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1/18    http://biz.yahoo.com/brn/050113/14985_1.html
        Salinas with the third least affordable housing??
        \_ Wow, Yuba City made the list!  I guess Chico has a slightly
           higher median income?
           \_ Chico has seen a huge increase in home prices lately.  I've seen
              houses comparable to mine going for more than 2x what I paid 4.5
              years ago.  Meanwhile salaries really haven't changed much.
        \_ I find this hard to believe. San Jose, San Mateo, Mountain
           view are not listed, yet Oakland made it to the top? And
           Merced/Modesto made the top list, even though ppl there are
           unually poor farmers who could barely make a living there?
           \_ Umm... re-read the explanation at the top of the page.  It's
              based on median income vs home cost, not flat home cost.
           \_ Damn, NYC beat Modesto by just one ranking... bastards...
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com 25 most-affordable and least-affordable housing markets Thursday January 13, 6:00 am ET Holden Lewis The National Association of Home Builders ranks 162 metropolitan areas by estimating the percentage of homes sold that would be affordable to a f amily earning the area's median household income. Nine of the top 10 mos t-affordable markets in the National Association of Home Builders' Housi ng Opportunity Index are in Ohio, Michigan or Illinois. All of the top 1 0 least-affordable housing markets are in California.