Is winter over yet? As an extra severe arctic season freezes Canadians from coast to coast, housing prices seem like the only thing that is still red-hot these days. A new report showed that despite the number of sales dropping in January, the average price of a home in Canada jumped a whopping 9.5 per cent to $388,555 compared to January 2013. So does this mean less house for your budget? CTVNews.ca’s Kristen Stais takes a virtual tour of $500,000 homes currently on the market in 15 major Canadian cities to find out what half a million will get you in different area codes.