Homes For Sale In Scottsdale AZ
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SCOTTSDALE HOUSING MARKET INFORMATION
With 249,950 people, 105,124 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $524,644, Scottsdale house prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, Scottsdale real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Scottsdale, accounting for 54.69% of the city’s housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Scottsdale include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 25.16%), row houses and other attached homes ( 14.06%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.06%).
Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Scottsdale. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 65.36% of Scottsdale’s homes, and 51.46% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.
There is a lot of housing in Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale built between 2000 and later ( 18.06%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 16.12%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Scottsdale. Fully 19.14% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Scottsdale homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Scottsdale 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.
SCOTTSDALE HOME APPRECIATION RATES
Appreciation rates for homes in Scottsdale have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 24.13%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Scottsdale house appreciation rate of 2.18%.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Scottsdale that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Scottsdale real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Scottsdale appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.69%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 80.31% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Scottsdale. Scottsdale appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.23%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.21%.
Relative to Arizona, our data show that Scottsdale’s latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in Arizona.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Scottsdale differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Scottsdale – 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 Scottsdale real estate investment or home purchase decisions.