New Jersey Real Estate Market in 2021: Forecasts + Trends

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October 1st, 2021
Updated October 1st, 2021


New Jersey real estate trends

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

New Jersey real estate trends (October 2021)

How is the real estate market in New Jersey?
🏠 Average home value: $415,066
📈 2.01% home value increase month over month
💰 Median sale price: $396,000
⏳ 44 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 25,257
📆 1.4 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 2.97%
💵 Average income: 76768
State of the market: A-
Home values in New Jersey are appreciating at a very healthy rate, so buyers are looking to invest in properties. The fact that listings are selling only a month after hitting the market— despite a massive number of listings — suggests that homes that are fairly priced are grabbing buyers' attention.
*Data last updated October 2021

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Selling a home in New Jersey

New Jersey real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 0.5 days slower than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $5,076 less than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.62%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.56%

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Cost to sell a home in New Jersey

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Buying a home in New Jersey

How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Trenton: 1,571 sq ft
🏡 Vineland: 2,379 sq ft
🏡 Atlantic City: 2,454 sq ft
🏠 Ocean City: 1,271 sq ft

Investing in New Jersey real estate

Best of New Jersey

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

Most Affordable Cities in New Jersey
1. Vineland-Bridgeton
2. Trenton-Princeton
3. Atlantic City-Hammonton

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Worst of New Jersey

Each month, we compare cities in New Jersey 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 New Jersey
1. Newark
2. Patterson
3. Ocean City

New Jersey resources

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