By Benjamin J. Butler
I just spent the last week in Washington, DC and West Virginia. With the real estate bubbles in the coastal cities and the international cities of the world, the prices of homes in West Virginia seem so much more real. For under $200,000 one can buy quite a nice and sizeable detached home. I suspect that over the course of the next five years, purchasing real estate in the forgotten parts of the US may outperform the bubblier cities.