With a population of 28,335, 9,164 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $169,437, Desert Hot Springs real estate values are some of the lowest in California, although compared to real estate around the nation, Desert Hot Springs homes are still considered rather expensive.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Desert Hot Springs, accounting for 62.58% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Desert Hot Springs include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 14.15%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.11%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 6.04%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Desert Hot Springs are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 44.03% owning and 55.97% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Desert Hot Springs 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 Desert Hot Springs built between 2000 and later ( 33.85%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 19.02%). There's also some housing in Desert Hot Springs built before 1939 ( 1.10%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Desert Hot Springs. Fully 20.83% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Desert Hot Springs homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Desert Hot Springs real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.
Homes have actually lost value in Desert Hot Springs over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 42.54% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Desert Hot Springs home appreciation rates at 1.54%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.30%.
Over the last year, Desert Hot Springs appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Desert Hot Springs's appreciation rate has been 4.00%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Desert Hot Springs were at 1.54%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.30%.
Relative to California, our data show that Desert Hot Springs's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% 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 Desert Hot Springs differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Desert Hot Springs - 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 Desert Hot Springs real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$1,116,001 - $1,487,000||0.2|
|$743,001 - $1,116,000||0.9|
|$595,001 - $743,000||0.1|
|$446,001 - $595,000||1.5|
|$297,001 - $446,000||10.4|
|$149,001 - $297,000||48.5|
|$74,001 - $149,000||27.1|
|$0 - $74,000||11.3|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|AGE OF Desert Hot Springs HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||33.8|
|1970 - 1999||46.0|
|1940 - 1969||19.0|
|1939 or Older||1.1|
|TYPE OF Desert Hot Springs HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||14.2|
|SIZE OF Desert Hot Springs HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||1.11|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
|* 10 is highest|