South Bend-Mishawaka in Top 5 Best Places to Buy a Home. According to statistics from the National Association of Realtors, values have risen in South Bend by 19.1% over 2014. That combined with home values- average sales price of $102,100 - prompted Bankrate, the author of the article, to put South Bend on the the list.
South Bend owes its vibrancy and charm to its neighborhoods. As diverse as they are numerous, South Bend's neighborhoods offer a variety of lifestyles, housing options, schools and amenities. Whatever your choice, whether it be in one of the fine historic homes or a newer home in and around the city, there is a home for you in South Bend. To the outsider looking in, the local housing stock is so appealing that it often is a decisive factor for professionals choosing employment in South Bend versus other cities where real estate is more expensive.
Living in South Bend
South Bend placed #1 based on the homebuyer’s ability to buy “more house for your dollar” within a context of local job growth and steadily rising housing prices, according to housing expert Barbara Corcoran.
In terms of architectural design, structural integrity, and quality of building materials, South Bend’s housing stock is hard to match anywhere in the state. Not only that, but that housing stock is available at significantly lower prices than the national average.
Taking into account other factors such as quality of life and cost of living, the ability to buy a distinctive, well-built home in a variety of architectural styles makes South Bend an exceptional place to call home.