10 Places Where Many Homes Are Actually Affordable

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It has gotten more difficult to find an affordable home in recent years. However, it’s still possible to find reasonably priced property if you know where to look.

Recently, Realtor.com identified the top cities with the most homes for sale in the price range of $200,000 to $350,000. Its analysis was based on its own housing data for February.

Here are the top places where you are most likely to find a good price on a home.

10. Birmingham, Alabama

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For the price range of $200,000 to $350,000:

  • Total number of homes listed for sale in February 2024: 993
  • Change in home inventory versus one year prior: 39.1% increase

The city of Birmingham, Alabama, is the only place in the world where all the elements necessary to make iron — coal, iron ore and limestone — are found in the same place.

9. New Orleans

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For the price range of $200,000 to $350,000:

  • Total number of homes listed for sale in February 2024: 1,621
  • Change in home inventory versus one year prior: 25.4% increase

New Orleans is famous for jazz music. But in 1770, it also became the first city in the United States to host an opera performance.

8. Oklahoma City

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For the price range of $200,000 to $350,000:

  • Total number of homes listed for sale in February 2024: 1,429
  • Change in home inventory versus one year prior: 32.3% increase

The first parking meter in the world appeared on the streets of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on July 16, 1935. Dubbed the Park-o-Meter, it required drivers to pay a nickel an hour to park.

7. Atlanta

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For the price range of $200,000 to $350,000:

  • Total number of homes listed for sale in February 2024: 4,835
  • Change in home inventory versus one year prior: 10.4% increase

Atlanta is home to the world’s busiest airport — Hartsfield-Jackson International. This is the birthplace of Coca-Cola, so, not surprisingly, the restaurant that serves the most Coca-Cola by volume, The Varsity, also calls the city home.

6. Orlando, Florida

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For the price range of $200,000 to $350,000:

  • Total number of homes listed for sale in February 2024: 2,109
  • Change in home inventory versus one year prior: 42.8% increase

The city of Orlando is home to more than 100 lakes. One of them — Lake Eola — is actually a huge sinkhole that reaches a depth of 80 feet.

5. Houston

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For the price range of $200,000 to $350,000:

  • Total number of homes listed for sale in February 2024: 7,799
  • Change in home inventory versus one year prior: 11.7% increase

No city in the U.S. is more ethnically diverse than Houston. At least 145 languages are spoken in the metro, and 90 nations have consular representation here.

4. San Antonio

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For the price range of $200,000 to $350,000:

  • Total number of homes listed for sale in February 2024: 4,134
  • Change in home inventory versus one year prior: 25.8% increase

Not only is San Antonio home to the Alamo — originally called the Mission San Antonio de Valero — but you will find four more Spanish colonial missions in this Texas city: Mission San Jose, Mission Espada, Mission San Juan Capistrano and Mission Concepcion.

3. Tampa, Florida

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For the price range of $200,000 to $350,000:

  • Total number of homes listed for sale in February 2024: 3,803
  • Change in home inventory versus one year prior: 31% increase

In the late 19th century, the cigar industry came to Tampa in a big way. At its peak, 500 million cigars were produced in this Florida city in a single year.

During that era, cigar magnate Vicente Martinez Ybor needed a way to house workers. So, he ordered homes that could be assembled in a week, which became the forerunners to today’s prefabricated homes.

2. Dallas

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For the price range of $200,000 to $350,000:

  • Total number of homes listed for sale in February 2024: 4,629
  • Change in home inventory versus one year prior: 31.9% increase

Dallas is the ninth-largest city in the United States, but just the third-largest in Texas. The populations of both Houston and San Antonio top the number of people in Big D.

1. Miami

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For the price range of $200,000 to $350,000:

  • Total number of homes listed for sale in February 2024: 6,654
  • Change in home inventory versus one year prior: 67.4% increase

Miami is the only major U.S. city founded by a woman, a local businesswoman named Julia Tuttle. She did so by convincing a developer to extend the Florida East Coast Railroad deep into South Florida.

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