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10 charming homes on the market for under $500,000 in Greater Boston

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The exterior of a short ranch-style home at dusk. There are tall, evergreen trees in the background. the exterior of the home is light-blue, and the door is red.
This Hanover home has three bedrooms and an asking price of $480,000. MLS

The state set records for home prices in the single-family and condo markets in December, making starter homes under $500,000 difficult to find and even tougher to buy. Here are 10 properties on the market that are big on charm and low on price — for Greater Boston:

570 N. Quincy St., Brockton

$499,900

1,656 square feet

3 bedrooms 

1 full bath, 1 half bath 

0.32-acre lot

New windows let lots of natural light into the open-concept main living area in this modern ranch-style home. A pass-through with seating connects the dining area and kitchen, where quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances add the perfect today touch. 

A ranch home with gray siding, a dark door, and a white brick foundation. The sky is mostly sunny, and the trees are bare. The home has a one-car garage with windows.
. —Via MLS
Six chairs sit opposite each other at a white table in an open dining room. The room has light-colored walls and recessed lighting. There's a bar with stools visible in the left background.
. —MLS
A cylindrical coffee table sits in the foreground on a gray and white rug in a living room. The white, coffered ceiling has recessed lighting built in. There's an L-shaped couch to the left, and a modern brown chair toward the right at the edge of the rug.
. —MLS

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174 Plymouth Road, Hanover

$480,000

1,363 square feet

3 bedrooms

1 full bathroom

0.70-acre lot

Wood floors and recessed lighting throughout give this single-family home a clean, sleek look. Perfect for nature lovers, the home abuts conservation land and is just a mile from Morrill Allen Phillips Wildlife Sanctuary

A large, white bed with a blanket and four pillows sits in the foreground on the right side. There's a chandelier over the bed. A bookshelf is built into the back wall.
. —MLS
The exterior of a short ranch-style home at dusk. There are tall, evergreen trees in the background. the exterior of the home is light-blue, and the door is red.
. —MLS

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5 Pyne Circle, Franklin

$470,000

1,500 square feet

3 bedrooms

1 full bathroom

0.36-acre lot

With its exposed beams, woodwork, and stone fireplace, this home offers a country cabin feel in the suburbs. 

The exterior of this home is forest-green. There's a stone chimney on one side of the home, and stairs up to a patio on the other.
. —MLS
This kitchen has a wood-beamed ceiling and tile floors. Several pots and pans hang from one of the beams. There is a dark, double-door refrigerator on the left side, and a counter with wood cabinets and a dishwasher underneath to the right. The dining area, which has wood floors, is visible in the background.
. —MLS

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61 Moody St., Bellingham

$459,999

1,493 square feet 

4 bedrooms 

2 bathrooms 

0.10-acre lot

This Colonial may be as close as you can come to new construction for the price of an old home. It has been completely remodeled, according to the listing: The heating and electrical systems, roof, vinyl siding, and more are new. 

Open house Saturday, Feb. 5, from noon to 2 p.m.

A two-story Colonial with an A-frame, a natural wood farmer's porch, blue siding, and white framing. Clumps of now dot the ground. The sky is cloudless, and the tree over the driveway is bare. A matching detached two-car garage sits at the end of the driveway. The brown house next door is visible.
. —Via MLS
The home's primary bath has a dark, tiled floor, and open-air, waterfall shower in back left. There is a toilet against the back wall, to the right of the shower. The corner of the sink is visible in the foreground on the right.
. —MLS
The kitchen has gleaming, wood floord. There are several white cabinets hanging from the wall and built in underneath the counter against the back wall, and on the right wall. There is a stainless steel refrigerator on the left wall.
. —MLS

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37 Edgewood Ave., Stoughton

$329,900

509 square feet

1 bedroom

1 full bathroom 

0.09-acre lot

Described in the listing as a “condo alternative,” this cute Stoughton home is something old made new again. Built in 1930, the home features a new kitchen, new bathroom, a new roof, and more. 

A long home with gray siding, white framing, a small front porch, a black front door, and a white front door. The yard is covered with snow. The trees in the backyard are bare.
. —Via MLS
The bathroom is nearly all white, with a white shower/tub combo in against the back right wall. The toilet is to the left of that. The white vanity is to the left of the toilet, with a single sink. It sits underneath a mirror.
. —MLS
The kitchen has gray-ish, wood-look floors. there are white cabinets along the right wall hanging above the countertop where the kitchen sink is located. There are more white cabinets underneath that countertop. The oven and stove are to the left of that.
. —MLS

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102 Windsor Drive, Unit 102, Framingham

$359,999

924 square feet

2 bedrooms 

1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom 

A spacious patio and open floor plan encompassing the living and dining areas make this condo ready for entertaining. The monthly $431 homeowners association fee goes toward community amenities, including tennis and basketball courts and an outdoor pool. 

Open houses Saturday, Feb. 5, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 6, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Take the video tour.

Four wood chairs site at a table in a brightly-lit dining room under a pendant light. the room has wood floors.
. —MLS
The corner of a blue sofa is visible in the foreground of this photo of the living room. The room has wood floors, and a TV hangs from the left wall.The patio area is visible from a glass door in the back wall.
. —MLS

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10 Ward St., Woburn

$425,000

1,415 square feet 

3 bedrooms 

1 bathroom 

0.17-acre lot

There’s extra space in this Cape for a home office, playroom, or storage. A fireplace adds a cozy touch to the living room. The yard is fenced in.

A home with blue siding, white trim, and a shed dormer with three windows on the front. There's a front entrance with a small porch off to the left, as well as a connection with a door to the garage. The yard is covered in frost. The sky is cloudless, and the trees are bare.
. —Via MLS
A row of gray cabinets sits under the countertop where the sink is in the kitchen. There are two windows above the sink where a lot of sunlight is pouring in. The room has woo floors. A metal stool is just visible set up at the left wall. There is a white oven on the right wall.
. —MLS
Two white, cushioned chairs sit opposite each other, with a fireplace visible in the background between them. The floors are wood, and there's a delicate-looking coffee table in front of the chairs.
. —MLS

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14 Roosevelt Ave., Chelmsford

$399,900

964 square feet

3 bedrooms

1 bathroom 

0.17-acre lot

Refinished floors, a remodeled kitchen and bath, a new high-efficiency heating system — the list of recent updates to this Chelmsford home goes on. Another bonus: The home has a fitness area in the basement, according to the listing. 

A home with gray siding, blue shutters, three rooflines, a retaining wall, and a one-car garage tucked underneath to the right. The home's main entrance is to the left, up brick stairs. The home is flanked towering, bare trees.
. —Via MLS
This small dining room has light-gray beadboard walls and wood floors. There is a blue area rug on the floor, and a tall table with two barstools at it on the right wall.
. —MLS
A kitchen with wood flooring; white, arched cabinetry; granite countertops, a tin backsplash, and a stainless steel stove. The walls are white, there's a window over the sink, and the space is lit with recessed lighting.
. —Via MLS

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120 Charles St., Quincy

$499,900

1,009 square feet

2 bedrooms

1 bathroom

Looking for an opportunity to live near the water without breaking the bank? This cute home is just minutes from Manet Beach. The lot is shared, but there are three off-street parking spots.

A narrow one-story home with white siding and framing and a wooden front door with oval glass. A driveway runs to the left of the home.
. —Via MLS
A kitchen with a wood floor, stainless steel appliances, sandy-colored walls, and recessed lighting. A closet with a stacked washer and dryer is visible in the background.
. —Via MLS

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150 Maverick St., Unit 6, Chelsea

$315,000

761 square feet 

3 bedrooms 

1 full bathroom

This unit is billed as a “commuter’s dream” because it is less than a 10-minute walk to the Eastern Avenue Silver Line stop. The home comes with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances in the eat-in kitchen, and private storage.

Open houses Saturday, Feb. 5, and Sunday, Feb. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Two windows in the back wall of the kitchen show a sunny day with a blue sky outside. The right wall has cabinets hanging above the counter and stove, as well as cabinets underneath those counters. There is a glass table with a plant on it in the left foreground, with the refrigerator behind it in the back left corner.
. —MLS
A door-less, stucco-tiled shower is built into the back wall. There is a toilet against the left wall, next to a white vanity with a sink, which is in the front left side of the photo. The floor is black-and-white tile.
. —MLS

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