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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.

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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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Scott Van Voorhis is a freelance writer who specializes in real estate and business issues.

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