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The National Association of Home Builders ranks 162 metropolitan areas by estimating the percentage of homes sold that would be affordable to a family earning the area's median household income. Nine of the top 10 most-affordable markets in the National Association of Home Builders' Housing Opportunity Index are in Ohio, Michigan or Illinois. All of the top 10 least-affordable housing markets are in California. 25 most-affordable housing markets National rank

Lima, Ohio 1

Saginaw-Bay City-Midland, Mich. 2

Lansing-East Lansing, Mich. 3

Canton-Massillon, Ohio 4

Youngstown-Warren, Ohio 5

Cumberland, Md.-W. Va. 6

Mansfield, Ohio 7

Rockford, Ill. 8

Springfield, Ill. 9

Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, Mich. 10

Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, Pa. 11

Peoria-Pekin, Ill. 12

Hamilton-Middletown, Ohio 13

Tulsa, Okla. 14

Columbia, S.C. 15

St. Louis, Mo.-Ill. 16

Akron, Ohio 17

Toledo, Ohio 18

Erie, Pa. 19

Cincinnati, Ohio 20

Duluth-Superior, Minn.-Wis. 21

Dayton-Springfield, Ohio 22

Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, Ohio 23

Oklahoma City, Okla. 24

Pueblo, Colo. 25

Source: National Association of Home Builders

25 least-affordable housing markets National rank

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, Calif. 162

San Diego, Calif. 161

Salinas, Calif. 160

Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif. 159

Orange County, Calif. 158

Yolo, Calif. 157

San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, Calif. 156

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Calif. 155

Merced, Calif. 154

Stockton-Lodi, Calif. 153

San Francisco, Calif. 152

Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y. 151

New York, N.Y. 150

Modesto, Calif. 149

Jersey City, N.J. 148

Santa Rosa, Calif. 147

Sacramento, Calif. 146

Barnstable-Yarmouth, Mass. 145

Oakland, Calif. 144

Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, Calif. 143

Ventura, Calif. 142

Yuba City, Calif. 141

New Bedford, Mass. 140

Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif. 139

Lowell, Mass.-N.H. 138

Source: National Association of Home Builders

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Good to see my area, Harrisburg, on the list of most affordable. I think that is what is really drawing a lot of people to this area....it's cheap, but still close to the major cities.

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