Pennsylvania Real Estate Market: Forecasts + Trends

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By Clever Real Estate Updated February 20, 2023


Pennsylvania real estate trends

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

Nicknamed the Keystone State, Pennsylvania holds an important place in American history as the site of the Constitutional Conventions.

Since those early days, Pennsylvanians have developed a unique regional culture that encompasses everything from pastoral Amish country to Philadelphia's energetic sports fans.

The state's central, mid-Atlantic location makes it a popular destination for those who want easy access to New York City and Washignton D.C., at a more affordable cost of living. Beyond Philly, Pennsylvania's major cities include Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Scranton, to name a few.

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

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Selling a home in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 27 days slower than the annual average 💰 Homes are selling for $2,590 less than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.81% 💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.67%
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How to sell a home in Pennsylvania

Cost to sell a home in Pennsylvania

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Buying a home in Pennsylvania

How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Philadelphia: 1,478 sq ft 🏡 Harrisburg: 1,840 sq ft
🏡 Pittsburgh: 2,143 sq ft 🏠 Scranton: 2,459 sq ft
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Investing in Pennsylvania real estate

Best of Pennsylvania

💡 Did you know…

The Clever Data Center ranked Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the fifth most affordable coffee city in the country?

Pittsburgh locals only spend around $1,030 per year for their daily cup of coffee, compared to the national average of $1,134.

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

Happiest Counties in Pennsylvania
1. Montgomery County
2. Chester County
3. Bucks County
4. Cumberland County
5. Centre County
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Worst of Pennsylvania

Each month, we compare locations in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania
1. Fayette County
2. Lawrence County
3. Clearfield County
4. Forest County
5. Lackawanna County
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Pennsylvania resources

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Frequently asked questions about Pennsylvania real estate

Is it a buyer's or seller's market in Pennsylvania?

It is currently a seller’s market in Pennsylvania. Properties are selling for more than they are worth, and the increasing demand continues to heat up the market. Still, each city and town has its own trends, so it’s best to consult with a real estate agent before making any decision.

Is Pennsylvania a good state to invest in real estate?

Yes, Pennsylvania is a good state to invest in real estate, especially in bigger cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, where people are always looking for housing. However, for your investment to pay off, you will first need to find the best neighborhoods to buy in and create a plan for managing or reselling the properties. Read our guide to real estate investing to find out more.

Is it a good time to buy a house in Pennsylvania?

It might not be a good time to buy a house in Pennsylvania for many people. Listing prices and mortgage rates are higher than normal, making it difficult to secure a good deal. If you really need to buy a home, then work with a top real estate agent who can help you find the perfect place.


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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