NEW YORK (WABC) -- If you're looking to buy a home soon, Redfin is out with some new data that says housing prices are higher than ever.
A homebuyer must now make six figures in order to afford the median-priced U.S. home, almost $115,000.
That's up 15% from a year ago and more than 50% since the start of the pandemic.
Redfin says housing costs are increasing because of the one-two punch of sky-high mortgage rates and rising home prices.
The situation is even more expensive through much of the Tri-State area.
New York City is closing in on $200,000 for the average homebuyer salary, up 20% from last year.
Nassau County on Long Island is also up about 20%.
However, one of the biggest increases in the Tri-State is Newark.
The average salary for the median-priced home is now nearly $160,000, which is up 33%.
The average salary in New Haven, Connecticut is below the national average, but still up more than 20% from 2022.