Growing up on the water never leaves you. As a Millennial who grew up in Cohasset and now lives in Duxbury, returning to the ocean had always been my goal. I had bought a house on the Mainline of Philadelphia and as nice as that was, I missed the ocean.
Now as we approach or are already in our 30s, leaving the downtown lifestyle becomes more appealing. We are close to paying off our student loans and are earning enough money to afford a down payment. Yet some of us might not have made the final leap in investing in your future. The world is telling us it’s a sellers’ market, but conditions are favorable for buyers as well. For example, interest rates remain low and there are homes in the South Shore that appeal to all price ranges $300k and up.
Don’t delay your dream of getting back to the water.
Here are a few things to check off before you start the process:
- How far south do you want to go?
- How close do you need to be to the highway?
- What updates are must-haves in your ideal house?
More importantly, understand what is available in your price range. Below check out the number of active listings by community on the South Shore that are priced at $300-500k.
Number of Listings $300-500K by South Shore Town
Source: MLS PIN, As of August 2, 2017
Depending on what you are looking for, $500k will buy you 1600 square feet in Cohasset, 2200 square feet in Scituate and in Duxbury. In any of these communities you are unlikely to be more than 3 miles from any of the coastal towns and the Route 3 towns are within 8-10 miles.
Grand Gables helped me find my dream house, now let us help you find yours.
Posted by: Zoe Murray Lindemuth
Since working at Grand Gables, Zoe has been involved in over $7million in sales of real estate in the South Shore and Boston area. Having grown up in Cohasset and attended Tabor Academy, Zoe has an in-depth understanding of South Shore and South Coast real estate. She graduated from Villanova University in 2008. At both Tabor and Villanova, Zoe was an avid tennis player. Zoe now lives in the coastal community of Duxbury, MA with her husband, baby daughter and chocolate lab.