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Record prices for Bay Area homes in April

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The median price of a single-family home in Santa Clara County hit seven figures for the first time last month: $1 million on the button.

"And even at $700,000, you're going to be in second-tier schools.

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The numbers reflect a crisis that is squeezing low-income earners and the middle class.

Even in desirable Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda and Walnut Creek, she said, "We do have a little more inventory, but then you have to weed through that and find the few that are ready to go."

Last month, they also bought their new place in Orinda: four bedrooms, four baths and 3,700 square feet on a hillside with 100-year-old oak trees and "tons of wildlife."

Contact Richard Scheinin at 408-920-5069, read his stories at www.mercurynews.com/richard-scheinin and follow him at Twitter.com/RealEstateRag.

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