Median-priced homes in 8 major cities

Pittsburgh

Address: 2213 Federal Ext.

Price: $135,000

Square feet: 1,800 (based on Realtor's estimate)

Price per square foot: $75

Pittsburgh is on par with St. Louis when it comes to median home price, but you'll get more home for your money in the Steel City. It has the lowest price per square foot in our survey. This two-story colonial, located in the Central Northside neighborhood, has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. It has been fully renovated. Both the master bedroom and living room are 17 feet by 18 feet and have decorative fireplaces. The master bedroom looks out over the city. You'll find hardwood floors in the living room, dining room and kitchen. The new kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and maple cabinetry. The yard is fenced in, and there's a large driveway that can fit several cars. It's less than a half mile from the bus stop and less than a mile from Interstate 279.

Listing agent: Karl Owens, Howard Hanna; 412-741-2200.