Current home values in Texas

Home values have been rising throughout Texas and are up 6.3% from a year ago.

Statewide, the median value for a single-family home — meaning half are worth more, half are worth less — is currently $412,930, 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 Texas: 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 $412,930 home at 3.33% would give a typical Texas homebuyer a monthly payment of $1,452, assuming a 20% down payment.

How the Texas 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 Texas, they're predicted to rise 4.8%.

Homes right now are going on the market in Texas at a median price of $134 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.

Texas home prices over the last 10 years

Year Avg. Price
2020* $210,651
2019 $198,238
2018 $187,958
2017 $175,508
2016 $160,383
2015 $147,233
2014 $138,033
2013 $131,275
2012 $127,575
2011 $128,108
2010 $130,942
2009 $132,008

*2020 price average through March 31, 2020.

How much for an average-sized home?

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

Year Avg. Price
2020* $334,473
2019 $275,000
2018 $262,500
2017 $247,500
2016 $225,000
2015 $210,000
2014 $195,000
2013 $185,000
2012 $177,500
2011 $177,500
2010 $182,500
2009 $182,500

*2020 price average through March 31, 2020.

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