New York Real Estate Market in 2022: Forecasts + Trends

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By Clever Real Estate Updated December 1, 2023


New York real estate trends

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

Few cities around the world compare to New York City.

From Central Park to Broadway, Brooklyn to the Bronx, New York's humming energy, thriving creative scenes, and competitive corporate culture are unparalleled.

But beyond the Big Apple, New York state has a lot to offer, too. Within a few hours of the city, you'll find the natural beauty of the Catskill Mountains, the Finger Lakes, and an abundance of art museums and galleries.

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

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Selling a home in New York

New York real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 29 days slower than the annual average 💰 Homes are selling for $22,742 more than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.61% 💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.36%
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How to sell a home in New York

Cost to sell a home in New York

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Buying a home in New York

How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 New York: 811 sq ft 🏡 Rochester: 2,128 sq ft
🏡 Buffalo: 1,974 sq ft 🏠 Albany: 1,435 sq ft
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Investing in New York real estate

Best of New York

💡 Did you know…

Buffalo, New York was ranked among the top ten best music cities in the U.S. in 2022?

Using a Google Trends analysis, the Clever Data Center found that Buffalo was the top city in the nation for alternative music. With its array of intimate concert venues and high population of career musicians, Buffalo appeals to both music fans and working artists.

» Taking notes? 🎵 Learn more about the rankings here: The Best Music Cities in the U.S.

The Clever Data Center found that Buffalo, New York is the second most affordable city in the nation for a cappuccino?

With about 20 coffee shops per capita, Buffalo residents can choose a new place to enjoy a cup of coffee every day without worrying about breaking the bank.

» Thirsty for more info? ☕ Read our full study here: The Best Coffee Cities in America

Each month, we compare locations in New York 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 York
1. Westchester County
2. Putnam County
3. Nassau County
4. Suffolk County
5. Hamilton County
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Worst of New York

Each month, we compare locations in New York 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 York
1. Bronx County
2. Oswego County
3. St. Lawrence County
4. Montgomery County
5. Chemung County
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New York resources

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Frequently asked questions about New York real estate

Is it a buyer's or seller's market in New York?

It is currently a seller’s market in New York. Demand throughout the state is healthy, and prices are continuing to rise steadily. However, each city and town has its own trends, so it’s best to check in with a local real estate agent to figure out the particular trends in your area.

Is New York a good state to invest in real estate?

Investing in real estate is always a good choice, especially in a highly populated metro like New York City, where housing is always in demand. While that may be the case, maximizing your investment requires planning out your finances and understanding local trends. Learn more in our guide to real estate investing.

Is it a good time to buy a house in New York?

Now might not be an ideal time to buy a house in New York, as home sale prices are rising. If you still need to purchase a house in the state, then you will need to work with a good real estate agent to find a decent deal.


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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