Saint Helena Island, SC Real Estate Market

Source & Methodology

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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.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Saint Helena Island, SC Housing Market Trends

With a population of 10,443, 1,783 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $146,018, house prices in Saint Helena Island are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Saint Helena Island, accounting for 52.10% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Saint Helena Island include mobile homes or trailers ( 45.07%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 1.21%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Saint Helena Island. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 82.47% of Saint Helena Island's homes, and 77.24% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Saint Helena Island 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 Saint Helena Island built between 2000 and later ( 27.66%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 9.81%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Saint Helena Island. Fully 24.18% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Saint Helena Island homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Saint Helena Island 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.

Saint Helena Island Home Appreciation Rates

Saint Helena Island's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Saint Helena Island during the period has been just 2.56%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Saint Helena Island that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Saint Helena Island real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Saint Helena Island appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 18.37%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 99.04% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Saint Helena Island. Saint Helena Island appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.08%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.60%.

Relative to South Carolina, our data show that Saint Helena Island's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in South Carolina.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$146,018

Saint Helena Island, SC HOME PRICES

> $1,228,000
3.5%
3.5%
$921,001 - $1,228,000
3.2%
3.2%
$614,001 - $921,000
7.6%
7.6%
$491,001 - $614,000
6.9%
6.9%
$368,001 - $491,000
11.3%
11.3%
$246,001 - $368,000
11.9%
11.9%
$123,001 - $246,000
28.5%
28.5%
$61,001 - $123,000
15.6%
15.6%
$0 - $61,000
11.5%
11.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Low for Nation

Average for SC

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
1,783

Saint Helena Island Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
SC*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2021 Q1 - 2021 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2020 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2019 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2016 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2011 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2021 Q2
65.01% 2.36%
5
4
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,451 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
82.5%
82.5%
Renters
17.5%
17.5%
Vacant
24.2%
24.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
27.7%
27.7%
1970 - 1999
62.1%
62.1%
1940 - 1969
9.8%
9.8%
1939 or Older
0.5%
0.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
52.1%
52.1%
Townhomes
1.0%
1.0%
Small Apt. Buildings
0.5%
0.5%
Apt. Complexes
1.2%
1.2%
Mobile Homes
45.1%
45.1%
Other
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
0.7%
0.7%
1 Bedroom
2.6%
2.6%
2 Bedrooms
14.7%
14.7%
3 Bedrooms
54.2%
54.2%
4 Bedrooms
23.0%
23.0%
5 or more bedrooms
4.8%
4.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

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