There's this new show on HGTV that I watched the other day called "What You Get for the Money." They compare homes all across the America, but for the same price.
The show I saw was for homes that cost $900,000.00. The showed homes in Florida, Texas and California. As you have already guessed, the smallest house for the $900,000.00 price was from California (Glendale). It was a 2500 sq. ft., a nice neighborhood with a pool. The house wasn't like a "WOW" house, but it was nice. However, the house from Texas... woo hoo! For 5000 sq. ft., it was castle-like, on a nice sized lot, it was a very good buy! The house in Florida was nice too, but it was only about 3000 sq. ft. This house had a lot of its original features, like crown moldings and hardwood floors. It was very nice too, but I wouldn't pay $900,000.00 for it.
It makes me kinda sick thinking about the ultra high prices of homes here in California. How can a single family afford a home now here in California? ICK!
The show is on again tonight. I guess it is now being shown on Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. Eastern/Pacific. Tonight, from what I remember, the price range is $200,000.00. They'll probably show huge houses in Idaho's rural areas, or a 1 bedroom, 1 bath loft condo in North Hollywood, California.