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Calif. median home price: February 2011: $271,320 (Source: C.A.R.)
Calif. highest median home price by region/county February 2011: Marin $632,580 (Source: C.A.R.)
Calif. lowest median home price by region/county February 2011: Merced $117,270 (Source: C.A.R.)

Calif. Pending Home Sales Index: January 2011: 93.6 (Source: C.A.R.)

Calif. First-time Buyer Affordability Index: Fourth quarter 2010: 69 percent (Source: C.A.R.)

Mortgage rates: Week ending 3/10/2011 30-yr. fixed: 4.88 Fees/points: 0.7% 15-yr. fixed: 4.15% Fees/points: 0.7% 1-yr. adjustable: 3.21% Fees/points: 0.5% (Source: Freddie Mac)