Hampshire County's October First-Time Homebuyer Report

Hampshire County is the sixth-fastest growing county in Massachusetts, at a 10-year growth rate of 3.9%. It's also the 10th-most populous with 158,080 residents. Northampton and Amherst Center are its two most populated cities. Homes in Hampshire County are older than most with a median age of 45 years. Heading the list of top schools in the county is Pelham Elementary School.

Culture

According to Foursquare, Yankee Candle Flagship Store, Atkins Farm Market, and Thornes Marketplace are the most popular retail spots in Hampshire County. If you like outdoor activities, some popular spots are Look Park and Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory. For arts and entertainment, you'll find Cinemark Theater and Interskate 91 North & Laser Blast.

Price Range

Homes in Hampshire County are generally less expensive than others in the state with a median home value of $227,400 and an average list price of $291,075.

Curious as to which homes have been getting the most attention in Hampshire County? These listings have stirred up interest and produced the most views:

$265K   $449K   $469K  

Typical Dwelling

A three-bedroom detached home valued around $278,568 is considered a typical dwelling in Hampshire County. If a buyer was looking for a similar home, they would need good credit and a $55,714 cash down payment to get a mortgage with a 3.95% interest rate. The monthly payments would be $1,283 and the property tax rate is $14.78 per $1,000 of taxable assessed value.

Get started right now by checking out Hampshire County homes for sale or reviewing Hampshire County real estate trends.


Data reported through 10/13/2016

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