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The 5 U.S. Cities Where Rents Are Rising the Most Right Now

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Real Estate Trends

Top 10 Cities That Require the Highest Incomes To Buy A Home link

Rank

Metro Area

Median Home List Price

Median Household Income Required

1

San Jose, CA

$1,467,000

$361,000

2

Los Angeles, CA

$1,192,000

$298,000

3

San Diego, CA

$1.05 million

$259,000

4

San Francisco, CA

$1,027,000

$256,000

5

Boston, MA

$870,000

$226,000

6

New York, NY

$769,000

$218,000

7

Seattle, WA

$775,000

$193,000

8

Denver, CO

$655,000

$161,000

9

Sacramento, CA

$650,000

$162,000

10

Washington, DC

$625,000

$159,000

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14 U.S. Cities Where You Can Buy a Home If You Make Less Than $100K link

Rank

City

Median Home List Price

Median Household Income Required

1

Pittsburgh, PA

$250,000

$67,000

2

Detroit, MI

$250,000

$69,000

3

Cleveland, OH

$255,000

$71,000

4

Birmingham, AL

$297,000

$75,000

5

Buffalo, NY

$285,000

$79,000

6

St. Louis, MO

$294,000

$82,000

7

Rochester, NY

$295,000

$87,000

8

Louisville, KY

$327,000

$87,000

9

Indianapolis, IN

$340,000

$87,000

10

New Orleans, LA

$335,000

$90,000

11

Memphis, TN

$339,000

$91,000

12

Baltimore, MD

$352,000

$91,000

13

Oklahoma City, OK

$330,000

$98,000

14

Cincinnati, OH

$375,000

$99,000

The 5 U.S. Cities Where Rents Are Rising the Most Right Now link

Rank

City

Median Rent in March

Increase in Median Rent from a Year Ago

1

Chicago, IL

$1,846

4.3%

2

New York City, NY

$2,876

3.8%

3

Kansas City, MO

$1,340

3.4%

4

Boston, MA

$3,023

3.3%

5

Indianapolis, IN

$1,297

3.3%

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