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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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With 113,003 people, 46,234 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $187,454, Clearwater real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.
Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Clearwater, accounting for 43.30% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Clearwater include single-family detached homes ( 38.95%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.22%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 5.33%). This particular housing mix is relatively uncommon and characteristic of cities that are compact and walkable, and which often have a lively downtown.
People in Clearwater primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) units, chiefly found in large apartment complexes or high rise apartments. Clearwater has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.
There is a lot of housing in Clearwater 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 Clearwater built between 1940-1969 ( 29.85%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 7.75%). There's also some housing in Clearwater built before 1939 ( 2.55%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Clearwater. Fully 22.96% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Clearwater homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Clearwater 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.
Clearwater's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Clearwater during the period has been just -1.21%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Clearwater that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Clearwater real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Clearwater appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.83%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 93.37% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Clearwater. Clearwater appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.28%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 5.24%.
Relative to Florida, our data show that Clearwater's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in Florida.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Clearwater differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Clearwater - 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 Clearwater real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$1,027,001 - $1,369,000||1.4|
|$684,001 - $1,027,000||3.2|
|$548,001 - $684,000||2.3|
|$411,001 - $548,000||7.1|
|$274,001 - $411,000||14.8|
|$137,001 - $274,000||35.5|
|$68,001 - $137,000||22.5|
|$0 - $68,000||12.0|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
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
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Clearwater HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||7.7|
|1970 - 1999||59.9|
|1940 - 1969||29.8|
|1939 or Older||2.6|
|TYPE OF Clearwater HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||7.2|
|SIZE OF Clearwater HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||1.59|