Feb 14, 2013 4:11 PM by The Associated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The number of homes sold in California rose 2.7 percent last month from a year earlier and the median price soared as the housing market showed continuing signs of recovery.
The research firm DataQuick says around 29,000 homes were sold statewide - still well below the January average despite the year-over-year improvement.
The median price paid was $290,000 - up nearly 23 percent from January 2012. January also marked the 11th consecutive month in which the median sales price rose year-over-year.
Foreclosed homes accounted for fewer than a fifth of home sales - down from more than a third a year earlier.
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