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Los Osos, 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 Q2 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 Osos, CA Housing Market Trends

With a population of 14,465, 6,296 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $791,149, real estate costs in Los Osos 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 Los Osos, accounting for 76.89% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Los Osos include mobile homes or trailers ( 9.36%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.73%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.97%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Los Osos. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 70.98% of Los Osos's homes, and 53.01% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Los Osos 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 Los Osos built between 1940-1969 ( 17.46%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 5.04%). There's also some housing in Los Osos built before 1939 ( 2.67%).

Los Osos Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Los Osos has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Los Osos real estate appreciated 122.92% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 8.35%, putting Los Osos in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Los Osos 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 Osos's appreciation rate, at 14.32%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Los Osos's appreciation rate has been 2.24%, which annualizes to a rate of 9.25%.

Relative to California, our data show that Los Osos's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$791,149

Los Osos, CA HOME PRICES

> $1,366,000
$1,025,001 - $1,366,000
$683,001 - $1,025,000
$546,001 - $683,000
$410,001 - $546,000
$273,001 - $410,000
$136,001 - $273,000
$68,001 - $136,000
$0 - $68,000
5.1%
5.1%
16.3%
16.3%
45.3%
45.3%
16.1%
16.1%
7.9%
7.9%
4.4%
4.4%
1.9%
1.9%
0.8%
0.8%
2.1%
2.1%
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:
6,296

Los Osos Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
CA*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2022 Q1 - 2022 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2021 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2020 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2017 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2022 Q2
181.68% 4.71%
6
9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$2,872 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
Renters
Vacant
71.0%
71.0%
29.0%
29.0%
5.1%
5.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
1970 - 1999
1940 - 1969
1939 or Older
5.0%
5.0%
74.8%
74.8%
17.5%
17.5%
2.7%
2.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
Townhomes
Small Apt. Buildings
Apt. Complexes
Mobile Homes
Other
76.9%
76.9%
3.0%
3.0%
7.7%
7.7%
2.9%
2.9%
9.4%
9.4%
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
4 Bedrooms
5 or more bedrooms
0.9%
0.9%
6.4%
6.4%
38.7%
38.7%
41.2%
41.2%
11.8%
11.8%
1.0%
1.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Popular Neighborhoods in Los Osos

Zip Codes in Los Osos, CA