The NYTimes does a regular bit where they show pictures of homes for sale in several markets at the same price (e.g. what $1 million gets you). I thought this cute little cottage (1940s-style studio bungalow, with 436 square feet of space, in Provincetown, Mass.) had a ton of potential:
However, at $359,000, I think I'll be sticking to Canadian real estate for now. Ack.