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SF Real Estate Market – Animated Charts

Against my will, I’m back from vacation, and back at it. So it’s on with the real estate show.

This first chart below is a very simplified, approximate and smoothed out chart graphing the percentage ups and downs in San Francisco home prices over the past 30+ years. We have other charts that illustrate more exact changes in median sales prices, average dollar per square foot values, and Case-Shiller Index values.


San Francisco median home prices since 1993, by property type (houses, condos and TICs), in thousands of dollars ($950 = $950,000). Changes in median price are not perfectly correlated to changes in home values since median prices can be affected by a variety of factors. Still, the overall trend line is certainly reflective of market conditions.


Factors behind the market: 30-year average mortgage interest rates for conforming loans since 1981, per the FHLMC (Freddie Mac).


Factors behind the market: San Francisco employment trends since 1990.


More animated charts to come. Let me know if you like them, or not.



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One thought on “SF Real Estate Market – Animated Charts”

  • Rob Ohs

    June 18, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Great post indeed!!I really like the way you have expressed everything through charts .That makes it so easy to understand and take benefits .A big thanks for sharing it .Keep going:)


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