Last year, Denver found itself on the list of the most expensive cities to buy a house.
But how about Colorado as a whole? How does it stack up, home-purchase expense-wise, to other states in the country?
Answer: According to data compiled by the folks at FindTheBest.com, it's in the top ten.
The site refers to its roster as the ten most expensive states in which to buy a house. But as you'll see, the top spot is actually held by a district. Bet you can guess which one.
Continue to count down the photo-illustrated list, featuring FindTheBest.com data. That's followed by a heat map that allows you to see the median home prices for every state, not just those listed here — and much more information about each state is just a click away.
Number 1: District of Columbia
Median sale price: $467,500
1-Year % Sale Price Change: 0.13%
Number 2: Hawaii
Median sale price: $438,000
1-Year % Sale Price Change: 9.50%
Number 3: California
Median sale price: $386,500
1-Year % Sale Price Change: 7.36%
Number 4: New York
Median sale price: $320,000
1-Year % Sale Price Change: 28.00%
Number 5: Massachusetts
Median sale price: $306,600
1-Year % Sale Price Change: 6.00%
Number 6: Colorado
Median sale price: $260,000
1-Year % Sale Price Change: 11.78%
Number 7: Washington
Median sale price: $259,000
1-Year % Sale Price Change: 9.28%
Number 8: Alaska
Median sale price: $257,505
1-Year % Sale Price Change: 2.20%
Number 9: New Jersey
Median sale price: $248,000
1-Year % Sale Price Change: 1.22%
Number 10: Maryland
Median sale price: $235,000
1-Year % Sale Price Change: 0.00%
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