Homebuyers these days are one stressed-out group, and they have plenty of questions.
They want to know how high mortgage rates will rise. How to win insane bidding wars. Whether to join the suburban rush or the big-city retreat. Whether the open kitchen, modern farmhouse, and “cottagecore” designs are still a thing. But amid all the confusion and consternation, there’s one universal question that most consistently bubbles up from the murk:
Just how much home can I really get for my money?
And more than ever, the answer is this: It all depends on where in the country you’re looking.