Valdosta, GA
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Valdosta, 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 Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Valdosta Housing Market Information

With a population of 55,724, 21,029 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $92,361, house prices in Valdosta are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Valdosta, accounting for 63.56% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Valdosta include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 23.08%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.63%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.83%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Valdosta are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 35.72% owning and 64.28% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Valdosta 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 Valdosta built between 1940-1969 ( 24.64%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 18.05%). There's also some housing in Valdosta built before 1939 ( 4.47%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Valdosta. Fully 13.67% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Valdosta homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Valdosta 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.

Valdosta Home Appreciation Rates

Valdosta's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Valdosta during the period has been just -1.28%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, Valdosta appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Valdosta's appreciation rate has been -5.51%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Valdosta were at 1.05%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.27%.

Relative to Georgia, our data show that Valdosta's latest annual appreciation rate is lower 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 Valdosta differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Valdosta - 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 Valdosta real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$92,361

Valdosta, GA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $984,000 0.1
$738,001 - $984,000 0.2
$492,001 - $738,000 1.2
$394,001 - $492,000 1.7
$295,001 - $394,000 2.5
$197,001 - $295,000 8.3
$98,001 - $197,000 40.1
$49,001 - $98,000 31.2
$0 - $49,000 14.7

Low for GA
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
82.4856439704676 72.0930232558139

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
21,029

Valdosta Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
GA*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
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
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
17.91% 0.96% 5 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$890 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Homeownership
Owners 35.72
Renters 64.28
Vacant 13.67

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

AGE OF Valdosta HOMES
2000 or Newer 18.1
1970 - 1999 52.8
1940 - 1969 24.6
1939 or Older 4.5

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Valdosta HOMES
Single-Family 63.6
Townhomes 1.8
Small Apt. Buildings 10.6
Apt. Complexes 23.1
Mobile Homes 0.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Valdosta HOMES
No Bedroom 4.55
1 Bedroom 7.33
2 Bedrooms 30.30
3 Bedrooms 44.63
4 Bedrooms 11.60
5 or more bedrooms 1.59