Massachusetts Homes For Sale

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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Massachusetts homes for sale will include a picturesque array. In it are condominiums in Cape Cod, Victorian row houses in Boston's old Dorchester neighborhood, and Berkshire cottages in Great Barrington. Somewhere in the commonwealth's 10,555 acres that stretch 50 miles north-south and 190 miles east west from Massachusetts Bay to the Taconic Mountains is where you're looking. There are approximately 2.5 million residences statewide. If just one of these Massachusetts homes for sale has your name on it, and you buy, you're ahead of the curve. The state ranks 45th in home ownership rates, at 61.7 percent.

FAQ on Massachusetts Homes for Sale

Boston, with a population of about 600,000, comes first by dint of its role as state capital and long history. Home values on Massachusetts homes for sale in the city are not only the highest in the state, but third-highest in the country. Median price was approximately $192,000 in 2000. Typical selling prices range from $200,000 to $500,000. There are approximately 250,000 residences in Boston. Some 162,000 of these are rental properties.

Chatham--on Cape Cod, population 6,625, elevation 46 feet--had a median property value of about $274,000. Falmouth--also on Cape Cod, population 32,600, elevation 10 feet--had a median house value of $182,000 in 2000. Plymouth--north of Cape Cod, population 51,700, elevation 50 feet--had a median house value of only $166,300 in 2000.

Real estate in the central and western thirds of the state include Worcester's properties, Berkshire County's, and far more. Worcester is the state's second-largest city, with a population of 172,648 at the 2000 census. Encompassing 37.2 square miles, it is not as densely populated as Boston and had then a far lower median property value, about $120,000. Property toward the mountains tends to climb higher, as might be expects. Much background information on Massachusetts homes for sale is available online, no matter where you're looking.


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