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Beacon Hill Bargains

Posted by Scott Van Voorhis July 31, 2014 09:04 AM

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Who says you can't get a bargain on Beacon Hill?

If you are looking to start a big family in the shadow of the State House, you are probably out of luck.

But barring that, you too can live on Beacon Hill for under half a million - provided you can squeeze into some fairly modest spaces.

Take a look at Unit 2 at 57 W Cedar Street, a rather typical looking Beacon Hill apartment building dating to 1900.

You can snag this 210 square foot "one bedroom"  - OK, lets be real, it's a studio - for $239,617.

The owner dropped the price by $10,000 on June 26th, for a 4 percent reduction, Trulia reports.

Too bad Sloppy Joe or Jane didn't bother to fix up the bedroom before posting this listing photo online.

It is after all, a pretty easy "renovation" to make. Thankfully the mess will go with the seller.

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By comparison, this condo at 36 Joy Court is a palace with 615 square feet.

Built in a converted carriage house dating back to 1850, it retains a certain rustic look.

You'll pay for that extra space, though - the listing price is $555,000. The good news is the owner knocked $20,000 of the price, or about 2 percent. That was back in May, and so far, no buyer yet.

36 Joy Court, Beacon Hill.jpg

However, for sheer cuteness, this one bedroom, one bath condo at 45 Garden Street wins hands down.

This "garden level"  - OK, as in basement - unit has some cool looking brick walls, nice hardwood floors and other flourishes that move it out of the cookie cutter category.

Previously listed at over $400,000, the owner knocked $10,000 off at the beginning of June, bringing the price down to $399,900.

Take a gander - here it is:

45 Garden Street, Beacon Hill.jpg

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