Mercer | 298 Hopewell Amwell Road, Hopewell, N.J.
A four-bedroom, three-full-and-two-half-bath, 1950s European-style country home updated and expanded in 2011, with a formal living room, an open kitchen and sitting area with an electric fireplace, a lower-level yoga studio or family room, and a deep double-bay attached garage, with stone walls and patios on a 2.41-acre lot that back up to woods and a creek. Holly Havens, River Valley Realty, 609-841-2373, rivervalleyrealtynj.com
$17,096 a year
The house has Brazilian teak and bamboo floors and other attractive features made of natural wood and stone. Large windows in the primary bedroom look out over hills.
The property relies on well water and a septic system. With multiple staircases inside and out, the house might not be ideal for families with small children.
Nassau | 67 Matlock Street, Lido Beach, N.Y.
A three-bedroom, three-bath, 2,700-square-foot house built in 1962, with wood floors, open living and dining rooms with a gas fireplace, a den, a seating area on the upstairs landing, built-ins in the primary en suite bedroom, decks with ocean views, and a finished ground-level rec room that opens to a patio, on 0.12 acres in the Lido Dunes neighborhood. Alex Rubin, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 516-432-3400; elliman.com
$19,694 a year
This FEMA-compliant property is just a few houses from the beach and offers ocean views from some of the rooms and decks.
The kitchen has a minimal number of overhead cabinets. A large curtain, rather than a door, separates the two-car garage from the rec room on the ground level.
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