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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 a population of 40,938, 10,881 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $134,420, house prices in Huntsville are solidly below the national average.
Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Huntsville, accounting for 38.25% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Huntsville include single-family detached homes ( 36.05%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.12%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 9.55%). Cities that are predominantly high-density buildings are relatively uncommon in the US. Because of the density, these types of cities are often walkable and compact, and often have a lively downtown.
Huntsville is dominated by renter-occupied one, two, or no bedrooms apartments. 78.80% of Huntsville's dwellings are rentals.
There is a lot of housing in Huntsville 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 Huntsville built between 2000 and later ( 25.75%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 12.41%). There's also some housing in Huntsville built before 1939 ( 1.97%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Huntsville. Fully 11.25% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Huntsville homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Huntsville 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.
In the last 10 years, Huntsville has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Huntsville real estate appreciated 28.37% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.53%, putting Huntsville in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Huntsville definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Huntsville that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Huntsville real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Huntsville appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 5.80%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 72.33% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Huntsville. Huntsville appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.45%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.82%.
Relative to Texas, our data show that Huntsville's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% 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 Huntsville differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Huntsville - 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 Huntsville real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$873,001 - $1,163,000||0.1|
|$582,001 - $873,000||1.2|
|$465,001 - $582,000||1.4|
|$349,001 - $465,000||1.8|
|$233,001 - $349,000||7.6|
|$116,001 - $233,000||46.5|
|$58,001 - $116,000||23.3|
|$0 - $58,000||17.1|
|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 Huntsville HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||25.8|
|1970 - 1999||59.9|
|1940 - 1969||12.4|
|1939 or Older||2.0|
|TYPE OF Huntsville HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||12.1|
|SIZE OF Huntsville HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||0.90|