California’s median home price may have set another record in May at $898,980, 1.6 percent higher than the April median price, but on a local level, most SoCal counties finally began to see prices retreat from months of growth.
According to new data from the California Association of Realtors, the median sold price for existing-home transactions in May dropped in all Southern California counties last month except for Riverside, which saw a 3.2 percent increase from April. The median sale price in Riverside now stands at $650,000.
Ventura experienced the largest monthly decline at 4.2 percent, dropping to a median sale price of $915,000. Prices in Orange County dropped 2.3 percent in May, reaching $1,295,000.
The median sale price in San Diego fell .5 percent last month, falling to $970,000. Elsewhere, L.A.’s median sale price reached $798,720, down .4 percent.
Further north, Santa Barbara experienced a 25 percent price decrease, dropping from $1,200,000 in April to $900,000 in May.
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