The numbers in the Case-Shiller Indices relate to a January 2000 value designated as 100. A reading of 181.9 signifies a value 81.9% higher than that of January 2000. The SF Metro Area is comprised of 5 Bay Area counties.

2013: 19% appreciation over the 12-month period according to Case-Shiller.

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2012-2013, since recovery began in earnest: 32% appreciation per Case-Shiller.

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1996-2013: a longer-term view of cycles in real estate.

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