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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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With a population of 140,721, 45,031 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $574,257, real estate costs in Fullerton 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 Fullerton, accounting for 51.06% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Fullerton include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 29.43%), row houses and other attached homes ( 9.75%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.95%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Fullerton are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 51.23% owning and 48.77% renting.
At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Fullerton's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 46.93% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Fullerton include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 38.17%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 9.55%). There's also some housing in Fullerton built before 1939 ( 5.35%).
Appreciation rates for homes in Fullerton have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 4.85%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Fullerton house appreciation rate of 0.47%.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Fullerton that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Fullerton real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Fullerton appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.99%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 84.76% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Fullerton. Fullerton appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.87%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.69%.
Relative to California, our data show that Fullerton'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 Fullerton differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Fullerton - 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 Fullerton real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$1,000,001 - $1,333,000||10.8|
|$666,001 - $1,000,000||27.4|
|$533,001 - $666,000||19.9|
|$400,001 - $533,000||21.9|
|$266,001 - $400,000||9.2|
|$133,001 - $266,000||2.6|
|$67,001 - $133,000||1.5|
|$0 - $67,000||2.4|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2017 Q2 - 2017 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q3 - 2017 Q3
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q3
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Fullerton HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||9.6|
|1970 - 1999||38.2|
|1940 - 1969||46.9|
|1939 or Older||5.4|
|TYPE OF Fullerton HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||7.9|
|SIZE OF Fullerton HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||4.49|