Interesting real estate information for November from DQNEWS

 LA JOLLA, Calif. (DQNews) –The number of homes sold in Southern California rose modestly last month from both October and a year earlier as investors and first-time buyers targeted homes priced below $400,000. Sales above $500,000 fell nearly 16 %from a year earlier amid a troubled market for larger home loans, a real estate information service reported.

A total of 16,884 new and resale houses and condos sold in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura, San Bernardino and Orange counties in November. That was up 0.3 %from 16,829 in October and up 4.2 %from 16,208 in November 2010, according to San Diego-based DataQuick.

While November sales of existing (not new) houses and condos combined rose 5.8% from a year earlier, sales of newly built homes fell 15.2% to the lowest level on record for a November.

“‘Tis still the season to go bargain hunting — or at least that’s what the November home sales data suggest. The portion of homes sold to investors continued to hover near an all-time high. Lower prices and amazingly low mortgage rates tempted those with the confidence to buy and the ability to qualify for a loan, or to pay cash,” said John Walsh, DataQuick president.

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Posted on December 15, 2011 at 5:40 am
Nancy Low | Category: News

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