December 2011 home sales in the four-county Sacramento region were up compared with the same month in 2010, based on closed escrows, analyst DataQuick said Wednesday.
A total of 3,187 homes of all types, including resale and newly built condos and single-family homes, sold during the month, the company reported. That’s up from 2,938 in December of 2010.
Prices in all four counties were lower on a year-over-year basis, however. The largest price declines were in Sacramento and Yolo counties, each down 8.2 percent.
In Sacramento County, the median price was $155,000 during the month while it was $218,000 in Yolo County.
Placer County’s median price was at $260,000, down just 1.9 percent, while El Dorado County’s median was $265,000, down 3.6 percent.