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You probably remember what it was like trying to buy a house in the early to mid-2000s. Bidding wars. Soaring prices. Lines 100-200 deep to buy tract homes far out in the Las Vegas desert … or condos overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Miami Beach.

Things aren’t that bad now. But affordability is definitely getting worse, according to a fresh study from RealtyTrac. The firm analyzed 456 U.S. counties, taking into account data on local wages, home prices, and mortgage rates to figure out whether housing is generally affordable or not.

Its conclusion?

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