Los Osos, CA


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Los Osos, 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 Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Los Osos Housing Market Information

With 14,762 people, 6,478 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $511,688, 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 78.14% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Los Osos include mobile homes or trailers ( 7.74%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.49%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.22%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Los Osos are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 63.67% owning and 36.33% renting.

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 ( 24.61%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 3.09%).

Los Osos Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Los Osos's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.02% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Los Osos that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Los Osos real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Los Osos appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.13%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 75.11% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Los Osos. Los Osos appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.09%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.34%.

Relative to California, our data show that Los Osos's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,313,000 3.5
$985,001 - $1,313,000 6.3
$657,001 - $985,000 17.1
$525,001 - $657,000 19.9
$394,001 - $525,000 29.7
$263,001 - $394,000 13.9
$131,001 - $263,000 4.0
$65,001 - $131,000 2.6
$0 - $65,000 2.9

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
5.66037735849057 38.7566137566138

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Los Osos Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
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
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
89.70% 3.78% 6 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,702 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 63.67
Renters 36.33
Vacant 6.33

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 3.1
1970 - 1999 71.6
1940 - 1969 24.6
1939 or Older 0.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 78.1
Townhomes 4.2
Small Apt. Buildings 7.5
Apt. Complexes 2.4
Mobile Homes 7.7
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.01
1 Bedroom 7.50
2 Bedrooms 34.76
3 Bedrooms 47.14
4 Bedrooms 8.07
5 or more bedrooms 0.52

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