Universal City, TX
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Universal City, TX Real Estate Data

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 Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Universal City Housing Market Information

With a population of 19,986, 7,318 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $162,078, Universal City real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Universal City, accounting for 65.81% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Universal City include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 24.17%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.27%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.58%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Universal City are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 55.68% owning and 44.32% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Universal City 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 Universal City built between 2000 and later ( 27.07%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 17.70%).

Universal City Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Universal City has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Universal City real estate appreciated 24.04% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.18%, putting Universal City in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Universal City 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 Universal City that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Universal City real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Universal City appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.58%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 78.46% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Universal City. Universal City appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.94%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 3.83%.

Relative to Texas, our data show that Universal City's latest annual appreciation rate is higher 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 Universal City differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Universal City - 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 Universal City real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$162,078

Universal City, TX HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,222,000 0.2
$916,001 - $1,222,000 0.0
$611,001 - $916,000 0.8
$489,001 - $611,000 0.9
$367,001 - $489,000 2.6
$244,001 - $367,000 13.1
$122,001 - $244,000 59.7
$61,001 - $122,000 19.0
$0 - $61,000 3.8

High for TX
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
44.7673737255362 27.9182879377432

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
7,318

Universal City Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
TX*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
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
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
67.11% 3.02% 5 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,193 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Homeownership
Owners 55.68
Renters 44.32
Vacant 6.56

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

AGE OF Universal City HOMES
2000 or Newer 27.1
1970 - 1999 54.7
1940 - 1969 17.7
1939 or Older 0.5

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Universal City HOMES
Single-Family 65.8
Townhomes 1.6
Small Apt. Buildings 7.3
Apt. Complexes 24.2
Mobile Homes 1.0
Other 0.2

Home Size

SIZE OF Universal City HOMES
No Bedroom 5.02
1 Bedroom 13.42
2 Bedrooms 15.37
3 Bedrooms 37.65
4 Bedrooms 25.63
5 or more bedrooms 2.91