This is for the high-price-tier index for the 5 county San Francisco Metro Statistical Area (MSA). The home values of the city of San Francisco itself (not reflected on the two charts below) went up more in run up to the financial markets crash of 2008, then declined less with the crash and now is recovering more quickly in 2012, than the entire 5 county MSA market.
The Case-Shiller Index for August for the 5-county San Francisco Metro Statistical Area was released today. It showed a small improvement from July’s reading and is now at its highest point since December 2008.
The July report of the Case-Shiller Home Price Index was released today. All price tiers for the 5-County San Francisco Metro Statistical Area increased. The high-tier price index, which best applies to the city of San Francisco itself, hit its highest point since December 2008.
Recent trends by month, 2011-2012: http://my.paragon-re.com/Docs/General/SixtyFortyImages/Case-Shiller_High-Tier_2011.jpg
Annual trend line since 1996: http://my.paragon-re.com/Docs/General/SixtyFortyImages/Case-Shiller_HT_1996-2011.jpg
Simplified trend line since 1982: http://my.paragon-re.com/Docs/General/SixtyFortyImages/Case-Shiller_Simplified_from-1984.jpg
A more detailed explanation of the Case-Shiller Index can be found here: http://www.paragon-re.com/Case_Shiller_Index_Deciphered_for_SF