Whitefish Bay is the most expensive place to buy a house in Wisconsin, and Ashland is the most economical.
That's according to an affordability survey by the real estate firm of Coldwell Banker. It compared average prices in 19-hundred U-S markets for a standard four-bedroom house with two baths. The Milwaukee suburb of Whitefish Bay had Wisconsin's highest average cost for such a house, at just over 464-thousand dollars. Ashland had the most affordable price for the same type of home, at almost 105-thousand. The Milwaukee suburb of Mequon had the state's second most-expensive price of 380-thousand. Hudson, near Minnesota's Twin Cities, was next at 379-thousand. Hayward and Eagle River rounded out the Top-Five.
Richland Center had the second most economical price behind Ashland at 134-thousand. Wisconsin Rapids had the third-lowest average, followed by Rhinelander and Merrill.
The national average is just over 301-thousand for the typical four-bedroom, two-bath house. Malibu, near Los Angeles, had the most expensive average in Coldwell Banker's survey, at almost two-point-two million dollars. Cleveland Ohio had the cheapest average, almost 64-thousand.