Huntington Beach real estate, a portion of the Orange County real estate and Southern California housing market, showed some degree of stability in the most recent tracking period despite a regional decline in the number of homes sold. An October 19, 2010 report from the Orange County Register noted that “The Orange County housing market appears to be "sitting tight," locked in the grip of economic uncertainty that's taken hold in the waning months of summer, new housing figures show. DataQuick figures released Tuesday show little movement – either up or down -- in home sales or home prices…And at 2,524 total transactions, September sales numbers were virtually unchanged since July…There still are plenty of signs that could justify a glass-half-full view of the market: The median sales price for the month was up 3.7 percent from a year ago. The most recent median is 20 percent above the housing slump bottom of $370,000 hit in January 2009. Hence, the median has recouped 27 percent of the $275,000 price drop from the peak. At $516,000, the median price of an existing house was up 3.2 percent from a year ago; the median price of a new home was $655,000, up 34.5 percent. The existing condo price was $300,000 last month, unchanged from a year ago, but up 1.5 percent from August. Last month's sales total was 54 percent above the tally for September 2007, the worst September since the housing slump got under way five years ago this fall.”

This trend was not limited to Huntington Beach homes for sale, as reported in an October 19, 2010 article from the Associated Press. The piece by Jacob Adelman noted that “Home sales in Southern California last month fell 16 percent from a year earlier to reach their lowest September level in three years, a tracking firm said Tuesday. San Diego-based MDA DataQuick said the six-county region saw 18,091 sales last month, compared with 21,539 in September 2009, illustrating renewed concerns over the pace of the housing market's recovery…The firm noted that sales generally decline between August and September. The average decline between the two months has been 9.2 percent since 1988, when DataQuick's statistics begin. The median home price in Southern California rose 7.5 percent last month to $295,500, from $275,000 in September 2009, DataQuick said.”