Current home values in South Dakota

Home values have been rising throughout South Dakota and are up 9.3% from a year ago.

Statewide, the median value for a single-family home — meaning half are worth more, half are worth less — is currently $316,128, Realtor says.

Real estate agents say would-be homebuyers in some parts of the country are starting to overcome the obstacles caused by COVID-19 and are going virtual house hunting to take advantage of today's bargain mortgage rates and the low monthly house payments they provide.

Here's how that works in South Dakota: Let's say you want to buy a mid-priced home using a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at the current average interest, which is a low 3.33%, according to mortgage company Freddie Mac.

A 30-year mortgage for a $316,128 home at 3.33% would give a typical South Dakota homebuyer a monthly payment of $1,112, assuming a 20% down payment.

How the South Dakota housing market stacks up

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The state's median home value is higher than the U.S. median of $248,948, which is up 5.1% from a year ago.

While the coronavirus is expected to continue hanging over the U.S. economy like a dark cloud, Zillow forecasts that U.S. home values will rise 5.1% over the next year, while in South Dakota, they're predicted to rise 4.9%.

Homes right now are going on the market in South Dakota at a median price of $128 per square foot, versus $134 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
2020* $208,766
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

*2020 price average through March 31, 2020.

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
2020* $320,637
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

*2020 price average through March 31, 2020.

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