Special Report

25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

Riverside, CA
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25. Riverside County, California
> Median home sale price: $307,000
> Median monthly pmt.: $1,973
> Monthly wage: $3,566
> Homeownership rate: 64.0%

Santa Clara County, California
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24. Santa Clara County, California
> Median home sale price: $820,000
> Median monthly pmt.: $5,269
> Monthly wage: $9,577
> Homeownership rate: 56.1%

Lake Tahoe, Placer County, California
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23. Placer County, California
> Median home sale price: $390,000
> Median monthly pmt.: $2,506
> Monthly wage: $4,312
> Homeownership rate: 68.8%

Long Beach, Nassau County, New York
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22. Nassau County, New York
> Median home sale price: $430,000
> Median monthly pmt.: $2,763
> Monthly wage: $4,888
> Homeownership rate: 80.1%

Sunset at Mt. Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County, California
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21. Contra Costa County, California
> Median home sale price: $475,000
> Median monthly pmt.: $3,052
> Monthly wage: $5,568
> Homeownership rate: 64.1%