Home Values

Chester County Home Prices & Values

Zillow Home Value Index

The Zillow Home Value Index is the median Zestimate valuation for a given geographic area on a given day. Learn more

$313,100

  • 5.8% 1-year change
  • 2.8% 1-year forecast

The median home value in Chester County is $313,100. Chester County home values have gone up 5.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.8% 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 $131. The median price of homes currently listed in Chester County is $339,000 while the median price of homes that sold is $316,500. The median rent price in Chester County is $1,624, which is higher than the Philadelphia Metro median of $1,320.

Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In Chester County 0.5 homes are foreclosed (per 10,000). This is lower than the Philadelphia Metro value of 5.0 and also lower than the national value of 4.0

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 5.5%, which is lower than the national value of 6.9%. 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 10.1%, which is lower than Philadelphia Metro at 20.1%.

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Chester County Market Overview

Data through Sep 30, 2014
  • $313,100 ZHVI
  • 2.8% 1-yr forecast
    The Zillow Home Value Forecast is Zillow's prediction of what the Zillow Home Value Index will be one year from now. Learn more
    (Sep 30, 2015)
  • $339,000 Median listing price
  • $316,500 Median sale price
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Chester County Market Health

Data through Sep 30, 2014
  • 8.5/10 Very healthy
    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.
  • 99 Average days on Zillow (Aug 31, 2014)
  • 10.1% Homes with negative equity (17.0% US Avg) (Jun 30, 2014)
  • 5.5% Delinquent on mortgage (6.9% US Avg) (Jun 30, 2014)

Homes foreclosed (per 10,000)

0.5 homes Chester County
5 homes Philadelphia Metro
4 homes United States
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Cities in Chester County

Name Median ZHVI
Uwchlan Township $408,800
East Brandywine Township $341,900
East Caln Township $315,100
Name Median ZHVI
West Bradford Township $298,300
West Brandywine Township $265,200
East Fallowfield Township $238,800
Name Median ZHVI
Thorndale $214,600
Downingtown $210,400
Caln Township $189,400

Listings & Sales

Data through Sep 30, 2014
  • $150 Median list price / sq ft
  • $148 Median sale price / sq ft
  • 43.4% Listings with price cut
22.8%
Sold below listing
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Chester County Rentals

Data through Sep 30, 2014
  • Zillow Rent Index

  • $1,994 Chester County
    $1,556 Philadelphia Metro
    $1,335 United States

    The Zillow Rent Index is the median Rent Zestimate valuation for a given geographic area on a given day. Learn more

  • 2.3 Breakeven horizon
    The breakeven horizon is the number of years after which buying is more financially advantageous than renting. Learn more
    (Jun 30, 2014)
  • $1,624 Rent list price
  • $1.08 Rent list price / sq ft
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