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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 …

Fly like an eagle in East Boston single-family

For the price of a condo — $329,000 — 38 West Eagle St. in East Boston is an excellent opportunity for the first-time homebuyer to start at the single-family level. Add to that its gleaming hardwood floors, custom woodwork, spacious kitchen, entertainment-size deck and conveniece to Logan Airport, and you’ll really fly like an eagle in this stately 2,204-square-foot, 5-bedroom mansard Victorian.

The custom paneled wainscoting adds a touch of class to the formal dining room, making it feel like a higher-end home.

As does the unusually spacious, sunny eat-in kitchen, which …

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 …

More for less in JP first-floor condo

The three-decker was one of America’s most malleable and versatile affordable multifamily housing concepts in the prime of its proliferation throughout Boston’s “streetcar suburbs” from 1870 to 1920.
The three-decker is given one of its best treatments at 326 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain. Its lateral expansion creates more entry-hall, dining/kitchen and porch/balcony space, and its pediment gable swooping down into a curved Juliet balcony gives its residents more pride of place.
The buyer of the 1,220-square-foot Unit 1 will also take pride in the condo’s two bay-windowed rooms with decorative mantels, …

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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