Mississippi real estate trends (May 2022)
How is the real estate market in Mississippi?
🏠 Average home value: $168,366
📈 0.67% home value increase month over month
💰 Median sale price: $261,900
⏳ 50 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 5,439
📆 1.4 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 5.66000%
💵 Average income: 46511
State of the market: C+
Sale prices of homes in Mississippi are much higher than their values, but inventory in the state is starting to swell. This may be a sign of a market that’s cooling off.
*Data last updated May 2022
Nicknamed the Magnolia State, Mississippi is known for its hospitality, catfish, and blues music — a perfect recipe for a good time.
Throughout the years, it's also been home to some of America's most famous celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Jim Henson, and Elvis Presley. Today, residents enjoy Mississippi's small towns, such as Ocean Springs and Greenville, as well as bigger cities such as Jackson, Southport, and Southaven.
The state has a humid, subtropical climate, with mild winters and hot summers that support its booming agriculture industry year-round.
If you're thinking of buying or selling in Mississippi, these Mississippi housing predictions and stats can help you make an informed decision.
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Selling a home in Mississippi
Mississippi real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 4 days slower than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $27,084 more than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.720%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.72%
How to sell a home in Mississippi
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Cost to sell a home in Mississippi
- The Average Mississippi Real Estate Commission (2021)
- The Ultimate Guide to Mississippi Real Estate Taxes
Buying a home in Mississippi
How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Jackson: 1,316 sq ft
🏡 Hattiesburg: 2,308 sq ft
🏡 Gulfport: 2,069 sq ft
🏠 Tupelo: 2,479 sq ft
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Investing in Mississippi real estate
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Best of Mississippi
Each month, we compare locations in Mississippi based on different criteria. This month, we're looking at levels of happiness and ranking the best counties in the state.
Happiest Counties in Mississippi
1. Madison County
2. Rankin County
3. DeSoto County
4. Jackson County
5. Lafayette County
Worst of Mississippi
Each month, we compare locations in Mississippi 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 Mississippi
1. Jefferson County
2. Holmes County
3. Humphreys County
4. Issaquena County
5. Claiborne County
- Mississippi Real Estate Commission
- Mississippi's real estate license verification
- Mississippi's real estate agent code of conduct
- Mississippi's disclosure forms
- Transfer taxes in Mississippi
- Home buying assistance programs in Mississippi
Frequently asked questions about Mississippi real estate
It is currently a seller’s market in Mississippi, but it’s starting to cool off. Although homes are selling for much higher than expected, the high interest rates in the state are causing demand to dip. However, each city and town is different, so consult with a local real estate agent to get a better understanding of your area’s market.
Mississippi is a good place to invest in real estate, especially in bigger cities like Jackson and Gulfport, where people are always looking for housing. However, to maximize your investment, you first need to learn what types of properties are profitable and which neighborhoods to buy in. Read our guide on investing in real estate to learn more.
For most people, now might not be the best time to buy a house in Mississippii. Although properties are a bit more affordable here than in most other states, the limited options and high interest rates are causing costs to rack up. If you’re still determined to buy, then work with a good real estate agent to help you get the perfect home for your budget.
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.