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HOUSING COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
The median age of a home in Chicago is 81.1% older than the median age of a home in Houston.
Homes are 0.7% more likely to be rented in Houston than in Chicago.
HOUSING
 Houston, TXChicago, ILUnited States
 Median Home Age376737
 Median Home Cost$175,700$225,500$216,200
 Home Appr. Last 12 months5.94%3.47%6.77%
 Home Appr. Last 5 yrs.48.43%36.37%31.12%
 Home Appr. Last 10 yrs.36.24%-8.59%11.41%
 Property Tax Rate$19.43$15.71$11.89
 Homes Owned38.67%38.58%56.34%
 Housing Vacant13.17%13.62%12.45%
 Homes Rented48.16%47.81%31.21%
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 AVG RENT FOR HOME OR APARTMENT
 Houston, TXChicago, ILUnited States
 Studio Apartment$830$890$890
 1 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,030$1,130$990
 2 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,380$1,430$1,240
 3 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,960$1,900$1,660
 4 Bedroom Home or Apartment$2,580$2,360$1,910
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 VACANT HOUSING
 Houston, TXChicago, ILUnited States
 Vacant For Rent6.11%3.90%2.34%
 Vacant Rented1.05%0.44%0.46%
 Vacant For Sale0.85%1.28%1.20%
 Vacant Sold0.49%0.46%0.46%
 Vacant Vacation0.77%1.13%3.97%
 Vacant Other3.92%6.40%4.02%
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 OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING VALUE
 Houston, TXChicago, ILUnited States
 Less Than $20,0002.70%2.74%4.57%
 $20,000 to $39,9993.42%1.26%3.37%
 $40,000 to $59,9997.36%2.28%4.19%
 $60,000 to $79,99910.30%3.61%5.74%
 $80,000 to $99,99912.13%5.40%6.79%
 $100,000 to $149,99918.78%14.40%15.19%
 $150,000 to $199,99911.28%15.01%14.69%
 $200,000 to $299,99911.18%22.52%18.15%
 $300,000 to $399,9998.36%13.75%10.43%
 $400,000 to $499,9994.39%6.34%5.70%
 $500,000 to $749,9995.64%7.15%6.39%
 $750,000 to $999,9991.92%2.34%2.41%
 $1,000,000 or more2.54%3.22%2.39%
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 HOUSING UNITS BY YEAR BUILT
 Houston, TXChicago, ILUnited States
 2010 and newer2.82%0.99%2.03%
 2000 to 200914.62%8.21%14.63%
 1990 to 199910.24%4.21%14.01%
 1980 to 198914.05%3.98%13.70%
 1970 to 197922.60%7.21%15.66%
 1960 to 196910.24%4.21%14.01%
 1950 to 195911.00%12.17%10.63%
 1940 to 19494.32%8.83%5.25%
 1939 or Earlier4.75%44.79%13.09%

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