The path to homeownership can be daunting—especially in Los Angeles, a cutthroat real estate market where what’s deemed an affordable housing unit averages $500,000 to $600,000. "And that’s not even for a single-family home—that’s for an apartment or condo in a multi-unit building," says Michael B. Lehrer of Lehrer Architects. "Most single-family homes go for even more. That’s just insanity."
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