November 10, 2021

Updated March 11, 2022

Year-Over-Year Rent Price Analysis

The subject of today’s snapshot is for Mid-City, San Diego, California. Based on our analysis, Mid-City, San Diego’s year-over-year average rents increased across all bedroom types.

Our standard neighborhood analysis uses a 12-month “LookBack” to establish an average baseline rent. The results from the 12-month LookBack analysis are presented in the tables below for Mid-City, San Diego’s 1–2 bedroom rents from March 1, 2021 – March 1, 2022:


As the table shows, 1BR units increased by 6% from last year or $82 more, and the 2BR units increased by 11% from last year or $204 more. As demonstrated by the table, year-over-year performance for all selected bedroom types increased in rent prices from last year.


Market Activity: San Diego, California 

Are you interested in investing in San Diego? Location is an important factor to consider when finding a profitable market for a rental property. The key characteristics of a good location include a strong economy, a growing labor force, and high rental demand. Below are some quick facts about the San Diego rental market that can help you with your investment analysis and overall decision.

  • Price-to-Rent Ratio
    • Avg 2BR House Price: $594,000 (According to Redfin)
    • Avg Annual 2BR Rent: $25,212 ($2,101 x 12 months)
      • Price-to-Rent Ratio: 24
  • Population Growth:
    • San Diego’s population increased by 6% over the last decade from 2010 to 2020 (According to US Census)
  • Major Companies & Institutions: San Diego Gas & Electric, CSL, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Arena Pharmaceuticals, NuVasive, Qualcomm, Therapeutics, LPL Financial, ResMed,Cubic, Sharp HealthCare, Petco Holdings, Scripps Health
  • Employment Growth: Employment growth increased by 4% in San Diego from 2020-2021 (According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics)


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