Here are the most expensive states to buy a home

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The Most and Least Expensive States to Purchase a Home

American consumers might have reason to believe that the recovering economy is keeping costs down. After all, gas prices have recently hit lows we haven't seen in years. A strong dollar has made purchases more affordable. And, unemployment dipped from 5.7 to 5.5 percent earlier this year.

But when it comes to things like buying a home, Americans might be startled at how quickly prices have rebounded in many places following the economic recession. They haven't increased uniformly; some areas still have relatively affordable homes, while others have homes with price tags that seem to rise exponentially each year.

Using data from our real estate market trends topic, FindTheHome identified the most expensive states to buy a home based on the median home sale price in each state. These statistics are sourced from public county records and reflect the median price of all home sales recorded in March 2015. Some of the counties in a state are grey, meaning that data was unavailable for for the February 2015 data collection period in those areas.

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See where homes are the priciest:
22. Rhode Island
Median Sales Price: $186,750
The median sales price for homes in Rhode Island has risen 7.33% in the last year.

21. North Dakota*
​Median Sales Price: $187,000
The median sales price for homes in North Dakota has risen 2.09% in the last year.

*Texas has the same median sales price, so we ordered the two by 1-year percent change in price.
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20. Texas
Median Sales Price: $187,000
The median sales price for homes in Texas has risen10.58% in the last year.

19. Nevada
Median Sales Price: $189,000
The median sales price for homes in Nevada has risen 8% in the last year.​
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18. Connecticut
Median Sales Price: $190,000
The median sales price for homes in Connecticut has fallen 3.92% in the last year.

17. New Hampshire
Median Sales Price: $196,000
The median sales price for homes in New Hampshire has risen 12% in the last year. Median Sales Price | FindTheHome 16. Montana
Median Sales Price: $211,598
The median sales price for homes in Montana has risen 3.99% in the last year.

15. Wyoming
Median Sales Price: $211,600
The median sales price for homes in Wyoming has fallen 1.22% in the last year.

14. Oregon
Median Sales Price: $220,000
The median sales price for homes in Oregon has risen 6.28% in the last year.

13. Virginia
Median Sales Price: $224,000
The median sales price for homes in Virginia has fallen 0.44% in the last year.

12. Maryland
Median Sales Price: $225,000
The median sales price for homes in Maryland hasn't changed in the last year.

11. Utah
Median Sales Price: $227,668
The median sales price for homes in Utah has risen1.19% in the last year.

10. Delaware
Median Sales Price: $230,250
The median sales price for homes in Delaware has risen 7.09% in the last year.

9. Washington
Median Sales Price: $245,000
The median sales price for homes in Washington has risen 8.89% in the last year.

8. Colorado
Median Sales Price: $250,000
The median sales price for homes in Colorado has risen 11.11% in the last year.

7. Alaska
Median Sales Price: $261,250
The median sales price for homes in Alaska has risen 8.85% in the last year.

6. New Jersey
Median Sales Price: $275,000
The median sales price for homes in New Jersey has risen 5.77% in the last year.

5. Massachusetts
Median Sales Price: $312,250
The median sales price for homes in Massachusetts has risen 5.85% in the last year.

4. New York
Median Sales Price: $317,191
The median sales price for homes in New York has risen 24.39% in the last year.

3. California
Median Sales Price: $360,000
The median sales price for homes in California has risen 3.75% in the last year.

2. Hawaii
Median Sales Price: $430,000
The median sales price for homes in Hawaii has risen2.38% in the last year.

1. District of Columbia
Median Sales Price: $459,498
The median sales price for homes in District of Columbia has risen 2.11% in the last year.
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