Mountain Home, AR


Highest Appreciating Mountain Home Neighborhoods Since 2000

Mountain Home, AR 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

Mountain Home Housing Market Information

With a population of 12,330, 5,784 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $125,027, house prices in Mountain Home are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Mountain Home, accounting for 65.54% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Mountain Home include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.32%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.41%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.76%).

People in Mountain Home primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Mountain Home has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Mountain Home 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 Mountain Home built between 2000 and later ( 23.38%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 13.22%). There's also some housing in Mountain Home built before 1939 ( 1.42%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Mountain Home. Fully 11.68% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Mountain Home homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Mountain Home 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.

Mountain Home Home Appreciation Rates

Mountain Home's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Mountain Home during the period has been just -0.88%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, Mountain Home appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Mountain Home's appreciation rate has been 1.56%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Mountain Home were at -1.14%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -4.49%.

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

Relative to Arkansas, our data show that Mountain Home's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% of the other cities and towns in Arkansas.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Mountain Home, AR HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,009,000 0.5
$757,001 - $1,009,000 0.1
$504,001 - $757,000 1.1
$404,001 - $504,000 1.1
$303,001 - $404,000 3.7
$202,001 - $303,000 9.6
$101,001 - $202,000 49.2
$51,001 - $101,000 26.1
$0 - $51,000 8.4

High for AR
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
62.5629907418259 24.6478873239437

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Mountain Home Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
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
25.04% 1.30% 2 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$806 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 60.22
Renters 39.78
Vacant 11.68

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Mountain Home HOMES
2000 or Newer 23.4
1970 - 1999 62.0
1940 - 1969 13.2
1939 or Older 1.4

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Mountain Home HOMES
Single-Family 65.5
Townhomes 4.8
Small Apt. Buildings 11.4
Apt. Complexes 14.3
Mobile Homes 4.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Mountain Home HOMES
No Bedroom 2.73
1 Bedroom 6.81
2 Bedrooms 45.55
3 Bedrooms 38.04
4 Bedrooms 5.91
5 or more bedrooms 0.96