Laguna Niguel, CA

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Laguna Niguel, 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

Laguna Niguel Housing Market Information

With 65,328 people, 24,847 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $952,086, Laguna Niguel house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, Laguna Niguel 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 Laguna Niguel, accounting for 55.73% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Laguna Niguel include row houses and other attached homes ( 18.79%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 17.71%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.73%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Laguna Niguel. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 69.68% of Laguna Niguel's homes, and 53.97% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Laguna Niguel 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 Laguna Niguel built between 1940-1969 ( 7.15%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 5.60%).

Laguna Niguel Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Laguna Niguel has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Laguna Niguel real estate appreciated 44.75% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.77%, putting Laguna Niguel in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Laguna Niguel 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 Laguna Niguel that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Laguna Niguel real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Laguna Niguel appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.01%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 82.53% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Laguna Niguel. Laguna Niguel appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.08%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.60%.

Relative to California, our data show that Laguna Niguel'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 Laguna Niguel differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Laguna Niguel - 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 Laguna Niguel real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Laguna Niguel, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,324,000 18.6
$993,001 - $1,324,000 24.8
$662,001 - $993,000 32.6
$530,001 - $662,000 9.5
$397,001 - $530,000 6.9
$265,001 - $397,000 5.1
$133,001 - $265,000 1.3
$66,001 - $133,000 0.2
$0 - $66,000 1.0

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.52992700729927 15.4652686762779

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Laguna Niguel Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
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
136.91% 4.71%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,810 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 69.68
Renters 30.32
Vacant 6.23

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Laguna Niguel HOMES
2000 or Newer 5.6
1970 - 1999 86.6
1940 - 1969 7.1
1939 or Older 0.6

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Laguna Niguel HOMES
Single-Family 55.7
Townhomes 18.8
Small Apt. Buildings 7.7
Apt. Complexes 17.7
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Laguna Niguel HOMES
No Bedroom 0.75
1 Bedroom 7.96
2 Bedrooms 28.96
3 Bedrooms 27.36
4 Bedrooms 26.61
5 or more bedrooms 8.36