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12 must-see open houses in Greater Boston this weekend (May 11-12)

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320 West Second St. in South Boston has one bedroom, one bath, and a $649,900 price tag. Via MLS

The number of single-family homes and condos that went under agreement in April increased significantly year over year, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, so it looks like the spring house hunt is heating up.

For single-family homes, pending sales were up 14.8 percent, and the median price rose 2.7 percent to $395,000, according to the report. For condos, pending sales were up 11.7 percent, but prices were down 0.9 percent, to $375,000.

When the association surveyed its members about the number of multiple bids they were receiving on properties, 31 percent said that either all of their transactions or most of their transactions have seen bidding wars.

To cut through the chaos, we found a dozen must-see open houses — from a two-bedroom condo in Winthrop for $264,900 to a Hingham waterfront home for $2,595,000.

Check them out:

Under $500,000

85 Hurd Ave., Saugus

$379,000
3 bedrooms, 1 full bath
1,037 square feet
0.05-acre lot
Open houses: Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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16 Merrill Ave., Taunton

$323,900
2 bedrooms, 1 full bath
1,151 square feet
0.22-acre lot
Open house: Saturday, May 11, from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

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1100 Governor’s Drive, Winthrop

$264,900
2 bedrooms, 1 full bath
989 square feet
Open houses: Friday, May 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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156 Boylston St., Jamaica Plain

$437,000
2 bedrooms, 1 full bath
644 square feet
Open house: Sunday, May 12, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.


$500,000 to $1 million

320 W. Second St., South Boston

$649,900
1 bedroom, 1 full bath
590 square feet
Open houses: Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, from noon to 1 p.m.

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127 Beach St., Sharon

$894,999
3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath
2,200 square feet
0.17-acre lot
Open houses: Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon.

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15 Hull St., Beverly

$539,000
3 bedrooms, 2 full bath, 1 half bath
1,932 square feet
0.59-acre lot
Open house: Sunday, May 12, from 1 to 3 p..m.

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713 Sea St., Quincy

$620,000
2 bedrooms, 2 full bath, 1 half bath
1,450 square feet
Open house: Sunday, May 12, from 1 to 3 p.m.


$1 million-plus

144 Sherburn Circle, Weston

$1,200,000
4 bedrooms, 3 full baths
2,816 square feet
0.95-acre lot
Open house: Saturday, May 11, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

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254 Commonwealth Ave., Back Bay

$1,679,000
2 bedrooms, 1 full bath
1,081 square feet
Open house: Sunday, May 12, from 1 to 3 p.m.

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3 Sparhawk Terrace, Marblehead

$1,875,000
4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath
2,865 square feet
0.15-acre lot
Open houses: Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, from noon to 2 p.m.

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158 Downer Ave., Hingham

$2,595,000
5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath
3,485 square feet
0.22-acre lot
Open house: Saturday, May 11, from 1:30 to 3:30 p..m.

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