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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 1,532,233 people, 497,794 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $159,727, 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 62.97% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in San Antonio include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 26.61%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.37%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.52%).
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 53.58% owning and 46.42% 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 ( 26.16%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 22.58%). There's also some housing in San Antonio built before 1939 ( 5.60%).
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 59.04% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.75%, 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 3.65%, 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 2.10%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.67%.
Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that San Antonio's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.
Relative to Texas, our data show that San Antonio's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% 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.
|$929,001 - $1,238,000||0.5|
|$619,001 - $929,000||1.5|
|$495,001 - $619,000||2.0|
|$371,001 - $495,000||5.1|
|$248,001 - $371,000||14.1|
|$124,001 - $248,000||37.3|
|$62,001 - $124,000||30.1|
|$0 - $62,000||8.9|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2020 Q1 - 2020 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q2 - 2020 Q2
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q2
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF San Antonio HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||22.6|
|1970 - 1999||45.7|
|1940 - 1969||26.2|
|1939 or Older||5.6|
|TYPE OF San Antonio HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||6.4|
|SIZE OF San Antonio HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||2.42|