Current home values in New Hampshire

Home values have been rising throughout New Hampshire and are up 2.6% from a year ago.

Statewide, the median value for a single-family home — meaning half are worth more, half are worth less — is currently $474,729, Realtor says.

Real estate agents say would-be homebuyers in some parts of the country are starting to overcome the obstacles caused by COVID-19 and are going virtual house hunting to take advantage of today's bargain mortgage rates and the low monthly house payments they provide.

Here's how that works in New Hampshire: Let's say you want to buy a mid-priced home using a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at the current average interest, which is a low 3.33%, according to mortgage company Freddie Mac.

A 30-year mortgage for a $474,729 home at 3.33% would give a typical New Hampshire homebuyer a monthly payment of $1,670, assuming a 20% down payment.

How the New Hampshire housing market stacks up

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The state's median home value is higher than the U.S. median of $248,948, which is up 5.1% from a year ago.

While the coronavirus is expected to continue hanging over the U.S. economy like a dark cloud, Zillow forecasts that U.S. home values will rise 5.1% over the next year, while in New Hampshire, they're predicted to rise 5.3%.

Homes right now are going on the market in New Hampshire at a median price of $181 per square foot, versus $134 per square foot nationwide.

Are you looking to buy? Take a look at today's best mortgage rates where you live.

New Hampshire home prices over the last 10 years

Year Avg. Price
2020* $297,081
2019 $289,563
2018 $276,942
2017 $258,517
2016 $240,417
2015 $229,542
2014 $221,042
2013 $213,150
2012 $205,767
2011 $207,442
2010 $220,092
2009 $225,042

*2020 price average through March 31, 2020.

How much for an average-sized home?

Here's what a 2,500-square-foot home in New Hampshire is worth now, and how that's changed over the last decade, based on the Zillow Home Value Index.

Year Avg. Price
2020* $451,941
2019 $417,500
2018 $397,500
2017 $375,000
2016 $345,000
2015 $330,000
2014 $317,500
2013 $307,500
2012 $297,500
2011 $300,000
2010 $320,000
2009 $322,500

*2020 price average through March 31, 2020.

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Doug Whiteman

Doug Whiteman

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Doug Whiteman was formerly the editor-in-chief of MoneyWise. He has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and and has been interviewed on Fox Business, CBS Radio and the syndicated TV show "First Business."

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