Due to what Realtor.com calls pent-up demand and robust economic growth, San Francisco remains the hottest housing market in the U.S.
In fact, many California markets continue to dominate. Other top metros in the state include San Jose (No. 2), Vallejo (No. 3), Sacramento (No. 5), and San Diego (No. 6). Hot housing markets receive about 1.4 to 2.9 times the number of views per listing compared with the national average, according to Realtor.com, and the homes move off market 29 to 51 days more quickly than the rest of the U.S.
Altogether, the median list price for December was $228,000. The figure is down 1 percent from November, but up 9 percent from December of 2014.