Just imagine, for one moment, that your lottery numbers came up. Or, great aunt Nora (gawd bless 'er) left you a six-figure sum in her inheritance.
Now, we certainly aren't going to say that a million quid isn't a life-changing amount of money. But, when it comes to property, even that much cash won't get you much. That is, if you choose to buy something in that London.
In the West Midlands, on the other hand, that much moolah will get you an estate the size of which you could launch Thunderbird 1 from.
So, let's put Brum and London head-to-head in a £1 million property challenge.
For the car lover
Yeah, sure, this pad in Barnt Green has five double bedrooms, a grand central staircase and an opulent finish throughout. But a newly-minted petrolhead will spot the large, gated driveway, the detached three-car garage and the £925,000 price tag. That leaves you plenty of cash left over to buy a new Aston Martin Vantage to fill one of the spots. We're just gonna overlook that it's on Twatling Road though...
Alternatively, with a guide price of £1 million is this one bedroom flat in Earl's Court Square. Positioned in a highlly desirable location, it covers 757 square foot, has a private patio and use of a small communal garden space. A car lover wouldn't have to go far to attend the London Motor Show, either.
For the active type
A snip at a mere £937,000, this property in Earlswood boasts a covered swimming pool, games room, tennis courts, stables for horses and 3.5 acres to ride them around in. You can even tuck into all the apples you can handle with your very own orchard.
Or, a wealthy bachelor who likes to keep fit might prefer this modestly-sized one bedroom apartment in Kensington. Located on Kensington High Street, it certainly has a desirably postcode – plus you'll have access to a residents' gymnasium and pool. You'll have to buy your own apples, though.
For those who want a royal connection
Looking for offers over £995,000 (so you can put in a cheeky £1m bid) is this grand home in Hockley Heath. A totally refurbished Queen Anne residence, the spec list is pretty epic: five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a self-contained annexe for the mother-in-law to live in and a three-car garage with a loft conversion above (in case you need to escape from her).
This one bedroom maisonette in London might not look like much from the outside – particularly as it has a £950,000 price tag – but it can trump Hockley Heath for regalness. For starters, it's on Palace Street. This also means that it is within yelling-at-the-Queen distance from Buckingham Palace. Which you may or may not be able to do from your private balcony.
Is one better than the other? That's for you to decide. While you think about it, here's some of the things you can get up to in Birmingham this summer.