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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 13,836 people, 5,283 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $89,471, house prices in Harper Woods 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 Harper Woods, accounting for 83.32% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Harper Woods include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 8.52%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.18%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Harper Woods are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 61.25% owning and 38.75% 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. Harper Woods's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 90.27% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Harper Woods include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 6.18%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 2.93%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Harper Woods. Fully 13.61% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Harper Woods homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Harper Woods 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.
Homes have actually lost value in Harper Woods over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 38.83% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Harper Woods home appreciation rates at 1.86%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.66%.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Harper Woods that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Harper Woods real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Harper Woods appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 12.02%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 97.47% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Harper Woods. Harper Woods appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.86%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.66%.
Importantly, this makes Harper Woods 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 Michigan, our data show that Harper Woods's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Michigan.
|$992,001 - $1,322,000||0.0|
|$661,001 - $992,000||0.0|
|$529,001 - $661,000||0.0|
|$397,001 - $529,000||1.5|
|$264,001 - $397,000||1.4|
|$132,001 - $264,000||11.2|
|$66,001 - $132,000||53.8|
|$0 - $66,000||32.0|
|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 Harper Woods HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||0.6|
|1970 - 1999||6.2|
|1940 - 1969||90.3|
|1939 or Older||2.9|
|TYPE OF Harper Woods HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||7.2|
|SIZE OF Harper Woods HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||1.13|