Median home price in San Diego County keeps climbing

SAN DIEGO – The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 7.4 percent in August, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold dipped by 0.3 percent, a real estate information service announced Tuesday.

According to CoreLogic, the median price of a San Diego County home was $535,000 last month, up from $498,000 in August 2016. A total of 4,112 homes were sold in the county, down from 4,124 during the same month the previous year.

A total of 23,862 new and resale houses and condos changed hands in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura, San Bernardino and Orange counties last month, according to CoreLogic. That was up 13.3 percent from 21,058 in July and up 3.2 percent from 23,130 in August 2016.

The median price of a Southern California home was $500,000 in August, down 0.4 percent from $502,000 in July and up 7.5 percent from $465,000 in August 2016.

“Southern California posted the highest home sales in August 2017 in 11 years for both an August and the combined June-through-August summer period,” said Andrew LePage, research analyst with CoreLogic. “However, overall summer sales this year were only about 2 percent higher than last year, and only because of gains in mid-level and high-end activity. The number of summer deals for $500,000 or more increased about 15 percent year over year, offsetting declines of 16.7 percent and 8.2 percent, respectively, for sales below $300,000 and $500,000.”