Rector, AR


Highest Appreciating Rector Neighborhoods Since 2000

Rector, 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

Rector Housing Market Information

With 1,840 people, 803 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $74,813, house prices in Rector are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Rector, accounting for 86.97% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Rector include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.92%), mobile homes or trailers ( 3.02%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.25%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Rector. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 73.23% of Rector's homes, and 51.93% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Rector's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 49.64% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Rector include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 36.39%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 9.59%). There's also some housing in Rector built between 2000 and later ( 4.38%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Rector. Fully 16.27% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Rector homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Rector 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.

Rector Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Rector has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Rector real estate appreciated 27.51% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.46%, putting Rector in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Rector definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Rector's appreciation rate, at 4.14%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Rector's appreciation rate has been -1.14%, which annualizes to a rate of -4.49%.

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

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,079,000 0.0
$809,001 - $1,079,000 0.7
$539,001 - $809,000 1.2
$431,001 - $539,000 4.1
$324,001 - $431,000 0.0
$216,001 - $324,000 1.6
$108,001 - $216,000 16.7
$54,001 - $108,000 46.9
$0 - $54,000 28.9

Low for AR
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
93.2438767139341 73.5915492957747

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rector 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
61.77% 2.83% 10 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$655 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 73.23
Renters 26.77
Vacant 16.27

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 4.4
1970 - 1999 36.4
1940 - 1969 49.6
1939 or Older 9.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 87.0
Townhomes 1.3
Small Apt. Buildings 7.9
Apt. Complexes 0.8
Mobile Homes 3.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.00
1 Bedroom 9.49
2 Bedrooms 38.58
3 Bedrooms 41.92
4 Bedrooms 10.01
5 or more bedrooms 0.00

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