Current home values in North Carolina

Home values have been rising throughout North Carolina and are up 10.5% from a year ago.

Statewide, the median value for a single-family home — meaning half are worth more, half are worth less — is currently $430,911, 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 North Carolina: 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 $430,911 home at 3.33% would give a typical North Carolina homebuyer a monthly payment of $1,515, assuming a 20% down payment.

How the North Carolina housing market stacks up

Older couple enjoying the beach
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Older couple enjoying one of many North Carolina's beaches during the summer

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 North Carolina, they're predicted to rise 5.7%.

Homes right now are going on the market in North Carolina at a median price of $136 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.

North Carolina home prices over the last 10 years

Year Avg. Price
2020* $207,047
2019 $187,388
2018 $175,975
2017 $164,100
2016 $153,175
2015 $145,867
2014 $141,558
2013 $137,750
2012 $136,000
2011 $137,400
2010 $143,542
2009 $147,408

*2020 price average through March 31, 2020.

How much for an average-sized home?

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

Year Avg. Price
2020* $340,254
2019 $290,000
2018 $270,000
2017 $252,500
2016 $237,500
2015 $225,000
2014 $217,500
2013 $212,500
2012 $210,000
2011 $212,500
2010 $222,500
2009 $227,500

*2020 price average through March 31, 2020.

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