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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 65,774 people, 20,599 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $79,945, house prices in Harlingen are some of the most affordable in Texas as well as the nation.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Harlingen, accounting for 60.64% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Harlingen include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.89%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.34%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 10.78%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Harlingen are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 56.36% owning and 43.64% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Harlingen 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 Harlingen built between 1940-1969 ( 26.63%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 18.49%). There's also some housing in Harlingen built before 1939 ( 3.67%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Harlingen. Fully 15.20% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Harlingen homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Harlingen 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.
Appreciation rates for homes in Harlingen have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 12.38%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Harlingen house appreciation rate of 1.17%.
NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Harlingen's appreciation rate, at 3.27%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Harlingen's appreciation rate has been 1.40%, which annualizes to a rate of 5.73%.
Relative to Texas, our data show that Harlingen's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Texas.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Harlingen differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Harlingen - 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 Harlingen real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$825,001 - $1,099,000||0.2|
|$550,001 - $825,000||0.6|
|$440,001 - $550,000||0.3|
|$330,001 - $440,000||1.6|
|$220,001 - $330,000||5.0|
|$110,001 - $220,000||23.9|
|$55,001 - $110,000||40.1|
|$0 - $55,000||28.3|
|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 Harlingen HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||18.5|
|1970 - 1999||51.2|
|1940 - 1969||26.6|
|1939 or Older||3.7|
|TYPE OF Harlingen HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||11.3|
|SIZE OF Harlingen HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||1.80|