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Calif. median home price: October 2011: $278,060 (Source: C.A.R.)
Calif. highest median home price by region/county October  2011: Marin: $781,250 (Source: C.A.R.)
Calif. lowest median home price by region/county October 2011: Lake County: $96,500 (Source: C.A.R.)

Calif. Pending Home Sales Index: October 2011: 122., an increase of 3.1 percent compared with a prior year.

Calif. Traditional Housing Affordability Index: Third quarter 2011: 52 percent (Source: C.A.R.)

Mortgage rates: Week ending 11/23/2011 30-yr. fixed: 3.98% fees/points: 0.7% 15-yr. fixed: 3.30 fees/points: 0.7% 1-yr. adjustable: 2.79% Fees/points: 0.6% (Source: Freddie Mac)