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12 must-see open houses in Eastern Mass. this weekend (March 14-15)

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The Dutch Colonial at 9 Johnson Ave. in Medford has four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,173 square feet of living space, and an $815,000 price tag. Via MLS

With mortgage rates at historic lows and a shortage of active listings, house hunters should expect steep competition this spring.

And if the coronavirus scare is short-lived, buyers can be expected to appear in droves, according to Realtor magazine.

“January has already been strong, with prices up, home sales up, and listings down quite a bit,” Daryl Fairweather, Redfin’s chief economist, told USA Today, “so home buyers are more likely to face competition.”

At the end of January, there were 1.42 million condos, co-ops, and single-family homes for sale. According to data from the National Association of Realtors, that number is down 10.7 percent from last year. In addition, the median sales price for all housing types was $266,300, up 6.8 percent.

The plunge in the stock market could prompt the rise of home prices, experts say.

“There might be people looking to diversify into real estate instead of stocks,” Jason Gell, president of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors, told USA Today. “That can cut affordability for buyers.”

If you want to jump into the house hunt, check out these 12 must-see open houses happening in Eastern Massachusetts this weekend  — from a three-bedroom Middleborough Colonial that has a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and granite counters for $389,900 to a three-bedroom contemporary that overlooks a Manchester-by-the-Sea pond for $1,690,000.

Check them out:

Under 500,000

156 Wareham St., Middleborough

$389,900

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths

1,768 square feet

0.28-acre lot

Open house: Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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1525 Old Post Road, Barnstable

$429,000

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths

1,600 square feet

0.84-acre lot

Open house: Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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6 Bittersweet Road, Lakeville

$479,900

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths

1,704 square feet

1.61-acre lot

Open houses: Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday, March 15, from noon to 2 p.m.

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61 Wolfson Road, Yarmouth

$489,000

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths

1,978 square feet

0.45-acre lot

Open house: Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


$500,000 to $1 million

274 Cross St., Winchester

$750,000

3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath

1,669 square feet

0.23-acre lot

Open houses: Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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9 Johnson Ave., Medford

$815,000

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath

2,173 square feet

0.09-acre lot

Open houses: Friday, March 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 14, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

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35 Sea Meadow Lane, Brewster

$829,900

5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths

3,147 square feet

0.35-acre lot

Open house: Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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97 Edgewater Drive, Wareham

$969,000

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths

1,802 square feet

0.38-acre lot

Open house: Sunday, March 15, from noon to 2 p.m.


$1 million-plus

275 West Falmouth Highway, Falmouth

$1,125,000

4 bedrooms, 3 full baths

3,252 square feet

6.52-acre lot

Open house: Saturday, March 14, from noon to 2 p.m.

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8 Jefferson St., Newburyport

$1,550,000

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath

2,542 square feet

0.47-acre lot

Open house: Sunday, March 15, from noon to 2 p.m.

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31 Flat Pond Circle, Mashpee

$1,675,000

4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath

3,180 square feet

0.49-acre lot

Open house: Saturday, March 14, from noon to 2 p.m.

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15 Forster Road, Manchester-by-the-Sea

$1,690,000

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath

3,200 square feet

3.35-acre lot

Open house: Sunday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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