Here's where home values have skyrocketed, while others barely get by

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  • Home values on the West Coast have increased exponentially over the past 30 years versus the slow increases seen in the South and East Coast.
  • San Francisco has the highest median home price for the last 30 years and remains the most expensive, with a $1,058,474 median price tag.
  • The value median value increase in San Francisco since 1986 was 557 percent. Oakland grew 383 percent in the same time, while Los Angeles grew 348.1 percent.

The U.S. housing market is splitting: metro areas with the highest home value appreciation over the past 30 years have grown exponentially faster than those with the slowest appreciation. And, according to a Trulia report, the split is widening.