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Report: Home Prices Plateauing


The data show some of the fastest-appreciating markets last year are seeing big slowdowns in price growth this year. That includes Sacramento which saw 10 percent annual appreciation last month compared to 30 percent a year ago. Daren Blomquist is with RealtyTrac which released the numbers.

"Sacramento home prices have risen 68 percent after bottoming out in February 2012. We've seen this dramatic price growth and it's really unsustainable. We're getting to a point where affordability is a concern actually again."

The median sales price in the Sacramento area last month was $285,000. Meanwhile, Stockton last month had the highest percentage of bank-owned sales in the country at 23.5 percent. Nationwide it's only 7.5 percent.

 realtytrachome sales

Steve Milne

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