Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Monterey Counties all saw the median price for homes jump significantly in the latest year-over-year sales figures.
San Diego-based DataQuick says Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties had gains of more than eight percent, while Monterey County jumped nearly 12 percent for July.
The year-over-year number of homes sold is down in all three counties with Santa Barbara County seeing the largest drop.
- Santa Barbara County: -17.9%
- San Luis Obispo County: -17.6%
- Monterey County: -12.0%
The median price indicates an equal number of homes sold for more and less than that price.
San Luis Obispo County had the highest median prices in July at $451,000. Santa Barbara was just a thousand dollars less. And at $397,000, Monterey County has the most affordable median price.