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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 a population of 5,608, 1,909 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $123,436, house prices in Okeechobee are solidly below the national average.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Okeechobee, accounting for 64.33% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Okeechobee include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.14%), mobile homes or trailers ( 12.10%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.40%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Okeechobee are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 55.85% owning and 44.15% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Okeechobee 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 Okeechobee built between 1940-1969 ( 20.66%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 14.00%). There's also some housing in Okeechobee built before 1939 ( 2.47%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Okeechobee. Fully 15.72% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Okeechobee homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Okeechobee 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.
Homes have actually lost value in Okeechobee over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 33.34% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Okeechobee home appreciation rates at 1.20%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.89%.
Over the last year, Okeechobee appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Okeechobee's appreciation rate has been 1.62%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Okeechobee were at 1.20%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.89%.
Relative to Florida, our data show that Okeechobee's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% 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 Okeechobee differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Okeechobee - 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 Okeechobee real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$886,001 - $1,182,000||0.3|
|$591,001 - $886,000||0.0|
|$473,001 - $591,000||1.1|
|$355,001 - $473,000||1.0|
|$237,001 - $355,000||7.4|
|$118,001 - $237,000||35.0|
|$59,001 - $118,000||32.6|
|$0 - $59,000||22.6|
|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 Okeechobee HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||14.0|
|1970 - 1999||62.9|
|1940 - 1969||20.7|
|1939 or Older||2.5|
|TYPE OF Okeechobee HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||12.1|
|SIZE OF Okeechobee HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||3.05|