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Chapel Hill Real Estate Market Facts

  • $390,300Median home price
    148% higher than North Carolina
  • $1,061Median rent asked
    30% higher than North Carolina
  • 48.3%Home owners
    25% lower than North Carolina
  • 2.4People per home
    3% lower than North Carolina
A general overview of the Chapel Hill, NC real estate market is displayed above. The median home price for homes in Chapel Hill, NC is $390,300, which is 148% higher than the North Carolina average. This means that real estate in the Chapel Hill, NC area is generally less affordable than the rest of North Carolina. The median rent price in Chapel Hill, NC is $1,061 which is 30% higher than the North Carolina average. In Chapel Hill, NC, 48.3% of people are home owners and an average of 2.4 people occupy each home. From luxury houses to affordable condos to urban townhomes, there are many different types of real estate in Chapel Hill, NC. We make it easy to find Chapel Hill, NC real estate listings and homes for sale by filtering location, price, bedrooms and bathrooms in the search area above.

Chapel Hill Home Affordability

  • $390,300Median home price
    148% higher than North Carolina
  • $65,373Median home income
    35% higher than North Carolina
  • 6.0xHome price to income ratio
    83% higher than North Carolina
Home affordability can be a very important factor when determining where to purchase real estate in Chapel Hill, NC. One method that can be used to calculate home affordability is the home price to median household income ratio. The median home price in Chapel Hill, NC is $390,300 and the median household income is $65,373. This results in a home price to income ratio of 6.0x, which is 83% higher than the North Carolina average. The home affordability ratio is calculated by dividing the median home price by the median home income. A lower than average home price to income ratio means that homes in Chapel Hill, NC are more affordable based on the median price of homes compared to home income. Of course, there are many other factors to consider when focusing on home affordability. Use the home affordability calculator below to see exactly how much you can afford to pay for real estate in Chapel Hill, NC.

Chapel Hill Affordability Calculator

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When searching for real estate in Chapel Hill, NC, it is important to find a home that fits comfortably within your budget. The home affordability calculator allows you to determine what price of home in Chapel Hill, NC you can afford based on your income, debts and down payment. For an even more complete picture, you can add in further details such as: length of mortgage term, mortgage rate, property taxes, home insurance and HOA dues. This will estimate the costs of home ownership and display the home price that would fit within that budget. Knowing the price of home that you can afford in Chapel Hill, NC before you begin the house hunting process will keep you from getting too emotionally invested in homes that you may not be able to afford. The home affordability calculator will also allow you to balance your budget, so you know exactly how much will be spent on housing and how much you will have left over for any other living expenses and savings.

Chapel Hill Mortgage Calculator

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What will my monthly costs be if I purchase Chapel Hill, NC real estate? There are many different variables that go into determining the monthly cost of a home. The biggest is obviously the home price. But after the actual price of the home you will also need to consider the down payment, loan term, interest rate, property taxes, home insurance, HOA dues and PMI (private mortgage insurance). PMI payments can be avoided for homeowners that are able to put 20% or more towards a down payment. The mortgage calculator has preset default values for these details, but they may be adjusted to give you a more accurate monthly payment estimate. Keep in mind that a good rule of thumb is to keep the DTI (debt-to-income) ratio to no more than 36 percent. This means that no more than 36 percent of gross monthly income should go to paying all debts.

Chapel Hill Demographics

  • 59,005Population
  • 2,748People / sq mile
  • 26.2Median age
  • 0.9:1Male/Female ratio

Nearby cities with low home prices

City, StatePopulationHome PriceNational Avg.
Gorman, NC941$132,80028%
Efland, NC768$166,30010%
Mebane, NC13,592$172,4007%
Durham, NC251,761$183,9000%
Woodlawn, NC833$193,1005%
Chapel Hill, NC59,005$390,300111%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHome PriceNational Avg.
San Rafael, CA58,948$758,600311%
Idaho Falls, ID58,933$143,40022%
Huntington Park, CA58,921$322,30074%
La Mesa, CA59,125$421,200128%
Brookline, MA59,180$758,400311%
Chapel Hill, NC59,005$390,300111%
Source: The Chapel Hill, NC housing data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).