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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 67,778, 27,104 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $165,342, Eau Claire real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Eau Claire, accounting for 55.04% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Eau Claire include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 20.01%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 17.35%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.11%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Eau Claire are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 49.79% owning and 50.21% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire built between 1940-1969 ( 26.02%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 18.52%). There's also some housing in Eau Claire built between 2000 and later ( 12.76%).
Appreciation rates for homes in Eau Claire have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 10.22%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Eau Claire house appreciation rate of 0.98%.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Eau Claire that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Eau Claire real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Eau Claire appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.91%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 90.49% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Eau Claire. Eau Claire appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.25%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.31%.
Importantly, this makes Eau Claire 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 Wisconsin, our data show that Eau Claire's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Wisconsin.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Eau Claire differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Eau Claire - 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 Eau Claire real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$857,001 - $1,143,000||0.1|
|$572,001 - $857,000||0.6|
|$457,001 - $572,000||1.2|
|$343,001 - $457,000||4.6|
|$229,001 - $343,000||15.5|
|$114,001 - $229,000||57.7|
|$57,001 - $114,000||15.6|
|$0 - $57,000||4.6|
|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 Eau Claire HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||12.8|
|1970 - 1999||42.7|
|1940 - 1969||26.0|
|1939 or Older||18.5|
|TYPE OF Eau Claire HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||20.0|
|SIZE OF Eau Claire HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||2.53|