Holden, MA Real Estate Market

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Holden, MA Housing Market Trends

With a population of 19,905, 7,076 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $504,339, real estate costs in Holden are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Massachusetts communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Holden, accounting for 81.27% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Holden include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 7.97%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.66%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.83%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Holden. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 86.36% of Holden's homes, and 71.34% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Holden's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 37.12% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Holden include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 27.29%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 20.25%). There's also some housing in Holden built before 1939 ( 15.34%).

Holden Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Holden have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 68.86%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Holden house appreciation rate of 5.38%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Holden that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Holden real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Holden appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 21.44%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 77.72% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Holden. Holden appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 7.31%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 32.62%.

Relative to Massachusetts, our data show that Holden's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Massachusetts.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$504,339

Holden, MA HOME PRICES

> $1,352,000
$1,014,001 - $1,352,000
$676,001 - $1,014,000
$541,001 - $676,000
$406,001 - $541,000
$270,001 - $406,000
$135,001 - $270,000
$68,001 - $135,000
$0 - $68,000
0.8%
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
13.2%
13.2%
20.8%
20.8%
24.1%
24.1%
33.1%
33.1%
7.2%
7.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Very High for Nation

Average for MA

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
7,076

Holden Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
MA*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2021 Q3 - 2021 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2020 Q4 - 2021 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2019 Q4 - 2021 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2016 Q4 - 2021 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2021 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2021 Q4
116.12% 3.57%
5
6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$2,038 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
Renters
Vacant
86.4%
86.4%
13.6%
13.6%
1.5%
1.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
1970 - 1999
1940 - 1969
1939 or Older
20.3%
20.3%
27.3%
27.3%
37.1%
37.1%
15.3%
15.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
Townhomes
Small Apt. Buildings
Apt. Complexes
Mobile Homes
Other
81.3%
81.3%
4.8%
4.8%
5.7%
5.7%
8.0%
8.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
4 Bedrooms
5 or more bedrooms
0.5%
0.5%
6.8%
6.8%
16.2%
16.2%
45.8%
45.8%
25.5%
25.5%
5.2%
5.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES