The Index is published 2 months after the month delineated – the December 2021 index was released 2/22/22 – and reflects a 3-month moving average. The CoreLogic S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index does not evaluate median sales price changes, but employs its own proprietary algorithm to measure home price appreciation over time. Since its indices cover large areas with hundreds of communities of widely varying home values, the C-S chart numbers do not refer to specific prices, but instead reflect prices as compared to those prevailing in January 2000, all designated as having a consistent value of 100. A reading of 300 signifies home price appreciation of 200% since January 2000.

According to Case-Shiller, since the pandemic hit markets in March 2020 (through December 2021), SF Metro Area and national house values have appreciated by 27% and 29% respectively. SF Metro Area condo values increased by 6%. (This report also contains 2 charts based on annual county median sales price changes per sales reported to MLS.)

The Case-Shiller San Francisco Metro Statistical Area includes San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. (Alameda and Contra Costa have by far the greatest numbers of house sales included in the analysis.) The Index trend lines, in their ups and downs, generally apply well to other Bay Area counties as well. In northern California, Case-Shiller only tracks prices for the 5 counties of the SF Metro Area.

Case-Shiller divides all house sales into thirds, in low, mid and high price tiers: For example, the third of sales with the lowest prices is the low-price tier. The price ranges of these tiers change as the market changes. The 3 price tiers experienced dramatically different bubbles, crashes and recoveries over the past 20+ years, to a large degree determined by how badly the tier was affected by the subprime financing crisis. The low price tier was worst affected – huge subprime bubble, huge crash, most dramatic recovery – and the high-price least affected (but still significantly so). In the last 5 years, the low- and mid-price tiers have seen appreciation rates above that of the high-price tier. All Bay Area counties, to varying degrees, have sales in all 3 price tiers.

There are hundreds of unique markets in the Bay Area, with varying prices and market dynamics. C-S calculations are huge generalities summarizing many different markets: *

These analyses were made in good faith with data from sources deemed reliable, but may contain errors and subject to revision. The CoreLogic S&P Case-Shiller Index often revises past monthly readings.

Data courtesy of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, CoreLogic S&P/Case-Shiller:

All analyses made in good-faith with data deemed reliable, but may contain errors and subject to revision. All statistics are generalities, and how the Case-Shiller Index or median home sales price calculations apply to any particular property is impossible to know without a specific comparative market analysis.

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