What the Housing Market Looks Like in 25 Populous Metros

September 7, 2021 | Team Sundae

A record rise in home prices across the country was brought about by record-low interest rates on home loans, soaring demand from buyers, and a housing shortage exacerbated by hesitancy among developers. Sundae looked to its internal database of homes to show what houses look like at five different price points, ranging from $100,000 to $1 million, in 25 different metros. For each price point in each metro, Sundae lists how many houses were for sale from July 2020 through July 2021, as well as show an example and characteristics of one of these homes. In June, properties remained on the market for an average of just 17 days — 24 fewer days than the year prior — and the median price for an existing home was up 23% over June 2020, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors. Out of all homes on the market, 90% have generally been selling within one month. Continue reading to find out more about the housing market in 25 parts of America.Downtown New York City Skyline
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New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA

– Total home sales in metro: 249,855 (average price: $721,360)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 16,769
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.1
— Average square feet: 1,228

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 33,475
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.1
— Average square feet: 1,320

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 86,004
— Average number of bedrooms: 0.9
— Average square feet: 1,562

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 63,865
— Average number of bedrooms: 0.9
— Average square feet: 1,944

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 27,479
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.0
— Average square feet: 2,337

 

Downtown Chicago Skyline

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Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI

– Total home sales in metro: 189,118 (average price: $348,701)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 48,191
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.8
— Average square feet: 948

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 53,300
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.1
— Average square feet: 1,283

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 50,905
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.2
— Average square feet: 1,649

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 16,710
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.2
— Average square feet: 2,055

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 5,276
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.6
— Average square feet: 2,514

Related: What the Housing Market Looks Like in Every State

Downtown Miami Skyline, Boats on river

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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

– Total home sales in metro: 150,280 (average price: $598,956)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 29,407
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.9
— Average square feet: 1,089

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 31,148
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.2
— Average square feet: 1,286

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 42,479
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.5
— Average square feet: 1,633

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 18,465
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.7
— Average square feet: 2,172

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 7,225
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.9
— Average square feet: 2,554

 

Atlanta, Historic home

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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

– Total home sales in metro: 149,152 (average price: $494,325)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 32,620
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.5
— Average square feet: 1,444

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 44,655
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.8
— Average square feet: 1,840

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 41,664
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.2
— Average square feet: 2,460

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 13,952
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.5
— Average square feet: 2,963

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 4,152
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.8
— Average square feet: 3,471

 

Downtown Phoenix Skyline

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Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

– Total home sales in metro: 146,150 (average price: $1,098,041)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 11,350
— Average number of bedrooms: data not available
— Average square feet: 1,227

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 39,310
— Average number of bedrooms: data not available
— Average square feet: 1,494

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 61,326
— Average number of bedrooms: data not available
— Average square feet: 1,947

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 20,076
— Average number of bedrooms: data not available
— Average square feet: 2,603

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 5,610
— Average number of bedrooms: data not available
— Average square feet: 3,112

 

Downtown Los Angeles Skyline

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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

– Total home sales in metro: 141,946 (average price: $1,307,854)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 966
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.5
— Average square feet: 1,319

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 3,233
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.2
— Average square feet: 1,097

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 21,784
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.4
— Average square feet: 1,224

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 43,121
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.8
— Average square feet: 1,404

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 31,770
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.2
— Average square feet: 1,769

Related: How COVID-19 Has Impacted Mortgage Payments in Every State

Downtown Dallas Skyline

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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

– Total home sales in metro: 124,836 (average price: $1,273,363)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 18,217
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.5
— Average square feet: 1,487

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 39,034
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.7
— Average square feet: 1,828

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 44,044
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.0
— Average square feet: 2,465

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 16,574
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.5
— Average square feet: 3,310

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 1,973
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.7
— Average square feet: 3,862

 

Washington DC, Capitol Building

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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

– Total home sales in metro: 119,934 (average price: $788,223)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 5,919
— Average number of bedrooms: 0.8
— Average square feet: 1,077

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 17,052
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.1
— Average square feet: 1,224

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 43,395
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.5
— Average square feet: 1,619

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 30,606
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.3
— Average square feet: 2,123

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 13,648
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.7
— Average square feet: 2,451

 

Downtown Houston Skyline

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Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

– Total home sales in metro: 114,467 (average price: $1,763,196)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 22,694
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.2
— Average square feet: 1,647

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 37,744
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.3
— Average square feet: 2,067

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 34,511
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.4
— Average square feet: 2,592

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 12,233
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.5
— Average square feet: 3,265

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 1,803
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.9
— Average square feet: 3,645

 

Downtown Philadelphia Skyline, park

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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

– Total home sales in metro: 111,004 (average price: $309,617)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 26,340
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.4
— Average square feet: 1,320

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 31,054
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.5
— Average square feet: 1,555

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 29,751
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.1
— Average square feet: 2,042

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 9,828
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.9
— Average square feet: 2,835

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 2,718
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.2
— Average square feet: 3,484

 

Downtown Detroit Skyline, modern architecture

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Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

– Total home sales in metro: 100,851 (average price: $223,072)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 29,297
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.6
— Average square feet: 1,328

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 21,876
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.0
— Average square feet: 1,530

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 18,352
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.3
— Average square feet: 2,093

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 5,024
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.5
— Average square feet: 2,655

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 1,114
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.9
— Average square feet: 3,228

 

Minneapolis, Hospital

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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

– Total home sales in metro: 92,982 (average price: $401,850)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 11,833
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.2
— Average square feet: 1,025

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 31,061
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.7
— Average square feet: 1,193

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 36,184
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.2
— Average square feet: 1,570

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 9,645
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.6
— Average square feet: 2,260

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 2,336
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.8
— Average square feet: 2,665

 

Seattle, Mount Rainier

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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

– Total home sales in metro: 87,493 (average price: $777,438)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 1,744
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.2
— Average square feet: 1,189

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 5,177
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.1
— Average square feet: 1,053

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 26,055
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.8
— Average square feet: 1,398

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 27,085
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.1
— Average square feet: 1,796

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 14,061
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.3
— Average square feet: 2,090

 

Downtown Tampa Skyline

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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

– Total home sales in metro: 87,087 (average price: $328,236)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 21,896
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.5
— Average square feet: 1,225

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 26,501
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.7
— Average square feet: 1,557

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 22,446
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.8
— Average square feet: 2,000

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 6,885
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.6
— Average square feet: 2,485

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 2,209
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.5
— Average square feet: 2,769

 

Riverside Skyline

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Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

– Total home sales in metro: 83,288 (average price: $526,104)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 4,402
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.1
— Average square feet: 1,067

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 11,481
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.5
— Average square feet: 1,280

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 36,863
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.0
— Average square feet: 1,680

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 21,953
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.5
— Average square feet: 2,253

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 5,533
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.7
— Average square feet: 2,763

 

Downtown Denver, Park

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Denver-Aurora, CO

– Total home sales in metro: 79,836 (average price: $552,204)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 2,757
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.6
— Average square feet: 935

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 8,369
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.0
— Average square feet: 1,062

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 33,874
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.7
— Average square feet: 1,431

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 24,442
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.1
— Average square feet: 1,933

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 6,659
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.3
— Average square feet: 2,527

 

Downtown Boston, Historic Landmark

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Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH

– Total home sales in metro: 79,643 (average price: $686,154)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 2,893
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.1
— Average square feet: 1,453

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 7,081
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.3
— Average square feet: 1,200

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 25,401
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.8
— Average square feet: 1,493

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 24,714
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.2
— Average square feet: 1,918

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 10,531
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.6
— Average square feet: 2,337

 

Downtown Cincinnati Skyline

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Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN

– Total home sales in metro: 71,796 (average price: $229,919)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 26,174
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.6
— Average square feet: 1,349

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 17,186
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.0
— Average square feet: 1,715

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 11,842
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.3
— Average square feet: 2,274

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 3,110
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.4
— Average square feet: 2,897

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 755
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.4
— Average square feet: 3,446

 

Downtown St. Louis Skyline

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St. Louis, MO-IL

– Total home sales in metro: 71,371 (average price: $406,227)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 22,542
— Average number of bedrooms: 1.7
— Average square feet: 1,273

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 17,729
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.1
— Average square feet: 1,548

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 11,929
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.5
— Average square feet: 2,144

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 3,088
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.9
— Average square feet: 2,866

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 653
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.1
— Average square feet: 3,405

 

Downtown Las Vegas, Historic Strip

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Las Vegas-Paradise, NV

– Total home sales in metro: 67,009 (average price: $834,405)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 8,058
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.2
— Average square feet: 1,107

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 18,134
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.9
— Average square feet: 1,449

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 29,097
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.4
— Average square feet: 2,044

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 7,203
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.8
— Average square feet: 2,943

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 1,809
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.7
— Average square feet: 3,387

 

Charlotte, House

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Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC

– Total home sales in metro: 60,558 (average price: $2,383,085)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 9,704
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.1
— Average square feet: 1,258

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 17,240
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.5
— Average square feet: 1,679

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 18,215
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.8
— Average square feet: 2,349

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 5,379
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.0
— Average square feet: 2,992

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 1,655
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.3
— Average square feet: 3,399

 

Downtown Orlando Skyline

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Orlando-Kissimmee, FL

– Total home sales in metro: 60,324 (average price: $355,684)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 11,696
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.5
— Average square feet: 1,266

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 20,203
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.0
— Average square feet: 1,619

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 18,783
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.6
— Average square feet: 2,258

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 4,520
— Average number of bedrooms: 4.1
— Average square feet: 3,083

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 1,272
— Average number of bedrooms: 4.3
— Average square feet: 3,700

 

Downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge

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San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

– Total home sales in metro: 59,818 (average price: $1,269,022)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 907
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.9
— Average square feet: 1,496

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 1,194
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.6
— Average square feet: 1,325

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 5,469
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.2
— Average square feet: 1,147

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 12,574
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.7
— Average square feet: 1,442

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 11,594
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.8
— Average square feet: 1,584

 

Portland, Bridge

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Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA

– Total home sales in metro: 55,466 (average price: $562,645)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 1,604
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.0
— Average square feet: 1,158

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 4,465
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.1
— Average square feet: 1,158

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 27,038
— Average number of bedrooms: 2.8
— Average square feet: 1,555

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 16,250
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.1
— Average square feet: 2,203

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 4,101
— Average number of bedrooms: 3.3
— Average square feet: 2,874

 

Downtown Baltimore Skyline, River

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Baltimore-Towson, MD

– Total home sales in metro: 54,262 (average price: $349,859)

– Sales of $100,000-$200,000 homes: 9,284
— Average number of bedrooms: data not available
— Average square feet: 1,200

– Sales of $200,000-$300,000 homes: 13,567
— Average number of bedrooms: data not available
— Average square feet: 1,338

– Sales of $300,000-$500,000 homes: 17,860
— Average number of bedrooms: data not available
— Average square feet: 1,765

– Sales of $500,000-$750,000 homes: 6,924
— Average number of bedrooms: data not available
— Average square feet: 2,611

– Sales of $750,000-$1 million homes: 1,782
— Average number of bedrooms: data not available
— Average square feet: 3,302

 

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Real Estate Will Look Different After COVID

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