Report: San Jose area requires highest income in country to buy home

A $216,181 household salary is required to buy a median-priced house in the San Jose metro area, while $171,330 is needed to buy a typical home in the San Francisco metro, according to a new report from the HSH.com mortgage information web site. This map shows the 25 most expensive housing markets in the country, led by San Jose and San Francisco. (Courtesy HSH.com)

SAN JOSE (KRON) — The San Jose area requires the highest income in the country to buy a home, according to a new report by HSH.com

It shows the income needed to afford the principal, interest, tax, and insurance payments on a median-priced home, with a 20 percent down payment.

San Jose requires a household income of just over $216,000 dollars.

San Francisco is No. 2, requiring $171,000.

Sacramento comes in the top 15, requiring a household salary of $71,000.

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