08/12/2012 11:34 am ET Updated Oct 12, 2012

America's Most Affordable Housing Markets: 24/7 Wall St.

The housing crash that began in late 2006 resulted in trillions of dollars in lost wealth and millions of families owing more on their mortgage than their houses are worth. But while the economic downturn has made it nearly impossible for many people to sell their homes, prospective buyers in key metropolitan areas can get quite the bargain.

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