Albany, OR


Highest Appreciating Albany Neighborhoods Since 2000

Albany, OR 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

Albany Housing Market Information

With 52,175 people, 19,729 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $216,891, Albany real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Albany, accounting for 66.01% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Albany include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 13.95%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.42%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 5.84%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Albany are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 58.03% owning and 41.97% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Albany 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 Albany built between 1940-1969 ( 24.79%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 19.54%). There's also some housing in Albany built before 1939 ( 10.27%).

Albany Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Albany have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 11.05%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Albany house appreciation rate of 1.05%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Albany that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Albany real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Albany appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 10.18%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 94.32% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Albany. Albany appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 3.89%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 16.48%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Albany's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Oregon, our data show that Albany's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in Oregon.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,308,000 0.1
$981,001 - $1,308,000 0.5
$654,001 - $981,000 1.1
$523,001 - $654,000 1.6
$392,001 - $523,000 5.9
$262,001 - $392,000 23.1
$131,001 - $262,000 53.0
$65,001 - $131,000 5.3
$0 - $65,000 9.4

Low for OR
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
28.3253252080159 73.9130434782609

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Albany 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
57.18% 2.66% 3 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,084 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 58.03
Renters 41.97
Vacant 6.48

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 19.5
1970 - 1999 45.4
1940 - 1969 24.8
1939 or Older 10.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 66.0
Townhomes 3.8
Small Apt. Buildings 10.4
Apt. Complexes 14.0
Mobile Homes 5.8
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.21
1 Bedroom 8.61
2 Bedrooms 29.60
3 Bedrooms 45.90
4 Bedrooms 12.16
5 or more bedrooms 2.51