ABC Good Morning America

Mar 20, 2012 7:14am

Half-Price Houses: Available All Over the Country 

From December 2011 to January 2012, the most recent data available, home sales increased by four percent.  That could be because of two key factors: home prices are down and interest rates are down.

In fact, it’s easy to see why more people might not only be dipping a toe in the water, but jumping in with both feet!

Right now, there are homes for sale at half the price they went for during the real estate bubble.  They’re available at all price points, all across the country.

Here are three examples featured today on “Good Morning America“:

San Diego, Calif. area

Listed for $495,000

Last sold for $990,000.



Listed for $249,000

Last sold for $510,000


Anoka, Minn.

Listed for  $109,900

Last sold for $239,000


Here are more examples of houses for sale at about 50 percent of what they cost during the real estate bubble years. 

Cape Cod, Mass.

Listed for $149,000

Last sold for $240,0000




(Click the link below to see the Good Morning America video)

 Houses for Half-Price


Elisabeth Leamy

Elisabeth Leamy

Consumer Correspondent

Elisabeth Leamy has been ABC's Consumer Correspondent since 2005. She covers scams, ripoffs, saving money, unclaimed money, and safety. Leamy is the recipient of 13 Emmy Awards before joining ABC and has been nominated for 3 while at the network. She made her way to us via WTTG in Washington, DC, WFLA in Tampa FL, and KERO in Bakersfield, CA. Leamy is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and lives in Washington, DC with her family.