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Cheapest Places To Buy a Home in Every State

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According to Zillow, the typical home value in the United States is $259,906. Depending on the home, the state, the neighborhood, and the market, however, that amount can be far from typical.

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Despite the pandemic and the economic fallout it created, the early pessimism expressed by so many housing experts has been largely unfounded. In much of the country, the housing market is sizzling — a red-hot seller’s market. Although many are still bracing for what they consider to be the inevitable crash, inventory is not staying on the market for long despite the fact that prices have been on the rise throughout the summer.

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Despite all that, every state is home to at least a handful of places where buyers can expect to scoop up a house on the cheap. In order to find the least expensive places to buy a home, GOBankingRates used data from Zillow and the U.S. Census Bureau to analyze every significant city in all 50 states and chose three to five places where houses are a steal. Here’s where homebuyers on a budget should start their search.

Last updated: July 20, 2021

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Alabama

  • Gadsden
    • 2020 typical home value: $38,732
  • Birmingham
    • 2020 typical home value: $67,873
  • Montgomery
    • 2020 typical home value: $95,112
  • Phenix City
    • 2020 typical home value: $103,668
    • 2020 typical home value: $121,775Florence

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Alaska

  • Fairbanks
    • 2020 typical home value: $256,870
  • Knik-Fairview
    • 2020 typical home value: $260,105
  • Tanaina
    • 2020 typical home value: $266,258

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Arizona

  • San Luis
    • 2020 typical home value: $145,303
  • Yuma
    • 2020 typical home value: $176,767
  • Sierra Vista
    • 2020 typical home value: $202,295
  • Casa Grande
    • 2020 typical home value: $206,492
  • Bullhead City
    • 2020 typical home value: $206,781

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Arkansas

  • Pine Bluff
    • 2020 typical home value: $50,026
  • Texarkana
    • 2020 typical home value: $104,409
  • North Little Rock
    • 2020 typical home value: $107,141
  • Fort Smith
    • 2020 typical home value: $120,235
  • Benton 
    • 2020 typical home value: $151,799
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California

  • Oildale
    • 2020 typical home value: $175,243
  • Porterville
    • 2020 typical home value: $212,873
  • Tulare
    • 2020 typical home value: $225,149
  • Delano
    • 2020 typical home value: $225,217
  • Adelanto
    • 2020 typical home value: $238,261
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Colorado

  • Pueblo
    • 2020 typical home value: $197,640
  • Grand Junction
    • 2020 typical home value: $267,293
  • Security-Widefield
    • 2020 typical home value: $283,342
  • Greeley
    • 2020 typical home value: $325,339
  • Colorado Springs
    • 2020 typical home value: $328,934

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Connecticut

  • Hartford
    • 2020 typical home value: $117,984
  • Waterbury
    • 2020 typical home value: $135,610
  • Torrington
    • 2020 typical home value: $150,724
  • Norwich
    • 2020 typical home value: $159,056
  • New Britain
    • 2020 typical home value: $161,762
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Delaware

  • Dover
    • 2020 typical home value: $195,329
  • Wilmington
    • 2020 typical home value: $208,863
  • Milford
    • 2020 typical home value: $223,466
  • Newark
    • 2020 typical home value: $252,119
  • Smyrna
    • 2020 typical home value: $267,920
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Florida

  • University (Hillsborough County)
    • 2020 typical home value: $87,827
  • Lauderdale Lakes
    • 2020 typical home value: $100,924
  • Lauderhill
    • 2020 typical home value: $147,393
  • Ocala
    • 2020 typical home value: $161,871
  • Pensacola
    • 2020 typical home value: $163,161
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Georgia

  • Albany
    • 2020 typical home value: $88,310
  • Macon
    • 2020 typical home value: $94,410
  • Columbus
    • 2020 typical home value: $108,456
  • Augusta
    • 2020 typical home value: $114,106
  • Valdosta
    • 2020 typical home value: $121,288
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Hawaii

  • Hilo
    • 2020 typical home value: $363,678
  • Waipahu
    • 2020 typical home value: $678,779
  • Kahului
    • 2020 typical home value: $681,117
  • Honolulu
    • 2020 typical home value: $713,275
  • Pearl City
    • 2020 typical home value: $738,623
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Idaho

  • Pocatello
    • 2020 typical home value: $190,853
  • Twin Falls
    • 2020 typical home value: $223,075
  • Idaho Falls
    • 2020 typical home value: $247,141
  • Caldwell
    • 2020 typical home value: $252,446
  • Lewiston
    • 2020 typical home value: $259,540
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Illinois

  • Danville
    • 2020 typical home value: $65,457
  • Galesburg
    • 2020 typical home value: $71,291
  • Decatur
    • 2020 typical home value: $77,549
  • Peoria
    • 2020 typical home value: $88,766
  • Belleville
    • 2020 typical home value: $93,025

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Indiana

  • Gary
    • 2020 typical home value: $38,280
  • Anderson
    • 2020 typical home value: $71,683
  • Muncie
    • 2020 typical home value: $87,784
  • Richmond
    • 2020 typical home value: $95,930
  • Terre Haute
    • 2020 typical home value: $101,017
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Iowa

  • Waterloo
    • 2020 typical home value:$106,352
  • Sioux City
    • 2020 typical home value: $123,007
  • Davenport
    • 2020 typical home value:$136,621
  • Council Bluffs
    • 2020 typical home value:$141,185
  • Cedar Rapids
    • 2020 typical home value: $146,737
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Kansas

  • Hutchinson
    • 2020 typical home value: $101,445
  • Kansas City
    • 2020 typical home value: $119,497
  • Topeka
    • 2020 typical home value: $124,847
  • Salina
    • 2020 typical home value: $128,843
  • Wichita
    • 2020 typical home value: $138,582
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Kentucky

  • Hopkinsville
    • 2020 typical home value: $106,587
  • Covington
    • 2020 typical home value: $122,056
  • Owensboro
    • 2020 typical home value: $137,454
  • Bowling Green
    • 2020 typical home value: $175,610
  • Louisville
    • 2020 typical home value: $182,300
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Louisiana

  • Shreveport
    • 2020 typical home value: $106,869
  • Alexandria
    • 2020 typical home value: $110,939
  • Monroe
    • 2020 typical home value: $116,895
  • Marrero
    • 2020 typical home value: $161,358
  • Bossier City
    • 2020 typical home value: $164,343
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Maine

  • Waterville
    • 2020 typical home value: $134,700
  • Augusta
    • 2020 typical home value: $154,878
  • Bangor
    • 2020 typical home value: $162,197
  • Lewiston
    • 2020 typical home value: $168,273
  • Auburn
    • 2020 typical home value: $181,285
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Maryland

  • Dundalk
    • 2020 typical home value: $147,823
  • Hagerstown
    • 2020 typical home value: $152,915
  • Baltimore
    • 2020 typical home value: $153,526
  • Salisbury
    • 2020 typical home value: $166,959
  • Parkville
    • 2020 typical home value: $201,783

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Massachusetts

  • Springfield
    • 2020 typical home value: $179,834
  • Pittsfield
    • 2020 typical home value: $187,662
  • Chicopee
    • 2020 typical home value: $205,927
  • Holyoke
    • 2020 typical home value: $214,584
  • Fitchburg
    • 2020 typical home value: $241,086
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Michigan

  • Flint
    • 2020 typical home value: $30,698
  • Detroit
    • 2020 typical home value: $38,633
  • Bay City
    • 2020 typical home value: $66,553
  • Saginaw
    • 2020 typical home value: $70,218
  • Pontiac
    • 2020 typical home value: $79,488
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Minnesota

  • St. Cloud
    • 2020 typical home value: $180,195
  • Duluth
    • 2020 typical home value: $205,887
  • Moorhead
    • 2020 typical home value: $206,761
  • Mankato
    • 2020 typical home value: $228,903
  • Brooklyn Center
    • 2020 typical home value: $233,910
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Mississippi

  • Jackson
    • 2020 typical home value: $41,133
  • Greenville
    • 2020 typical home value: $76,577
  • Meridian
    • 2020 typical home value: $91,271
  • Gulfport
    • 2020 typical home value: $130,713
  • Tupelo
    • 2020 typical home value: $132,305
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Missouri

  • St. Joseph
    • 2020 typical home value: $104,790
  • Florissant
    • 2020 typical home value: $115,525
  • Joplin
    • 2020 typical home value: $115,741
  • Independence
    • 2020 typical home value: $132,835
  • St. Louis
    • 2020 typical home value: $134,609
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Montana

  • Great Falls
    • 2020 typical home value: $200,578
  • Billings
    • 2020 typical home value: $262,755
  • Helena
    • 2020 typical home value: $291,306
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Nebraska

  • Beatrice
    • 2020 typical home value: $109,183
  • Lexington
    • 2020 typical home value: $121,261
  • Hastings
    • 2020 typical home value: $131,389
  • Scottsbluff
    • 2020 typical home value: $131,714
  • South Sioux City
    • 2020 typical home value: $145,819
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Nevada

  • Pahrump
    • 2020 typical home value: $258,611
  • North Las Vegas
    • 2020 typical home value: $274,460
  • Fernley
    • 2020 typical home value: $275,376
  • Mesquite
    • 2020 typical home value: $285,150
  • Las Vegas
    • 2020 typical home value: $291,207

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New Hampshire

  • Berlin
    • 2020 typical home value: $82,799
  • Claremont
    • 2020 typical home value: $140,913
  • Keene
    • 2020 typical home value: $193,273
  • Rochester
    • 2020 typical home value: $230,819
  • Laconia
    • 2020 typical home value: $240,043
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New Jersey

  • Camden
    • 2020 typical home value: $67,371
  • Atlantic City
    • 2020 typical home value: $120,457
  • Vineland
    • 2020 typical home value: $165,937
  • Trenton
    • 2020 typical home value: $185,885
  • Toms River
    • 2020 typical home value: $247,827
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New Mexico

  • Roswell
    • 2020 typical home value: $111,148
  • Alamogordo
    • 2020 typical home value: $135,825
  • Farmington
    • 2020 typical home value: $155,664
  • Clovis
    • 2020 typical home value: $163,670
  • South Valley
    • 2020 typical home value: $165,281
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New York

  • Niagara Falls
    • 2020 typical home value: $103,760
  • Syracuse
    • 2020 typical home value: $107,034
  • Buffalo
    • 2020 typical home value: $110,800
  • Rome
    • 2020 typical home value: $113,973
  • Utica
    • 2020 typical home value: $120,590
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North Carolina

  • Rocky Mount
    • 2020 typical home value: $91,894
  • Fayetteville
    • 2020 typical home value: $125,741
  • Wilson
    • 2020 typical home value: $128,157
  • Burlington
    • 2020 typical home value: $132,179
  • Goldsboro
    • 2020 typical home value: $137,606
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North Dakota

  • Jamestown
    • 2020 typical home value: $167,642
  • Minot
    • 2020 typical home value: $198,256
  • Grand Forks
    • 2020 typical home value: $222,432
  • Fargo
    • 2020 typical home value: $231,949
  • Mandan
    • 2020 typical home value: $244,480
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Ohio

  • Youngstown
    • 2020 typical home value: $27,937
  • Warren
    • 2020 typical home value: $42,307
  • Dayton
    • 2020 typical home value: $65,325
  • Marion
    • 2020 typical home value: $65,514
  • Cleveland
    • 2020 typical home value: $71,484

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Oklahoma

  • Muskogee
    • 2020 typical home value: $69,512
  • Lawton
    • 2020 typical home value: $82,949
  • Shawnee
    • 2020 typical home value: $83,636
  • Enid
    • 2020 typical home value: $85,434
  • Bartlesville
    • 2020 typical home value: $107,695
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Oregon

  • Springfield
    • 2020 typical home value: $295,138
  • Salem
    • 2020 typical home value: $299,546
  • Medford
    • 2020 typical home value: $302,491
  • Albany
    • 2020 typical home value: $304,660
  • Grants Pass
    • 2020 typical home value: $310,879
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Pennsylvania

  • Harrisburg
    • 2020 typical home value: $60,442
  • Wilkes-Barre
    • 2020 typical home value: $72,049
  • Altoona
    • 2020 typical home value: $93,167
  • Scranton
    • 2020 typical home value: $101,362
  • Erie
    • 2020 typical home value: $123,391
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Rhode Island

  • Central Falls
    • 2020 typical home value: $220,686
  • Woonsocket
    • 2020 typical home value: $233,146
  • Pawtucket
    • 2020 typical home value: $239,978
  • Providence
    • 2020 typical home value: $248,393
  • Warwick
    • 2020 typical home value: $253,797
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South Carolina

  • Sumter
    • 2020 typical home value: $126,110
  • Spartanburg
    • 2020 typical home value: $139,588
  • Florence
    • 2020 typical home value: $148,963
  • Columbia
    • 2020 typical home value: $149,191
  • Myrtle Beach
    • 2020 typical home value: $170,296
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South Dakota

  • Huron
    • 2020 typical home value: $133,763
  • Mitchell
    • 2020 typical home value: $165,923
  • Aberdeen
    • 2020 typical home value: $172,378
  • Vermillion
    • 2020 typical home value: $182,435
  • Yankton
    • 2020 typical home value: $182,464
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Tennessee

  • Memphis
    • 2020 typical home value: $99,592
  • Jackson
    • 2020 typical home value: $127,844
  • Kingsport
    • 2020 typical home value: $144,135
  • Johnson City
    • 2020 typical home value: $170,011
  • Cleveland
    • 2020 typical home value: $177,790
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Texas

  • Port Arthur
    • 2020 typical home value: $68,370
  • Wichita Falls
    • 2020 typical home value: $98,188
  • Brownsville
    • 2020 typical home value: $104,513
  • Pharr
    • 2020 typical home value: $109,151
  • Harlingen
    • 2020 typical home value: $110,346
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Utah

  • Ogden
    • 2020 typical home value: $239,766
  • Cedar City
    • 2020 typical home value: $239,820
  • Logan
    • 2020 typical home value: $248,885
  • Tooele
    • 2020 typical home value: $271,551
  • Clearfield
    • 2020 typical home value: $274,286
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Vermont

  • Rutland
    • 2020 typical home value: $184,712
  • South Burlington
    • 2020 typical home value: $324,145
  • Burlington
    • 2020 typical home value: $351,387
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Virginia

  • Danville
    • 2020 typical home value: $86,674
  • Petersburg
    • 2020 typical home value: $133,980
  • Lynchburg
    • 2020 typical home value: $161,688
  • Roanoke
    • 2020 typical home value: $173,692
  • Portsmouth
    • 2020 typical home value: $176,001
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Washington

  • Yakima
    • 2020 typical home value: $252,085
  • Spokane
    • 2020 typical home value: $265,899
  • Spokane Valley
    • 2020 typical home value: $281,930
  • Walla Walla
    • 2020 typical home value: $283,556
  • Longview
    • 2020 typical home value: $283,649
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West Virginia

  • Bluefield
    • 2020 typical home value: $58,002
  • Clarksburg
    • 2020 typical home value: $73,934
  • Beckley
    • 2020 typical home value: $75,956
  • Huntington
    • 2020 typical home value: $87,692
  • Weirton
    • 2020 typical home value: $90,793
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Wisconsin

  • Beloit
    • 2020 typical home value: $106,642
  • Manitowoc
    • 2020 typical home value: $122,245
  • Racine
    • 2020 typical home value: $128,661
  • Fond du Lac
    • 2020 typical home value: $130,081
  • Milwaukee
    • 2020 typical home value: $136,820
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Wyoming

  • Evanston
    • 2020 typical home value: $187,843
  • Riverton
    • 2020 typical home value: $193,598
  • Casper
    • 2020 typical home value: $211,879
  • Rock Springs
    • 2020 typical home value: $238,702
  • Green River
    • 2020 typical home value: $244,810
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      Methodology: In order to find the cheapest places to buy a home in every state, GOBankingRates looked at every city in each state with a population over 30,000 (10,000 in select states due to low population or limited data availability), as sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Then, GOBankingRates identified the 3 to 5 qualifying cities in each state with the lowest average 2020 typical home value, sourced from Zillow’s home value index. All data were collected on and is up to date as of Oct. 7, 2020.

      Researcher’s note: Because cities were selected for the final ranking based solely on their home values compared to others in their state, some cities may have prices above the national average or other economic problems that drive home prices down.