San Diego County’s median home price hit an all-time high of $570,000 in April, increasing 8.6 percent in a year, said real estate tracker CoreLogic. It surpases the previous peak of $550,000 from the month before.
The increase was largely led by the rising price of resale condos, going up 11.7 percent in a year to a record high median of $430,000 with 1,102 sales.
While the rising prices are notable, they still technically lower than prices at the height of the housing boom. In November 2005, the median hit $517,500, which would be more than $655,000 today after adjusting for inflation. Some economists argue comparing the current market to the last housing boom is faulty because the runup was based on unrealistic access to loans, and that’s not the case now.
In April, 3,717 homes sold, about the same as April 2017 when 3,640 sold.
It was not just condos that hit a record price in April, but resale homes. The highly desired resale home reached a record median of $610,500 with 2,258 sales.
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