Anniston, AL Real Estate Market

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Anniston, AL Housing Market Trends

With 21,287 people, 9,277 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $87,106, house prices in Anniston are some of the most affordable in Alabama as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Anniston, accounting for 75.46% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Anniston include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 13.25%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.08%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.24%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Anniston are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 54.49% owning and 45.51% renting.

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. Anniston's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 47.98% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Anniston include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 33.36%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 12.57%). There's also some housing in Anniston built between 2000 and later ( 6.09%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Anniston. Fully 20.68% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Anniston homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Anniston 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.

Anniston Home Appreciation Rates

Anniston's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Anniston during the period has been just 1.57%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Anniston that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Anniston real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Anniston appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.41%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 78.84% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Anniston. Anniston appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 4.04%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 17.16%.

Importantly, this makes Anniston 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 Alabama, our data show that Anniston's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Alabama.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Anniston differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Anniston - 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 Anniston real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$87,106

Anniston, AL HOME PRICES

> $1,167,000
0.3%
0.3%
$875,001 - $1,167,000
0.6%
0.6%
$584,001 - $875,000
1.9%
1.9%
$467,001 - $584,000
1.2%
1.2%
$350,001 - $467,000
5.2%
5.2%
$233,001 - $350,000
8.0%
8.0%
$117,001 - $233,000
24.0%
24.0%
$58,001 - $117,000
33.1%
33.1%
$0 - $58,000
25.7%
25.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Very Low for Nation

Very Low for AL

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
9,277

Anniston Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
AL*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q4 - 2021 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2020 Q1 - 2021 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2019 Q1 - 2021 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2016 Q1 - 2021 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2011 Q1 - 2021 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2021 Q1
35.81% 1.45%
1
1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$926 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
54.5%
54.5%
Renters
45.5%
45.5%
Vacant
20.7%
20.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
6.1%
6.1%
1970 - 1999
33.4%
33.4%
1940 - 1969
48.0%
48.0%
1939 or Older
12.6%
12.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
75.5%
75.5%
Townhomes
2.2%
2.2%
Small Apt. Buildings
7.1%
7.1%
Apt. Complexes
13.3%
13.3%
Mobile Homes
2.0%
2.0%
Other
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
1.5%
1.5%
1 Bedroom
7.9%
7.9%
2 Bedrooms
32.1%
32.1%
3 Bedrooms
41.1%
41.1%
4 Bedrooms
14.5%
14.5%
5 or more bedrooms
2.8%
2.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES