New York real estate trends (May 2022)
How is the real estate market in New York?
🏠 Average home value: $411,861
📈 0.24% home value increase month over month
💰 Median sale price: $462,400
⏳ 66 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 39,894
📆 1.9 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 5.37000%
💵 Average income: 71117
State of the market: B+
The New York market continues its gentle upswing. Despite the high listing prices, the demand for real estate and steady inventory are keeping this market fairly balanced.
*Data last updated May 2022
Few cities around the world compare to New York City.
From Central Park to Broadway, Brooklyn to the Bronx, New York's humming energy, thriving creative scenes, and competitive corporate culture are unparalleled.
But beyond the Big Apple, New York state has a lot to offer, too. Within a few hours of the city, you'll findthe natural beauty of the Catskill Mountains, the Finger Lakes, and an abundance of art museums and galleries.
If you're thinking of buying or selling in New York, these New York housing predictions and stats can help you make an informed decision.
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Selling a home in New York
New York real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 4 days slower than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $15,442 more than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.61%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.36%
How to sell a home in New York
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Cost to sell a home in New York
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Buying a home in New York
How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 New York: 885 sq ft
🏡 Rochester: 2,206 sq ft
🏡 Buffalo: 1,923 sq ft
🏠 Albany: 1,587 sq ft
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Investing in New York real estate
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Best of New York
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Each month, we compare locations in New York based on different criteria. This month, we're looking at levels of happiness and ranking the best counties in the state.
Happiest Counties in New York
1. Westchester County
2. Putnam County
3. Nassau County
4. Suffolk County
5. Hamilton County
Worst of New York
Each month, we compare locations in New York based on a different criteria. This month we're looking at levels of happiness data. These are the counties that ranked the worst in the state.
Least Happy Counties in New York
1. Bronx County
2. Oswego County
3. St. Lawrence County
4. Montgomery County
5. Chemung County
New York resources
- Department of State
- New York's real estate license verification
- New York's real estate agent code of conduct
- New York's disclosure forms
- Transfer taxes in New York
- Home buying assistance programs in New York
Frequently asked questions about New York real estate
It is currently a seller’s market in New York. Demand throughout the state is healthy, and prices are continuing to rise steadily. However, each city and town has its own trends, so it’s best to check in with a local real estate agent to figure out the particular trends in your area.
Investing in real estate is always a good choice, especially in a highly populated metro like New York City, where housing is always in demand. While that may be the case, maximizing your investment requires planning out your finances and understanding local trends. Learn more in our guide to real estate investing.
Now might not be an ideal time to buy a house in New York, as home sale prices are rising. If you still need to purchase a house in the state, then you will need to work with a good real estate agent to find a decent deal.
Clever's analysis of state market trends is based on local data from Zillow, realtor.com, Redfin, Bankrate, the U.S. Census, and Clever surveys. Our team of over 20 real estate analysts from across the country research local markets and data to compile our "Best" and "Worst" rankings.