Florida Home Sales Increase for 15th Month, Southern California Homes for 17th Month
1. Florida’s existing home sales rose in November, marking 15 months that sales activity has increased in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors.
2. Southern California’s housing market continued its step-by-step climb up from the January-February bottom as both sales and prices saw gains last month. A total of 19,181 new and resale homes sold in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura, San Bernardino and Orange counties last month. That was down 13.3 percent from October’s 22,132, and up 14.7 percent from 16,720 for November 2008, according to MDA DataQuick of San Diego. The year-over-year increase was the 17th in a row.