Home Values Heating Up in South Dakota

At a time of low mortgage rates, see if homes in The Mount Rushmore State are a good deal.

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Thanks to low mortgage rates, it's an excellent time to buy or sell a home across the U.S. But what about in South Dakota?

Is the state's housing market too pricey for buyers? Not-so-great if you've got a home you want to sell? Or just right — for everybody?

Home values provide some answers. They indicate that the market in South Dakota is heating up, according to Zillow, though you might find vast differences from one city or one corner of the state to the next.

Current home values in South Dakota

Home values have been rising throughout South Dakota and are up 6.58% from a year ago.

Statewide, the median value for a single-family home — meaning half are worth more, half are worth less — is currently $194,400 , Zillow says.

Could you afford that? Let's say you want to buy that mid-priced home using a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at this week's average interest rate, which is a low 3.69%, says mortgage company Freddie Mac.

With the 30-year mortgage rate at 3.69% and the median home price for South Dakota at $194,400 , a representative monthly mortgage payment would be $893.69.

How the South Dakota housing market stacks up

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Beautiful Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park

Property values in South Dakota are high by historical standards and are lower than what the typical house is worth nationwide.

The median home value throughout the U.S. is $229,600, which is up 4.88% from a year ago.

Zillow predicts U.S. home values will rise 2.2% over the next year, while in South Dakota, they're expected to rise 3.35%.

Homes are going on the market in South Dakota at a median price of $170 per square foot, versus $155 per square foot nationwide.

Are you looking to buy? Take a look at today's best mortgage rates where you live.

South Dakota home prices over the last 10 years

Year Avg. Price
2019* $191,088
2018 $181,967
2017 $172,533
2016 $165,642
2015 $157,325
2014 $148,475
2013 $145,825
2012 $140,058
2011 $141,117
2010 $141,592
2009 $140,800

*2019 price average through August 2019.

How much for an average-sized home?

Here's what a 2,500-square-foot home in South Dakota is worth now, and how that's changed over the last decade, based on the Zillow Home Value Index.

Year Avg. Price
2019* $425,000
2018 $395,000
2017 $380,000
2016 $360,000
2015 $345,000
2014 $322,500
2013 $320,000
2012 $305,000
2011 $310,000
2010 $315,000
2009 $307,500

*2019 price average through August 2019.