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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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With a population of 37,570, 14,030 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $105,963, house prices in Phenix City are solidly below the national average.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Phenix City, accounting for 63.70% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Phenix City include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 19.28%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.18%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 2.72%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Phenix City are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 47.75% owning and 52.25% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Phenix City 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 Phenix City built between 1940-1969 ( 26.09%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 25.60%). There's also some housing in Phenix City built before 1939 ( 8.74%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Phenix City. Fully 14.36% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Phenix City homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Phenix City 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.
Phenix City's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Phenix City during the period has been just -1.04%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.
Over the last year, Phenix City appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Phenix City's appreciation rate has been 3.58%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Phenix City were at 4.65%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 19.96%.
Importantly, this makes Phenix City 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 Phenix City's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% 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 Phenix City differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Phenix City - 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 Phenix City real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$791,001 - $1,055,000||0.1|
|$528,001 - $791,000||0.4|
|$422,001 - $528,000||0.2|
|$317,001 - $422,000||1.3|
|$211,001 - $317,000||7.9|
|$106,001 - $211,000||43.4|
|$53,001 - $106,000||33.6|
|$0 - $53,000||12.8|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2017 Q1 - 2017 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q2 - 2017 Q2
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q2
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Phenix City HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||25.6|
|1970 - 1999||39.6|
|1940 - 1969||26.1|
|1939 or Older||8.7|
|TYPE OF Phenix City HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||13.2|
|SIZE OF Phenix City HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||2.92|