It's a little more difficult to buy a home.

The California Association of Realtors says affordability slipped in the second quarter of the year, as lower interest rates failed to offset a continued rise in prices.

The real estate agents say the percentage of buyers who can afford to purchase a median-priced single-family home across 26 counties fell from 33 percent to 30.

Buyers need a minimum annual income of 55 thousand dollars to qualify for a home in Sacramento County, with a down payment assumed.

The most most affordable counties in California are Kings, San Bernardino, and Merced. The most expensive are San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin.