The Register had an interesting post describing the “zippy” ranking system for relative strength of the real estate market.  It incorporates three elements: DataQuick’s pricing and sales momentum (year-over-year change) plus foreclosure density (foreclosures per homes in neighborhood).

Based on this formula, Seal Beach ranked second for the past quarter (up from 17th in the 2nd quarter).  Seal Beach is a great place to buy your next home.  Contact me, Pat Hale, by going to my website at or emailing me at

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