There's a thought most people in 'flyover' country have when we see homes in Los Angeles: 'WOW, that must cost a fortune.' And many homes do. In LA, one million bucks doesn't necessarily get you a lot of home. It may get you into a good neighborhood, but that really might be it. There's NO doubt you get more home in Iowa than southern California.

Well, I searched and searched listings in Los Angeles and I actually found a really nice LA home for a million. I compared it to a home in Cedar Rapids to see where (and what) you get for a mil in each location.

First off, a tail of the tape:

So there you have the basics, which I'll remind you of once we start. Speaking of, let's dive in!

Here is All The House You Get for $1 Million Dollar in Cedar Rapids vs. Los Angeles

Got an extra mil? Don't move to Los Angeles, you can get waaay more house in Eastern Iowa! Yes, pool included.

Got even MORE cash? Here's another beautiful home in the area you might find intriguing. 

Corridor Home For Sale For More Than $3 Million

The Strangest Free Stuff (Crap) on Craigslist Cedar Rapids

There's some GREAT freebies on Craigslist: Pets that need home, broken law mowers someone with mechanical skills can fix and so on. But for the goodies on Craigslist, there's a lot of junk. Oh so much junk.