Bad Axe, MI


Highest Appreciating Bad Axe Neighborhoods Since 2000

Bad Axe, MI Real Estate Data

Bad Axe Housing Market Information

With 3,011 people, 1,341 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $89,870, house prices in Bad Axe are some of the most affordable in Michigan as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Bad Axe, accounting for 71.27% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Bad Axe include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 17.74%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.31%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 3.24%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Bad Axe are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 55.90% owning and 44.10% 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. Bad Axe's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 37.19% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Bad Axe include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 29.88%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 28.93%). There's also some housing in Bad Axe built between 2000 and later ( 4.01%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Bad Axe. Fully 14.75% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Bad Axe homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Bad Axe 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.

Bad Axe Home Appreciation Rates

Bad Axe's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Bad Axe during the period has been just -1.36%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Bad Axe appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Bad Axe's appreciation rate has been 2.86%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Bad Axe were at 1.43%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 5.84%.

Relative to Michigan, our data show that Bad Axe's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Michigan.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,086,000 0.0
$815,001 - $1,086,000 0.8
$543,001 - $815,000 0.9
$435,001 - $543,000 0.0
$326,001 - $435,000 0.0
$217,001 - $326,000 2.0
$109,001 - $217,000 28.4
$54,001 - $109,000 45.1
$0 - $54,000 22.7

Very Low for MI
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
85.5009662118639 88.1410256410256

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$785 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 55.90
Renters 44.10
Vacant 14.75

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 4.0
1970 - 1999 29.9
1940 - 1969 37.2
1939 or Older 28.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 71.3
Townhomes 3.2
Small Apt. Buildings 7.3
Apt. Complexes 17.7
Mobile Homes 0.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.86
1 Bedroom 13.99
2 Bedrooms 24.60
3 Bedrooms 44.12
4 Bedrooms 12.46
5 or more bedrooms 1.97

Bad Axe Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
-5.54% -0.33% 2 1
* 10 is highest

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