Chester County Home Prices & Values

$308,300 Zillow Home Value Index What's This?  
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  • 5.5% 1-year change
  • 3.7% 1-year forecast

The median home value in Chester County is $308,300. Chester County home values have gone up 5.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Chester County is $150, which is higher than the Philadelphia Metro average of $134. The median price of homes currently listed in Chester County is $343,000 while the median price of homes that sold is $308,800. The median rent price in Chester County is $1,650, which is higher than the Philadelphia Metro median of $1,400.

Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In Chester County 0.7 homes are foreclosed (per 10,000). This is lower than the Philadelphia Metro value of 3.3 and also lower than the national value of 4.3

Mortgage delinquency is the first step in the foreclosure process. This is when a homeowner fails to make a mortgage payment. The percent of delinquent mortgages in Chester County is 5.8%, which is lower than the national value of 7.2%. With U.S. home values having fallen by more than 20% nationally from their peak in 2007 until their trough in late 2011, many homeowners are now underwater on their mortgages, meaning they owe more than their home is worth. The percent of Chester County homeowners underwater on their mortgage is 11.3%, which is lower than Philadelphia Metro at 20.9%.

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Chester County Market Overview

Data through Jun 30, 2014
  • $308,300 ZHVI
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    (Jun 30, 2015)
  • $343,000 Median listing price
  • $308,800 Median sale price
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Chester County Market Health

Data through Jun 30, 2014
  • 7.5/10 Healthy What's This?  
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    The Market Health Index illustrates the current health of a region's housing market relative to other markets across the country. The Market Health Index is based on up to 10 metrics including those capturing the past and projected evolution of home values, the prevalence of foreclosures, foreclosure re-sales, negative equity and delinquency, as well as whether homes are currently selling faster or slower than in the past.

  • 97 Average of days on Zillow (May 31, 2014)
  • 11.3% Homes with negative equity (18.8% US Avg) (Mar 31, 2014)
  • 5.8% Delinquent on mortgage (7.2% US Avg) (Mar 31, 2014)

Homes foreclosed (per 10,000)

0.7 homes Chester County
3.3 homes Philadelphia Metro
4.3 homes United States
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Cities in Chester County

Name Median ZHVI Name Median ZHVI Name Median ZHVI
Uwchlan Township $409,000 East Brandywine Township $321,500 East Caln Township $302,600
West Bradford Township $292,200 East Fallowfield Township $237,100 Thorndale $213,100
Downingtown $207,700 Caln Township $192,100 South Coatesville $148,300

Listings & Sales

Data through Jun 30, 2014
  • $150 Median list price / sq ft
  • $145 Median sale price / sq ft
  • 34.9% Listings with price cut
24.6%
Sold below listing
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Chester County Rentals

Data through Jun 30, 2014
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$1,987 Chester County
$1,532 Philadelphia Metro
$1,310 United States
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    The breakeven horizon is the number of years after which buying is more financially advantageous than renting. Learn more

    (Jun 30, 2013)
  • $1,650 Rent list price
  • $1.08 Rent list price / sq ft
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