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It’s the end of an era for Jeff Bezos, who announced that his time as the CEO of Amazon would soon come to a close.

Starting out in 1994 as an online bookstore, Amazon morphed into a multitrillion-dollar company with Bezos, 57, as the ringleader of it all. Since then, he has amassed a gigantic real estate portfolio worth upward of $500 million, accounting for inflation. Ranging from properties in Beverly Hills to Seattle to good ol’ West Texas, and even cities like Washington, DC, and New York City, Bezos has a home for each climate.

Until his divorce from Mackenzie Scott in 2019, he was worth about $150 billion — making him the richest person in the world. Following his divorce, Bezos remained on Forbes’ 2020 list as the world’s wealthiest person for the third year in a row, despite giving $36 billion worth of his Amazon stock to his ex-wife. Today, Bezos is estimated to have a net worth of about $195 billion — sparked by the rise of Amazon’s portfolio amid the pandemic.

Jeff Bezos' has amassed a $420 million real estate portfolio.
Jeff Bezos has amassed a $420 million real estate portfolio.
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While it remains unclear at this point how the two have decided to divvy up their real estate assets, the homes he’s purchased are spread across the nation.

Scroll through to peek inside the good life of Jeff Bezos.

NEW YORK

Madison Square Park
212 Fifth Ave. | $96 million

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The view from 212 Fifth Ave. overlooking Madison Square Park.

At the height of the pandemic in April 2020, the online shopping magnate closed on a $16 million, three-bedroom condominium on the 20th floor of 212 Fifth Ave.

It’s the fifth time he bought an entire floor in the 24-story building — he already dropped $80 million in June 2019 on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th floors. 

His 2019 apartment spree included the purchase of a three-story, five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom penthouse and the two-unit floor beneath it, which he planned to combine into a single mega-condo totaling 17,000 square feet, according to Realtor.com. 

Jeff Bezos purchased the Manhattan condo for $17.5 million.

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The stately building was built in 1912.

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It’s the fifth time he bought an entire floor in the 24-story building.

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He already dropped $80 million in June 2019 on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th floors of the building. 

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His 2019 apartment-spree included the purchase of a three-story, five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom penthouse and the two-unit floor beneath it.

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And each unit in the building, which overlooks Madison Square Park, has galleried hallways, solid oak and marble floors and luxury finishes.

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The building offers a fitness center, a yoga studio, a treatment room, a playroom, a game room, a dining and meeting room, a catering kitchen and a screening room.

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Bezos’s penthouse even has an observatory.

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Bezos’ penthouse even has an observatory. And each unit in the building, which overlooks Madison Square Park, has galleried hallways, solid oak and marble floors and luxury finishes.

The stately building, built in 1912, offers a fitness center, a yoga studio, a treatment room, a playroom, a game room, a dining and meeting room, a catering kitchen and a screening room.

Lincoln Square
25 Central Park West | $13 million

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Bezos has four apartments worth $17.5 million in the Century Condominium at 25 Central Park West.
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It’s been widely reported that Bezos owns four apartments worth $17.5 million in the Century Condominium at 25 Central Park West, which neighbors Central Park and has been home to composer George Gershwin and “Friends” star Matthew Perry, according to Mansion Global. He is said to have bought three apartments in the building in 1999 for $7.65 million (about $12.13 million today), and added a fourth to his collection for $5.3 million in 2012. 

However, an insider told The Post Bezos does not own any of these properties.

Either way, the 33-story, dual-tower structure was built in 1932 by Irwin Chanin, who was known for Broadway theater designs. The building, complete with Art Deco exterior and lobby, holds over 400 unique condominiums, according to StreetEasy.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Textile Museum
2320-2330 S Street, Kalorama | $23 million

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Textile Museum
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The Amazon honcho paid $23 million in 2016 for the former Textile Museum in Washington’s upscale Kalorama neighborhood — then he got to work on a $12 million renovation, according to a Washingtonian report.

Bezos purchased the estate three years after becoming the sole owner of the Washington Post.

The neighborhood once housed Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump as well as Barack and Michelle Obama.

The brick exterior has stately Roman columns and balconies, a sweeping lawn with a fountain and a private garden with brick-arched walkways.

Covering 27,000 square feet, it was originally built in 1914. It holds 10 bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, six powder rooms and 11 fireplaces. 

Home across the street
2325 S Street NW | $5 million

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Bezos also bought the 4,800-square-foot home across the street for $5 million in January 2020 through the Capital Revocable Trust, which represents Bezos, the Washingtonian reported. 

The four-bedroom home, built in 1951, has five full bathrooms and two powder rooms. With vaulted ceilings, detailed crown molding, carved marble fireplaces and distressed hardwood floors, it boasts a 700-bottle wine cellar and a roof deck.

The home, with a brick and limestone exterior, also offers a stately dining room, elegant country-style kitchen, walk-in closets, balcony and covered patio with vaulted skylight.

BEVERLY HILLS

Harry Warner Estate
Near Sunset Blvd. | $165 million

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The Harry Warner Estate
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In a record-shattering deal just before the coronavirus pandemic, Bezos purchased a $165 million mansion from billionaire producer David Geffen. 

The stunning, 12,254-square-foot home near Sunset Boulevard reveals distressed wood plank floors, fresco walls, diamond-shaped windows and hand-carved doors. 

The eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate contains a koi pond, a European garden, a lagoon-like pool and spa, waterfalls, a tennis court, a tree-lined cobblestone driveway and a courtyard with an outdoor fireplace.

The estate also boasts a dining room for 12, a formal living room with an antique fireplace, an indoor-outdoor bar, a game room and a den with a fireplace. The kitchen has exposed wooden ceiling beams and hand-painted tiles, and there is even an attached apartment. 

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Bezos bought the Beverly Hills estate for a whopping $165 million.

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The eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate contains a koi pond, a European garden, a lagoon-like pool and spa.

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The stunning 12,254-square-foot home is near Sunset Boulevard.

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The home has distressed wood plank floors, fresco walls, diamond-shaped windows and hand-carved doors. 

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The kitchen has exposed wooden ceiling beams and hand-painted tiles, and there is even an attached apartment. 

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The estate also has waterfalls, a tennis court, a tree-lined cobblestone driveway and a courtyard with an outdoor fireplace.

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The home boasts a dining room for 12, a formal living room with an antique fireplace, an indoor-outdoor bar, a game room and a den with a fireplace.

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The brick house was built for Warner Bros. Studios founder Harry Warner in 1923.

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Chairs from the original Warner Bros. Studios provide seating in the in-home theater.

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The owner’s suite has vaulted and beamed ceilings, dual bathrooms, a refreshment area, a fireplace and a wrap-around terrace.

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The Tudor and French country-style home also has a two-story guesthouse.

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The guesthouse has hosted celebrities including Marilyn Monroe.

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The brick house was built for Warner Bros. Studios founder Harry Warner in 1923. Chairs from the original Warner Bros. Studios provide seating in the in-home theater, according to the listing.

The owner’s suite has vaulted and beamed ceilings, dual bathrooms, a refreshment area, a fireplace and a wrap-around terrace.

The Tudor and French country-style home also has a two-story guesthouse that has hosted celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, according to the listing by Jade Mills Estates.

Spanish-style mansion
N. Alpine Dr. | $24.5 million

The Spanish style home was purchased by Bezos in 2007.
The Spanish style home was purchased by Bezos in 2007.

The soon-to-be executive chair of Amazon bought this solar-powered, seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion in 2007 for $24.45 million.

The Spanish-style home has exposed wooden ceiling beams, reddish floor tiles, detailed blue and yellow decorative tiling, arched doors and wooden rotunda ceilings, according to the listing.

It has an eat-in kitchen with a fireplace, a family room, a media room and an owner’s bedroom with a private veranda and views of the city.

On the two-acre estate, there are four outdoor gardens, a greenhouse, a sunken and lit tennis court, a swimming pool, an outdoor dining area, a separate guest apartment, a six-car garage, patios and a motor court.

Contemporary home
N. Alpine Drive | $12.9 million

Bezos bought a second, neighboring estate in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2017 for $12.9 million. 

The off-market deal added a half-acre to his existing two acres. The contemporary-style, single-story home was built in 1956 and covers 4,500 square feet with four bedrooms and six bathrooms, according to Mansion Global, which noted that Google Maps shows a large pool in the backyard.

WEST TEXAS

Corn Ranch
Culberson and Hudspeth counties

Rocket launches have taken place at Jeff Bezos' Texas ranch.
Rocket launches have taken place at Jeff Bezos’ Texas ranch.
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This 30,000-acre property in the west-most part of Texas is the base for Bezos’ private space company, Blue Origin.

But the property also has a four-bedroom gray stucco home. Bezos purchased the house from attorney Ronald Stasny for an unknown amount in 2004. Originally built in the 1920s, it underwent millions in renovations under Stasny, who said that Bezos intended to keep the house mostly as-is when he purchased it. It has deer-antler chandeliers, oak furniture, historical photos and paintings of the ranch, a barn and a guest house, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. 

It is estimated Bezos paid over $50 million for the $30,000 acre ranch.
It is estimated he paid over $50 million for the 30,000-acre ranch.

Bezos, who attended elementary school in Houston, said he wants his family to have the chance to live on a ranch after he got to stay on his grandfather’s 25,000-acre ranch in Cotulla, Texas, as a kid, according to the report. 

Ranches in the area go for about $1,400 an acre, Realtor.com shows, and Stasny told the WSJ that Bezos paid a premium.

MEDINA, WASHINGTON

Evergreen Point
Near the Post Office | $10 million

One of Jeff Bezos' earlier real estate purchases was the Medina home, just outside of Seattle.
One of Jeff Bezos’ earlier real estate purchases was the Medina home, just outside Seattle.
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One of Bezos’ first homes he purchased following newfound success at the company was in Medina, Seattle. He paid $10 million in 1998 for a 20,600-square-foot, five-bedroom, four-bathroom house, according to Realtor.com. The 5.3-acre property in the ritzy Seattle suburb is located near the local Post Office and grocery store, property records show.

Then, in 2005, he reportedly spent $50 million on a neighboring 8,300-square-foot mansion with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The properties have a combined 310 feet of shoreline, according to Realtor.com. 

Finally, Bezos plunked down $28 million in renovations on the combined estate in 2010, according to Realtor.com, for a total of $88 million spent on the estate — $118 million, adjusting for inflation. 

Medina Peninsula is accessible from Seattle via the longest floating bridge in the world, spanning 7,710 feet across Lake Washington. The 1.4-square-mile city has a golf and country club founded in 1927, where residents like to not only golf but swim and play tennis, according to Mansion Global. 

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Mid-Century Perfection Reimagined In Los Angeles

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Decades before the “starchitects” and their mega-mansion projects in Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, iconic Mid-Century Modern architects such as  Richard Neutra, John Lautner, A. Quincy Jones, Craig Ellwood, and Edward Fickett were designing timeless homes around Southern California. Their Modernism styles, noted for walls of glass, open floor plans, and post and beam construction, captured the essence of the indoor-outdoor California lifestyle.

The linear and sleek designs many built as custom commissions in the fifties and sixties are perfect in their simplicity. Today, Mid-Century homes that have aged gracefully can boast eight-figure price tags after restoration and expansion. For example, a 4,200-square-foot Malibu property designed by noted Mid-Century architect Edward Fickett is currently listed at $10,000,000. No doubt, Fickett and his contemporaries would gasp at the prices these prized properties are selling for around Los Angeles. If these homes don’t sell before hitting the market (well-kept Mid-Century homes often have a line of patient buyers waiting in the wings), they receive multiple offers resulting in bidding wars.

Meet Philippe Naouri, the sought-after designer and creative director of the Malibu-based Maison d’Artise, who purchased and restored the Fickett home.  A true preservationist, Naouri reimagines and redesigns Mid-Century gems from Malibu to Trousdale to the Hollywood Hills for today’s lifestyle while maintaining the integrity of the architect of record.

“Many people buy these homes and do teardowns since land is so expensive and the existing homes are often under 2,000 square feet.  Developers want the largest house possible on the property, so it pencils out for today’s market,” explained Naouri, who previously made his mark in fashion as a designer of vintage denim apparel for LA Antik Denim before turning his talents and vision to Mid-Century architecture.  

“My way of thinking is to site them keeping the views and make it larger to justify the price point when we put them back on the market. Buyers love Mid-Century, but they do want them with all of today’s amenities,” Naouri said.  Those amenities include everything from state-of-the-art kitchens to the ultimate smart home systems.

A longtime Modernism enthusiast, Naouri, born and raised in France, bought his first Mid-Century home at the age of 18 in Dallas. Part of Naouri’s restoration and redesign process includes restoring or replacing travertine flooring, walnut wood paneling and designing new kitchens and baths. As a steward of these homes, Naouri replaces clerestory windows with double-paned energy-efficient ones while expanding the home’s original footprint yet retaining inherent design integrity.

Mick Partridge of Beverly Hills-based Hilton & Hyland partners with Naouri to market the properties.  Locating and securing architecturally significant properties for Naouri to buy, Partridge, the son of a well-known Los Angeles architect, understands the increasingly competitive niche of the Mid-Century market. As a successful real estate broker, Partridge works with Nouri to reimagine the homes that can be marketed and sold at price points to attract the right buyers who appreciate Naouri’s expertise.  Partridge exclusively markets and sells all of Nouri’s projects. “My office is helping build Philippe’s Mid-Century portfolio as we are doing a lot of architectural sales,” Partridge said.

Naouri is a prolific designer with five projects in Malibu soon coming to market and a Trousdale estate on Loma Vista offered at $20,000,000. In addition, the Kuderna House, an authentically restored Craig Ellwood case study home in the Hollywood Hills, is also on the market at $2,945,000.

Naouri’s next passion project is the famed Chuey House on Sunset Plaza Drive, designed by Richard Neutra, one of the most iconic Mid-Century architects. “I will extend yet keep the original design while building around it and adding a second story and a guest house,” Naouri said, adding, “we will make it alive again.” To reimagine the Chuey House, Naouri worked with the Los Angeles Conservancy, with whom he has close ties. The project is expected to take over two years.

When looking at how a potential project pencils out, Naouri says he is often caught “between my love of the home and the practical financial side.”

“Sometimes, I see an amazing house, and it’s priced too high for what I do, so I pass it on to friends to buy for themselves,” he said. “You must have an exit strategy.”

Assisting with evaluating the financial viability of a project is Partridge with his pulse on the market. “Philippe is considered one of the areas most gifted restoration and builder/developer. His homes are sought after and never stay on the market,” Partridge said.  

As the demand for prime Mid-Century properties continues, expect to see more of Naouri’s inspiring designs the original architects would be most pleased with.


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Landmark La Jolla Estate Surfaces For Sale At $8.9 Million

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A landmark English Tudor-style home in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego has come on the market for $8.85 million.

The storybook home, dating to nearly 100 years ago, was designed and built by noted San Diego architect Edgar V. Ullrich as his personal residence, according to Regin Daniels Rubin of Willis Allen Real Estate, who is co-listing the property with Linda Daniels and Marta Schrimpf. In the late 1920s, it was later owned by Philip Barber, the pioneering New Jersey developer who created the area’s charming Beach-Barber Tract, where the house is located.

Although development of the tract was slowed in the 1930s by the Great Depression, Rubin says the area remains an idyllic area filled with architectural treasures. English, French Normandy and Spanish-style homes designed by celebrated architects such as Ullrich are found throughout the quiet neighborhood, which stretches west of La Jolla Boulevard to Windansea Beach. The combination of pedigree and location has made the Beach-Barber Tract one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in all of San Diego.

“The neighborhood is highly coveted for its historic charm and its proximity to both the ocean and the amenities of La Jolla’s beloved Village area,” Rubin said.

Approached by a brick-lined walkway, the three-story residence has all the trappings of a timeless classic: A steep shingle roof, half-timbering, leaded windows and a whimsical rotunda with a Juliet balcony. Ornate details around the front door create both interest and fodder for local lore.

“Many original details can be found throughout the home, most notably being the sculpture on the home’s front gable showing two monkeys holding the Ullrich family crest,” Rubin said. “It’s said that Edgar Ullrich was commissioned to build many Catholic churches throughout San Diego County, and he often argued with the archbishop about the ‘Scopes Trial’ of that time. These monkeys are said to be a tongue-in-cheek detail that he added to his home’s design as a symbol of his Darwinist beliefs.”

Inside, the main house has seven bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and a dedicated office within about 5,250 square feet of space. A vaulted-ceiling living room with stenciled ceilings, a formal dining room and a large family room area among the common areas. The cozy eat-in kitchen charms with its original brickwork. A 400-square-foot guest studio above the detached garage provides additional living space.

According to Rubin, the home has twice been renovated and taken to new heights since being built in 1924.

“The first addition took place in 1928 when Barber hired Ullrich to design a second level to the then single-story, three-bedroom cottage,” she said. “The second (and largest) addition took place in the mid-1970s when the current owners added a third level to the home and three additional bedrooms as well as a sprawling family room with a showpiece fireplace inspired by Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Lodge.”

The property is the latest trophy offering in a La Jolla market that has remained red-hot since mid-2020. According to Rubin, inventory levels at or near five-year lows have kept the market “incredibly competitive” through the first quarter of 2021. Single-family home inventory, in particular, fell 37% year-over-year in Q1 2020, while pending sales and sold homes increased 49% and 22% year-over-year, respectively.

Intense demand for La Jolla real estate resulted in a 26% increase in average price month-over-month (from $2.84 million to $3.51 million) and a 41% increase year-over-year (from $2.534 million to $3.51 million).

“La Jolla’s seller’s market is showing no sign of cooling off as we finished April with record monthly growth,” Rubin said. “These numbers are unprecedented in our luxury market and are making the purchasing process increasingly competitive among active buyers.”


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Yes. America Still Has Affordable Homes (Gasp!). Here’s Where They Are

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America’s torrid housing market isn’t showing any signs of slowing down—at least for now.

In April, every home sold in the U.S. had at least 5 offers on average according to the National Association of Realtors, while three-quarters of offers for homes represented by Redfin agents resulted in bidding wars. In some markets like Westchester, NY, homes are for up to 30% over ask with no contingencies and 48% of houses nationwide last month sold for more than their original list price.

One suburban Washington, D.C. 4-bedroom home reportedly recently had 76 all-cash offers within 72 hours of being listed and eventually sold for 70% over asking price.

The current hyper-caffeinated housing market isn’t just isolated to the U.S.

Home prices in 37 of the world’s wealthiest countries comprising the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (a.k.a. the OECD), including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, Turkey, Korea, and virtually all of Europe, rose 7% year-over-year between 2019 and 2020, the fastest pace of international housing inflation in two decades since before the Great Recession.

For Millennial first-home buyers in the U.S., current homeowners and Baby Boomers looking to downsize or pull new-found equity out of their homes, or growing families needing to trade up, all of the panic buying raises two essential questions. How long will the current boom last? And, more importantly for buyers who don’t have the time to wait around to find out, are there any affordable houses in America left?

On the former question, there are mixed opinions on how long the current froth can sustain itself against persistently high unemployment and low wage growth on the backside of the pandemic. But most real estate economists and experts largely agree that the fundamentals of the present housing upswing are strong—unlike the glass house that was 2008 and despite predictions that the pandemically-induced economic contraction last year could force tens of millions of Americans into foreclosure and eviction, triggering another national housing crisis.

The reality is that the opposite happened.

For an American economy that’s still recovering, this is all great news for current homeowners, recent buyers, and investors who’ve gotten in early enough to get a piece of the action on one of the hottest asset classes right now outside of the stock market.

But the panic homebuying has driven up prices beyond most current buyers’ financial capabilities, which in turn is exacerbating an affordability and housing supply crisis that’s been building in the U.S. for years since the Great Recession, particularly among the approximately 5 million Millennials turning 30 every year and entering prime first-time homebuying years.

As to the more important second question: Where are affordable homes in vibrant, stable American cities still available?

It turns out a lot of places—if you know where to look and don’t have to commute every day to a top ten U.S. metropolitan area like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, or Washington, D.C., which fortunately tens of millions of Americans don’t have to any longer in the new remote work normal.

Against most buyers expectations, most of these affordable cities right now are also in some of America’s hottest destinations currently when it comes to everything Millennials and first-time homebuyers want according to real estate experts, including thriving local hubs for food (Louisville), music (Memphis), sports (Pittsburgh), tech (Indianapolis), and jobs (Birmingham).  

What’s ultimately driving affordability in America’s last attainable housing markets are prices that already were reasonable priced in the first place before the pandemic hit, say most experts. As a result, compared with currently super-charged markets like South Florida and Austin that just got tighter and more irrational over the past twelve months, many homes in these cities already were within most first-time homebuyers’ financial limits in the first place despite nationwide housing supply constraints.

“These affordable markets are not necessarily any less competitive than many others around the country. The crucial difference is price point,” says Arpita Chakravorty, a Zillow Economist. “In some of these cities home values are up almost 20% from a year ago, which are some of the highest growth rates in the country and not far off from what we’re seeing in places like Phoenix or Austin. But even with the strong appreciation in the markets on this list, they remain among the least expensive large U.S. metros in terms of home prices overall.”

The new remote work normal is also empowering millions of potential homebuyers to look at cities and neighborhoods that were never on the map before because they needed to commute to jobs in major metropolitan areas. That’s making homes in formerly lesser know cities in the Midwest and South that always had thriving downtowns and sustainable economies before the pandemic some of the best places to invest in real estate after it based on year-over-year appreciation.

“The explosion of remote work has caused many to reimagine what and where they want their home to be,” continues Chakravorty. “So more affordable areas of the country are in high demand as buyers look for homes that offer more room to spread out. That could mean moving farther from a downtown core into nearby suburbs, or from a more-expensive metro to a less-expensive one which is in part what’s driving price appreciation in these smaller, Midwestern and Southern cities. The bottom line is that we are still in the early stages of what we call the Great Reshuffling as many are taking advantage of more flexible remote work policies to rethink where and how they want to live. Some who have been working remotely during the pandemic may be called back to the office. But others will receive firm guidance from their employer of a permanent ability to work remotely and take advantage of that freedom for years.”

As for the future of America’s housing affordability crisis, few are bold enough to predict what comes next. But everyone agrees on the most obvious solution: more supply—particularly when it comes to first-time, women, minority, and immigrant homebuyers.

“More housing is the clearest path to a more balanced market between buyers and sellers,” says Chakravorty. “Ideas like down payment assistance can help, especially for younger generations who are competing in today’s incredibly competitive market with long-time homeowners who have built up equity from the home price gains in recent years. But demand shows no signs of meaningfully slowing any time soon, so without more supply to meet that demand it’s likely that prices will continue to grow at a fast pace and make down payments a bigger and bigger challenge for first-time buyers. Builders are doing their part, but it will take years, if not decades, to catch up from the underbuilding that took place following the Great Recession.”

In the meantime here are fifteen of America’s most affordable cities where home prices still are attainable with some of the most, vibrant up-and-coming cultural, entertainment, hospitality, and tech scenes in the country.

[NOTES: Cities are ranked from high to low based on mortgage affordability as determined by Zillow and based on the share of a metro’s median income that would be needed to pay a mortgage on the median house in that metro area. A negative number in mortgage affordability Y-O-Y means that city got more affordable between Jan. 2020 and Jan. 2021. All data courtesy of Zillow]

Scranton, PA

·     Mortgage Affordability: 11.1%

·     Mortgage Affordability Y-O-Y Change: -2.2%

·     Median Home Price: $139,985

·     Y-O-Y Price Appreciation: 14.2%

Jackson, MS

·     Mortgage Affordability: 11.1%

·     Mortgage Affordability Y-O-Y Change: -6.9%

·     Median Home Price: $157,611

·     Y-O-Y Price Appreciation: 8.8%

Little Rock, AR

·     Mortgage Affordability: 11.3%

·     Mortgage Affordability Y-O-Y Change: -7.2%

·     Median Home Price: $166,580

·     Y-O-Y Price Appreciation: 7.6%

Baton Rouge, LA

·     Mortgage Affordability: 12.6%

·     Mortgage Affordability Y-O-Y Change: -5.4%

·     Median Home Price: $198,547

·     Y-O-Y Price Appreciation: 3.3%

Birmingham, AL

·     Mortgage Affordability: 12.6%

·     Mortgage Affordability Y-O-Y Change: -2.9%

·     Median Home Price: $195,643

·     Y-O-Y Price Appreciation: 10.7%

Oklahoma City, OK

·     Mortgage Affordability: 12.7%

·     Mortgage Affordability Y-O-Y Change: 0.8%

·     Median Home Price: $179,922

·     Y-O-Y Price Appreciation: 8.9%

Indianapolis, IN

·     Mortgage Affordability: 12.8%

·     Mortgage Affordability Y-O-Y Change: -1.2%

·     Median Home Price: $212,334

·     Y-O-Y Price Appreciation: $13.7%

Columbia, SC

·     Mortgage Affordability: 12.8%

·     Mortgage Affordability Y-O-Y Change: 2.1%

·     Median Home Price: $179,785

·     Y-O-Y Price Appreciation: $10.3%

Augusta, GA

·     Mortgage Affordability: 12.9%

·     Mortgage Affordability Y-O-Y Change: 1.4%

·     Median Home Price: $177,614

·     Y-O-Y Price Appreciation: 12.2%

Louisville, KY

·     Mortgage Affordability: 13%

·     Mortgage Affordability Y-O-Y Change: -6.8%

·     Median Home Price: $205,647

·     Y-O-Y Price Appreciation: 10.6%

Memphis, TN

·     Mortgage Affordability: 13.3%

·     Mortgage Affordability Y-O-Y Change: -0.7%

·     Median Home Price: $182,914

·     Y-O-Y Price Appreciation: 13.2%

Pittsburgh, PA

·     Mortgage Affordability: 13.4%

·     Mortgage Affordability Y-O-Y Change: -0.1%

·     Median Home Price: $185,063

·     Y-O-Y Price Appreciation: 13%

Winston-Salem, NC

·     Mortgage Affordability: 13.4%

·     Mortgage Affordability Y-O-Y Change: 0.5%

·     Median Home Price: $184,526

·     Y-O-Y Price Appreciation: 15.1%

St. Louis, MO

·     Mortgage Affordability: 13.7%

·     Mortgage Affordability Y-O-Y Change: 0.4%

·     Median Home Price: $205,604

·     Y-O-Y Price Appreciation: 11.5%

Cleveland, OH

·     Mortgage Affordability: 14%

·     Mortgage Affordability Y-O-Y Change: 0.8%

·     Median Home Price: $184,224

·     Y-O-Y Price Appreciation: 13.5%

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