Virginia Real Estate Market in 2021: Forecasts + Trends

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September 13th, 2021
Updated September 13th, 2021


Virginia real estate trends

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

Virginia real estate trends (July 2021)

How is the real estate market in Virginia?
🏠 Average home value: $332,063
📈 1.21% home value increase month over month
💰 Median sale price: $429,000
⏳ 44 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 16,792
📆 0.9 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 3.05%
💵 Average income: $74,222
State of the market: A-
Virginia home values and listing prices are both quite high, and rising at a healthy pace. The short time on market coupled with low inventory, suggests this is a very hot market.
*Data last updated July 2021

Nicknamed Old Dominion, Virginia is a commonwealth that dates back to America's days as a collection of English colonies. The state is known for its role in early American history, concentration of federal agencies, and burgeoning wine industry.

Virginia's landscape rises from the banks of the Chesapeake Bay in the east to the rolling Appalachian Mountains in the west.

Its biggest cities include Virginia Beach and Norfolk, but further inland you'll find lively college towns such as Richmond, Charlottesville, and Fredericksburg. Northern Virginia is a popular choice for commuters who can take public transportation directly into Washington, D.C.

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

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Selling a home in Virginia

Virginia real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 10 days faster than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $11,580 more than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.53%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.62%

How to sell a home in Virginia

Cost to sell a home in Virginia

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Buying a home in Virginia

How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Virginia Beach: 1,771 sq ft
🏡 Roanoke: 2,093 sq ft
🏡 Richmond: 1,660 sq ft
🏠 Lynchburg: 2,109 sq ft

Investing in Virginia real estate

Best of Virginia

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

Most Affordable Cities in Virginia
1. Martinsville
2. Danville
3. Roanoke
4. Lynchburg
5. Blacksburg-Christiansburg

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Worst of Virginia

Each month, we compare cities in Virginia 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 Virginia
1. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
2. Charlottesville
3. Harrisonburg
4. Richmond

Virginia 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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