While High Desert residential real estate figures continue to slide, Hesperia is still holding its own - relatively.

According to November 2007 price per square foot comparisons, Hesperia follows Phelan/Piñon Hills and Spring Valley Lake in third place at $151.38. Homes in the Phelan/Piñon Hills area topped the category with $155.61 followed by Spring Valley Lake at $152.58.

But Hesperia was well ahead of Adelanto ($144.85 per square foot), Apple Valley ($140.43), Victorville ($124.97) and the Victor Valley average ($141.27).

Thirty-nine out of 999 homes for sale in Hesperia were sold during November, according to statistics compiled from the Victor Valley Multiple Listing Service by Larry Trombley of Century 21 Rose Realty in Hesperia. But Hesperia's one-of-26 ratio exactly reflected the valley average. Spring Valley Lake had the highest ratio with one of 15 homes for sale being sold during the month. Adelanto dramatically trailed the category with only one of 75 homes for sale being sold.

Over all, 162 homes out of 4,183 homes were sold in the Victor Valley in November. The largest number of homes sold valley-wide during a November was in November of 2005 when 461 homes were sold. But the highest ratio of homes sold during a November was in 2003 with a ratio of one of two, or 452 out of 576 homes for sale.

According to Trombley, who distributes the figures via his Pulse of the High Desert Real Estate email newsletter, the figures are closed escrow numbers reflecting sales activity of prior months.

Nationwide home prices have continued to decline.