This, from Jon Lansner, in today's
Orange County Register:
For the 22 business days ending
February 5 - freshest numbers from DataQuick - our region-by-region analysis of
homebuying shows Orange County slices up geographically speaking this way
- DataQuick identified 570 homes selling in Orange
County's north-inland ZIP codes in this most recent period, +12% from a
year ago. Median selling price? $450,000 in these 23 ZIPs. This most recent
median price change was +8.4% vs. a year ago.
- Mid-county ZIPs - median selling price $352,500 - had
630 sales, -12% from a year ago. In these 24 ZIPs, the freshets median
price change was +4.9% vs. a year ago.
- Combined, total homes sales in ZIPs in the north and
mid-section of Orange County were -2.2% vs. a year ago as homebuying in
the rest of the county ran +31.3% vs. 12 months earlier.
- North/mid-county homes accounted for 57% of residences
sold in the most recent period vs. 64% a year ago.
- 325 homes sold in beach cities' 17 ZIP codes in the
most recent period, +16% from a year ago. Median selling price? $722,500
in these 17 ZIPs. Newest median price change was +4.9% vs. a year ago.
- South inland ZIPs - median selling price $493,250 - had
578 sales, +41% from a year ago. In these 19 ZIPs, the latest median price
change was +16.7% vs. a year ago. (
This is the area where I've done most of my business, for the past 33+
- All told, countywide sales were +8% vs. a year ago. The
median selling price was +15% in the past year.
End of Jon's article.
I can feel the hubbub of activity,
and see the multiple offers on properties, but it feels good to see it in