Open Houses of the Week: Sept. 17-18

There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is powerful.

This weekend we round up open houses in the country's top 10 most-searched real estate markets in August, according to Realtor.com. So grab your (computer) keys, and let's go for a ride.



Sept. 17-18

1. Chicago


Open house: Sunday, Sept. 18
Location: 1714 W. Fletcher
Price: $1,275,000
Property details: 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath home with traditional details on the outside and brand-spanking-new appointments on the interior. Marble baths, dark-stained oak floors high-tech wiring -- the works.

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2. Las Vegas


Open house: Saturday, Sept. 17
Location: 7100 Via Locanda Ave.
Price: $569,000
Property details: 4,000-plus-square-foot single-story house with landscaped swimming pool. Also includes a 520-square-foot "casita" with one bedroom and bath.

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3. Detroit


Open house: Sunday, Sept. 18
Location: 20318 Alderton
Price: $75,000
Property details: Talk about a bargain. For $75,000 -- that's $115,000 below the national median price -- you can pick up a 4-bedroom, 2-bath house. This isn't just the top open house in Detroit this weekend -- according to our database, it's the only one.

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4. Los Angeles


Open house: Saturday, Sept. 18
Location: 453 Bellagio Terrace
Price: $7,395,000
Property details: You might want to call before dropping in on this impeccable 9,000-square-foot estate. We suspect that the agent might not welcome casual lookie-loos. Then again, it's listed in our open-house directory, so just tell him AOL sent you.


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5. Atlanta


Open house: Sunday, Sept. 18
Location: 1769 Meadowdale Ave.
Price: $799,000
Property description: This 6-bed, 5-bath renovated brick bungalow sits on a verdant double lot. In the sought-after Morningside neighborhood, it's close to public parks and Emory University--where you might find an enterprising undergrad to mow all that lawn.

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6. Tampa

Open house: Sunday, Sept. 18
Location: 3327 Shamrock Road
Price: $730,000
Property description: 4-bed, 3-bath, 3,760-square-foot house on a nice piece of property with a pond in the backyard. Plenty of built-ins for storage, a big kitchen with stone-topped center island and -- best of all -- a screened porch to keep those Florida mosquitoes at bay.

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7. Philadelphia

Open house: Saturday, Sept. 17
Location: 1111 Locust St.
Price: $1,149,999
Property description: 2-bedroom penthouse in the heart of the city with an 800-square-foot terrace and rooftop views. You can keep the stainless appliances and marble baths -- just give us that most important of urban amenities, the included underground parking space.

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8. Phoenix

Open house: Sunday, Sept. 18
Location: 2544 E. Missouri Ave.
Price: $499,900
Property details: 5-bedroom, 4-bath house in the Biltmore neighborhood. With rustic tile floors on the inside, a covered patio on the outside, and a 2-car garage.

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9. Dallas

Open house: Sunday, Sept. 18
Location: 6847 Mossvine Circle
Price: $1,150,000
Property details: 5-bedroom, 6-bath in the Northwood Hills Estates. Built in 2007, the place is, like most things in Texas, big -- 5,770 square feet with a massive kitchen, master suite, study, media room and game room. Oh, and a fire pit out back.

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10. Boston

Open house: Sunday, Sept. 18
Location:
98 Forbes St.
Price: $599,000
Property description: Cute 1905 Colonial on a corner lot, with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a bay-windowed dining room and updated kitchen and baths.

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See all Boston open houses.
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