A total of 16,884 new and resale houses and condos sold in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura, San Bernardino and Orange counties in November. That was up 0.3 %from 16,829 in October and up 4.2 %from 16,208 in November 2010, according to San Diego-based DataQuick.
When viewed by price segment, sales trends varied considerably. The number of homes that sold for less than $400,000 last month rose 6.1% from a year earlier, while transactions above $500,000 fell 15.7%. Above $800,000, sales fell 17.6% year-over-year. November sales fell 22.8% from a year earlier in the $600,000-$750,000 range, which in coastal counties was impacted by the recent lowering of conforming loan limits.