Saraland, AL


Highest Appreciating Saraland Neighborhoods Since 2000

Saraland, AL Real Estate Data

Saraland Housing Market Information

With 13,906 people, 5,168 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $120,528, house prices in Saraland are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Saraland, accounting for 78.36% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Saraland include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.53%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.49%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 3.12%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Saraland. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 72.01% of Saraland's homes, and 70.17% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Saraland 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 Saraland built between 1940-1969 ( 23.22%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 18.71%). There's also some housing in Saraland built before 1939 ( 1.35%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Saraland. Fully 10.37% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Saraland homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Saraland 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.

Saraland Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Saraland's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.31% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Saraland that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Saraland real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Saraland appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.50%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 76.76% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Saraland. Saraland appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.13%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.61%.

Relative to Alabama, our data show that Saraland's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Alabama.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,089,000 0.2
$817,001 - $1,089,000 0.0
$545,001 - $817,000 0.4
$436,001 - $545,000 0.2
$326,001 - $436,000 3.4
$218,001 - $326,000 7.1
$109,001 - $218,000 53.3
$55,001 - $109,000 26.1
$0 - $55,000 9.1

High for AL
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
64.9068322981366 36.5

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,180 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 72.01
Renters 27.99
Vacant 10.37

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 18.7
1970 - 1999 56.7
1940 - 1969 23.2
1939 or Older 1.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 78.4
Townhomes 0.5
Small Apt. Buildings 3.5
Apt. Complexes 14.5
Mobile Homes 3.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.45
1 Bedroom 8.86
2 Bedrooms 18.24
3 Bedrooms 58.60
4 Bedrooms 11.57
5 or more bedrooms 2.27

Saraland 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
29.55% 1.51% 5 3
* 10 is highest