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September 17, 2009
Region's home sales are falling again

 The new MDA DataQuick numbers are in for the capital region, showing 3,375 sales of new and existing homes during August.

 Here is a full first online version on the Web.

And here's a look at capital-area sales and prices by ZIP Code.

August regional highlights for new and existing homes combined:

  • Sacramento County: 2,061 sales with a median price of $180,000. That's down 14.3 percent from August 2008.
  • Placer County: 554 sales with a median price of $305,000. That's down 7.6 percent from the same time last year.
  • Yolo County: 209 sales with a median price of $260,000. It's down 16.7 percent from August 2008.
  • El Dorado County: 183 sales at a median price of $310,000. That is 20.5 percent lower than the same time last year.
  • Yuba County: 116 sales with a median price of $155,000. It's down 12.9 percent from a year earlier.
  • Nevada County: 129 sales with a median price of $325,500. That's 20 percent less than August 2008.
  • Sutter County: 93 sales with a median price of $165,000. It's down 13.2 percent from August 2008.
  • Amador County: 30 sales at a median price of $200,000. That's down 23.1 percent from August 2008.
Looking for comparisons?
Here's a bigger statewide picture with August MDA DataQuick reports from the nine-county Bay Area and from the six-county Los Angeles region.

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