Blaine, WA


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Blaine, WA 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

Blaine Housing Market Information

With 5,056 people, 2,088 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $302,406, Blaine real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Blaine, accounting for 69.53% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Blaine include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.56%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.43%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.13%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Blaine are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 61.55% owning and 38.45% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Blaine 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 Blaine built between 2000 and later ( 23.27%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 15.91%). There's also some housing in Blaine built between 1940-1969 ( 12.88%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Blaine. Fully 14.60% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Blaine homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Blaine 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.

Blaine Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Blaine's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.34% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Blaine that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Blaine real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Blaine appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.08%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 91.01% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Blaine. Blaine appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.39%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.91%.

Importantly, this makes Blaine one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Washington, our data show that Blaine's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in Washington.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,181,000 0.7
$886,001 - $1,181,000 3.1
$591,001 - $886,000 6.8
$472,001 - $591,000 6.6
$354,001 - $472,000 19.8
$236,001 - $354,000 31.2
$118,001 - $236,000 25.5
$59,001 - $118,000 2.8
$0 - $59,000 3.5

High for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
16.1197703035275 38.6524822695035

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Blaine Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
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
85.34% 3.64% 8 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,146 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 61.55
Renters 38.45
Vacant 14.60

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 23.3
1970 - 1999 47.9
1940 - 1969 12.9
1939 or Older 15.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 69.5
Townhomes 4.1
Small Apt. Buildings 10.4
Apt. Complexes 12.6
Mobile Homes 2.7
Other 0.6

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.74
1 Bedroom 10.92
2 Bedrooms 25.44
3 Bedrooms 40.04
4 Bedrooms 15.13
5 or more bedrooms 5.73

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