Berkley, MI


Highest Appreciating Berkley Neighborhoods Since 2000

Berkley, MI Real Estate Data

Berkley Housing Market Information

With 15,268 people, 6,618 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $204,608, Berkley real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Berkley home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Berkley, accounting for 91.51% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Berkley include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 6.04%), row houses and other attached homes ( 1.55%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Berkley. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 79.61% of Berkley's homes, and 70.61% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

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. Berkley's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 70.83% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Berkley include homes built before 1939 ( 15.71%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 9.02%). There's also some housing in Berkley built between 2000 and later ( 4.44%).

Berkley Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Berkley have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 3.06%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Berkley house appreciation rate of 0.30%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Berkley that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Berkley real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Berkley appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.02%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 74.49% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Berkley. Berkley appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.97%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.12%.

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

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,400,000 0.0
$1,050,001 - $1,400,000 0.0
$700,001 - $1,050,000 0.0
$560,001 - $700,000 1.1
$420,001 - $560,000 1.3
$280,001 - $420,000 13.3
$140,001 - $280,000 67.8
$70,001 - $140,000 14.3
$0 - $70,000 2.2

Very High for MI
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
31.9084148269602 14.5833333333333

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,361 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 79.61
Renters 20.39
Vacant 4.80

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 4.4
1970 - 1999 9.0
1940 - 1969 70.8
1939 or Older 15.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 91.5
Townhomes 1.6
Small Apt. Buildings 0.6
Apt. Complexes 6.0
Mobile Homes 0.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.92
1 Bedroom 5.61
2 Bedrooms 19.88
3 Bedrooms 57.48
4 Bedrooms 13.13
5 or more bedrooms 2.98

Berkley 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
20.18% 1.09% 8 2
* 10 is highest