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Homes of the Week: How much a median-size home costs nationwide

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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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New York
799 Park Ave #16D, New York, NY
For sale: $2.575 million
Square feet: 1,600

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.

Click here to go to the listing with more photos and details. And click here to see all New York listings.


Los Angeles
8071 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA
For sale: $1.595 million
Square feet: 1,592

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.

Click here to go to the listing with more photos and details. And click here to see all Los Angeles listings.


Seattle
10306 38th Ave NE, Seattle, WA
For sale: $469,950
Square feet: 1,600

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.

Click here to go to the listing with more photos and details. And click here to see all Seattle listings.


Chicago
3723 N Pine Grove Ave APT 1, Chicago, IL
For sale: $399,900
Square feet: 1,600

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.

Click here to go to the listing with more photos and details. And click here to see all Chicago listings.


Phoenix
4815 E Mossman Rd, Phoenix, AZ
For sale: $300,000
Square feet: 1,610

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.

Click here to go to the listing with more photos and details. And click here to see all Phoenix listings.


Charlotte
6506 Carmel Hills Dr, Charlotte, NC
For sale: $240,000
Square feet: 1,598

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.

Click here to go to the listing with more photos and details. And click here to see all Charlotte listings.


Indianapolis
8278 Castle Ridge Ln, Indianapolis, IN
For sale: $139,900
Square feet: 1,590

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.

Click here to go to the listing with more photos and details. And click here to see all Indianapolis listings.

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