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Austin, Texas
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
USA
HOUSING COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
The median age of a home in Pittsburgh is 174.1% older than the median age of a home in Austin.
Homes are 13.9% less likely to be rented in Pittsburgh than in Austin.
HOUSING
 Austin, TXPittsburgh, PAUnited States
 Median Home Age277437
 Median Home Cost$299,400$112,700$185,800
 Home Appr. Last 12 months9.40%5.67%3.74%
 Home Appr. Last 5 yrs.38.39%16.93%16.02%
 Home Appr. Last 10 yrs.65.01%32.90%-0.68%
 Property Tax Rate$18.74$20.94$11.80
 Homes Owned41.34%41.69%56.34%
 Housing Vacant7.81%14.56%12.45%
 Homes Rented50.84%43.75%31.21%
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 AVG RENT FOR HOME OR APARTMENT
 Austin, TXPittsburgh, PAUnited States
 Studio Apartment$786$617$712
 1 Bedroom Home or Apartment$955$719$825
 2 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,179$897$1,027
 3 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,610$1,113$1,379
 4 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,918$1,228$1,601
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 VACANT HOUSING
 Austin, TXPittsburgh, PAUnited States
 Vacant For Rent2.79%2.28%2.34%
 Vacant Rented0.90%1.09%0.46%
 Vacant For Sale0.62%0.83%1.20%
 Vacant Sold0.34%1.55%0.46%
 Vacant Vacation1.14%0.62%3.97%
 Vacant Other2.03%8.20%4.02%
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 OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING VALUE
 Austin, TXPittsburgh, PAUnited States
 Less Than $20,0003.13%3.60%4.57%
 $20,000 to $39,9991.13%6.43%3.37%
 $40,000 to $59,9990.77%10.58%4.19%
 $60,000 to $79,9990.86%13.19%5.74%
 $80,000 to $99,9992.36%17.69%6.79%
 $100,000 to $149,9998.83%17.17%15.19%
 $150,000 to $199,99917.62%9.82%14.69%
 $200,000 to $299,99925.21%9.86%18.15%
 $300,000 to $399,99915.42%5.09%10.43%
 $400,000 to $499,9999.33%2.45%5.70%
 $500,000 to $749,9999.55%2.30%6.39%
 $750,000 to $999,9993.02%1.31%2.41%
 $1,000,000 or more2.78%0.52%2.39%
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 HOUSING UNITS BY YEAR BUILT
 Austin, TXPittsburgh, PAUnited States
 2010 and newer4.04%0.87%2.03%
 2000 to 200919.75%3.14%14.63%
 1990 to 199916.57%3.62%14.01%
 1980 to 198921.69%4.21%13.70%
 1970 to 197918.39%7.62%15.66%
 1960 to 196916.57%3.62%14.01%
 1950 to 19595.73%12.20%10.63%
 1940 to 19492.67%8.61%5.25%
 1939 or Earlier2.95%51.98%13.09%
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