• 1. Malibu, $2,155,900

    “We’re number one! And number two!” But that’s not necessarily a good thing. Malibu and Newport Beach have been rated as the top two most expensive housing markets in the U.S., according to the…   Read the Article

  • 1. Malibu, $2,155,900

    According to Coldwell Banker's survey of the average price of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, eight of the 50 most expensive communities are near or in Los Angeles County.   See the Gallery

  • 18. Santa Barbara, $1,061,475

    It's no palace -- and it's not even in Santa Barbara. This "Old Country Montecito" property was the closest listing we could find to the sample size, location and price range of the…   See the Image

  • 14. Pasadena, $1,092,087

    Published 11/12/13 in Houses

    This home actually costs $1,095,000 and has four bedrooms and three baths in 2,539 square feet, but it's typical of an average sample-sized Pasadena home in the Coldwell Banker study.    See the Image

  • 2. Newport Beach, $1,773,824

    This home may not look like much, but it's representative of an average, four-bedroom, two-bathroom home somewhere in the $1,773,000 range in the nation's second most expensive market: Newport Beach,…   See the Image

  • 1. Malibu, $2,155,900

    Published 11/12/13 in Houses
    1. Malibu, $2,155,900

    In a study of what four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes cost in more than 1,900 real estate markets across the United States, Coldwell Banker found that the affluent beach community of Malibu tops the…   See the Image

  • 49. Long Beach, $742,591

    Published 11/12/13 in Houses
    49. Long Beach, $742,591

    It might come as a surprise to some that Long Beach is number 49 in Coldwell Banker's list of the 50 most expensive housing markets in America, but this study sample-sized home is listed at $749,900.   See the Image

  • 33. Irvine, $830,292

    Published 11/12/13 in Houses
    33. Irvine, $830,292

    Irvine is famous for being a planned community, and this home, listed at $839,000, is typical of what the Coldwell Banker report says is the nation's 33rd most expensive community in the U.S.   See the Image

  • 26. Huntington Beach, $874,908

    This four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath newer home in Huntington Beach is listed at $879,000, and typical of the average home of that size in the area.   See the Image

  • 36. Costa Mesa, $808,461

    Published 11/12/13 in Houses
    36. Costa Mesa, $808,461

    Costa Mesa, also located in Orange County, not far from Irvine and Huntington Beach, clocks in as the 36th most expensive housing market in the U.S., as judged by the price of a four-bedroom,…   See the Image