First American Title Company in Santa Maria reports each month on residential real estate sales activity and compares it to previous years.  Here is a summary of the number of sales of single family homes, condos,and Planned Unit Developments (PUDs.)  The report confirms that sales activity is really picking up.  In fact, the number of sales increased 60% from last year.  Another sign that the market is improving?

Total Sales in the Santa Maria Area for:
April 2008 – 117
April 2007 – 73
April 2006 – 97
April 2005 – 130
April 2004 – 112