Looking for real estate statistics?
We suggest DataQuick. Often when we are trying to help someone understand prices, we suggest they look at the zip code charts (along the left side of the page), which show prices by city/zip code for single family homes and condos, plus a comparison of prices this year to last year. There's also California Home Sale Price Medians by City.
There are more statistics on this site, and many news sources quote information from this site. Give it a look!