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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Market

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 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Los Angeles, CA Housing Market Trends

With a population of 3,849,297, 1,402,522 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $896,542, real estate costs in Los Angeles 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.

Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Los Angeles, accounting for 47.06% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Los Angeles include single-family detached homes ( 37.54%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.98%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.73%). This particular housing mix is relatively uncommon and characteristic of cities that are compact and walkable, and which often have a lively downtown.

People in Los Angeles primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) units, chiefly found in large apartment complexes or high rise apartments. Los Angeles has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

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. Los Angeles's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 40.61% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Los Angeles include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 30.24%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 19.78%). There's also some housing in Los Angeles built between 2000 and later ( 9.37%).

Los Angeles Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Los Angeles has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Los Angeles real estate appreciated 151.18% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 9.65%, putting Los Angeles in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Los Angeles definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Los Angeles's appreciation rate, at 14.69%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Los Angeles's appreciation rate has been 4.15%, which annualizes to a rate of 17.67%.

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

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$896,542

Los Angeles, CA HOME PRICES

> $1,465,000
$1,099,001 - $1,465,000
$732,001 - $1,099,000
$586,001 - $732,000
$439,001 - $586,000
$293,001 - $439,000
$146,001 - $293,000
$73,001 - $146,000
$0 - $73,000
18.5%
18.5%
14.1%
14.1%
32.4%
32.4%
16.1%
16.1%
10.7%
10.7%
4.5%
4.5%
1.5%
1.5%
0.9%
0.9%
1.2%
1.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Very High for Nation

High for CA

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
1,402,522

Los Angeles Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
CA*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2022 Q2 - 2022 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2021 Q3 - 2022 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2020 Q3 - 2022 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2017 Q3 - 2022 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2012 Q3 - 2022 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2022 Q3
306.43% 6.36%
10
10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$2,636 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
Renters
Vacant
36.1%
36.1%
63.9%
63.9%
7.4%
7.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
1970 - 1999
1940 - 1969
1939 or Older
9.4%
9.4%
30.2%
30.2%
40.6%
40.6%
19.8%
19.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
Townhomes
Small Apt. Buildings
Apt. Complexes
Mobile Homes
Other
37.5%
37.5%
5.7%
5.7%
9.0%
9.0%
47.1%
47.1%
0.6%
0.6%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
4 Bedrooms
5 or more bedrooms
10.9%
10.9%
24.2%
24.2%
30.8%
30.8%
22.3%
22.3%
8.9%
8.9%
2.9%
2.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES