and taupe wainscoting and trim

The hardwood flooring continues into the adjacent kitchen, which has a large center island with an integrated sink; a patterned-tile backsplash behind the stove; and access to a stacked washer and dryer and a door to the backyard.

The primary bedroom is at the back of the house, off the kitchen. It has an attached bathroom with a stall shower.

The other two bedrooms are off the living room. They share a bathroom with a new wood vanity and a combined tub and shower.

Outdoor space: There is room for an accessory dwelling unit, a garage or a patio in the backyard. The driveway running alongside the house has enough space to park two cars.

Taxes: $3,216 (estimated)

Contact: Susan Poulin, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, 801-244-5766; sothebysrealty.com


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This house was moved to its current location in 2021, receiving a new foundation, new mechanical systems, new bathrooms and a new garage at the same time. It is a few blocks from the library of Drake University, a private school with about 3,000 undergraduate students, and a five-minute drive from the university’s football stadium.

A Walgreens drugstore, a boba tea shop and a bar and grill are within a five-minute walk. The Rotary Riverwalk Park, in downtown Des Moines, is five minutes away by car. Driving to Iowa City or Omaha takes about two hours.

Size: 2,534 square feet

Price per square foot: $227

Indoors: The front door, framed by a covered wraparound porch, opens into a foyer with hardwood floors and an imposing staircase. To the right, through a wide doorway with pocket doors, is a parlor with large street-facing windows.

Through another wide doorway in the sitting room is a family room with a fireplace that has a cast-iron inset and ornate wood mantel. Beyond is a dining room that flows into a kitchen with a patterned-tile backsplash, quartz counters, a large island, a pantry and a breakfast area with space for a table and chairs. The kitchen has access to a powder room and a mudroom with a built-in bench seat.

All four bedrooms are on the second floor. The primary bedroom, at the back of the house, has a walk-in closet with built-in storage and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower that has a glass door. One guest room is next door to the primary suite; the other two are at the front of the house. All three share a bathroom with a shower and quartz-topped vanity. Also on this level is a laundry room with a side-by-side washer and dryer.

Outdoor space: The property includes a side yard landscaped with grass and a mature tree. The detached garage has two parking spots.

Taxes: $8,784 (estimated, but the home qualifies for a six-year tax abatement)

Contact: York Taenzer, Coldwell Banker Mid-America, 515-224-8888; coldwellbanker.com


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Peabody is on the North Shore of Massachusetts, about a 40-minute drive from downtown Boston and 15 minutes from the historic houses and museums of Salem. This home is half a mile from South Memorial Elementary School and about a 10-minute drive from public middle and high schools. It is also near North Shore Children’s Museum, a bowling alley, a disc golf course and a dog park.

Driving to Lynn Woods Reservation, a municipal park with hiking trails and a garden, or Eisman’s Beach, a popular swimming spot with seasonal lifeguards, takes about 20 minutes. Boston Logan International Airport is half an hour away. Portsmouth, N.H., is a 45-minute drive.

Size: 1,639 square feet

Price per square foot: $354

Indoors: Brick steps lead up to the front door, which opens into an enclosed sunroom with diamond-pane windows.

From there, a second door opens into the foyer, which has hardwood floors and a staircase to the second floor. To the left is an open living room with more hardwood floors and an electric fireplace. The dining area beyond has access to a powder room and sliding-glass doors that open to a deck.

The adjacent kitchen has granite counters, updated stainless steel appliances and diamond-pane windows over the sink.

All three bedrooms are upstairs. The primary bedroom, off the wide landing, is big enough to hold a king-size bed and has a large walk-in closet. The bathroom, across the hall, has a walk-in shower with glass doors. The other two bedrooms are off the main hallway.

The partially finished basement holds a workout area and a washer and dryer.

Outdoor space: The wood deck off the dining room is big enough to hold a grill and a table. It steps down to a fenced backyard with a storage shed. The driveway has space to park four cars.

Taxes: $4,500 (estimated)

Contact: Justina Oliver, J. Barrett & Company, 781-258-3853; jbarrettrealty.com

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