New Jersey Real Estate Market in 2022: Forecasts + Trends

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Clever Real Estate

January 1st, 2023
Updated January 1st, 2023


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 (May 2022)

How is the real estate market in New Jersey?
🏠 Average home value: $471,719
📈 0.32% home value increase month over month
💰 Median sale price: $474,600
⏳ 41 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 17,507
📆 1.4 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 5.44000%
💵 Average income: 85245
State of the market: A-
The New Jersey market is hot, and it may continue to heat up even further. The competitive sales prices are a major factor in homes selling quickly — turning over in less than a month of hitting the market — but inventory is starting to increase and values are slowly falling, which may turn the tide.
*Data last updated May 2022

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Beyond its storied beaches, New Jersey features plenty of charming communities tucked among its lakes and rolling hills. Its biggest cities include Newark, Jersey City, and Paterson.

Residents take pride in the state's abundant Italian delis, fresh local produce, and playfully ribbing out of state visitors. The state's central location makes it easy for residents to commute by train to nearby New York City and Philadelphia.

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

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Selling a home in New Jersey

New Jersey real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 6 days slower than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $22,446 more than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.63%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.50%

How to sell a home in New Jersey

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: #DIV/0! sq ft
🏡 Vineland: 1,887 sq ft
🏡 Atlantic City: 1,538 sq ft
🏠 Ocean City: 547 sq ft

Investing in New Jersey real estate

Best of New Jersey

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

Happiest Counties in New Jersey
1. Morris County
2. Union County
3. Sussex County
4. Hunterdon County
5. Somerset County

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Worst of New Jersey

Each month, we compare locations in New Jersey 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 New Jersey
1. Cumberland County
2. Atlantic County
3. Salem County
4. Essex County
5. Camden County

New Jersey resources

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Frequently asked questions about New Jersey real estate

Real estate is always a good investment, but it’s even better in a populous state like New Jersey. Bigger cities like Trenton or areas in the New York City metro are perfect because the demand for housing is always high. However, investing requires proper preparation for it to pay off, such as finding the best neighborhoods to buy in and understanding what locals look for in a place to live. Learn more in our guide to real estate investing.

It might be a good time to buy a house in New Jersey right now, as homes are selling for less than they’re worth. To find out all your options, work with one of the top real estate agents in the area for help.


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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