According to the May 2009 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index (pdf), single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA gained 1.4% from April ’09 to May ’09, down 26.1% year-over-year and down 45.0% from a peak in May 2006.
For the broader 10-City composite (CSXR), home values gained 0.4% from April to May but are down 33.3% from a peak in June 2006 (down 16.8% year-over-year).
As of May 2009, average home prices across the United States are at similar levels to where they were in the middle of 2003, indicating that the three years of appreciation that occurred from 2003-2006 were all given back in the following three years. From the peak in the second quarter of 2006, the 10-City Composite is down 33.3% and the 20-City Composite is down 32.3%.
San Francisco MSA single-family home prices continued to fall across the bottom one-third in terms of price tiers but showed gains at the top.
The bottom third (under $266,630 at the time of acquisition) fell 0.5% from April to May (down 33.3% YOY); the middle third gained 1.0% from April to May (down 18.2% YOY); and the top third (over $485,728 at the time of acquisition) gained 3.8% from April to May (down 19.6% YOY).
According to the Index, single-family home values for the bottom third of the market in the San Francisco MSA have retreated to March 2000 levels having fallen 62% from a peak in August 2006, the middle third is hovering around March 2002 levels having fallen 42% from a peak in May 2006, and the top third is back to November 2003 levels having fallen 28% from a peak in August 2007.
Condo values in the San Francisco MSA gained 2.3% from April ’09 to May ’09, down 24.7% on a year-over-year basis and down 31.0% from an October 2005 high.
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., greater MSA) and are imperfect in factoring out changes in property values due to improvements versus appreciation (although they try their best).
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