Special Report

Most Expensive Cities to Buy a Home

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35. East Honolulu, Hawaii
> Median home value: $959,800
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,332 — 61st highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 66.2% — 782nd lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 83.0% — 105th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $133,165 — 61st highest of 1,774 cities

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34. Pleasanton, California
> Median home value: $986,800
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,554 — 49th highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 77.0% — 193rd highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 69.9% — 489th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $156,400 — 30th highest of 1,774 cities

33. Berkeley, California
> Median home value: $1,004,900
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,343 — 60th highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 66.3% — 794th lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 42.9% — 190th lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $85,530 — 440th highest of 1,774 cities

32. McLean, Virginia
> Median home value: $1,031,200
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $4,000+ — the highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 67.0% — 843rd lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 86.7% — 48th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $207,184 — 4th highest of 1,774 cities

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31. Santa Clara, California
> Median home value: $1,034,000
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,300 — 66th highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 70.4% — 634th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 42.9% — 190th lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $126,006 — 78th highest of 1,774 cities