Coldwell Banker: Arlington, Fort Worth Offer Dirt-Cheap Housing

Apparently, they’re accepting Confederate money for housing in these two cities. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think I saw these prices when I was looking for a house a couple years ago. Check out Coldwell’s 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.  Jump to read more about the Coldwell Banker survey.

Here’s the methodology they used: The 2008 Coldwell Banker home price comparison survey evaluated average home 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 (2.5 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 survey 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 prices kept melting the Coldwell 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 no prices of fictional TV homes taken in the survey — this is purely a gratuitous posting of a pic of Southfork ranch and the cast of Dallas.


3 responses to “Coldwell Banker: Arlington, Fort Worth Offer Dirt-Cheap Housing”

  1. SDM says:

    seems strange: College Station > Plano > Amarillo > Corpus > Lubbock (really?) > Houston

  2. LOC says:

    Remember that Houston’s city limits stretch far enough that if we were talking about Dallas, it would include anything from Keller all the way to Rowlett, so my guess is that it’s a bit skewed in comparison.

  3. Shane says:

    Great information…Real estate is always having dealings with money..