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Spokane homes cheapest among Northwest cities

Spokane homes are the cheapest among major Northwest cities, according to the Center for Housing Policy.

Of the 208 cities surveyed, Spokane ranked 93rd during the 4th quarter of 2009, with a median home price of $159,000.

Seattle, ranked 20th nationally, was the most expensive city in the region, with a median price of $303,000.

Portland was 35th with a price of $230,000, and Boise, with the median at $163,000, was 87th.

The most expensive city was San Francisco, at $465,000. Wheeling, W.V., had the cheapest homes; median price $72,000.

Bert Caldwell
Bert Caldwell oversees production of the opinion pages, including writing editorials, and editing and selecting letters, columns and cartoons.