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Hyde Park single-family for the price of a condo — and less

If high housing prices are hindering your hopes for settling in a single-family, dig this deal: a 768-square-foot, 2-bedroom cottage on an 8,000-square-foot lot at a price most condos can’t beat: $245,900 — with a front porch, a rear patio, a garden shed, and a picket fence to boot!
Yes, 45 Faraday St. in Hyde Park is every first-time homebuyer’s dream for independent living in a happy home with more expansion potential than you’ve ever dreamed possible at this price.

The new front porch is an old-fashioned delight — the sort of …

A sweet single-family deal in Allston

The ultimate American dream of single-family autonomy tends to evade the fiscal grasp of first-time homebuyers. However, in Allston is a sweet deal of a starter: 25 Ridgemont St., a 1,522-square-foot freestanding home for $479,000, which includes all the dreamweavers you can imagine: a front porch, lawn, back yard, 2-car garage, garden shed, fireplaced living room, eat-in kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and an attic with expansion potential.

The kitchen, though in need of an update, will get you off to a good start with its breakfast-table space, vinyl replacement double …

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 …

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