Apr 27, 2024 - Real Estate

Fastest-growing Houston ZIP codes

ZIP codes with the greatest home appreciation in the Houston metro area
Data: Zillow; Note: Typical home value refers to the average of the middle third of Zillow home value estimates for every home in a given region with a county record, including single-family, condominium and co-operative homes; Table: Axios Visuals

A ZIP code in The Woodlands, Shenandoah and Spring is among Houston's hottest, per Zillow data shared with Axios.

The big picture: That area saw the metro's highest jump in typical home values compared to a year earlier, according to Zillow's latest analysis.

State of play: More inventory, partly from new construction, is "a key reason home value appreciation in Texas has come back down to earth after skyrocketing during the pandemic," Zillow senior economist Nicole Bachaud tells Axios.

Zoom out: Austin (-4.1%) and San Antonio (-1.9%) are two of three major U.S. metro areas where typical home values are down year-over-year, Zillow found.

  • Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston each posted increases that were under 2%.

Reality check: Zillow's analysis includes some smaller and rural ZIP codes, where there tend to be fewer, and less expensive, houses.

  • "In a small ZIP code, a few houses selling for higher prices may make the entire ZIP look like prices are appreciating quickly," Zillow data scientist Anushna Prakash says.

Between the lines: Home value growth varies locally because of factors like job opportunities, development and population trends, which impact supply and demand.

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