San Juan Capistrano , CA

Monthly Housing Development Update | October 2021

General statistics, market trends and outlook for housing development in San Juan Capistrano, CA


City Housing Update for October 2021


Current Trends:

During this past month of September, the median rental price for a single family home in San Juan Capistrano was $3,366 and median sale price for a single family home in the city was $751,300. There were approximately 193 homes listed for sale in the city at the end of September, compared with 182 in August. During the last month, homes sold within 103 days on the market and received 3 offers per sale on average.


City Housing Supply:

As of the end of 2017, the total count of existing housing units in the city was 12,380. Single family housing units make up the vast majority 73.68% of San Juan Capistrano's housing units, 9,122 units total. Multifamily units make up 15 percent, or approximately 1,874. As of last year, the average housing density (people per household) was 3.1, compared with the state average of 2.97. At the end of the period, about 551 of housing units in the city were unoccupied, suggesting a vacancy rate of 0 percent.


Regulations & Outlook:

The City has finalized updates to it's residential zoning code that fully comply with State Laws SB 1069 and AB 2299 which allow for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to be developed on most single family lots. More commonly referred to as “Granny Flats” and “In-Law Units”, in San Juan Capistrano as many as 5,381 homes may now be eligible to add some form of second dwelling unit. These laws are intended by The State to boost opportunities for housing production in cities in an effort to address the growing housing deficits local communities face accross The State. Typically secondary units are constructed by homeowners in backyards, converted garages and basements of single family residences. These new regulations could now allow individual homeowners to play a significant role to increase housing production in San Juan Capistrano over the coming years. Consider for example, if just one percent of eligible homeowners in San Juan Capistrano built an ADU each year, it would contribute an additional 269 units to the city's housing stock over the next five years and create hundreds of new local construction jobs.


Local News & Policy:

The city's latest residential zoning requirements for ADUs can be found on the San Juan Capistrano City Page using the link or search bar at the bottom of this report. Recently More information on the latest local policies and requirements for ADUs will be available as they are passed. Check back each month for the latest changes in San Juan Capistrano.


Get Involved:

For homeowners and local developers who are interested in getting involved in the ADU movement locally in San Juan Capistrano, use Housable to get insights about the ADU housing development potential of specific properties. Housable provides zoning, permitting, estimation and design tools, many of them free of charge, to help homeowners at any step plan, permit and build their ADU projects. Use property design and calculation tools any time, get low cost insights about the ADU potetnial of your property and connect with local professionals who can help with the process when you're ready to get started. Stay up to date with the latest local trends in housing production and join the ADU movement to create more housing in San Juan Capistrano, one garage, basement, or backyard at a time.



Exerpts From City Housing Reports


SCAG and the California Department of Finance do not project the number of housing units for the future. However, SCAG does project the number of households (occupied housing units). Table 11 shows that between the years 2008 and 2020, San Juan Capistrano will gain approximately 1,000 housing units, an increase of almost 9 percent. During this same time period, Orange County is expected to see a 6 percent increase in number of households. The increase in housing units is expected to slow between 2020 and 2035.

The age of a jurisdiction's housing stock is an important characteristic because it is often an indicator of housing condition and indicative of potential rehabilitation needs. Many federal and state programs use age of housing as one factor to determine housing needs and the availability of funds for housing and/or community development. Figure 13 shows that a very large portion of the housing stock in San Juan Capistrano is relatively new. Approximately 96 percent of the City's housing units were built after 1960. The growth after 1960 corresponds with the incorporation of the City in 1961. However, the City's very special history includes structures that date back to the days of the early Spanish and missionary settlers.

The City of San Juan Capistrano has a RHNA of 638 units for the 2014-2021 RHNA period. The 638 units include 147 extremely/very low-income, 104 low-income, and 120 moderate-income, and 267 above moderate-income units. The residential sites inventory consists of over 311 acres of vacant and developable land with capacity to yield at least 772 new units. All site included in the sites inventory have appropriate in zoning in place and can accommodate the RHNA for all income levels through year 2021. To allow and encourage increased housing opportunities, revisions to the City's Density Bonus Ordinance will be completed prior to adoption of the 2014 Housing Element to reflect current state law.


Current Market Stats October 2021


Median Sales Price $751,300.00

Median Rental Price $3,366.00 Based on 840 sqft unit

Total Homes on Market 193

Average Days on Market 103

Average Offers per Sale 3


City Housing Stock 2017


Total Housing Units 12380

Single-Family Units 9122

Other Type Units 1384

Unit Vacancy Rate 0.0445

Annual Units Produced (2017) 61


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General City Info San Juan Capistrano, CA


City Population 34,593

City Area 14.12 sq. mi.


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City & State Housing News

State of CA More Cities Say Yes to Granny Apartments, ADUs https://efficientgov.com/ 07/11/2017

State of CA State's leading housing agency releases guidelines on ... sd10.senate.ca.gov 06/12/2016



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