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 Q4 2020. 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 a population of 1,547,253, 501,400 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $165,581, 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 58.04% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.68%, 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.

Over the last year, San Antonio appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, San Antonio's appreciation rate has been 4.73%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in San Antonio were at 1.68%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.89%.

Relative to Texas, our data show that San Antonio's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% 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:
$165,581

San Antonio, TX HOME PRICES

> $1,194,000
0.5%
0.5%
$895,001 - $1,194,000
0.6%
0.6%
$597,001 - $895,000
1.6%
1.6%
$478,001 - $597,000
2.4%
2.4%
$358,001 - $478,000
5.9%
5.9%
$239,001 - $358,000
15.7%
15.7%
$119,001 - $239,000
38.2%
38.2%
$60,001 - $119,000
27.7%
27.7%
$0 - $60,000
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:
2020 Q3 - 2020 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q4 - 2020 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q4 - 2020 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q4 - 2020 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q4 - 2020 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q4
129.37% 4.03%
8
9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,264 / 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