The 11 most expensive U.S. states to buy a home

  • 1. District of Columbia

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    Median home price: $459,498

    OK, it's not a state. But D.C.'s homes had a January median sales price that trumped all 50 states. And according to the Washington Post, home prices in the District of Columbia have tripled over the past 15 years.

    Home values in the nation's capital are expected to grow at 5.23 percent, just ahead of the national average of 4.45 percent.

    The median sales price for homes in District of Columbia has risen 2.11 percent in the last year, and FindTheHome rates the health of D.C.'s real estate market at 75 out of a possible 100.