Hartford, CT
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Hartford, CT Real Estate Data


Hartford Housing Market Information

With 124,006 people, 45,239 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $158,978, Hartford real estate values are some of the lowest in Connecticut, although compared to real estate around the nation, Hartford homes are still considered rather expensive.

Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Hartford, accounting for 44.37% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Hartford include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 36.39%), single-family detached homes ( 14.90%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.31%). This particular housing mix is relatively uncommon and characteristic of cities that are compact and walkable, and which often have a lively downtown.

Hartford is dominated by renter-occupied one, two, or no bedrooms apartments. 77.78% of Hartford's dwellings are rentals.

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. Hartford's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 41.94% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Hartford include homes built before 1939 ( 34.66%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 19.38%). There's also some housing in Hartford built between 2000 and later ( 4.02%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Hartford. Fully 14.22% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Hartford homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Hartford 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.

Hartford Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Hartford over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 20.26% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Hartford home appreciation rates at -1.67%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -6.51%.

Over the last year, Hartford appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Hartford's appreciation rate has been -6.86%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Hartford were at -1.67%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -6.51%.

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

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

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

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$158,978

Hartford, CT HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,002,000 0.5
$752,001 - $1,002,000 0.5
$501,001 - $752,000 3.5
$401,001 - $501,000 2.2
$301,001 - $401,000 5.9
$200,001 - $301,000 19.6
$100,001 - $200,000 48.4
$50,001 - $100,000 13.7
$0 - $50,000 5.5

Very Low for CT
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
45.8806984647838 98.2248520710059

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
45,239

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,069 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Homeownership
Owners 22.22
Renters 77.78
Vacant 14.22

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

AGE OF Hartford HOMES
2000 or Newer 4.0
1970 - 1999 19.4
1940 - 1969 41.9
1939 or Older 34.7

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Hartford HOMES
Single-Family 14.9
Townhomes 4.3
Small Apt. Buildings 36.4
Apt. Complexes 44.4
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Hartford HOMES
No Bedroom 6.55
1 Bedroom 23.70
2 Bedrooms 34.73
3 Bedrooms 26.59
4 Bedrooms 6.15
5 or more bedrooms 2.28

Hartford Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
CT*
Compared To
America*
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
31.15% 1.58% 7 4
* 10 is highest