Keene Real Estate & Homes for Sale in New Hampshire
Keene is located on the Ashuelot River in the Monadnock Region, or what residents call ?the quiet corner of New Hampshire.? The region is named for nearby Mount Monadnock and is the geographic center of New England. Keene radiates small-town country charm, from the covered bridges over creeks and rivers to the trees changing from vibrant greens to warm golds, oranges and reds as the seasons pass. In winter, snowfalls blanket the rolling hills and mountains and Keene resembles a Currier and Ives illustration. Farmer?s markets, antique shops in converted mills and traditional fairs and festivals are popular attractions that further enhance the town?s hometown flavor. Keene is the county seat of Cheshire County and is also home to industries on the cutting edge of technology. Often called ?the suburb without the big city next door,? Keene is a lively community of restaurants and shopping, as well as music, theater, dance and other arts. Two liberal arts colleges, Keene State and Franklin Pierce College, are located in Keene, as is nationally recognized Antioch New England Graduate School. Public education is excellent, with students consistently scoring above the state and national averages on the SAT. From its picturesque, tree-lined main street to its eclectic shopping opportunities and annual festivals and special events, Keene offers a charming small-town environment for families of all shapes and sizes.
Keene Real Estate Info: Prices of Houses for Sale in Keene
Single-family detached homes dominate the Keene real estate market, with a select few townhouses and condominiums available. Prices range from below $100,000 for smaller single-family homes to more than $1.3 million for large estate properties. Most homes in Keene are situated on large lots and many offer substantial treed acreage. Charming older homes built in the 1800s are priced in the low $200,000s, while prices can exceed $600,000 for thoroughly modern, recently completed homes on large lots. Some homes boast water frontage or water views, and horses are allowed on some properties. Condominiums and townhouses are priced in the $100,000s and land and lots are available for custom building.
Keene Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of February 28th, 2020: homes priced around $196,192 compared to $196,192 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price. For Friday, February 28th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.51%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.90%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.41%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.12%.