Location, Location, Location: Just How Important Is This Phrase?

2015 Home Listing Report ranks the most expensive and affordable markets across the country

Ever wonder what your home might be worth if it was located in a different part of the country? Well, you can easily find out now with the latest Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report.

The annual report, which was released in November, ranks the average listing price of four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes in more than 2,700 markets across the country, making it easier for consumers to determine what areas in the U.S. they can afford to live in. This year, Newport Beach, California topped the list of most expensive markets where the average listing price is $2,291,764. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Cleveland, Ohio ranked as the most affordable market, with an average listing price of $74,502 – a price difference of $2.2 million when compared to Newport Beach.

In the below segment of LXTV Open House, Coldwell Banker President and Chief Executive Officer Budge Huskey discusses this year’s report, including the top expensive and affordable markets. Watch the video to find out more or visit hlr.coldwellbanker.com to see how your market stacks up against the rest!

Senior Manager, Public Relations & Giving for Coldwell Banker. Grew up in Sarasota and attended college at Western Carolina University. Athena wanted to wake up in that city that doesn’t sleep so headed to Madison Avenue to start her marketing career. She has been with this awesome brand for more than 15 years and can be found generating buzz about CB in every way possible. Athena helps to grow the brand’s position as the most storied real estate company within the industry and has led many high-profile endeavors; she was at the forefront of the brand’s pioneering smart home campaign, raised $6 million in two years to build 130 Habitat for Humanity homes, and led the Homes for Dogs program in partnership with Adopt-a-Pet.com that resulted in tens-of-thousands of dogs finding their furever home. She currently leads the CB Supports St. Jude program, which encourages the Coldwell Banker network’s 96,000+ real estate agents to make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital for every real estate transaction they represent. In her spare time, you can find her either digging up a new area in her yard for another flower bed or planning her next travel adventure. She's the proud mom of three cats Jolene, Ziggy and Lucy.

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