Helena, AL
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Helena, AL Real Estate Data

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 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Helena Housing Market Information

With 18,264 people, 6,200 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $206,439, Helena real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Helena home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Helena, accounting for 91.53% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Helena include row houses and other attached homes ( 6.48%), mobile homes or trailers ( 1.53%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Helena. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 91.60% of Helena's homes, and 81.45% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Helena 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 Helena built between 2000 and later ( 43.02%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 4.55%). There's also some housing in Helena built before 1939 ( 1.15%).

Helena Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Helena's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.17% during the period.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Helena's appreciation rate, at 3.53%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Helena's appreciation rate has been 0.16%, which annualizes to a rate of 0.62%.

Relative to Alabama, our data show that Helena's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in Alabama.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$206,439

Helena, AL HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,113,000 0.3
$835,001 - $1,113,000 0.3
$556,001 - $835,000 0.6
$445,001 - $556,000 1.1
$334,001 - $445,000 7.6
$222,001 - $334,000 24.5
$111,001 - $222,000 55.6
$56,001 - $111,000 5.0
$0 - $56,000 5.1

Very High for AL
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
30.6808859721083 4.5

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
6,200

Helena Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
AL*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
23.17% 1.22% 4 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,877 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Homeownership
Owners 91.60
Renters 8.40
Vacant 3.44

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

AGE OF Helena HOMES
2000 or Newer 43.0
1970 - 1999 51.3
1940 - 1969 4.5
1939 or Older 1.2

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Helena HOMES
Single-Family 91.5
Townhomes 6.5
Small Apt. Buildings 0.4
Apt. Complexes 0.1
Mobile Homes 1.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Helena HOMES
No Bedroom 0.51
1 Bedroom 1.20
2 Bedrooms 9.10
3 Bedrooms 55.77
4 Bedrooms 25.68
5 or more bedrooms 7.74