While it can be nearly impossible to define a starter home in the Boston area—largely because real estate is so expensive here versus much of the rest of the U.S.—it is possible to break down what a starter home might be by neighborhood via sales market data and housing stock.
Take Dorchester, Boston’s largest neighborhood by area. It has a diverse housing stock due to that size, everything from swanky modern condos to dowager Victorians in need of a little TLC. It also has a wide array of prices.
About those prices: Many fall below the citywide medians as of January 2020 of $625,000 for detached single-families and $705,000 for condos. Here are 10, in fact, in different parts of the vast neighborhood—great starter home options for those first-time buyers out there.Read More