Pennsylvania Real Estate Market in 2022: Forecasts + Trends

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December 3rd, 2022
Updated December 3rd, 2022


Pennsylvania real estate trends

Real estate trends in Pennsylvania | Sellers | Buyers | Investors | The best and worst of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania resources

Pennsylvania real estate trends (May 2022)

How is the real estate market in Pennsylvania?
🏠 Average home value: $268,984
📈 0.32% home value increase month over month
💰 Median sale price: $318,800
⏳ 50 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 22,480
📆 1.4 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 5.53000%
💵 Average income: 63627
State of the market: B
Both home value and sales prices in Pennsylvania are inching upward, as demand in the state holds out. Shorter times on the market and increasing values may heat up the market if increasing inventory doesn't cool it off first.
*Data last updated May 2022

Nicknamed the Keystone State, Pennsylvania holds an important place in American history as the site of the Constitutional Conventions.

Since those early days, Pennsylvanians have developed a unique regional culture that encompasses everything from pastoral Amish country to Philadelphia's energetic sports fans.

The state's central, mid-Atlantic location makes it a popular destination for those who want easy access to New York City and Washignton D.C., at a more affordable cost of living. Beyond Philly, Pennsylvania's major cities include Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Scranton, to name a few.

If you're thinking of buying or selling in Pennsylvania, these Pennsylvania housing predictions and stats can help you make an informed decision.

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Selling a home in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 4 days slower than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $4,910 more than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.81%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.72%

How to sell a home in Pennsylvania

Cost to sell a home in Pennsylvania

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Buying a home in Pennsylvania

How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Philadelphia: 1,463 sq ft
🏡 Harrisburg: 1,948 sq ft
🏡 Pittsburgh: 2,027 sq ft
🏠 Scranton: 2,419 sq ft

Investing in Pennsylvania real estate

Best of Pennsylvania

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Each month, we compare locations in Pennsylvania based on different criteria. This month, we're looking at levels of happiness and ranking the best counties in the state.

Happiest Counties in Pennsylvania
1. Montgomery County
2. Chester County
3. Bucks County
4. Cumberland County
5. Centre County

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Worst of Pennsylvania

Each month, we compare locations in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania
1. Fayette County
2. Lawrence County
3. Clearfield County
4. Forest County
5. Lackawanna County

Pennsylvania resources

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Frequently asked questions about Pennsylvania real estate

Yes, Pennsylvania is a good state to invest in real estate, especially in bigger cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, where people are always looking for housing. However, for your investment to pay off, you will first need to find the best neighborhoods to buy in and create a plan for managing or reselling the properties. Read our guide to real estate investing to find out more.

It might not be a good time to buy a house in Pennsylvania for many people. Listing prices and mortgage rates are higher than normal, making it difficult to secure a good deal. If you really need to buy a home, then work with a top real estate agent who can help you find the perfect place.


Clever's analysis of state market trends is based on local data from Zillow,, 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.

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