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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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With 36,617 people, 15,588 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $233,155, Lewiston real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Lewiston, accounting for 42.69% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Lewiston include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 29.48%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 23.10%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 3.42%).
People in Lewiston primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Lewiston has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.
At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Lewiston's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 35.75% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Lewiston include homes built before 1939 ( 34.66%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 22.78%). There's also some housing in Lewiston built between 2000 and later ( 6.81%).
Appreciation rates for homes in Lewiston have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 83.04%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Lewiston house appreciation rate of 6.23%.
Over the last year, Lewiston appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Lewiston's appreciation rate has been -1.23%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Lewiston were at -0.91%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -3.57%.
Notably, Lewiston's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.
Relative to Maine, our data show that Lewiston's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Maine.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Lewiston differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Lewiston - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Lewiston real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
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