Affordable housing is a double-edged sword—on one hand, it makes homeownership more accessible and could help the country burn through overloaded inventories. However, low real estate values can also indicate a weak and stagnating local economy, a malady that’s exacerbated by slumping home prices. In general, cities hit hardest by the foreclosure epidemic continue to see low and falling home prices. Here’s a look at the 10 most affordable housing markets in the United States, according to Coldwell Banker's Home Listing Report
Niagara Falls, N.Y.