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.
Methodology: NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more
With 4,158 people, 1,635 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $101,148, house prices in Austin are solidly below the national average.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Austin, accounting for 71.74% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Austin include mobile homes or trailers ( 12.10%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 8.24%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.79%).
Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Austin. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 65.69% of Austin's homes, and 63.56% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.
There is a lot of housing in Austin 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 Austin built between 1940-1969 ( 40.35%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 9.33%). There's also some housing in Austin built between 2000 and later ( 6.26%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Austin. Fully 14.75% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Austin homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Austin 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 Austin have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 12.68%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Austin house appreciation rate of 1.20%.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Austin that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Austin real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Austin appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 14.55%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 99.24% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Austin. Austin appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.69%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.95%.
Importantly, this makes Austin 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 Indiana, our data show that Austin's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Indiana.
|$935,001 - $1,247,000||0.0|
|$624,001 - $935,000||0.6|
|$499,001 - $624,000||0.0|
|$375,001 - $499,000||0.7|
|$249,001 - $375,000||4.9|
|$125,001 - $249,000||30.1|
|$62,001 - $125,000||45.4|
|$0 - $62,000||18.3|
|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 Austin HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||6.3|
|1970 - 1999||44.1|
|1940 - 1969||40.4|
|1939 or Older||9.3|
|TYPE OF Austin HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||5.8|
|SIZE OF Austin HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||0.78|