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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 452,745, 166,242 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $263,048, Virginia Beach real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Virginia Beach, accounting for 54.43% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Virginia Beach include row houses and other attached homes ( 20.80%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 17.70%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.97%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Virginia Beach are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 61.97% owning and 38.03% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach built between 1940-1969 ( 21.18%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 12.82%). There's also some housing in Virginia Beach built before 1939 ( 1.18%).
Virginia Beach's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Virginia Beach during the period has been just -1.08%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.
Over the last year, Virginia Beach appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Virginia Beach's appreciation rate has been 3.12%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Virginia Beach were at -0.63%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -2.48%.
Notably, Virginia Beach's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.
Relative to Virginia, our data show that Virginia Beach'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 Virginia Beach differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Virginia Beach - 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 Virginia Beach real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$802,001 - $1,069,000||1.7|
|$534,001 - $802,000||6.0|
|$428,001 - $534,000||6.6|
|$320,001 - $428,000||17.2|
|$214,001 - $320,000||35.8|
|$107,001 - $214,000||26.1|
|$53,001 - $107,000||1.8|
|$0 - $53,000||3.2|
|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 Virginia Beach HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||12.8|
|1970 - 1999||64.8|
|1940 - 1969||21.2|
|1939 or Older||1.2|
|TYPE OF Virginia Beach HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||6.0|
|SIZE OF Virginia Beach HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||6.07|