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Tricia Soliz and Michael Hall

The median price for single-family homes in the Bay Area set yet another record last month, reaching $755,000.

But even as the price tag went up, the number of sales went down, reflecting what by now is an all-too-common refrain in the region’s housing story: high cost, low supply.

“People are struggling to afford a home, and not finding it,” said Andrew LePage, research analyst for CoreLogic, the real estate information service that assembled the data.

June marked the fourth straight month of year-over-year declines in the number of houses sold in the nine counties. In some counties, the trend toward declining sales was even more pronounced. On a year-over-year basis, sales dipped for the fifth month in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Alameda counties. In Contra Costa County, sales were down year-over-year for the third straight month.

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