Pennsylvania Real Estate Market in 2021: Forecasts + Trends

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September 13th, 2021
Updated September 13th, 2021


Pennsylvania real estate trends

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

Pennsylvania real estate trends (July 2021)

How is the real estate market in Pennsylvania?
🏠 Average home value: $237,742
📈 1.53% home value increase month over month
💰 Median sale price: $260,000
⏳ 57 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 22,110
📆 0.9 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 3.09%
💵 Average income: $61,744
State of the market: B
Home values and listing prices are right around the national average in Pennsylvania, but they’re both inching upwards, suggesting buyer demand is increasing. Combined with the state’s low inventory, the Pennsylvania market’s future looks bright.
*Data last updated July 2021

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 13.5 days faster than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $604 less than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.80%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.80%

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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: 1,595 sq ft
🏡 Harrisburg: 2,279 sq ft
🏡 Pittsburgh: 2,913 sq ft
🏠 Scranton: 2,693 sq ft

Investing in Pennsylvania real estate

Best of Pennsylvania

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

Most Affordable Cities in Pennsylvania
1. Johnstown
2. Somerset
3. New Castle
4. DuBois
5. Pottsville

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Worst of Pennsylvania

Each month, we compare cities in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania
1. State College
2. Lancaster
3. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
4. East Stroudsburg
5. Gettysburg

Pennsylvania 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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