Oldest House for Sale in America Is Listed at $429,900

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The house at 319 North Street in Hingham, Massachusetts, has an asking price of $429,000 and was built in 1650. If measured by total home value divided by years, that is about $1,200 per year.

According to Realtor.com, that house is the oldest one for sale in the United States. It has four bedrooms and two baths, and it occupies 2,357 square feet. It has no land to speak of, just 0.67 acres.

Hingham is older than the house, first settled in 1633. It is along the Massachusetts Bay, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean. The town sits south of Boston. It has just over 22,000 residents. The Census shows a median household income of $100,444, well above the national average of about $54,000.

Measured against the median of homes for sale in Hingham, 319 North Street is inexpensive. The Hingham number is $819,000.

The listing:

Welcome to the Thomas Lincoln Home. Located on a quiet lane set above historic North Street, this 17th century Colonial is one of the oldest homes in Hingham. Town records have the year built date of 1650. The house was moved to its present location circa 1735. Eight generations of Lincolns lived there for 250 years, from 1735 to 1939. The house is sited on Mars Hill, a spur of Baker’s Hill. There is original detail throughout. Features include 5 fireplaces, 3 staircases, period details, original wood floors and crown molding, walk up attic, and pantry. There is natural gas heat and town sewer. Bring your builder/architect to view for transforming this Hingham historical treasure. The house is being sold ‘as is.’ This is a prime location near Hingham Square, shops, restaurants, the South Shore Country Club and golf course. An easy walk to Greenbush commuter rail or minutes to the Ferry and Shipyard. Coastal living with easy city access.

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