Special Report

25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

Ventura County, California
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15. Ventura County, California
> Median home sale price: $509,000
> Median monthly pmt.: $3,271
> Monthly wage: $4,693
> Homeownership rate: 63.3%

Vineyard Sunrise, Sonoma County, California
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14. Sonoma County, California
> Median home sale price: $507,500
> Median monthly pmt.: $3,261
> Monthly wage: $4,000
> Homeownership rate: 59.5%

Orange County, California
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13. Orange County, California
> Median home sale price: $599,000
> Median monthly pmt.: $3,849
> Monthly wage: $4,953
> Homeownership rate: 56.6%

waikiki beach and diamond head in honolulu hawaii
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12. Honolulu County, Hawaii
> Median home sale price: $500,000
> Median monthly pmt.: $3,213
> Monthly wage: $4,052
> Homeownership rate: 53.5%

Pigeon Point Lighthouse on California beach, Mateo County
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11. San Mateo County, California
> Median home sale price: $960,000
> Median monthly pmt.: $6,169
> Monthly wage: $9,512
> Homeownership rate: 59.6%