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Houston, Texas
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
USA
HOUSING COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
The median age of a home in Philadelphia is 81.1% older than the median age of a home in Houston.
Homes are 15.2% less likely to be rented in Philadelphia than in Houston.
HOUSING
 Houston, TXPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
 Median Home Age376737
 Median Home Cost$219,922$127,700$185,800
 Home Appr. Last 12 months9.68%1.94%3.74%
 Home Appr. Last 5 yrs.29.05%2.82%16.02%
 Home Appr. Last 10 yrs.40.24%13.63%-0.68%
 Property Tax Rate$21.20$9.88$11.80
 Homes Owned38.67%45.82%56.34%
 Housing Vacant13.17%13.34%12.45%
 Homes Rented48.16%40.84%31.21%
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 AVG RENT FOR HOME OR APARTMENT
 Houston, TXPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
 Studio Apartment$701$738$712
 1 Bedroom Home or Apartment$792$878$825
 2 Bedroom Home or Apartment$971$1,061$1,027
 3 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,323$1,316$1,379
 4 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,690$1,474$1,601
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 VACANT HOUSING
 Houston, TXPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
 Vacant For Rent6.11%3.31%2.34%
 Vacant Rented1.05%0.56%0.46%
 Vacant For Sale0.85%1.31%1.20%
 Vacant Sold0.49%0.69%0.46%
 Vacant Vacation0.77%0.42%3.97%
 Vacant Other3.92%7.06%4.02%
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 OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING VALUE
 Houston, TXPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
 Less Than $20,0002.70%3.13%4.57%
 $20,000 to $39,9993.42%3.21%3.37%
 $40,000 to $59,9997.36%5.62%4.19%
 $60,000 to $79,99910.30%8.12%5.74%
 $80,000 to $99,99912.13%10.31%6.79%
 $100,000 to $149,99918.78%20.08%15.19%
 $150,000 to $199,99911.28%18.84%14.69%
 $200,000 to $299,99911.18%17.19%18.15%
 $300,000 to $399,9998.36%6.55%10.43%
 $400,000 to $499,9994.39%2.84%5.70%
 $500,000 to $749,9995.64%2.16%6.39%
 $750,000 to $999,9991.92%0.71%2.41%
 $1,000,000 or more2.54%1.25%2.39%
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 HOUSING UNITS BY YEAR BUILT
 Houston, TXPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
 2010 and newer2.82%0.79%2.03%
 2000 to 200914.62%3.06%14.63%
 1990 to 199910.24%3.16%14.01%
 1980 to 198914.05%4.05%13.70%
 1970 to 197922.60%6.46%15.66%
 1960 to 196910.24%3.16%14.01%
 1950 to 195911.00%16.14%10.63%
 1940 to 19494.32%14.45%5.25%
 1939 or Earlier4.75%40.90%13.09%
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