The real estate world is crazy all across the country right now. Buying property in downtown Boston or Portland, however, has always been eye-opening.

Who wouldn't want to be steps from Portland's incredible restaurants, bars, and breweries? Or Boston with their incredible history and entertainment options? Not to mention how accessible the city is with access to the T.

So when it all comes down to it, if you had $3,150,000 burning a hole in your pocket, would you buy a condo in Boston or Portland. It's obvious you can't go wrong either way and "bang for your buck" is all relative to what you value in where you want to live.

Here's a close-up look at two homes for sale at $3.15M and both located within city limits. Both have amenities and incredible views.

Which one would you prefer? And if you pick wrong, no worries, the other city is just a 2-hour drive away.

What $3.15M Will Get You in Boston, MA vs. Portland, ME

Two cities. Two properties. One price.

Which one would you choose?

Comparing Two Vastly Different Modern Maine Homes For $300k

With the housing market always being unique in Maine and being extra crazy due to the pandemic, what can $300,000 get you in June of 2021? Here's a breakdown of the two properties. One in the heart of Downtown Portland and the other, in Somerset County in St Albans.

The Portland property is currently pending sale through Dan Roche of Kennebunk Beach Realty.

The St Albans property is still on the market as of publishing through Zachary Monroe of Realty of Maine - Bangor.

So, which property would you prefer?

Skinny New England Home Built Out of Spite is For Sale for $1.2M

As the story goes according to Boston Magazine, the home was said to have been built by a man in 1890 on a plot of land that was left by his father to him and his brother. Well, this guy had been off fighting in the Civil War, and once he returned he discovered that his brother had gone ahead and built a big house on that land.

Then, out of pure spite he built the skinny spite house on the remaining plot between his brother's house and another building to block sunlight and harbor views from his brother.