Rome GA
APPRECIATION RATE TRENDS AND HOUSING MARKET DATA



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Rome, GA 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 Q2 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

Rome Housing Market Information

With a population of 36,375, 13,913 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $160,338, Rome 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 Rome, accounting for 64.06% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Rome include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 16.81%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 14.68%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.53%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Rome are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 42.84% owning and 57.16% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Rome 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 Rome built between 1940-1969 ( 34.43%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 13.90%). There's also some housing in Rome built before 1939 ( 12.20%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Rome. Fully 11.67% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Rome homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Rome 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.

Rome Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Rome's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 0.90% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Rome that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Rome real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Rome appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.37%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 86.30% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Rome. Rome appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 6.70%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 29.61%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Rome'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 Georgia, our data show that Rome's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Georgia.

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

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$160,338

Rome, GA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,213,000 0.0
$910,001 - $1,213,000 0.2
$607,001 - $910,000 2.7
$485,001 - $607,000 1.6
$364,001 - $485,000 5.3
$243,001 - $364,000 10.3
$121,001 - $243,000 34.8
$61,001 - $121,000 32.3
$0 - $61,000 12.8

High for GA
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
52.8408759124088 36.9198312236287

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
13,913

Rome Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
GA*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q1 - 2019 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q2
29.93% 1.35%
4
2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$968 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Homeownership
Owners 42.84
Renters 57.16
Vacant 11.67

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

AGE OF Rome HOMES
2000 or Newer 13.9
1970 - 1999 39.5
1940 - 1969 34.4
1939 or Older 12.2

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Rome HOMES
Single-Family 64.1
Townhomes 2.5
Small Apt. Buildings 14.7
Apt. Complexes 16.8
Mobile Homes 1.8
Other 0.1

Home Size

SIZE OF Rome HOMES
No Bedroom 3.12
1 Bedroom 12.17
2 Bedrooms 30.80
3 Bedrooms 40.71
4 Bedrooms 10.42
5 or more bedrooms 2.77