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Golden State on the rise: Top 10 metros with rising median list prices

San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Barbara in top 5

Editor's note: Data from Realtor.com's June 2012 Real Estate Trend Data Report. The report analyzes data for 146 U.S. metros and includes single-family homes, condos, townhomes and co-ops. Three California metros -- Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, San Francisco and Oakland -- shot to the top five of metros with the largest year-over-year percentage median list price jump, according to Realtor.com data through June 2012. They also claim the highest list prices in the top 10 (outside of Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.Va.(D.C.)'s $425,000) with June 2012 median list prices of $699,000, $725,000 and $379,000, respectively.Median list prices in the country are on the rise, too. For the sixth month in a row, median list prices of for-sale U.S. homes -- at $195,000 as of June -- have increased from the previous month, according to Realtor.com's June 2012 real estate report. This trend, along with a 20 percent drawdown in inventory -- and close to 10 percent fewer days of for-sale homes on ma...