The July report of the Case-Shiller Home Price Index was released today. All price tiers for the 5-County San Francisco Metro Statistical Area increased. The high-tier price index, which best applies to the city of San Francisco itself, hit its highest point since December 2008.
Recent trends by month, 2011-2012: http://www.robcostabile.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Case-Shiller_High-Tier_20111.jpg
Annual trend line since 1996: http://www.robcostabile.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Case-Shiller_HT_1996-20111.jpg
Simplified trend line since 1982: http://www.robcostabile.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Case-Shiller_Simplified_from-19841.jpg
A more detailed explanation of the Case-Shiller Index can be found here: http://www.paragon-re.com/Case_Shiller_Index_Deciphered_for_SF