Homebuyers looking for real estate value need go no farther than "Tornado Alley," according to a recent survey. And mortgage lenders looking for secure business through the end of the century should also place themselves in the twister zone.

Tornado Alley - which extends from Texas up to Missouri - contains six of the 10 most affordable U.S. housing markets this year, reports the real estate group of Ernst & Young/Kenneth Leventhal, Los Angeles, in its housing affordability survey.

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