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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 153,656 people, 55,528 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $1,224,130, Sunnyvale house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, Sunnyvale real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Sunnyvale, accounting for 39.21% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Sunnyvale include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 35.71%), row houses and other attached homes ( 9.36%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.34%).
People in Sunnyvale primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Sunnyvale 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. Sunnyvale's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 44.44% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Sunnyvale include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 44.08%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 9.51%). There's also some housing in Sunnyvale built before 1939 ( 1.96%).
In the last 10 years, Sunnyvale has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Sunnyvale real estate appreciated 91.20% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 6.70%, putting Sunnyvale in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Sunnyvale definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Sunnyvale that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Sunnyvale real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Sunnyvale appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 11.41%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 96.43% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 4.76%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 20.42%.
Importantly, this makes Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% 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 Sunnyvale differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Sunnyvale - 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 Sunnyvale real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$1,123,001 - $1,496,000||23.8|
|$748,001 - $1,123,000||21.7|
|$599,001 - $748,000||4.8|
|$449,001 - $599,000||2.5|
|$299,001 - $449,000||1.9|
|$149,001 - $299,000||3.7|
|$75,001 - $149,000||2.8|
|$0 - $75,000||3.8|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2018 Q2 - 2018 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q3 - 2018 Q3
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q3
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Sunnyvale HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||9.5|
|1970 - 1999||44.1|
|1940 - 1969||44.4|
|1939 or Older||2.0|
|TYPE OF Sunnyvale HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||8.3|
|SIZE OF Sunnyvale HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||2.87|