The average price of a Huntington Beach home for sale increased on both a yearly and month-to-month basis in the most recent tracking period, according to a June 22, 2010 article from the OC Metro. The report, composed by Kristen Schott, noted that “Orange County's median home price rose to $505,750 in May, up nearly 7 percent from the same time last year and 3 percent from April, according to a new study from the California Association of Realtors. While the number is still 32 percent below the region's peak price recorded in April 2007, the local real estate industry is on the mend. In fact, the region's median home price has risen 19.5 percent after hitting bottom in January 2009, according to C.A.R., which relies on MLS information for its data. Additionally, home sales jumped 18.5 percent from May 2009 and 16 percent from April. Statewide, the median home price increased 23 percent to $324,430 in May, compared to 2009. The number also increased 6 percent from April…Sales climbed just over 1 percent from May 2009, while they spiked 14 percent from April across the state. In a separate report conducted by C.A.R. and DataQuick, which uses county records data, Orange County's median was up 8 percent over the year, hitting $445,000.”

The Huntington Beach real estate market, along with the rest of the Orange County housing market, saw an all around increase according to a second report from the OC Metro. This June 15, 2010 article found that most indicators improved, although the expiration of the federal tax credit may prove to be a drag on the market. It noted that “However, the May numbers were driven by government incentives, and he said the market will have to "stand on its own again" in the latter half of the year. Sales rose 22 percent in Orange County, compared to the same time last year. Buyers snapped up 3,257 properties, compared to 2,667 in May 2009. It's the seventh consecutive month of yearly gains, according to MDA DataQuick. The number also increased from 2,669 in April. In the larger region, sales jumped about 7 percent to 22,270, up from 20,775 in May 2009. Numbers also increased month-over-month.”