If you want up to the minute accurate information use an agent.
If you want to believe prices are lagging go to any website and get the advertisements people leave behind. It is my opinion that websites are nothing more than advertisements and many ads are left online for weeks if not months.
Prices do seem to be on the rise.
Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes
California Department of Real Estate Broker License # 01312992
Trulia IS NOT an MLS. Trulia is a "data syndicator".
The best move you can make now is to team with a RealtorÂ® in the target area you are searching so you have access to TRUE MLS information (and I highly recommend an automated search, which your RealtorÂ® can provide).
If you plan on "going it alone" please review the following post:
MLS Data Accuracy â€“ Where to search if youâ€™re â€œwithout RealtorÂ®â€