REAL ESTATE: Southland finishes 2012 on high note

BY DEBRA GRUSZECKI

Southern California closed 2012 with the strongest December for home sales in three years, a new report by San Diego-based DataQuick says.

There were 20,274 new and resale houses and condominiums sold in San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego and Ventura counties, a 5.1 percent gain from 19,28…

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