Yuma, AZ
APPRECIATION RATE TRENDS AND HOUSING MARKET DATA



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Yuma, AZ 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 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Yuma Housing Market Information

With 95,502 people, 33,635 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $159,231, Yuma real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Yuma, accounting for 54.12% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Yuma include mobile homes or trailers ( 19.11%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.11%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.78%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Yuma are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 57.90% owning and 42.10% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Yuma 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 Yuma built between 2000 and later ( 27.08%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 19.99%). There's also some housing in Yuma built before 1939 ( 2.27%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Yuma. Fully 17.37% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Yuma homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Yuma 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.

Yuma Home Appreciation Rates

Yuma's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Yuma during the period has been just -0.24%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Yuma that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Yuma real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Yuma appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.42%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 84.54% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Yuma. Yuma appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.65%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.01%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Yuma's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Arizona, our data show that Yuma's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in Arizona.

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

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$159,231

Yuma, AZ HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,226,000 0.3
$919,001 - $1,226,000 0.3
$613,001 - $919,000 1.2
$490,001 - $613,000 1.1
$368,001 - $490,000 4.2
$245,001 - $368,000 15.5
$123,001 - $245,000 42.2
$62,001 - $123,000 20.9
$0 - $62,000 14.3

Average for AZ
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
52.8408759124088 52.0

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
33,635

Yuma Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
AZ*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
64.12% 2.61%
4
6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,084 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Homeownership
Owners 57.90
Renters 42.10
Vacant 17.37

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

AGE OF Yuma HOMES
2000 or Newer 27.1
1970 - 1999 50.7
1940 - 1969 20.0
1939 or Older 2.3

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Yuma HOMES
Single-Family 54.1
Townhomes 4.9
Small Apt. Buildings 6.8
Apt. Complexes 14.1
Mobile Homes 19.1
Other 1.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Yuma HOMES
No Bedroom 3.45
1 Bedroom 17.09
2 Bedrooms 24.34
3 Bedrooms 36.63
4 Bedrooms 16.73
5 or more bedrooms 1.74