Greenville, NC Real Estate Market

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 Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Greenville, NC Housing Market Trends

With 93,400 people, 36,926 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $213,072, Greenville real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Greenville, accounting for 41.96% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Greenville include single-family detached homes ( 34.41%), row houses and other attached homes ( 14.93%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.53%). Cities that are predominantly high-density buildings are relatively uncommon in the US. Because of the density, these types of cities are often walkable and compact, and often have a lively downtown.

Greenville is dominated by renter-occupied one, two, or no bedrooms apartments. 69.14% of Greenville's dwellings are rentals.

There is a lot of housing in Greenville 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 Greenville built between 2000 and later ( 37.75%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 14.13%). There's also some housing in Greenville built before 1939 ( 1.99%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Greenville. Fully 13.63% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Greenville homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Greenville 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.

Greenville Home Appreciation Rates

Greenville's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Greenville during the period has been just 2.11%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Greenville that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Greenville real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Greenville appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 10.78%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 74.24% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Greenville. Greenville appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 3.54%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 14.92%.

Importantly, this makes Greenville 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 North Carolina, our data show that Greenville's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in North Carolina.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Greenville differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Greenville - 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 Greenville real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$213,072

Greenville, NC HOME PRICES

> $1,211,000
0.5%
0.5%
$909,001 - $1,211,000
0.6%
0.6%
$606,001 - $909,000
2.6%
2.6%
$485,001 - $606,000
2.6%
2.6%
$364,001 - $485,000
6.3%
6.3%
$242,001 - $364,000
16.1%
16.1%
$121,001 - $242,000
46.4%
46.4%
$60,001 - $121,000
18.3%
18.3%
$0 - $60,000
6.6%
6.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Average for Nation

High for NC

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
36,926

Greenville Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
NC*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2021 Q1 - 2021 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2020 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2019 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2016 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2011 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2021 Q2
44.82% 1.74%
2
2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,176 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
30.9%
30.9%
Renters
69.1%
69.1%
Vacant
13.6%
13.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
37.7%
37.7%
1970 - 1999
46.1%
46.1%
1940 - 1969
14.1%
14.1%
1939 or Older
2.0%
2.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
34.4%
34.4%
Townhomes
14.9%
14.9%
Small Apt. Buildings
7.5%
7.5%
Apt. Complexes
42.0%
42.0%
Mobile Homes
1.2%
1.2%
Other
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
2.2%
2.2%
1 Bedroom
17.9%
17.9%
2 Bedrooms
31.4%
31.4%
3 Bedrooms
34.2%
34.2%
4 Bedrooms
12.2%
12.2%
5 or more bedrooms
2.1%
2.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES