$188,900. That's the median price of an existing home sold in the U.S. in January. (February data will be released by the National Association of Realtors later this month.)
What will that amount actually get you? 450 square feet in northernmost Manhattan. An awesome pink bungalow in Ft. Lauderdale. And a small castlejust outside Detroit.
From the D.C. suburbs down to Austin, Texas, across to California then a quick hop over to Honolulu -- yes, Honolulu -- check out what you can get for $188,900 (plus or minus $25,000) around the country. These places may be medianly priced, but they're not average:
Update, March 14, 5:45 p.m.: Something funky happened with our original Reston, Va., listing, so we've swapped it out for a comparable property.
And while we're here: tell us in the comments what housing is like where you live. Does $188,900 buy a lot? A little? A hearty chuckle?