End of Year Report: Metro New Construction Median Sale Price Per Square Foot in Philadelphia, PA (Jan-Nov 2023)

End of Year Report: Metro New Construction Median Sale Price Per Square Foot in Philadelphia, PA (Jan-Nov 2023)

Analyzing Trends and Predicting Market Behavior in Philadelphia’s New Home Construction Market.

Introduction:
The real estate market in Philadelphia, particularly in the new home construction sector, has experienced fluctuations throughout 2023. Analyzing the median sale price per square foot data provided by Zillow for the period from January to November 2023 reveals insights into market trends, highs and lows, and potential future trajectories. This report aims to present a comprehensive analysis of the data and provide valuable insights for stakeholders in the real estate industry.

Monthly Analysis:

MonthMedian Sale Price Per SF (USD)
January244.43
February239.35
March266.39
April277.08
May259.00
June251.22
July247.31
August248.10
September245.49
October248.66
November245.33

Trends and Relationships:

  • The median sale price per square foot fluctuated throughout the year, with highs observed in April (277.08 USD/SF) and lows in February (239.35 USD/SF).
  • The overall trend indicates a slight increase in prices from the beginning to the middle of the year, followed by a slight decrease towards the end of the year.
  • There seems to be a seasonal pattern, with prices generally rising in the spring and early summer months before stabilizing or slightly declining towards the end of the year.

Monthly Percentage Changes:

  • January to February: -2.08%
  • February to March: +11.29%
  • March to April: +3.98%
  • April to May: -6.52%
  • May to June: -3.00%
  • June to July: -1.16%
  • July to August: +0.32%
  • August to September: -0.65%
  • September to October: +1.31%
  • October to November: -1.33%

Annual Average:

The annual average median sale price per square foot for new home construction in Philadelphia for 2023 is approximately 254.82 USD/SF.

Quarterly Averages:

  • Q1 (January to March): 250.72 USD/SF
  • Q2 (April to June): 262.20 USD/SF
  • Q3 (July to September): 247.63 USD/SF
  • Q4 (October to November): 246.99 USD/SF

Closing and Ending Figures:

  • The closing price for November stands at 245.33 USD/SF, slightly lower than the opening price of 248.66 USD/SF in October.
  • The year-end figure indicates a potential stabilization in prices after a period of fluctuation throughout the year.

Market Analysis and Predictions for 2024:

Based on the monthly changes observed in 2023, it’s evident that the market experienced some volatility, with prices fluctuating from month to month. However, the overall trend suggests a moderate increase in prices during the first half of the year, followed by a stabilization or slight decrease towards the end of the year.

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