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Average Appreciation for Residential Properties in Santa Cruz County*

YEAR # of Sales Appreciation Average Price
1980 2,407 17% $113,803
1981 1,711 5% $114,460
1982 1,021 3% $117,924
1983 1,631 0% $117,968
1984 1,874 8% $127,735
1985 2,108 5% $134,735
1986 2,086 12% $153,476
1987 2,153 11% $171,966
1988 2,266 15% $202,272
1989 1,981 21% $255,209
1990 1,492 2% $259,145
1991 1,350 2% $263,564
1992 1,186 (3.5%) $254,781
1993 1,596 (1%) $250,928
1994 1,871 (3.5%) $244,247
1995 1,520 1.5% $247,659
1996 1,793 1% $250,148
1997 2,167 10.5% $279,163
1998 2,679 10% $335,569
1999 2,384 16% $395,178
2000 2,422 23.5% $523,923
2001 1,784 6.5% $561,201
2002 2,290 1% $565,142
2003 2,355 7.95% $610,100
2004 2,801 13.2% $690,379
2005 2,175 20.8% $833,818
2006 1,799 0.9% $841,093
2007 1,424 1.62% $855,454
2008 1,433 (22.38%) $664,329
2009 1,689 (17.47%) $548,234
2010 1,558 4.92% $575,378
2011 1,717 (5.45%) $543,724
2012 2,057 4.12% $566,461
2013 1,901 15.56% $654,597
2014 1,808 17.1% $766,534
2015 2,016 3.766% $795,402
2016 2,238 11.62% $887,882
2017 1,849 6.208% $942,999
2018 1,813 6.64% $1,005,615
2019 122 (3.568%) $969,729

*Based on information from the California Association of REALTORS and/or from MLS Listings, Inc. (MLS). Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS.