The Anaheim Hills real estate market, a residential section of Orange County, California, showed mixed signs in the most recent tracking periods. Although the local economy is showing signs of struggling as bankruptcies rise, larger amounts of money were spent on real estate investments. According to a July 21, 2010 article from the Orange County Register, “In the first six months of 2010, almost 6,500 Orange County individuals and businesses filed for protection from the federal bankruptcy court, 40.3% more than the same period of 2009, reports the federal bankruptcy court. The year-over-year filings continue to grow but at a slower rate, both in Orange County and throughout the Central District of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, which covers five counties from San Luis Obispo to the Arizona border. For example, June 2009 filings were 77% higher in Orange County than in June 2008. However, Orange County isn't out of the financial woods yet. June bankruptcies increased 8.6% from May, after two straight monthly declines in 2010. Individuals continue to be affected by unemployment (9.5% in June), housing foreclosures (up 3.8% in the first half of 2010) and the hangover of consumer debt ($2.4 trillion as of May). And small businesses in California lead the nation in bankruptcies, according to Equifax Inc., affected by tight lending and slow sales. In Orange County, small-business bankruptcies account for 8.6% of filings. That doesn't include business owners who had to file personal bankruptcies.”

Anaheim Hills homes for sale generated considerable amounts of revenue relative to the previous three years. According to an August 2, 2010 report also from the Orange County Register, “range County home sales generated nearly $1.6 billion in June, the highest monthly total since June 2007, new figures from the Southern California Multiple Listing Service show. Homes sold through the MLS generally commanded higher prices. And more of them sold, pushing the combined revenue from sales up almost 18% from June 2009. For the first half of the year combined, sales revenues totaled $7.7 billion, up 29% from the first six months of 2009…The SoCal MLS median was $526,100 in June, vs. $520,000 for all homes, according to DataQuick.”