Marylanders on average have to pay more for houses than the typical homebuyer across the country, according to a new survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate.
Coldwell Banker reports the national average price of a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house is $293,251. In Maryland, that house would go for $381,314.
Coldwell Banker allows you to comparison shop markets on its site. There you can find that a 250,000 house in Baltimore would cost you $652,778 in Annapolis -- ouch. But that house would only cost you $152,778 in Cumberland. In the survey of 2,300 markets nationwide, Cumberland ranked the 316th most affordable; while there were 2,240 more affordable markets than Annapolis.