In a word, no. I inform my out-of-area buyers that Lawrence is probably the most expensive place in the State of Kansas to purchase a home. With that said, no one complains when they go to resell. But, as I am fond of saying to would-be home buyers, there is an "admission price" for the privilege of living in Lawrence. It is a great place to call home, but most decent dwellings start at $100K and more likely around $125K if you really want to get down to brass tacks.