Prospective home-owners looking for a bargain should steer clear of California and Hawaii, according to a new Coldwell Banker report.
The real estate firm recently ranked close to 2,000 markets across the country based on the average listing price of four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes. Even though California boasts both the number one spot (Malibu: $2.15 million) and 12 other spots in the top 25 most expensive markets, Hawaii is still the country's most expensive state overall. With land at a premium on the islands, house-hunters on a budget have few places to turn. The Aloha state's average home price is $722,964.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the sprawling midwest has 15 of the 25 most affordable markets. Cleveland, Ohio, is the number one spot for value with an average four-bedroom, two-bathroom home going for $63,729.
The average listing price of more than 52,000 listings country-wide was $301,414.
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