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Affordable two-family with income potential in Dorchester

When you buy this diamond-in-the-rough at 18 Richfield St. in Dorchester, you’ve dug up a doozy of a deal: not simply two units for the price of one, but a two-family for the price of a unit: $265,000.
Although some TLC is in order for this 2,015-square-foot duo of 2-bed units, it’s off to a good start with  hardwood floors, energy efficient vinyl replacement windows, gas heat, front and rear decks, large back yard with five-car off-street parking, deleading, and …

Dorchester townhome condo offers more for less

If you think you have to settle for a box, a bedchamber, or a corner of an attic for your first-time home, come check out 99 Claybourne St. in Dorchester. For only $249,000, this 1,603-square-foot tri-level townhouse condo offers three bedrooms, three full levels of living, a granite/stainless kitchen, a bath with Jacuzzi, private garage parking, and even a private address.

The open-plan great room brings a touch of ballroom elegance to your living, entertaining and formal dining with its gleamingly polished hardwood floor, its designer light fixtures, and its delicate …

Penthouse perfection in Ashmont Hill condo

In his book Built in Boston, Dorchester-born historian Douglass Shand-Tucci called the three-decker “a fascinating building type, too long overlooked and unsung.” Too beautiful to overlook with its Italianate brackets, columned two-level portico, crowning pediment and colorful paint scheme, the 1899 double three-decker at 18-20 Mellen St. in Dorchester’s historic Ashmont Hill will fascinate you further once you check out No. 20’s penthouse Unit 3 and sing praises for its incredible value.
For a mere $319,000, this 1,242-square-foot, 3-bed floor-through unit gives you all single-family home essentials on one floor. Open …

A magnificent mansion for a modest amount in Dorchester

How much is this home?
(a) $1 million
(b) $1.65 million
(c) $995,000
(d) $2.3 million
Answer: none of the above. This 1,896-square-foot, 3-bed, 1.5-bath Queen Anne Victorian home at 664 Adams St. in Dorchester’s historic Adams Village / Ashmont neighborhood can be yours — historical details, high-end finishes, high ceilings, hardwood floors and all — for only $409,000.
And the wraparound farmer’s porch with decorative balustrades is only the beginning.

The entry hall with the elegant turned-baluster staircase opens right up to a formal living room, intact with its original arched fireplace with carved mantel. This …

The Carruth: a first-time homebuyer’s dream

The reconstruction of the Ashmont MBTA station yielded a generous surplus parcel that laid the foundation for the revitalization of Dorchester’s historic Ashmont neighborhood. Trinity Financial, the MBTA, CWC Builders, The Architectural Team and the Duffy Design Group joined forces to design and develop The Carruth, a condo-retail complex of 116 luxury units over five floors plus an assortment of local businesses along the sidewalk.
The Carruth‘s 1,015-square-f0ot Unit 518 is a first-time homebuyer’s dream come true. For only $249,000, this 1-bed-plus-study, 1-bath unit gives the single professional, newlywed couple or …

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