Here’s What $600,000 Buys You in New Bedford, New Hampshire and Florida
As you may have heard, the average price for a home in Massachusetts was on the rise in June and hit an all-time record high median price of $610,000 for a single-family home.
That's nearly $60,000 higher than the median price this time last year and seems way above what most people feel they can afford these days.
Sadly, housing experts feel the rise isn't over just yet and a new all-time record high could be set before we know it.
So, where does that leave you? Is staying on the SouthCoast starting to seem too expensive? Maybe working and living somewhere else could give you more bang for your buck.
That was the thought that crossed my mind when I heard this news and it made me curious about just how much more bang one could get for their proverbial buck.
Many SouthCoasters tend to vacation up north in New Hampshire and down south in Florida, but what if we relocated there? How much better are home prices along the Eastern seaboard or how similar are our situations?
We compared three similar houses in each location.
All three of our houses are on the market for about the same price. All three of our houses also have two floors, kitchens with islands, porches/decks, soaking tubs and nice yard space.
They are similar in many ways and yet completely different. Keep scrolling to see what the Massachusetts median home price could get you both here and in other popular spots for SouthCoasters.