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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 a population of 52,538, 16,409 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $228,536, Harrisonburg real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Harrisonburg, accounting for 35.90% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Harrisonburg include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 27.06%), row houses and other attached homes ( 24.21%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.12%).
Renters dominate Harrisonburg's housing market, and most live in three of four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes.
There is a lot of housing in Harrisonburg 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 Harrisonburg built between 2000 and later ( 20.63%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 17.54%). There's also some housing in Harrisonburg built before 1939 ( 10.14%).
Harrisonburg's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Harrisonburg during the period has been just -0.96%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.
NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Harrisonburg's appreciation rate, at 3.86%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Harrisonburg's appreciation rate has been 6.84%, which annualizes to a rate of 30.32%.
Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Harrisonburg'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 Virginia, our data show that Harrisonburg's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in Virginia.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Harrisonburg differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Harrisonburg - 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 Harrisonburg real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$812,001 - $1,083,000||0.5|
|$541,001 - $812,000||0.6|
|$433,001 - $541,000||4.7|
|$325,001 - $433,000||15.6|
|$217,001 - $325,000||34.7|
|$108,001 - $217,000||36.4|
|$54,001 - $108,000||3.4|
|$0 - $54,000||3.9|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2017 Q1 - 2017 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q2 - 2017 Q2
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q2
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Harrisonburg HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||20.6|
|1970 - 1999||51.7|
|1940 - 1969||17.5|
|1939 or Older||10.1|
|TYPE OF Harrisonburg HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||12.1|
|SIZE OF Harrisonburg HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||4.27|