- California pending home sales fell 9.1 percent in November but were up from a year ago, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)*. However, the index was up 11 percent from November 2010, marking the seventh consecutive month that pending sales rose from the previous year.
- Pending home sales are forward-looking indicators of future home sales activity, providing information on the future direction of the market.
- At 55.1 percent, equity sales made up more than half of home sales in November, up from 53.9 percent in October and 54.4 percent in November 2010.
- The total share of all distressed property types sold statewide fell to 44.9 percent in November, down from October’s 46.1 percent and 45.6 percent in November 2010.
- Of the distressed properties sold statewide in November, 21 percent were short sales, up slightly from the previous month’s share of 20.7 percent and up from last November’s share of 19 percent.
- At 23.5 percent, the share of REO sales was down from October’s 24.9 percent, and down from the 26.2 percent reported in November 2010.