Tuesday's DataQuick numbers for October tipped down again for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Caveats aside about the mix of houses sold and seasonality (first half of years is when rises mostly occurred), there doesn't look like much strength despite the huge government push of low interest rates and tax-credit zero-down FHA loans.
Los Angeles County's median was back down month-to-month to $325K, now down 40.9% for Los Angeles County from its peak in August 2007. Volumes were up 9% year-to-year from October 2008. (September DataQuick post)
That left Los Angeles County prices at July 2003, Orange County at August 2003, Ventura County at April 2003, and San Diego County at June 2002.
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