HISTORICAL HIGH. BUT REALTORS SAY NOW… MAY BE A GOOD TIME TO TRY AND BUY A HOME — IF YOU CAN: KPIX5’S MARIA MEDINA IS LIVE IN SAN JOSE WITH SOME NEW NUMBERS… MARIA? ((NATS OF OPENING DOOR @ :09)) WELCOME — TO YOUR NEW HOME, IN SAN JOSE: ((ROBERT GOSALVEZ/BAY AREA REALTOR: “946 we’re asking for one point one million”)) A MODEST THREE-BEDROOM, TWO AND HALF BATH — THAT JUST SOLD FOR 1-POINT-3 *MILLION, TWO-HUNDRED THOUSAND OVER THE ASKING PRICE. ((ROBERT: “200 the owner here put new countertops stainless steel appliances 202”)) ((GRAPHIC HERE)) ACCORDING TO CORELOGIC, THE MEDIAN PRICE — FOR HOME SALES — IN THE BAY AREA — FOR APRIL… HIT A RECORD HIGH OF 850- THOUSAND DOLLARS. THAT’S UP, MORE THAN 2 PERCENT FROM MARCH — AND UP MORE THAN 13-PERCENT COMPARED TO LAST APRIL. ((END GRAPHIC)) AND WHAT’S DRIVING UP PRICES? VERY LOW SUPPLY… AND HIGH DEMAND. ((ROBERT: “459 and that data is about a month old 501”)) BUT REALTOR — ROBERT GOSALVES — OF KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY — SAYS… JUST IN THE LAST FOUR WEEKS — THE MARKET — IS EXPERIENCING WHAT HE CALLS A PAUSE… IN HOME PRICE CHANGES: ((ROBERT: “345 45 today there’s a little bit more inventory maybe about twenty percent more than there was a month ago 51 and now we’re starting to see some properties sit on the market a little longer 53”)) AND THAT’S GOOD NEWS — FOR BUYERS, HE SAYS… ((ROBERT: “341 four weeks ago you had eight ten twelve offers on every property 45” ((ROBERT: “53 some properties are still getting multiple offers 57 most of them are getting the three and four range is what we’re seeing 400”)) ((GRAPHIC HERE)) STILL — THE REAL ESTATE MARKET — IS FRUSTRATING FOR MANY… ACCORDING TO A NEW KPIX / SURVEY- U-S-A POLL — A WHOPPING 68- PERCENT OF CALIFORNIANS SAY THE COST OF LIVING IS — QUOTE: UNBEARABLE. WITH 25-PERCENT — THINKING ABOUT LEAVING THE STATE. ((ROBERT: “733 hang in there the market will hopefully cool off a little bit”)) ROBERT SAYS — IF YOU’RE IN THE MARKET FOR A HOME… DON’T GIVE UP… JUST YET. ((ROBERT: “738 this pause is a great time to jump in 40 but persistence is really important 41 just keep persisting keep trying keep looking and you will succeed 46”)) A NEW TWIST IN THE HEATED FIGHT OVER A SEX ED COURSE IN FREMONT.