Apparently, they’re accepting Confederate moneyÂ for housing in these two cities. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think I sawÂ these pricesÂ when I was looking for a house a couple years ago. Check outÂ Coldwell’sÂ surprising chart that describes the average price of a 2,200 square-foot home by city, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Â Jump toÂ read more about the Coldwell Banker survey.
Here’s the methodology they used: The 2008 Coldwell BankerÂ home price comparison surveyÂ evaluated average homeÂ prices for select 2,200 square foot single-family dwellings with four bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths, a family room (or equivalent) and a two-minivan garage (2.5Â Ewings not included).
The cumulative average sales price of the four-bedroom homes surveyed in the 315 U.S. markets (including one in Puerto Rico, for some odd reason) covered in the Coldwell Banker surveyÂ is $403,738, a 4.4 percent decline from the $422,343 reported in last year’s study.
The most expensive place to buy a house? La Jolla, Calif., that’s where. You’ll drop $1.8 million there, and that’s not including yard service, I’m sure. Manhattan wasn’t included in the survey because its pricesÂ kept melting the ColdwellÂ computer’s circuit board (I have no evidence to support that assertion whatsoever). If you want to read the release, knock yourself out. Be warned: Those without Microsoft Word or Excel might be frustrated by these links.
There were noÂ prices of fictional TV homes taken in the survey — this is purely a gratuitous posting ofÂ a pic ofÂ Southfork ranch and the cast of Dallas.