Special Report

America's 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

Vail, Eagle County, Colorado
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5. Eagle, Colorado
> Ownership as % of monthly wage: 92.2% of $4,104
> Rent as % of monthly wage: 48.4% of $4,104
> Home prices or wages rising faster?: HOME PRICES
> Rents or wages rising faster?: WAGES

Crown Heights Townhouses, Kings County, New York
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4. Kings, New York
> Ownership as % of monthly wage: 115.9% of $5,638
> Rent as % of monthly wage: 64.3% of $5,638
> Home prices or wages rising faster?: HOME PRICES
> Rents or wages rising faster?: RENTS

Key West, Monroe County, Florida
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3. Monroe, Florida
> Ownership as % of monthly wage: 95.3% of $3,844
> Rent as % of monthly wage: 72.2% of $3,844
> Home prices or wages rising faster?: HOME PRICES
> Rents or wages rising faster?: RENTS

Mediterranean-style beach houses in Capitola of Santa Cruz County in California
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2. Santa Cruz, California
> Ownership as % of monthly wage: 104.8% of $5,061
> Rent as % of monthly wage: 67.0% of $5,061
> Home prices or wages rising faster?: HOME PRICES
> Rents or wages rising faster?: RENTS

Tiburon Open Space Preserve Views, Marin County, Bay Area, California
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1. Marin, California
> Ownership as % of monthly wage: 104.0% of $5,213
> Rent as % of monthly wage: 77.3% of $5,213
> Home prices or wages rising faster?: HOME PRICES
> Rents or wages rising faster?: RENTS