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Seattle, Washington
Austin, Texas
USA
HOUSING COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
The median age of a home in Austin is 47.1% younger than the median age of a home in Seattle.
Homes are 1.1% more likely to be rented in Austin than in Seattle.
HOUSING
 Seattle, WAAustin, TXUnited States
 Median Home Age512737
 Median Home Cost$584,400$299,400$185,800
 Home Appr. Last 12 months8.99%9.40%3.74%
 Home Appr. Last 5 yrs.24.12%38.39%16.02%
 Home Appr. Last 10 yrs.29.26%65.01%-0.68%
 Property Tax Rate$9.74$18.74$11.80
 Homes Owned43.16%41.34%56.34%
 Housing Vacant6.57%7.81%12.45%
 Homes Rented50.26%50.84%31.21%
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 AVG RENT FOR HOME OR APARTMENT
 Seattle, WAAustin, TXUnited States
 Studio Apartment$886$786$712
 1 Bedroom Home or Apartment$997$955$825
 2 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,225$1,179$1,027
 3 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,785$1,610$1,379
 4 Bedroom Home or Apartment$2,128$1,918$1,601
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 VACANT HOUSING
 Seattle, WAAustin, TXUnited States
 Vacant For Rent1.57%2.79%2.34%
 Vacant Rented0.49%0.90%0.46%
 Vacant For Sale0.80%0.62%1.20%
 Vacant Sold0.30%0.34%0.46%
 Vacant Vacation0.93%1.14%3.97%
 Vacant Other2.48%2.03%4.02%
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 OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING VALUE
 Seattle, WAAustin, TXUnited States
 Less Than $20,0001.47%3.13%4.57%
 $20,000 to $39,9990.23%1.13%3.37%
 $40,000 to $59,9990.30%0.77%4.19%
 $60,000 to $79,9990.22%0.86%5.74%
 $80,000 to $99,9990.15%2.36%6.79%
 $100,000 to $149,9991.01%8.83%15.19%
 $150,000 to $199,9992.19%17.62%14.69%
 $200,000 to $299,99911.32%25.21%18.15%
 $300,000 to $399,99920.36%15.42%10.43%
 $400,000 to $499,99917.41%9.33%5.70%
 $500,000 to $749,99928.19%9.55%6.39%
 $750,000 to $999,9999.43%3.02%2.41%
 $1,000,000 or more7.73%2.78%2.39%
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 HOUSING UNITS BY YEAR BUILT
 Seattle, WAAustin, TXUnited States
 2010 and newer4.37%4.04%2.03%
 2000 to 200913.59%19.75%14.63%
 1990 to 19997.59%16.57%14.01%
 1980 to 19897.64%21.69%13.70%
 1970 to 19798.79%18.39%15.66%
 1960 to 19697.59%16.57%14.01%
 1950 to 195911.35%5.73%10.63%
 1940 to 19498.98%2.67%5.25%
 1939 or Earlier27.84%2.95%13.09%
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