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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 92,931 people, 28,738 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $452,132, real estate costs in San Marcos 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 Marcos, accounting for 50.28% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in San Marcos include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 23.92%), mobile homes or trailers ( 12.84%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 9.54%).
The most prevalent building size and type in San Marcos are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 58.45% owning and 41.55% renting.
There is a lot of housing in San Marcos 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 Marcos built between 2000 and later ( 28.27%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 6.50%).
Real estate appreciation rates in San Marcos's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.12% during the period.
Appreciation rates are so strong in San Marcos that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, San Marcos real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, San Marcos appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.19%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 82.38% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in San Marcos. San Marcos appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.68%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.89%.
Importantly, this makes San Marcos 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 San Marcos's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% 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 Marcos differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in San Marcos - 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 Marcos real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$972,001 - $1,297,000||3.3|
|$648,001 - $972,000||19.0|
|$519,001 - $648,000||18.9|
|$389,001 - $519,000||19.2|
|$259,001 - $389,000||13.8|
|$130,001 - $259,000||9.8|
|$65,001 - $130,000||7.1|
|$0 - $65,000||4.6|
|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 San Marcos HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||28.3|
|1970 - 1999||64.6|
|1940 - 1969||6.5|
|1939 or Older||0.6|
|TYPE OF San Marcos HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||3.4|
|SIZE OF San Marcos HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||5.68|