Sales declined for the first time in nine months as California experienced a shortage of affordable properties, according to real estate research firm DataQuick. In particular, foreclosed homes hit a nearly five-year low.
The region’s median price was $315,000 last month, up 1.9% from August and 12.5% from September, DataQuick reported.
Sales fell 20.4% from last year and were down 1.6% from the month prior, with a total of 17,859 newly built and previously owned homes bought across the region.
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