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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.
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With 290,222 people, 114,552 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $161,233, Greensboro real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Greensboro, accounting for 54.19% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Greensboro include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 31.37%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.05%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.16%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Greensboro are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 50.36% owning and 49.64% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Greensboro 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 Greensboro built between 1940-1969 ( 24.64%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 17.44%). There's also some housing in Greensboro built before 1939 ( 5.54%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Greensboro. Fully 11.31% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Greensboro homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Greensboro 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.
Real estate appreciation rates in Greensboro's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 0.83% during the period.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Greensboro that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Greensboro real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Greensboro appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.43%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 84.65% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Greensboro. Greensboro appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.71%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.02%.
Importantly, this makes Greensboro 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 North Carolina, our data show that Greensboro's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in North Carolina.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Greensboro differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Greensboro - 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 Greensboro real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$882,001 - $1,176,000||1.2|
|$588,001 - $882,000||2.5|
|$470,001 - $588,000||3.9|
|$353,001 - $470,000||6.8|
|$235,001 - $353,000||17.5|
|$118,001 - $235,000||43.7|
|$59,001 - $118,000||20.0|
|$0 - $59,000||3.6|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Greensboro HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||17.4|
|1970 - 1999||52.4|
|1940 - 1969||24.6|
|1939 or Older||5.5|
|TYPE OF Greensboro HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||7.1|
|SIZE OF Greensboro HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||2.64|