Here's some interesting statistics that give some clues about the state of the San Francisco real estate market.
First, for the full year 2011, the number of residential sales increased again for the third year in a row.
More properties (single family homes, condos, TICs and co-ops) were sold last year than any year since 2007.
Sales for January, 2012, also showed strength:
Although slightly fewer sold this January than January, 2011, overall the trend is positive since the low of downward trend that started after 2007.