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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 7,156 people, 2,228 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $122,682, house prices in Kaufman are solidly below the national average.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Kaufman, accounting for 71.14% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Kaufman include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.35%), mobile homes or trailers ( 9.24%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.46%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Kaufman are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 49.75% owning and 50.25% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Kaufman 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 Kaufman built between 1940-1969 ( 17.97%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 16.32%). There's also some housing in Kaufman built before 1939 ( 9.08%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Kaufman. Fully 12.39% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Kaufman homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Kaufman 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, Kaufman has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Kaufman real estate appreciated 29.42% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.61%, putting Kaufman in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Kaufman 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 Kaufman that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Kaufman real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Kaufman appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.69%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 85.21% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Kaufman. Kaufman appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.35%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.75%.
Importantly, this makes Kaufman 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 Texas, our data show that Kaufman's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Texas.
|$926,001 - $1,234,000||0.0|
|$617,001 - $926,000||0.8|
|$494,001 - $617,000||0.2|
|$371,001 - $494,000||0.8|
|$247,001 - $371,000||11.2|
|$124,001 - $247,000||24.3|
|$62,001 - $124,000||49.0|
|$0 - $62,000||11.3|
|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 Kaufman HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||16.3|
|1970 - 1999||56.6|
|1940 - 1969||18.0|
|1939 or Older||9.1|
|TYPE OF Kaufman HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||3.5|
|SIZE OF Kaufman HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||1.85|