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East Boston's Rents Are City's Lowest. O.K. And Prices?

Research site RentJuice dropped a quarterly rental report yesterday that concluded that East Boston's apartments were the cheapest in Boston, with an average monthly rent of $1,355 (or half the average of the city's most expensive area, the Seaport District).

Sales-wise, though, East Boston rests toward the middle of the citywide pack. The median sales price of East Boston homes traded in the three months ending Sept. 30 was $240,000, according to Trulia. That's under half the citywide average of $505,000, but well northward of the median sales prices in Mattapan ($210,500) and Roxbury ($230,450); equal to Hyde Park's; and near even with Dorchester's ($262,000). (Here's a handy sales-prices map of Boston from Trulia.)

The most expensive home on the market right now in East Boston is this 3-BR, 2.5-BA condo at 213 Webster Street. It's asking $399,000—or about half the average listing price in town right now. Get.

· Boston Rents Are Movin' On Up [Herald]
· Listing: 213 Webster Street, #2 [Maria Bertino]