California Home Prices: A History

California Home Prices A History

Over the past 42 years, home prices have risen in California almost every year, and they’re back on the rise. History shows that home ownership in California is a solid long-term investment.

1970 $24,640
1971 $26,880
1972 $28,810
1973 $31,460
1974 $34,610
1975 $41,600
1976 $48,630
1977 $62,290
1978 $70,890
1979 $84,150
1980 $99,550
1981 $107,710
1982 $111,800
1983 $114,370
1984 $114,260
1985 $119,860
1986 $133,640
1987 $142,060
1988 $168,200
1989 $196,120
1990 $193,770
1991 $200,660
1992 $197,030
1993 $188,240
1994 $185,010
1995 $178,160
1996 $177,270
1997 $186,490
1998 $200,100
1999 $217,510
2000 $241,350
2001 $262,350
2002 $316,130
2003 $371,520
2004 $450,770
2005 $522,670
2006 $556,430
2007 $560,270
2008 $348,490
2009 $274,960
2010 $305,010
2011 $285,950
2012 $319,340

Source: C.A.R.’s Annual Historical Data Summary

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