Michigan Real Estate Market in 2021: Forecasts + Trends

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October 1st, 2021
Updated October 1st, 2021


Michigan real estate trends

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Michigan real estate trends (October 2021)

How is the real estate market in Michigan?
🏠 Average home value: $211,760
📈 1.89% home value increase month over month
💰 Median sale price: $229,000
⏳ 46 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 19,328
📆 1.4 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 2.89%
💵 Average income: 81215
State of the market: B
Home values are inching up in Michigan. Houses are selling pretty quickly after hitting the market, even though the state has a ton of active listings, so Michigan sellers should feel confident for the foreseeable future.
*Data last updated October 2021

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Selling a home in Michigan

Michigan real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 8.5 days faster than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $3,288 less than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.98%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 3.00%

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Cost to sell a home in Michigan

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Buying a home in Michigan

How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Detroit: 1,820 sq ft
🏡 Lansing: 2,714 sq ft
🏡 Grand Rapids: 1,835 sq ft
🏠 Ann Arbor: 1,416 sq ft

Investing in Michigan real estate

Best of Michigan

Each month, we compare cities in Michigan based on different criteria. This month, we're looking at affordability and ranking the best cities in the state.

Most Affordable Cities in Michigan
1. Battle Creek
2. Saginaw
3. Bay City
4. Midland
5. Jackson

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Worst of Michigan

Each month, we compare cities in Michigan based on a different criteria. This month we're looking at affordability data. These are the cities that ranked the worst in the state.

Least Affordable Cities in Michigan
1. Traverse City
2. Ann Arbor
3. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn
4. Grand Rapids-Kentwood
5. Holland

Michigan resources

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Clever's analysis of state market trends is based on local data from Zillow, realtor.com, Redfin, S&P Global, 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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