Welcome to Yahoo Homes of the Week, powered by Zillow. This week, we're seeing how much it costs to live in a median-size U.S. home, currently about 1,600 square feet. We've gathered for-sale listings in big cities across the country to see how prices stack up. See Zillow Blog for even more 1,600-square-foot homes on the market.
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The national median value per square foot is $102, but in New York City it's more than double: $292 per square foot. And in a prime location on Park Avenue, a 1,600-square-foot home is asking $2.575 million, or an estimated $9,925 per month, according to Zillow's mortgage calculator and a 30-year fixed mortgage.
In addition to location, residents pay for well-appointed living spaces, a 24-hour doorman, fitness center and garage in this white-glove co-op.
While less than a similarly sized penthouse in the Big Apple, this 1,592-square-foot home isn't cheap by national standards. The Studio City median list price is just shy of $1 million, and this poolside abode on Mulholland Drive is asking $1.595 million.
Built in 1951, the 3-bedroom home has an open floor plan with views of downtown L.A. The lot spans a third of an acre.
It's more affordable to buy a 1,600-square-foot home in Matthews Beach than in Studio City, but your average Seattle home is still about three times the national median home value of $163,000.
This 3-bedroom home boasts large windows overlooking more than 5 green acres. The asking price is $469,950, below the area's median list price of $500,000.
You can buy 1,600 square feet in a highly walkable part of Chicago for less than $400,000. This is more than the median Chicago home value of $167,000, but compared with places such as Studio City, it's a steal.
On a tree-lined street in Lake View East, this home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a sunny living room and kitchen. Gated parking is also included in the price.
A newer construction built in 1996, this median-sized home in Desert View is listed for $300,000. While more affordable than the Matthews Beach area in Seattle, this is on the pricy side for Phoenix, where the Zillow Home Value Index is currently $158,400.
The home has 1,610 square feet of interior space and an acre lot with a spacious covered patio and south-facing, fenced backyard.
For $240,000, you can buy a nearly 1,600-square-foot home in Charlotte, where the median home value is currently $140,400.
A vaulted ceiling, updated baths and a covered porch are selling points of the property.
Fall-colored leaves show off this 1,590-square-foot home, currently on the Indianapolis real estate market for $139,900. Compared with nearby Chicago, this is a great deal.
The floor plan is split with 2 bedrooms on one side of the home and one on the other. The backyard is fully fenced and houses a deck and storage barn.