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.
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.
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:
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