I know there's data to allegedly prove this, but this doesn't sound right. A brand new study says that if you want to find the cheapest state in America to buy a home, you better be looking in Illinois. Is the Land of Lincoln really the affordability capital of the US?
So let's say that the current economic climate has no hold over you, and you're looking to spend some serious money rather than doing everything you can to stretch what you have (like so many of us are doing). You've decided to drop serious cash on a house.