CAR reports nearly all Bay Area counties more expensive than LA County

  • Solano and Contra Costa counties remain the most affordable in the Bay Area.
  • CAR's findings for Los Angeles County should be taken lightly.
  • CAR's affordability findings assume buyers can put 20 percent down.

In eight of the nine Bay Area counties home buyers must earn more than $100,000 annually to qualify for the purchase of a median-priced, single-family home. In eight of the nine Bay Area counties, homebuyers must earn more than $100,000 annually to qualify for the purchase of a median-priced, single-family home.