Carlsbad, CA
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Carlsbad, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Carlsbad Housing Market Information

With 115,330 people, 42,926 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $951,653, Carlsbad house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, Carlsbad real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Carlsbad, accounting for 54.83% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Carlsbad include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 22.90%), row houses and other attached homes ( 14.46%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.02%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Carlsbad are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 63.65% owning and 36.35% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Carlsbad built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Carlsbad built between 2000 and later ( 23.98%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 9.19%). There's also some housing in Carlsbad built before 1939 ( 1.05%).

Carlsbad Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Carlsbad has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Carlsbad real estate appreciated 49.68% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.12%, putting Carlsbad in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Carlsbad definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Carlsbad that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Carlsbad real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Carlsbad appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.96%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 82.20% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Carlsbad. Carlsbad appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.45%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.15%.

Relative to California, our data show that Carlsbad's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Carlsbad differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Carlsbad - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Carlsbad real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$951,653

Carlsbad, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,332,000 12.1
$999,001 - $1,332,000 26.3
$666,001 - $999,000 34.2
$533,001 - $666,000 11.2
$400,001 - $533,000 9.8
$266,001 - $400,000 3.0
$133,001 - $266,000 1.2
$67,001 - $133,000 1.0
$0 - $67,000 1.3

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.54744525547445 15.8584534731324

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
42,926

Carlsbad Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
CA*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q2 - 2018 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q3
137.24% 4.72%
8
10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$3,030 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Homeownership
Owners 63.65
Renters 36.35
Vacant 8.04

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

AGE OF Carlsbad HOMES
2000 or Newer 24.0
1970 - 1999 65.8
1940 - 1969 9.2
1939 or Older 1.1

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Carlsbad HOMES
Single-Family 54.8
Townhomes 14.5
Small Apt. Buildings 5.0
Apt. Complexes 22.9
Mobile Homes 2.7
Other 0.1

Home Size

SIZE OF Carlsbad HOMES
No Bedroom 1.77
1 Bedroom 7.44
2 Bedrooms 28.15
3 Bedrooms 30.57
4 Bedrooms 24.39
5 or more bedrooms 7.68