Special Report

25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

San Luis Obispo County, California
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5. San Luis Obispo County, California
> Median home sale price: $487,000
> Median monthly pmt.: $3,129
> Monthly wage: $3,558
> Homeownership rate: 58.9%

New York City, New York 2
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4. New York County, New York
> Median home sale price: $1,350,000
> Median monthly pmt.: $8,675
> Monthly wage: $12,060
> Homeownership rate: 23.5%

Floating Homes aka Houseboats of Sausalito, Marin County, California
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3. Marin County, California
> Median home sale price: $880,000
> Median monthly pmt.: $5,655
> Monthly wage: $5,555
> Homeownership rate: 63.6%

Lighthouse in Santa Cruz, California
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2. Santa Cruz County, California
> Median home sale price: $650,000
> Median monthly pmt.: $4,177
> Monthly wage: $3,818
> Homeownership rate: 55.4%

Brownstones, Brooklyn, New York City
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1. Kings County, New York
> Median home sale price: $710,000
> Median monthly pmt.: $4,562
> Monthly wage: $3,575
> Homeownership rate: 28.7%