Open Houses

10 must-see open houses in Eastern Massachusetts this weekend (Jan. 4-5)

From a three-bedroom single-family in Easton for $389,900 to a two-bedroom condo in a beautiful South End square for $1,629,000.

This unit at 25 South Munroe Terrace in Dorchester has three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a $650,000 price tag. Via MLS

Median home prices remain unaffordable for most of the country as we kick off 2020.

In a fourth-quarter report from ATTOM Data Solutions, average US wage earners can’t afford to buy a home in 344 of 486 countries, or 71 percent of the country, down from 73 percent in the third quarter, and homeownership consumes 32.5 percent of average wages.

The five largest populated counties where a median-priced home was not affordable for average wage earners were Los Angeles County, Calif.; Maricopa County, Ariz.; San Diego County, Calif.; Orange County, Calif. (outside Los Angeles); and Miami-Dade County, Fla.

The affordability for average wage earners was established by calculating the amount of income needed to make mortgage, property tax, insurance, and monthly house payments. The required income was then compared with annualized average weekly wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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In Massachusetts, home sales are on the decline even as they sell for record prices. Kick off your house hunt by exploring these 10 must-see open houses in Eastern Massachusetts — from a three-bedroom single-family in Easton for $389,900 to a two-bedroom condo in a beautiful South End square for $1,629,000.

Check them out:

Under $500,000

1 Harrison Ave., Easton

1 Harrison Ave., Easton

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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$389,900

3 bedrooms, 1 full bath

1,166 square feet

0.27-acre lot

Open house: Sunday, Jan. 5, from noon to 1 p.m.

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224 Newbury Ave., Quincy

224 Newbury Ave., Quincy

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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$465,000

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath

800 square feet

0.12-acre lot

Open house: Sunday, Jan. 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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39 Irving Road, Scituate

39 Irving Road, Scituate

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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$479,900

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath

1,920 square feet

0.11-acre lot

Open house: Sunday, Jan. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Lot 78/12 Cole Drive, Rochester

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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$499,000

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath

2,082 square feet

0.94-acre lot

Open house: Sunday, Jan. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 


$500,000 to $1 million

25 S. Munroe Terrace, Dorchester

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. Via MLS

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. Via MLS

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. Via MLS

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. Via MLS

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$650,000

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath

1,260 square feet

Open house: Saturday, Jan. 4, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

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92 Narrows Road, Freetown

92 Narrows Road, Freetown

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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$799,999

4 bedrooms, 4 full baths

3,223 square feet

2.26-acre lot

Open house: Sunday, Jan. 5, from noon to 2 p.m.

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50 Fenway, Boston

50 Fenway, Boston

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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$875,000

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath

1,127 square feet

Open house: Saturday, Jan. 4, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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2 Wildwood Lane, Norwell

2 Wildwood Lane, Norwell

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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$935,000

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths

3,797 square feet

1-acre lot

Open house: Sunday, Jan. 5, from noon to 2 p.m.

 


$1 million-plus

4 Pine Hill Road, Unit 4A, Wenham

4 Pine Hill Road (Unit 4 A), Wenham

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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$1,199,000

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath

3,085 square feet

Open house: Friday, Jan. 3, and Saturday, Jan. 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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4 Worcester Square, South End

4 Worcester Square, Boston

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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Via MLS

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$1,629,000

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths

1,692 square feet

Open houses: Saturday, Jan. 4, from noon to 1 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 5, from 11 a.m. to noon.

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