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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 …

Four-bedroom single-family a find in Allston

Your hopes and dreams of planting your roots in a pleasant neighborhood at an affordable price will be fulfilled when you move into 39 Hopedale St. in Allston. For a mere $409,900, this 1,520-square-foot, 4-bedroom single-family Victorian has it all — bright living spaces, hardwood floors, period details (including gingerbread exterior trim), private deck, fenced-in yard with patio, updated kitchen and utilities, new roof and gutters, thermal replacement windows, three-car off-street parking, and, above all, convenience to everything imaginable.

The friendly foyer is graced with a period staircase, intact with twisted …

West Roxbury colonial has more class for less cash

Hollywood it’s not, but glamor it’s got, for far less than half the cost of a Bel-Air mansion: $439,000. For that price, 27 Hollywood Road in West Roxbury offers many mansion amenities.
This attractive 1,688-square-foot, 3-bed colonial boasts formal living and dining rooms with hardwood floors, updated kitchen and bath, a home office with half bath, a third-level bonus room, elegant but useful built-ins old and new, updated systems, new windows and roof, and a pleasant tree-lined street accessible to ample urban accessories.

The front-hall stair and Gothic archway are elegant lead-ins …

West Roxbury home offers country living, convenient location

Miami Beach it’s not, but warm, sunny and spacious 39 Miami Ave. is, without the exorbitant price tag that coveted Florida resort fetches nowadays. For a mere $349,000, this 1,333-square-foot, 3-bed West Roxbury single-family offers all the comforts of a pricier home: a living-room fireplace, large and well-lit hardwood-floored spaces, a pleasant and picturesque rural setting, and a treasure-trove of neighborhood amenities.

A woodburning brick fireplace warms your welcome home in the living room, while original 1925 details recreate the traditional feeling of home.

A chair rail sets the scene for a …

Brighton condo has open plan, spatial flow, homelike feel

What does the word “condo” bring to mind? Box? Crawlspace? Shed? Walk-in closet?
For a good taste of how roomy and homey a condo can be, check out Unit 2 at 62 Murdock St. in Brighton. For a mere $384,900, this 1,000-square-foot, 2-bed, 2-bath second-floor unit offers single-family feeling unprecedented, with one of the widest, most far-reaching open floor plans you’ll ever see in a condo or a single-family.

Just look at how far and wide the hardwood floor of the open, loft-like living room reaches, creating spatial continuity with the dining …

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 …

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