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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.
Methodology: NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more
With 145,862 people, 53,187 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $187,174, Savannah real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.
Mobile homes or trailers are the single most common housing type in Savannah, accounting for 0.00% of the city's housing units.
The most prevalent building size and type in Savannah are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in mobile homes or trailers. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 40.61% owning and 59.39% renting.
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. Savannah's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 36.48% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Savannah include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 29.92%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 17.02%). There's also some housing in Savannah built between 2000 and later ( 16.57%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Savannah. Fully 14.54% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Savannah homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Savannah 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.
Appreciation rates for homes in Savannah have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 23.53%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Savannah house appreciation rate of 2.14%.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Savannah that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Savannah real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Savannah appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.82%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 97.32% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Savannah. Savannah appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.21%.
Importantly, this makes Savannah one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.
Relative to Georgia, our data show that Savannah's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% 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 Savannah differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Savannah - 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 Savannah real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$932,001 - $1,243,000||1.3|
|$621,001 - $932,000||2.6|
|$497,001 - $621,000||3.1|
|$373,001 - $497,000||6.1|
|$248,001 - $373,000||14.8|
|$124,001 - $248,000||38.8|
|$62,001 - $124,000||24.2|
|$0 - $62,000||7.6|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2019 Q3 - 2019 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q4 - 2019 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2019 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q4 - 2019 Q4
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q4
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Savannah HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||16.6|
|1970 - 1999||29.9|
|1940 - 1969||36.5|
|1939 or Older||17.0|
|TYPE OF Savannah HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||0.0|
|SIZE OF Savannah HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||2.29|