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How much house can you get for the median home value?

Published: Friday, July 26, 2013 1:09 p.m. CDT

With home values up 5.8 percent year-over-year, the national median has increased to $161,100. For prospective buyers, this begs the question: How much house can I afford? Is that starter home still within reach? To aid your home search, we’ve gathered for-sale listings around the U.S. priced in line with the national median home value.

Sugar Land, TX

13202 Georgetown Dr, Sugar Land, TX
For sale: $159,900

Sugar Land, TX
With high-rated schools nearby, this Sugar Land single story is an ideal residential home. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious common areas and a 2-car garage provide 1,718 square feet of living space.

Summerville, SC

313 Foxglove Ave, Summerville, SC
For sale: $164,900

Summerville, SC
Located in the desirable White Gables subdivision, this 3-bedroom was designed with an open floor plan boasting hardwood floors, 9-foot ceilings, a gas fireplace, maple kitchen cabinets and his-and-her closets. Two bedrooms are downstairs, while the master suite resides on the second floor.

West Haven, CT

249 W Spring St, West Haven, CT
For sale: $159,900

West Haven, CT
This 3-bedroom home is available for less than the national median home value in West Haven. While the interior could use a few cosmetic upgrades, the home is located on a spacious lot with curb appeal.

Oklahoma City, OK

3301 NW 24th St, Oklahoma City, OK
For sale: $158,000

Oklahoma City, OK
This 4-bedroom, 3-bath home in Oklahoma City is asking less than $160,000. Built in the 1930s, the colonial cape’s character is apparent from the exterior red shutters to the interior sunroom.

Albuquerque, NM

10639 Arabella Dr NW, Albuquerque, NM
For sale: $155,000

Aluquerque, NM
Located in Albuquerque’s Tuscany neighborhood, this 1,750-square-foot home is in close proximity to good schools and parks. The ’98 construction features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a covered patio.


Catherine Sherman, a real estate writer for Zillow Blog, covers celebrity real estate, industry trends and home improvement tips. Read more of her work here.

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