You set a certain budget for your house hunt—and you can’t go a penny over it. But what if you want to expand your search a wee bit beyond a specific neighborhood? We decided to play the comparison game by exploring what you can buy for a certain dollar value in various California neighborhoods in a new series we’re calling “Cali Comparables.” We’re going across the Golden State to give you an idea of how far your dollar goes in certain areas.

Last time we explored Sacramento where lakeshore recreation dominates. Now we’re headed down to the Coachella Valley to explore what Southern California’s desert communities have to offer. We have set the asking price at $1 million and slightly over. Let’s take a look:

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This gorgeous 4-bedroom Rancho Mirage home features an office and guest casita. The large entry room leads to a formal living room, with beautiful glass pocket doors that incorporate the indoor/outdoor desert lifestyle. The tropical backyard space is prime for entertaining with a pool & spa, outdoor BBQ area, and more.

17 Dominion Court
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
$1,199,000

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With over 5,000 square feet of living space, this renowned property in Bermuda Dunes takes full advantage of the spectacular South and West views. Remodeled in 2012, the home includes new 24” tile floors, large kitchen island made of Phoenix Granite, and a Thermador appliance package complete with wine tower.

43481 Old Harbour Drive
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
$1,000,000

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Located on the signature 9th hole of the TPC Stadium, this PGA West beautiful custom home features high ceilings, plantation shutters, and superb details throughout. The stunning patio with BBQ area, fire pit, and pool & spa overlooks the lake and fairway.

55840 Pebble Beach
La Quinta, CA 92253
$1,095,000

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Just minutes away from El Paseo, this high-end Palm Desert home has many impressive features including an intercom system, surround sound, and 5-car garage with plenty of room for an RV. Enjoy outdoor living in the private yard with a pebble tec pool & spa plus an outdoor shower and air-conditioned rest room.

73488 Joshua Tree Street
Palm Desert, CA 92260
$1,250,000

Click here for more homes throughout the Coachella Valley priced around $1,000,000.