Instead of overwhelming you with data on the San Francisco residential real-estate market, we give you three “buckets” of information. We provide a few charts in each bucket along with brief explanations so you can understand what you are looking at and why.
The first bucket is an overview of the San Francisco market since 1995. It compares single-family homes and condominiums. We think the comparison of historical prices and annual price changes are meaningful because they show you that periodic declines in average prices are followed by relatively long periods of stability and price increases.
The second and third buckets are neighborhood and bedroom/bathroom comparisons by price per square foot, size and other variables.
All the data are revised annually, because we have found that monthly or quarterly changes don’t have major relevance (notwithstanding the media’s focus on the short-term).