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Published: Sept. 9, 2016 Updated: Sept. 10, 2016 5:21 p.m.By STEVE PONTELL / Contributing writer
Rents in California are 50 percent above the national average. The cost of a new home is 2.5 times what it is elsewhere in the U.S. And the chances of being “house poor” are significantly higher here than in any other state in the country.