California’s median price continued to register double-digit gains from year-ago levels and strong sales of higher-priced homes led to a year-over-year increase in sales in California during November, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® reported this week.

Making sense of the story

  • The statewide median price of an existing, single-family detached home increased 2.3 percent from October’s $341,370 median price to $349,300 in November.
  • November’s price was up 24.8 percent from a revised $279,910 recorded in November 2011, marking the ninth consecutive month of annual price increases and the fifth consecutive month of double-digit annual gains. The year-to-year percentage increase was the largest since June 2004.
  • Sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California were down 4.9 percent from October, but up 2.7 percent compared with the previous year.