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These are the most (and least) valuable home styles in the US

Homes in the United States come in all shapes and sizes, from A-frame cabins in Oregon to ranches in Texas and brownstones in New York. However, not all are equal in value.

American Home Shield (AHS) released a survey revealing the most and least valuable home styles in the United States based on sold listings and Zillow sales figures. America’s Most Valuable Home Style? The beach house.

The old adage, “location, location, location,” still rings true, especially for beach houses. With prices averaging $1,223,310, this style derives its value not from its size or ornate decor, but from its proximity to the sea and the jaw-dropping views it offers.

Second on the list is the Mediterranean style house, known for its carved doors, stucco walls and red tiled roof. Usually found in coastal states with high real estate values, like California and Florida, this style sells for an average of $991,408.

Complete the first five are Shingle Style ($960,638), in spanish ($841,784) and Northwest Contemporary Style ($806,732).

At the other end of the list are the least valuable home styles – or in other words, the most affordable home styles – led by the mobile home. According to AHS, due to its compact size, lower taxes and rental fees, and stigmatized reputation, the mobile home is the least valuable style of home in the United States, averaging $118,689.

“The average beach house costs more than ten times the average mobile home,” AHS wrote.

Other less valuable styles include: The Manufactured House ($121,641). Shotgun Style ($140,831), which are narrow houses with no hallways, requiring occupants to walk through one room to get to another. The Early American ($148,617) and bottom five are conventional style ($173,536).

The survey also reveals the most valuable style by state – tudor ($765,174) in New York and country ($2,362,300) in California, for example – the most popular style in each state and house style the most common in every state, with ranch-style housing being the best-selling home in America.

You can see the full survey results here.