Yucca Valley, CA


Highest Appreciating Yucca Valley Neighborhoods Since 2000

Yucca Valley, CA Real Estate Data

Yucca Valley Housing Market Information

With 21,600 people, 8,461 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $179,871, Yucca Valley real estate values are some of the lowest in California, although compared to real estate around the nation, Yucca Valley homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Yucca Valley, accounting for 74.03% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Yucca Valley include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.38%), mobile homes or trailers ( 9.72%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 4.13%).

People in Yucca Valley primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Yucca Valley has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Yucca Valley 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 Yucca Valley built between 1940-1969 ( 27.38%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 17.27%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Yucca Valley. Fully 15.40% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Yucca Valley homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Yucca Valley real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Yucca Valley Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Yucca Valley over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 28.51% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Yucca Valley home appreciation rates at 2.81%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.72%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Yucca Valley that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Yucca Valley real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Yucca Valley appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.49%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 91.70% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Yucca Valley. Yucca Valley appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.81%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.72%.

Importantly, this makes Yucca Valley one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the town's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that Yucca Valley'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 town. Individual neighborhoods within Yucca Valley differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Yucca Valley - 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 Yucca Valley real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Yucca Valley, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,328,000 0.0
$996,001 - $1,328,000 0.5
$664,001 - $996,000 2.1
$531,001 - $664,000 2.1
$398,001 - $531,000 5.6
$265,001 - $398,000 13.2
$133,001 - $265,000 41.5
$67,001 - $133,000 21.4
$0 - $67,000 12.7

Very Low for CA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
37.940935192781 89.6825396825397

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,100 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 58.19
Renters 41.81
Vacant 15.40

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Yucca Valley HOMES
2000 or Newer 17.3
1970 - 1999 54.6
1940 - 1969 27.4
1939 or Older 0.7

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Yucca Valley HOMES
Single-Family 74.0
Townhomes 1.2
Small Apt. Buildings 10.4
Apt. Complexes 4.1
Mobile Homes 9.7
Other 0.5

Home Size

SIZE OF Yucca Valley HOMES
No Bedroom 2.84
1 Bedroom 8.42
2 Bedrooms 41.71
3 Bedrooms 36.56
4 Bedrooms 9.22
5 or more bedrooms 1.26

Yucca Valley Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q3 - 2016 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q4
76.97% 3.36% 5 9
* 10 is highest

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