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If you’ve bought a house in San Luis Obispo County during the past five years, you likely know it’s not easy.

The median price of a single-family home in San Luis Obispo was between $650,000 and $669,200 in April, according to Zillow and the California Association of Realtors (CAR).

Most households couldn’t afford a $602,000 house, which requires an annual salary of $126,680, according to a CAR report.

If you’ve managed to beat the odds and become a first-time homebuyer in the past five years, we want to know how you did it.

Fill out this survey and tell us your story (it’s also below - scroll down) — we may contact you for a future article on how people are making it work in this highly competitive housing market.

You may also reach out to Tribune reporter Lindsey Holden at lholden@thetribunenews.com or 805-781-7939.

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Lindsey Holden writes about housing and everything in between for The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. She also covers communities in northern San Luis Obispo County. Lindsey became a staff writer in 2016 after working for the Rockford Register Star in Illinois. She’s a native Californian raised in the Midwest and is a proud graduate of two Chicago schools: DePaul University and Northwestern University.
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