Cotati, CA


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Cotati, 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 Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Cotati Housing Market Information

With a population of 7,445, 2,820 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $555,147, real estate costs in Cotati are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive California communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Cotati, accounting for 55.23% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Cotati include row houses and other attached homes ( 17.87%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.57%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.26%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Cotati are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 56.82% owning and 43.18% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Cotati 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 Cotati built between 2000 and later ( 16.68%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 14.78%). There's also some housing in Cotati built before 1939 ( 6.45%).

Cotati Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Cotati have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 3.81%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Cotati house appreciation rate of 0.37%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Cotati that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Cotati real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Cotati appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 11.09%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 96.21% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Cotati. Cotati appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 3.16%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 13.27%.

Importantly, this makes Cotati one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that Cotati's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,432,000 1.9
$1,075,001 - $1,432,000 6.5
$717,001 - $1,075,000 16.4
$573,001 - $717,000 21.0
$430,001 - $573,000 20.1
$287,001 - $430,000 18.9
$143,001 - $287,000 6.1
$72,001 - $143,000 3.9
$0 - $72,000 5.0

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
4.64666588538615 32.4074074074074

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Cotati Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
77.86% 3.39% 4 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,833 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 56.82
Renters 43.18
Vacant 4.21

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 16.7
1970 - 1999 62.1
1940 - 1969 14.8
1939 or Older 6.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 55.2
Townhomes 17.9
Small Apt. Buildings 12.3
Apt. Complexes 12.6
Mobile Homes 2.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.41
1 Bedroom 8.05
2 Bedrooms 34.82
3 Bedrooms 36.96
4 Bedrooms 15.42
5 or more bedrooms 2.34

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