Monmouth | 602 Myrtle Avenue, Ocean Township, N.J.
A three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath, expanded 1948 Tudor-style house with a great room that has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace; a large primary bedroom suite with 14-foot ceilings and a new spa-style bathroom; an open kitchen connected to a den area; a screened porch, and an attached two-car garage, on 0.25 landscaped acres. Richard Martel, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach Realtors, 732-245-5616; foxroach.com
$14,692 a year
The well-maintained house features large bedrooms and various comfortable gathering spaces inside and out, and is five blocks from the beach.
There is no grassy backyard, just a stone patio, and no basement, just a crawl space.
Westchester | 29 Pelham Manor Road, Pelham Manor, N.Y.
A six-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath, 5,192-square-foot, expanded 1918 house with formal living and dining rooms that have fireplaces; an eat-in kitchen with a granite center island; a family room with a breakfast area; a mudroom; a primary bedroom suite with a bonus room; central air-conditioning; a bluestone backyard patio with a pergola; a detached oversized two-car garage and a parking area for several more cars, on 0.79 acres in the Pelham Manor Heights section. Kurt Wiesenmaier, Houlihan Lawrence, 914-715-8339; houlihanlawrence.com
$61,726 a year
The house is in move-in condition, with spacious rooms and closets, and charming period details that include built-in desks, shelving and pocket doors. The laundry area is conveniently near the second-floor bedrooms. A third- floor suite would work for an au pair, teenager or in-law.
The third floor does not have central air-conditioning. Some rooms could use more lighting.
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