March Madness fans: Homes for hoops lovers

(MoneyWatch) Spring is right around the corner, and that means one thing to college sports fans: “March Madness.” In fact, a new survey from MSN and Impulse Research found that nearly one-third of workers will spend at least three hours each day following the tournament during work hours.

Home court advantage goes a long way in the finals. So in that spirit we wanted to look at these baller-themed homes (photos and listings provided by Coldwell Banker.)

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Buchanan, Mich.

This isn’t your ordinary driveway court. Listed for sale at $5.895 million, this six-bedroom home is located in the heart of Michigan’s wine country. In addition to the painted basketball court, the property features a tennis court, three garages, a home theater and nearly 6,000 square feet of living space. With all those extras, you don’t need to be a basketball aficionado to enjoy this home.

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Blue Bell, Pa.

With a kitchen bigger than most single-family homes, this massive nine-bedroom, nine-bathroom mansion features a basketball court even a pro would love. In addition to its hardwood court, this home offers potential buyers high-end finishes — including a Viking range with 12 burners and four ovens — a salt water pool and a 10-car garage. It’s listed for sale at nearly $4.2 million.

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Little Rock, Ark.

Listed at $4.25 million, this five-story estate has perks any homeowner could love. It features an elevator, pool and wine cellar and sits on a four-acre lot. The real gem, of course, is the basketball court. Whether you’re an amateur hoops player or a seasoned pro, this purple-padded hardwood court is the perfect place to play a pick-up game with friends.

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Medina, Minn.

The most affordable of all the homes featured here, this five-bedroom house is listed at $2.895 million. It has everything a homeowner could dream of: an indoor pool, golf simulator, indoor climbing area and billiards room. Plus, it has a monster basketball court that’s sure to get you ready for game time.

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