Bargain homes hard to find in Newton, Wellesley, and Watertown
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The small bungalow at 54 Greenough St., not far from West Newton Square, is in good shape but has only 925 square feet.
“I listed it on [a] Tuesday afternoon and it was under contract by Thursday,” said Goldman, a broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
There were also two offers from contractors within a day or two of first putting the home on the market, but their plans to tear down the house and replace it with multifamily projects turned out to be not realistic.
Instead, the house was put under agreement to a young couple.
The seller, Lesley Radcliffe, admits to feeling a bit sentimental after spending years living in her tiny but well-kept home, which she has lovingly renovated and updated over the years.
She bought the house in 1978 and did quite a bit of work on it, taking down old wallpaper, renovating the kitchen, putting in hardwood floors.
Radcliffe also loved the location — near the bus line that took her each day to her financial services job in downtown Boston.
“It was emotional for me to come to a decision, given all I did to the house and all the memories here,” Radcliffe said, adding she is “very happy the house is going to someone who will enjoy the house as much as I have.”
For his part, Pevear, who bought his Wellesley Cape for just under $500,000 last summer, says: “In hindsight, I do think we got in at a pretty good time. At the time, it seemed like the market was very hot with limited inventory, but it seems like it is even hotter this year.”
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