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CALIFORNIA | HEARD ON THE BEAT / JESUS SANCHEZ

Southland Home Sales Up in October

November 19, 1996|Jesus Sanchez

The Southern California housing market showed continued signs of improvement in October, with strong sales growth and stable prices. October sales of all single-family homes and condominiums in the Southern California region rose 13.4% from the same month last year to 18,505 units, according to DataQuick Information Systems, a La Jolla-based real estate research firm. The median sales price for the region remained unchanged at $160,000 (see accompanying chart for a county-by-county breakdown).

Jesus Sanchez can be reached at Jesus.Sanchez@latimes.com

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Flat Prices

Here's a county-by-county breakdown of year-over-year percentage change in median home sales prices:

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Oct. 1996 Pct. change County median price from Oct. 1995 Los Angeles $161,000 0.0% Orange 191,000 1.1 San Diego 171,000 3.6 Riverside 123,000 -2.4 San Bernardino 123,000 0.0 Ventura 190,000 0.0

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Source: Dataquick Information Systems

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