What a "Median-Priced" Home Looks Like Across America

The latest home price data shows the median home price in the nation is around $155,000.

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With news that home prices are going up across the nation, house hunters might be getting a little more anxious when it comes to signing a contract to buy their dream home.

Home values rose for the sixth consecutive month in September according to the latest Case-Shiller indices, and were up almost 4 percent above numbers recorded in the third quarter last year.

Nationally, median home prices have increased almost 5 percent year-over-year to about $155,400 according to real estate website Zillow.

So what can kind of house can you buy for around $155,400? Here's a look across the country:

Los Angeles, Calif.

Price: $149,000

With median home prices in the Los Angeles area running more than $400,000, this property is a steal at just under $150,000. Built in 1923, the 1,420 square-foot Spanish-style home has 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms.

See the full listing here.

Seattle, Wash.

Price: $150,000

This Arbor Heights home has only 1,400 square-feet of living space but boasts two cozy fireplaces and "a surprising amount of cabinet space," according to the posting. Buyers can still live within commuting distance to Seattle but not pay the steep city home prices. Currently, median home prices in Seattle run around $267,000.

See the full listing here.

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Price: $155,000

Tiny but move-in ready, this recently renovated Colorado Springs home was built in 1950. With 768 square-feet of living space, two bedrooms, and one bath, this cozy home is significantly cheaper than the area's median home price of almost $188,000.

See the full listing here.

Minneapolis, Minn.

Price: $149,900

While $150,000 will only get you around 800 square-feet in parts of the Pacific Northwest, in the Midwest you get a little more breathing room. This two-story Minneapolis home on the historic Healy Block has 1,270 square-feet of Queen Anne inspired architecture.

See the full listing here.

Milwaukee, Wis.

Price: $155,000

Located near the heart of Milwaukee's East side, this condo unit boasts 1,800 square-feet of living space complete with a sun room and chef's kitchen.

See the full listing here.

Atlanta, Ga.

Price: $153,900

Moments to downtown, this renovated bungalow is small at 934 square-feet but has a massive lot with an abundance of green space. Thanks to the massive foreclosure crisis that hit Atlanta particularly hard, the median home price in the area is about $113,000.

See the full listing here.

Philadelphia, Pa.

Price: $155,000

Just five years old, this three-bedroom home is close to area parks. Association fees handle landscaping and snow removal. Median home prices for the area run around $186,000.

See the full listing here.

Tampa, Fla.

Price: $150,000

Built in 1925, this adorable 1,227 square-foot bungalow packs a lot of punch with three bedrooms and two full baths. Florida saw some of the worst price declines as a result of the housing bust, so median home prices in the area are around $112,000.

See the full listing here.

Washington, D.C.

Price: $150,000

One of the hottest real estate markets in the country, it seems prices in the D.C. metro area are going nowhere but up. On the city's north side, this condo has a decent amount of space but also a decent commute time to the city center. Still, with the area's median home price of about $320,000, this property is a bargain.

See the full listing here.

Chicago, Ill.

Price: $155,000

Across the street from the lake, this rehabbed South Side condo has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Another victim of the housing bust, Chicago median property values--around $161,700--are still down.

See the full listing here.

Meg Handley is a reporter for U.S. News & World Report. You can reach her at mhandley@usnews.com and follow her on Twitter at @mmhandley.