A link to a wealth of housing and neighborhood information

Curious about home sales in your neighborhood? Want to check out a neighboorhood that you’re planning to move to? A single link can hook you up: www.city-data.com. Once you’ve drilled down to the town you’re interested in, just keep scrolling down–there’s an amazing amount of data here. One caveat from this resident of an “unincorporated area of Los Angeles” is that the data for towns that fall in that category, such as Woodland Hills and Studio City, are not broken out. Or if it is, I couldn’t find it. Happy Hunting!

February Home Price and Sale Statistics Are In

Some the Southland’s February housing market indicators are the same as January’s, according to Dataquick’s March 17th release. Median prices stayed about the same, as did the number of homes sold.
However, John Walsh, the president of MDA DataQuick, says that, “The market is so tilted away from normal mainstream activity that it’s impossible to generalize or predict based on the atypical patterns we’re seeing. That means that normal demand and supply is building up. The floodgates could open once mortgage credit starts to open up.”
According to Dataquick’s report, the lower end of the market accounts for majority of sales, with the higher end market languishing.

So Cal housing market still under siege, says LA Times

Southern California’s housing market took another beating last month as median prices fell an average of 27% from a year ago — the sharpest drop in at least 20 years. The median home sale price in six Southern California counties was $370,000, down from $505,000 a year earlier, according to DataQuick Information Systems. DataQuick said that was the biggest annual decline it has recorded since it began tracking prices in 1988.
The last time the median was lower was in March 2004, when it was $364,000.
The dramatic price drop was attributed largely to sluggish high-end sales, more sellers dropping their asking prices and lenders selling off more of their aggressively priced, repossessed homes, according to real estate data provider DataQuick Information Systems.
original article by Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer, 10:56 AM PDT, June 16, 2008

So Cal housing market still under siege, says LA Times

Southern California’s housing market took another beating last month as median prices fell an average of 27% from a year ago — the sharpest drop in at least 20 years. The median home sale price in six Southern California counties was $370,000, down from $505,000 a year earlier, according to DataQuick Information Systems. DataQuick said that was the biggest annual decline it has recorded since it began tracking prices in 1988.
The last time the median was lower was in March 2004, when it was $364,000.
The dramatic price drop was attributed largely to sluggish high-end sales, more sellers dropping their asking prices and lenders selling off more of their aggressively priced, repossessed homes, according to real estate data provider DataQuick Information Systems.
original article by Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer, 10:56 AM PDT, June 16, 2008