Gurley, AL


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Gurley, AL Real Estate Data

Gurley Housing Market Information

With a population of 788, 288 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $129,477, house prices in Gurley are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Gurley, accounting for 80.76% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Gurley include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.49%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 4.61%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 4.07%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Gurley are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 59.03% owning and 40.97% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Gurley 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 Gurley built between 1940-1969 ( 36.04%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 18.16%). There's also some housing in Gurley built between 2000 and later ( 5.15%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Gurley. Fully 21.95% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Gurley homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Gurley 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.

Gurley Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Gurley's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 0.03% during the period.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Gurley's appreciation rate, at 3.61%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Gurley's appreciation rate has been -0.43%, which annualizes to a rate of -1.73%.

Notably, Gurley's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Alabama, our data show that Gurley's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in Alabama.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,075,000 7.9
$806,001 - $1,075,000 0.0
$538,001 - $806,000 2.1
$430,001 - $538,000 3.7
$322,001 - $430,000 6.7
$215,001 - $322,000 7.6
$108,001 - $215,000 29.1
$54,001 - $108,000 34.8
$0 - $54,000 8.2

High for AL
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
59.9437478026485 28.0

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$696 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 59.03
Renters 40.97
Vacant 21.95

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 5.1
1970 - 1999 40.7
1940 - 1969 36.0
1939 or Older 18.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 80.8
Townhomes 0.5
Small Apt. Buildings 9.5
Apt. Complexes 4.6
Mobile Homes 4.1
Other 0.5

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.00
1 Bedroom 2.17
2 Bedrooms 25.20
3 Bedrooms 61.25
4 Bedrooms 10.84
5 or more bedrooms 0.54

Gurley 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
21.76% 1.15% 3 2
* 10 is highest

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