San Antonio, TX Real Estate Market

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 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

San Antonio, TX Housing Market Trends

With 1,547,253 people, 501,400 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $173,960, house prices in San Antonio are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in San Antonio, accounting for 62.38% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in San Antonio include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 27.03%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.63%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.37%).

The most prevalent building size and type in San Antonio are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 53.13% owning and 46.87% renting.

There is a lot of housing in San Antonio 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 San Antonio built between 1940-1969 ( 25.93%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 23.16%). There's also some housing in San Antonio built before 1939 ( 5.58%).

San Antonio Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, San Antonio has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. San Antonio real estate appreciated 70.15% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 5.46%, putting San Antonio in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, San Antonio definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, San Antonio's appreciation rate, at 9.55%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, San Antonio's appreciation rate has been 2.47%, which annualizes to a rate of 10.24%.

Relative to Texas, our data show that San Antonio'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 San Antonio differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in San Antonio - 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 San Antonio real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$173,960

San Antonio, TX HOME PRICES

> $1,261,000
0.5%
0.5%
$946,001 - $1,261,000
0.6%
0.6%
$631,001 - $946,000
1.6%
1.6%
$505,001 - $631,000
2.4%
2.4%
$378,001 - $505,000
5.9%
5.9%
$252,001 - $378,000
15.7%
15.7%
$126,001 - $252,000
38.2%
38.2%
$63,001 - $126,000
27.7%
27.7%
$0 - $63,000
7.3%
7.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Average for Nation

Average for TX

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
501,400

San Antonio Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
TX*
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
142.98% 4.22%
8
9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,351 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
53.1%
53.1%
Renters
46.9%
46.9%
Vacant
8.6%
8.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
23.2%
23.2%
1970 - 1999
45.3%
45.3%
1940 - 1969
25.9%
25.9%
1939 or Older
5.6%
5.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
62.4%
62.4%
Townhomes
2.4%
2.4%
Small Apt. Buildings
6.6%
6.6%
Apt. Complexes
27.0%
27.0%
Mobile Homes
1.6%
1.6%
Other
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
3.1%
3.1%
1 Bedroom
16.9%
16.9%
2 Bedrooms
24.1%
24.1%
3 Bedrooms
38.7%
38.7%
4 Bedrooms
14.9%
14.9%
5 or more bedrooms
2.4%
2.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES