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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.