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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 81,611 people, 26,083 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $546,670, real estate costs in Lakewood 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 Lakewood, accounting for 80.90% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Lakewood include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 13.62%), row houses and other attached homes ( 2.77%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 2.18%).
Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Lakewood. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 70.10% of Lakewood's homes, and 67.64% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.
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. Lakewood's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 82.49% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Lakewood include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 15.36%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 1.21%).
Real estate appreciation rates in Lakewood's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.32% during the period.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Lakewood that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Lakewood real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Lakewood appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.05%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 86.97% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Lakewood. Lakewood appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.20%.
Importantly, this makes Lakewood 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 Lakewood's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% 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 Lakewood differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Lakewood - 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 Lakewood real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$968,001 - $1,291,000||1.4|
|$646,001 - $968,000||18.2|
|$516,001 - $646,000||34.4|
|$387,001 - $516,000||30.3|
|$258,001 - $387,000||8.4|
|$129,001 - $258,000||2.1|
|$65,001 - $129,000||1.0|
|$0 - $65,000||3.1|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
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
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Lakewood HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||0.9|
|1970 - 1999||15.4|
|1940 - 1969||82.5|
|1939 or Older||1.2|
|TYPE OF Lakewood HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||2.2|
|SIZE OF Lakewood HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||1.86|