Top Ten Cities for Home Values Zooming Skyward Over Past 30 Years

If you wonder at night what are the top ten cities in the US that have seen monster home value increases over the past 30 years, then we’ve got your answers here.

Despite home prices softening in San Francisco (along with apartment rental costs) this summer our city remains the big dog among cities in home market value increases. In fact, it’s NASA astronomical. If you bought a house in 1986 in SF for a median value of $160,955 you could sell that house in today’s market for $1,058,474—a very impressive return of 557.6%

Here are the Top Ten—from 10 to 1:

10. Miami, Florida

1986 median home value: $62,385

2016 median home value: $249,326

Return: 299.7%

9. San Diego, California

1986 median home value: $114,414

2016 median home value: $502,015

Return: 338.8%

8. Los Angeles, California

1986 median home value: $116,061

2016 median home value: $520,060

Return: 348.1%

7. Orange County, California

1986 median home value: $143,210

2016 median home value: $643,483

Return: 349.3%

6. Oakland, California

1986 median home value: $130,659

2016 median home value: $631,109

Return: 383%

5. Portland, Oregon

1986 median home value: $63,154

2016 median home value: $313,079

Return: 395.7%

4. Seattle, Washington

1986 median home value: $81,774

2016 median home value: $412,286

Return: 404.2%

3. Honolulu, Hawaii

1986 median home value: $120,199

2016 median home value: $607,003

Return: 405%

2. San Jose, California

1986 median home value: $154,787

2016 median home value: $923,315

Return: 496.5%

1. San Francisco, California

1986 median home value: $160,955

2016 median home value: $1,058,474

Return: 557.6%