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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.
Methodology: NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data
With 34,955 people, 12,460 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $787,664, real estate costs in San Juan Capistrano 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 San Juan Capistrano, accounting for 55.80% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in San Juan Capistrano include row houses and other attached homes ( 20.16%), mobile homes or trailers ( 8.96%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 7.86%).
Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in San Juan Capistrano. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 73.94% of San Juan Capistrano's homes, and 58.74% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.
There is a lot of housing in San Juan Capistrano 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 San Juan Capistrano built between 1940-1969 ( 16.05%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 13.16%).
Appreciation rates for homes in San Juan Capistrano have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 91.37%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average San Juan Capistrano house appreciation rate of 6.71%.
Over the last year, San Juan Capistrano appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, San Juan Capistrano's appreciation rate has been 7.80%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in San Juan Capistrano were at -2.75%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -10.55%.
Notably, San Juan Capistrano's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.
Relative to California, our data show that San Juan Capistrano'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 San Juan Capistrano differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in San Juan Capistrano - 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 San Juan Capistrano real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
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