St. Helen, MI


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St. Helen, MI 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

St. Helen Housing Market Information

With a population of 2,614, 1,329 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $58,722, house prices in St. Helen 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 St. Helen, accounting for 90.44% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in St. Helen include mobile homes or trailers ( 7.01%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 1.37%).

Dwellings in St. Helen tend to be quite small (one, two, or no bedrooms) and owner occupied. In fact, 68.03% of the homes in St. Helen have two or fewer bedrooms.

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. St. Helen's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 50.31% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in St. Helen include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 44.59%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 3.88%). There's also some housing in St. Helen built before 1939 ( 1.21%).

A decent proportion of the St. Helen housing stock is seasonally occupied. That is, homes and condos in St. Helen are occupied by people for a portion of the year - mainly for vacation purposes - and then locked up and left unoccupied for the remainder of the year as owners return to their primary residences. This characteristic of the St. Helen housing market speaks to its popularity as a vacation location of choice.

St. Helen Home Appreciation Rates

St. Helen's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in St. Helen during the period has been just -2.04%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in St. Helen that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, St. Helen real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, St. Helen appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.17%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 87.59% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in St. Helen. St. Helen appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.00%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.00%.

Relative to Michigan, our data show that St. Helen's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Michigan.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,179,000 0.0
$884,001 - $1,179,000 0.7
$589,001 - $884,000 0.0
$471,001 - $589,000 0.6
$354,001 - $471,000 0.5
$236,001 - $354,000 2.1
$118,001 - $236,000 15.8
$59,001 - $118,000 35.4
$0 - $59,000 44.8

Very Low for MI
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
98.3007148716747 97.5961538461538

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

St. Helen Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
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
5.88% 0.33% 5 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$662 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 76.52
Renters 23.48
Vacant 47.92

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 3.9
1970 - 1999 44.6
1940 - 1969 50.3
1939 or Older 1.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 90.4
Townhomes 0.2
Small Apt. Buildings 1.0
Apt. Complexes 1.4
Mobile Homes 7.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 4.58
1 Bedroom 12.58
2 Bedrooms 50.86
3 Bedrooms 28.61
4 Bedrooms 1.76
5 or more bedrooms 1.61

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