09/11/2012 02:29 pm ET Updated Nov 16, 2012

Homes For Sale By Price: What $215,000 Gets You In Cities Across America (PHOTOS)

Every week we’ve been searching for homes for sale by price. And we’ve been shocked by what you can get in different cities across America with budgets big and small. This week we’ve challenged ourselves with a $215,000 limit. We’ve found a mansion in Washington and a breathtaking condo in Chicago, but no matter where we looked we realized getting the most bang for your buck is really all about one thing: location, location, location. Take a look at the slideshow below and let us know which one you'd take out a mortgage for.

Homes for $215,000