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Highlights from the 2012 Coldwell Banker Real Estate Home Listing Report:

  • The average listing price of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in the U.S. is $292,152.
  • Coastal states are home to the majority of the country’s most expensive markets.
  • Many affordable markets exist just outside the most expensive markets in the country, such as Lake Elsinore, Calif., ($192,804 ) which is only an hour inland of Newport Beach, Calif., ($1,658,000).
  • While markets in the Midwest and South offer general affordability, the lifestyle and prestige of certain markets can help drive home prices well above the state average. In Orono, Minn., the average home listing price of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is $1,070,203, significantly higher than the average home price in the state ($357,461).
  • In fact, Minnesota ranks as the eighth most expensive state in the country, more expensive than coastal states Maryland and Washington.
  • Nebraska is the most affordable state in the country, where the average four-bedroom, two-bathroom home costs $145,360. The next most affordable states are Iowa ($162,621) and Georgia ($169,625).
  • Source: ColdwellBanker.com