Fresno, CA

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Fresno, 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 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Fresno Housing Market Information

With 527,438 people, 165,107 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $230,309, Fresno real estate values are some of the lowest in California, although compared to real estate around the nation, Fresno homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Fresno, accounting for 60.60% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Fresno include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.50%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 14.14%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.53%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Fresno are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 46.04% owning and 53.96% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Fresno 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 Fresno built between 1940-1969 ( 27.68%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 16.18%). There's also some housing in Fresno built before 1939 ( 7.06%).

Fresno Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Fresno has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Fresno real estate appreciated 38.82% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.33%, putting Fresno in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Fresno 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 Fresno that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Fresno real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Fresno appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.66%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 90.15% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Fresno. Fresno appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.55%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.61%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Fresno's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that Fresno's latest annual appreciation rate is higher 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 Fresno differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Fresno - 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 Fresno real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,356,000 1.2
$1,017,001 - $1,356,000 1.2
$678,001 - $1,017,000 3.9
$543,001 - $678,000 4.5
$407,001 - $543,000 11.5
$271,001 - $407,000 30.0
$136,001 - $271,000 32.9
$68,001 - $136,000 8.9
$0 - $68,000 5.9

Very Low for CA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
30.4759124087591 84.5347313237221

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Fresno Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
123.92% 4.28%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,221 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 46.04
Renters 53.96
Vacant 6.52

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 16.2
1970 - 1999 49.1
1940 - 1969 27.7
1939 or Older 7.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 60.6
Townhomes 2.5
Small Apt. Buildings 14.1
Apt. Complexes 20.5
Mobile Homes 2.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.99
1 Bedroom 10.46
2 Bedrooms 30.35
3 Bedrooms 39.32
4 Bedrooms 14.03
5 or more bedrooms 2.85