Boston condos are constantly in high demand. However, the inventory of condos in and around Boston is limited below the $500,000 price point. Many first-time homebuyers and recent transplants to Boston are looking for suitable condo properties they can afford. While there has been a surge of new condo construction throughout the city of Boston, most of those units are priced well beyond this mark. This leaves them out of reach for a significant portion of buyers. In this article we will present a variety of condos in the Greater Boston area which are listed for sale at under $500,000. Take a close look at the differences between neighborhoods, and how far your money can take you in each.
Listed by Julian Addy with Boston Trust Realty Group
Condo on Whitfield Street, Dorchester – List price: $479,900
The approximate square footage of the living area is 795 sq.ft.
This beautiful condo was recently remodeled in 2019. It is conveniently situated close to the commuter rail station. The spacious open floor plan is very well laid out and receives lots of natural light. The remodel process included very tastefully selected finishes and fixtures. The kitchen is rather large, and is fitted with a center island, Calacatta quartz counters, stainless-steel appliances, significant cabinet space, and a high-end 5 burner gas range. This creates a modern and luxurious look. The Master bedroom is spacious, light filled, and has a walk-in closet with a customized closet organizer system. The master bathroom is a sizeable en suite bathroom adjacent to the main bedroom, with a spa-like feel. It has a double vanity sink, a tiled shower with glass door, and high-end fixtures. The bathroom also features radiant heated floors perfect for cold winter mornings.
The second bedroom has bowed windows that overlook the front of the house, as well as two closets. There is an additional full bathroom with a tiled tub and stylish finishes. An in-unit washer dryer is located next to the second bathroom. Plenty of storage throughout the unit, including a coat closet that also boasts a custom closet organizer system. Additional storage can even be found in the basement. The condo also counts with two deeded off-street parking spots. The association fee includes water, sewer, master insurance, exterior maintenance, and snow removal.
Listed by Jonathan Keith with Keith Brokerage, LLC
Terrace Street, Mission Hill – List Price: $469,900
The approximate square footage of the living area is 699 sq.ft
This is the last unsold unit available in this complex: a one-bedroom, one bathroom condo with an open floor layout. Throughout the unit, you can find wood flooring and recessed lighting fixtures. The bedroom is spacious and includes a master bathroom and a full-size walk-in closet. The bathroom has solid stone countertops and high-end fixtures. The stylishly designed kitchen is open to the main living area. It has stainless steel Energy Star rated appliances, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, as well as granite countertops and high-end faucets and fixtures. The laundry in- unit laundry is also Energy Star rated. The unit includes two assigned parking spots in the building’s covered heated garage. These parking spaces may be removed from the Boston condo offer at the buyer’s request.
The Association fee includes a lot. Hot water, water, sewer, master insurance, security, elevator, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, extra storage, refuse removal, and reserve funds are included. This building is a historic commercial building which has been converted into modern loft units. Due to the historical nature of the publishing house which once belonged in this space, residents will find a blend of historic architectural details and modern finishes. The building offers a variety of 1-2 bedroom units, featuring soaring ceilings, outdoor patios, and more amenities.
Listed by Justin Maillet with RE/MAX Executive Realty
Whittier Place, Boston West End – List Price: $444,900
The approximate square footage of the living area is 636 sq.ft.
This Boston condo is situated in the highly sought-after West End area of Boston, next to Charles River Park. This remodeled Boston condo will not disappoint you with its efficient open floor plan. The unit includes a kitchen with custom solid wood cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and a large peninsula overlooking the living area. The separated sleeping area accommodates a queen-sized bed. The balcony was converted to usable living space. Pristine original parquet hardwood floors throughout the unit. All utilities are included in the condo fee, except for a small electric bill for lights and fans. The gym, pool, and cabanas within the complex are being remodeled and can be used for a monthly fee. Indoor/Outdoor parking is available on site for owners to purchase. An updated laundry room is also available on site.
The Association Fee includes heat, water, sewer, master insurance, security, laundry facilities, elevator, exterior maintenance, road maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, air conditioning, reserve funds and management fee.
Listed by Elaine Patterson with Coldwell Banker Realty- Westwood
VFW Parkway, West Roxbury – List Price: $425,000
The approximate square footage of the living area is 1,000+ sq.ft.
This sizeable condo unit is a first-floor condo in West Roxbury. It has a spacious open floor plan with two sizable bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and hardwood floors throughout the unit. The living area is large and features sunken living room with a wood-burning fireplace and slider entrance to private patio. The oversized master bedroom counts with an attached master bath and large closets. The guest bedroom has double closets, guest bath, and an in-unit laundry. The unit is equipped with central heat and air conditioning and appliances in good working order.
The unit comes with two assigned parking spots, as well as a large storage area (5×9) available in the basement. The Association Fee includes water, sewer, exterior maintenance, snow removal, extra storage, and refuse removal. The complex is pet friendly, subject to pet size restrictions. Smoking is prohibited anywhere in the building complex. The building is located approximately half a mile from the commuter rail station, providing quick access to downtown Boston. There is easy access to major highways, as well as conveniently close to Millennium Park, hospitals, transportation, and shopping.
If You’re Looking for Boston Condos, Be Prepared to Move Forward Quickly
The market is hot- a lot of homes on the market are receiving multiple offers after an open house. If you find a Boston condo you like, be prepared to make an offer ASAP. You will also need an experienced Boston real estate agent on your side. Agents using the power of the Boston Pads database help connect buyers and sellers throughout the Greater Boston area. Get started on your search for Boston Condos today!
Published February 4, 2022