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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 3,491 people, 1,447 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $120,572, house prices in Blackstone are solidly below the national average.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Blackstone, accounting for 67.70% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Blackstone include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 13.94%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.93%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.37%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Blackstone are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 41.71% owning and 58.29% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Blackstone 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 Blackstone built between 1940-1969 ( 34.87%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 18.00%). There's also some housing in Blackstone built between 2000 and later ( 5.20%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Blackstone. Fully 13.46% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Blackstone homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Blackstone 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.
Blackstone's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Blackstone during the period has been just -1.67%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.
Over the last year, Blackstone appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Blackstone's appreciation rate has been -0.12%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Blackstone were at -1.60%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -6.23%.
Notably, Blackstone's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.
Relative to Virginia, our data show that Blackstone's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% of the other cities and towns in Virginia.
|$766,001 - $1,021,000||0.0|
|$511,001 - $766,000||1.4|
|$408,001 - $511,000||0.0|
|$306,001 - $408,000||3.9|
|$204,001 - $306,000||13.3|
|$102,001 - $204,000||37.9|
|$51,001 - $102,000||32.1|
|$0 - $51,000||10.6|
|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 Blackstone HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||5.2|
|1970 - 1999||41.9|
|1940 - 1969||34.9|
|1939 or Older||18.0|
|TYPE OF Blackstone HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||9.9|
|SIZE OF Blackstone HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||2.69|