Orlando, Florida has a population of 287,442 people, with 30% privately owned houses and 55.6% rented houses. On the other hand, Jacksonville has 911,507 residents with 38.9% owned homes, and 48.3% rented homes. Factors to consider when you buy or sell a house differ between Jacksonville and Orlando. Differences in House structures, size of homes, cost of maintenance, etc., would come to mind.
Common Home Styles in Orlando
Craftsman Bungalows have front porches and sunrooms. They also feature asymmetrical architecture and tapered columns, hand-crafted decorations, dormers, and a low-pitched roof.
Mediterranean-style homes are often huge. This style usually incorporates the Mediterranean with Spanish and Italian designs.
Pueblo-style homes are smaller than Mediterranean homes. Pueblo designs feature a round shape and usually exposed exterior wood beams, stucco exteriors, and neutral paint colors.
Resort-style condos are high-rise condos divided into individual units. They feature Resort-style amenities like lavish pools, fitness centers, and massage parlors and city centers are their commonest location.
Common Home Styles in Jacksonville
Victorian-style homes are brick and stone structure, usually tall and narrow with ornamental designs. Mostly common in historic parts of the city, most Victorian homes are at least a decade old.
Contemporary homes have relatively modern architectural designs; they have vivid line structures, high ceilings, and open floor plans.
Shotgun houses have rooms lined up in front of one another, unusually a living room, two rooms and kitchen a bathroom it also features a step built with wood or concrete steps and a small front yard.
Colonial homes are popular in historic communities in the city, usually built with wood or brick. They were the typical style in the early 17th – 18th century. The common types of colonial homes include Gregorian, British, Mid-Atlantic, and Dutch style.
Age of Houses
The median age of houses in Orlando is 13.3% lower than homes in Jacksonville. This is 30 years in Orlando compared to 34 years in Jacksonville.
Pricing and Value
Houses in Jacksonville are relatively affordable compared to the cost of houses in Orlando. The median home value in Orlando is $245,400, while it is $180,300 in Jacksonville. The Average appreciation of house value in the last ten years in Orlando is at 32.2%. The rate of appreciation in Jacksonville is at 21.7%. In the previous year, the rate of appreciation in Orlando and Jacksonville was 8.6% and 9.2%, respectively.
Cost of maintenance
Incidental costs to owning a house include property tax, cost of upgrades, and repairs. The overall cost of living in Jacksonville is 10% cheaper than in Orlando. Utilities are 0.5% more in Jacksonville, while the property tax rate is 6.2% more in Jacksonville than in Orlando.