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The 10 best auction homes in sunny cities

Get out of the cold and save a bundle

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If this winter has you thinking about warm-weather getaways, you're not alone. We went looking on Auction.com for houses located in cities that see serious sun, but come with a bargain price. Clicking on the pictures will connect you to their links.

10. Lithonia, Georgia

This 3,163-square-foot house has an opening bid of $55,000, and residents in Lithonia see an average of 218 sunny days a year.

Lithonia GA

 

9. Marble Falls, Texas

This 4/4 house near Austin boasts great views and a starting bid of $225,000. Austin gets about 230 sunny days a year.

marble falls, tx

 

8. Hilton Head, South Carolina

This resort town averages 12 hours of sunlight a day, and with six bedrooms, you can have lots of company. 

hilton head 

 

7. Destin, Florida

The chance of snow in Destin is listed as "exceptionally unlikely" and this 5/5 is close to the beach.

destin florida

 

6. Sacramento, California

With 265 days of sunshine, moving to Sacramento means you can exchange your snow shovel for sunscreen. 

sacramento, ca

 

5. Rancho Mirage, California

Rancho Mirage gets 350 days of sun a year, which means you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the pool at this house, where the starting bid is only $375,000.

rancho mirage ca

 

4. Rimrock, Arizona

This small town outside of Sedona has more than 300 days of sunshine a year, with cool — not cold — winters. With an opening bid of $180,000, this house offers the best of high desert living for a reasonable price.

rimrock az

 

3. Palm Desert, California

With only 5.7 inches of rain a year, Palm Desert lives up to its name, and the opening bid for this house is only $125,000.

palm desert ca

 

2. Henderson, Nevada

This suburb of Las Vegas gets 292 sunny days a year and has been rated as one of America's safest cities. The opening bid on this almost 4,000-square-foot house is a mere $225,000.

henderson nv

 

1. Boca Raton, Florida

With an average year-round temperature of 75 degrees, this part of Florida is popular for a reason. This 4/2 has a starting bid of $175,000, a bargain when the median price for four-bedroom homes in the area is more than $800,000.

boca raton

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