Richmond, VA
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Richmond, VA 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

Richmond Housing Market Information

With a population of 220,289, 87,224 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $193,120, Richmond real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Richmond, accounting for 48.19% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Richmond include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 31.05%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.79%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 8.41%).

People in Richmond primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Richmond has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Richmond's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 37.74% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Richmond include homes built before 1939 ( 32.48%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 22.89%). There's also some housing in Richmond built between 2000 and later ( 6.88%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Richmond. Fully 12.29% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Richmond homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Richmond 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.

Richmond Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Richmond's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 0.02% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Richmond that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Richmond real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Richmond appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.31%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 88.12% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Richmond. Richmond appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.35%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 5.51%.

Relative to Virginia, our data show that Richmond's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% 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 Richmond differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Richmond - 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 Richmond real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$193,120

Richmond, VA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,166,000 1.8
$874,001 - $1,166,000 1.8
$583,001 - $874,000 5.4
$466,001 - $583,000 5.1
$350,001 - $466,000 9.9
$233,001 - $350,000 17.7
$116,001 - $233,000 35.4
$58,001 - $116,000 18.1
$0 - $58,000 4.8

Average for VA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
33.9827727645611 49.8614958448754

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
87,224

Richmond Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
VA*
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
74.01% 3.26% 9 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,228 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Homeownership
Owners 40.14
Renters 59.86
Vacant 12.29

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

AGE OF Richmond HOMES
2000 or Newer 6.9
1970 - 1999 22.9
1940 - 1969 37.7
1939 or Older 32.5

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Richmond HOMES
Single-Family 48.2
Townhomes 8.4
Small Apt. Buildings 11.8
Apt. Complexes 31.0
Mobile Homes 0.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Richmond HOMES
No Bedroom 2.45
1 Bedroom 17.55
2 Bedrooms 33.52
3 Bedrooms 31.34
4 Bedrooms 12.63
5 or more bedrooms 2.51