The housing market in my country is quite balanced. I have not been around the country but word spreads fast. In some states, its quite high-priced, like Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Abuja. But in places like Benin, ibadan, and some olaces in the west have affordable housing.
It depends on the region of the country. If it's a region with lots of job offers and business opportunities then the housing prices are high and too often overpriced in my opinion. In my home town however, where there isn't a big request for workforce the prices are pretty low. However the town is also a bit undeveloped and there isn't an influx of new citizens moving in here at all. There are a few from time to time moving from small villages, but it happens very rare and that doesn't affect the prices. Overall though in the big cities I think the housing prices are overpriced. In most of the cases.
When it comes to housing, it has always been about if it is a commercial area or remote village in question. Houses are very expensive in the commercial areas like main cities that have the companies, major hospitals, markets and the business world. These areas also has so many people who come from different parts of the country to make a living. So, in such areas that also has so much opportunities especially in job offers and good pays, houses are a way expensive and the cost of living too in such areas is very high.
On the other hand, remote areas like villages in the suburbs and remote areas that has very few inhabitants and a less population in terms of numbers tends to have very low priced houses and the cost of living in such areas is very cheap. It jas little to offer and in turn takes very little from those it inhabits.
So i will say, here in my country Cameroon, it is all about what the particular place or area has to offer. It has much to offer then much will will also be required in terms of getting a house and if it has little to offer then little will also be required in terms of getting a house.
The choice is always yours to make and what you want your future to look like...
The city and the expensive housing or the village and cheap housing.