According to the November 2008 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index (pdf), single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA fell 3.0% from October ’08 to November ’08 and are down 30.8% year-over-year (down 31% in October). For the broader 10-City composite (CSXR), year-over-year price growth is down 19.1% (having fallen 2.2% from October).
All 20 metro areas, and the two composites, posted their third consecutive monthly decline. In addition, eight of the MSAs posted their largest monthly decline on record – Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Portland and Seattle. Although in decline over the past few years, some of these regions have out-performed on a relative basis, when compared to the national average. It is clear, however, that the decline in home prices is affecting all regions regardless of geography or employment opportunities.
Condo values in the San Francisco MSA also continued their decline falling 2.7% from October ’08 to November ’08, down 19.2% on a year-over-year basis and down 22.0% from an October 2005 high.
And San Francisco MSA single-family home prices once again fell across all three price tiers.
The bottom third (under $342,467 at the time of acquisition) fell 2.2% from October to November (down 40.2% YOY); the middle third fell 1.6% from October to November (down 26.9% YOY); and the top third (over $591,729 at the time of acquisition) fell 1.9% from October to November (down 14.6% YOY).
According to the Index, single-family home values for the bottom third of the market in the San Francisco MSA have retreated to December 2000 levels, the middle third has returned to February 2003 levels, and the top third has fallen to June 2004 levels.
The standard SocketSite S&P/Case-Shiller footnote: The S&P/Case-Shiller home price indices include San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa, and Alameda in the “San Francisco” index (i.e., the greater MSA) and are imperfect in factoring out changes in property values due to improvements versus actual market appreciation (although they try their best).
∙ Home Price Declines Continue/Home Prices Indices Set New Record Annual Declines [S&P]
∙ October S&P/Case-Shiller: San Francisco MSA Down Across The Board [SocketSite]