California home sales post second consecutive monthly gain in September;median price down from August

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September 2010 Regional Sales and Price Activity*
Regional and Condo Sales Data Not Seasonally Adjusted

   

 

 

Median Price

 

 

 

Percent Change in Price from Prior Month

 

 

 

Percent Change in Price from Prior Year

 

 

  

Percent Change in Sales from Prior Month

 

 

 

Percent Change in Sales from Prior Year

   

Sept. 2010

 

Aug. 2010

   

Sept. 2009

   

Aug. 2010

 

Sept. 2009

Statewide              
Calif. (sf) $309,900 -2.7%   4.5%   3.8% -12.2%
Calif. (condo) $252,880 -2.0%   -6.4%   -7.4% -14.8%
               
C.A.R. Region              
               
High Desert $124,960 -2.3%   6.1%   -7.7% -33.1%
Los Angeles $349,040 -0.2%   -0.8%   1.2% -10.0%
Monterey Region $343,000 -2.6%   11.7%   -3.7% -12.3%
Monterey County $250,000 -3.8%   8.7%   -1.8% -15.0%
Santa Cruz County $532,500 3.6%   -0.3%   -7.2% -6.6%
Northern California $245,190 -1.3%   -7.0%   1.2% 1.0%
Northern Wine Country $358,040 -5.1%   4.5%   -2.5% -3.2%
Orange County $510,530 2.2%   2.8%   1.6% -10.4%
Palm Springs/Lower Desert $169,320 -3.3%   6.0%   5.2% -7.0%
Riverside/San Bernardino $191,080 1.3%   10.8%   -3.1% -24.8%
Sacramento $181,780 -2.7%   -1.3%   -4.2% -12.3%
San Diego $388,850 1.1%   0.7%   -4.4% -10.9%
San Francisco Bay $563,480 -4.8%   5.1%   -4.3% -17.4%
San Luis Obispo $354,880 -1.1%   -8.9%   -3.6% -9.0%
Santa Barbara County $487,500 -3.3%   15.2%   -1.3% -18.8%
Santa BarbaraSouth Coast $879,750 13.5%   17.3%   -8.6% -12.9%
NorthSanta Barbara County $233,000 -6.8%   -5.6%   4.3% -24.7%
Santa Clara $620,000 -2.1%   12.1%   -3.7% -22.2%
Ventura $453,290 4.3%   2.6%   -3.9% 5.6%

 
* Based on closed escrow sales of single‑family, detached homes only (no condos).  Movements in sales prices should not be interpreted as measuring changes in the cost of a standard home.  Prices are influenced by changes in cost and changes in the characteristics and size of homes actually sold.

 sf = single‑family, detached home

Source:  CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ® 

Median Price By Region – Current Month vs. Year Ago

  Sept. 2010 Aug. 2010   Sept. 2009
Statewide        
Calif. (sf) $309,900 $318,660   $296,610
Calif. (condo) $252,880 $257,930   $270,170
         
C.A.R. Region        
         
High Desert $124,960 $127,860   $117,820
Los Angeles $349,040 $349,600   $351,680
Monterey Region $343,000 $352,270   $307,140
  Monterey County $250,000 $260,000   $230,000
  Santa Cruz County $532,500 $514,000   $534,000
Northern California $245,190 $248,490   $263,620
Northern Wine Country $358,040 $377,110   $342,620
Orange County $510,530 $499,580   $496,790
Palm Springs/Lower Desert $169,320 $175,140   $159,810
Riverside/San Bernardino $191,080 $188,570   $172,420
Sacramento $181,780 $186,750   $184,200
San Diego $388,850 $384,700   $386,050
San Francisco Bay $563,480 $591,990   $536,080
San Luis Obispo $354,880 $358,890   $389,530
Santa Barbara County $487,500 $504,310   $423,330
     Santa BarbaraSouth Coast $879,750 $775,000 r $750,000
     NorthSanta Barbara County $233,000 $250,000   $246,870
Santa Clara $620,000 $633,250   $553,000
Ventura $453,290 $434,480   $441,670

 

r – revised

Source: CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

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