Maryland real estate trends (May 2022)
How is the real estate market in Maryland?
🏠 Average home value: $405,957
📈 0.18% home value increase month over month
💰 Median sale price: $513,500
⏳ 39 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 10,168
📆 1.2 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 5.54000%
💵 Average income: 87063
State of the market: B
Home values in Maryland are trending upward — with sales prices higher than home values. And given that inventory is still slim, the state may see a slowly heating market.
*Data last updated May 2022
Maryland is a small, coastal mid-Atlantic state — but residents know its unique culture has a lot to offer.
Boating, watersports, and crab feasts with plenty of Old Bay seasoning are all quintessential aspects of life in Maryland. The state's biggest city, Baltimore, is home to Brewer's Hill, an important setting for beer history including the origin of National Bohemian and the current home of Guinness's only stateside brewery.
Beyond Baltimore, Maryland's biggest cities encompass Ocean City's lively Boardwalk, Frederick's historic C&O Canal, Bethesda's posh neighborhoods, and more.
If you're thinking of buying or selling in Maryland, these Maryland housing predictions and stats can help you make an informed decision.
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Selling a home in Maryland
Maryland real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 3 days slower than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $17,112 more than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.60%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.51%
How to sell a home in Maryland
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Cost to sell a home in Maryland
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Buying a home in Maryland
How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Baltimore: 1,485 sq ft
🏡 Hagerstown: 1,775 sq ft
🏡 Salisbury: 1,215 sq ft
🏠 California: 701 sq ft
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Investing in Maryland real estate
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Best of Maryland
Each month, we compare locations in Maryland based on different criteria. This month, we're looking at levels of happiness and ranking the best counties in the state.
Happiest Counties in Maryland
1. Montgomery County
2. Howard County
3. Prince George's County
4. Anne Arundel County
5. Harford County
Worst of Maryland
Each month, we compare locations in Maryland 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 Maryland
1. Somerset County
2. Worcester County
3. Kent County
4. Allegany County
5. Caroline County
- Maryland Real Estate Commission
- Maryland's real estate license verification
- Maryland's real estate agent code of conduct
- Maryland's disclosure forms
- Transfer taxes in Maryland
- Home buying assistance programs in Maryland
Frequently asked questions about Maryland real estate
Currently, it is a neutral market in Maryland, with most homes selling at or slightly below their value. However, inventory in the state is limited, which can possibly drive up prices in the near future. As such, it’s best to consult with a local real estate agent before anything else.
Maryland is a good state to invest in real estate, especially in a densely populated city like Baltimore, where housing is always in demand. However, investing requires proper preparation so you'll need to do research on what types of properties to buy and create a property management plan. Learn more in our guide to investing in real estate.
For some buyers, it could be a great time to buy a house in Maryland right now. Sales prices are decreasing, and low mortgage rates make for a very good deal. However, the low inventory can cause prices to surge sometime soon — which is why it’s best to work with a real estate agent to help you out.
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.