Sales of single-family homes and condominiums in the District declined by 30 1/2 percent in November from a year earlier, according to figures compiled by Rufus S. Lusk & Son, Inc. November sales totalled 484, down from 696 in November 1980. This was an increase from October's figure of 430, however.

December's totals, not yet available, are likely to show a rise in sales from November, also. Sales for all but the last four days of the month were 478.

Sales prices showed a decline in November from a year earlier, dropping from $117,530 in November 1980 to $108,675 in November 1981 for houses and from $74,565 to $70,485 for condominiums.

Recent home sales in the District of Columbia include the following, selected at random from information furnished by Rufus S. Lusk & Son, Inc. Northwest

R. L. Bennet sold a home at 4337 Chesapeake St. for $105,000 to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis J. Saul. The seller took back a $84,000 mortgage at 12 percent interest for five years.

K. A. Tignor sold a dwelling at 419 Hobart Place for $55,000 to Herman L. Cooper.The seller took back a 10-year, $45,000 note at 14 percent.

E. H. Matlock, executor, sold a residence at 607 Jefferson St. for $52,000 to Mr. and Mrs. Victor L. Cox. The estate of L. J. Holmes placed a $44,000 mortgage of the property at 11 percent for five years.

Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Scurlock sold a home at 111 Rock Creek Church Rd. for $47,500 in cash to Mr. and Mrs. John M. Ellison Jr.

B. L. Bledsoe sold a dwelling at 5617 Sherrier Place for $120,000 to John and George N. Vassilas. The seller took back a 3-year, $90,000 note.

Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Witenstein sold a residence at 5730 Utah Ave. for $178,250 to Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Stecklein Jr. The buyers paid cash.

Mr. and Mrs. D. Walls Jr. sold a house at 26 V St. for $45,000 to David A. Hubbard. Colonial Mortgage Service Co. placed a $44,700, FHA-insurced mortgage on the property.

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Collier sold a home at 4441 Verplanck Place for $160,000 to Mr. and Mrs. H. Richard Schell. National Permanent Savings and Loan Association placed a $90,000, 30-year mortgage on the property, and the seller took back a 5-year, $22,000 second mortgage at 12 1/2 percent.

Mr. and Mrs. J. O. LaGorce sold a home at 3303 Volta Place for $480,000 in cash to Mr. and Mrs. William H. Leedy.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Mead sold a house at 3762 W St. for $115,000 to Laila F. Phillips. The seller took back a $92,000 note for five years.

H. M. Hintze sold a residence at 3800 W St. for $135,000 to Ronald E. Grow. Hintze took back a $120,000, 5-year mortgage with 12 1/2 percent interest.

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Rogers sold a home at 4208 Fourth St. for $80,000 to Barry C. Abbott. The sellers took back a $72,000, 30-year note at 12 1/2 percent.

Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Kline and others sold a home at 1337 11th St. for $100,000 to Mr. and Mrs. Byong K. Kim. The sellers took back a 11 percent, $42,000 note for seven years.

M. O. Deitz and others sold a house at 4708 17th St. for $165,000 to Ruby and Ernestine T. A. Johnson. The seller took back a $115,000 note at 14 percent for 10 years.

C. E. Stowell sold a dwelling at 1236 30th St. for $240,000 to Edwin Peskowitz. Stowell took back a note for $35,000 at 12 percent for five years.

A. Caragoun and others sold a home at 5204 41st St. for $110,000 to Mr. and Mrs. Thue E. Petersen. The sellers took back a $88,000 note for five years.

Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Schneider sold a home at 4612 46th St. for $180,000 to Mr. and Mrs. John M. Haas. American Security loaned the buyers $130,000 for 30 years.

B. L. Ayres and others sold a residence at 1816 Lamont St. for $136,700 to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence C. Mondale. Standard Federal Savings and Loan Association placed a 30-year, $106,000 loan on the property.

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Harper sold a home at 750 Quebec Place for $53,000 to Willie L. King. The seller took back a $34,599 note on the property.

K. C. Miller Jr. sold a home at 3629 T St. for $117,000 to Peter M. Gibson. The seller took back a $81,900 note at 12 1/2 percent for three years.

D. A. Cooter sold a house at 4501 W St. for $307,497 to Michael D. Baker and Sarah F. Yates.

T. S. Oliva sold a dwelling at 6225 Fourth St. for $68,000 to Mr. and Mrs. Julius Robinson. Guaranty Mortgage placed a $58,000 VA loan on the house.

M. E. Grier sold a home at 4120 17th St. for $115,000 to Albert L. Guy and Ralph K. Phillips. Guild Mortgage Co. placed a 30-year, 15 1/2 percent loan of $85,000 and the seller took back a $28,750 note for 10 years at 9 1/2 percent.

E. B. Hardesty sold a residence at 4835 48th St. for $149,000 to Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Tice. Colonial Mortgage Service placed a $44,000, 30-year loan at 15 1/2 percent, and the seller took back a note for $50,000 at 12 percent for five years. Northeast

F. M. Reilly sold a house at 901 Varnum St. for $69,000 to Samuel C. and Serena C. Smith. A $64,100 FHA loan was placed on the property.

B. M. Reed sold a house at 711 11th St. for $99,500 to Mr. and Mrs. Adegboyega A. Ademiluyi. Government Services Savings and Loan Association placed a $61,500, 13 1/2 percent loan on the property for 30 years. Reed took back a six-month, $10,000 note at a 13 1/2 percent annual rate.

W. R. Millard sold a home at 251 56th St. for $36,000 to Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Humes. National Mortgage Funding placed a $36,000 VA loan on the property for 30 years at 15 1/2 percent.

W. Harris Jr. sold a house at 1122 Seventh St. for $34,000 to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Jones. The seller made a loan of 33,000 at 12 percent for two years and an additional $18,200 loan was obtained for one year at 16 percent interest. Southeast

Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Greenbaum sold a house at 2805 Buena Vista Ter. for $59,500 to Mr. and Mrs. George A. Cowser. Colonial Mortgage Service Co. placed a $59,500 VA loan on the property for 30 years.

L. V. Smith and others sold a house at 127 Duddington Place for $88,000 to Christian J. Mixter and Linna M. Barnes. Colonial Mortgage Service Co. placed a $79,200 loan on the property for 29 years.

J. A. Dean and others sold a house at 604 Mellon St. for $62,000 to Debra, Beatrice, Sidney and Keela Boose. A $52,000 loan was made for the property at 13 percent.

Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Gregory sold a home at 310 Raleigh St. for $65,000 to Robert E. Bradley. Chesapeake Mortgage placed a 29-year, 9-month loan on the house for $58,500.

Mr. and Mrs. K. M. DeVille sold a residence at 3907 S St. for $50,000 to Francine G. Abrams. Standard Federal Savings and Loan Association made a $47,500 loan on the property for 19 1/2 years.

Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Conley and others sold a home at 114 10th St. for $66,000 to Surender M., C. Ram, and Nandalae Yepuri. Guild Mortgage Co. gave the buyers a $54,950 FHA-insured loan. CAPTION: Picture, House on Raleigh Street SE sold recently for $65,000. By M.C. Valada for The Washington Post