Special Report

Most Expensive Cities to Buy a Home

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45. San Bruno, California
> Median home value: $908,300
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,066 — 90th highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 72.1% — 504th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 58.9% — 809th lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $109,387 — 165th highest of 1,774 cities

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44. Bethesda, Maryland
> Median home value: $911,000
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,882 — 31st highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 68.1% — 844th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 66.1% — 627th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $164,142 — 20th highest of 1,774 cities

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43. Newton, Massachusetts
> Median home value: $914,700
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,757 — 37th highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 65.2% — 695th lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 72.0% — 406th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $151,068 — 36th highest of 1,774 cities

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42. San Rafael, California
> Median home value: $923,100
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,476 — 54th highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 72.3% — 489th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 50.0% — 390th lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $91,742 — 358th highest of 1,774 cities

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41. Redondo Beach, California
> Median home value: $926,500
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,475 — 55th highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 76.4% — 211th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 51.9% — 468th lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $113,499 — 132nd highest of 1,774 cities