'Tis no secret that the Boston housing market is hot, hot, hot right now. Hot! That means fast trades at higher-than-asked-for prices, plus a super-low inventory and super-low interest rates that ensure everything will stay that way for the foreseeable future. Supposing you would still like to buy in and you don't have astronomical wads of cash to battle your way through a bidding war. What then? Here is a sampling of five Hub homes for sale right this second for just under $300,000.
We start with 9 Emmons Street (pictured), a 3-BR, 3-BA single-family in East Boston right up from the Maverick T stop. It's 1,800 square feet and includes a finished basement. The house is retailing for a very precise $299,974.
This 3-BR, 2-BA single-family at 45 Stanbro Street in the Readville section of Hyde Park just hit the sales market. It's 1,861 square feet and includes parking for two. The house is asking $299,900.
The 3-BR, 1-BA single-family at 1824 River Street is also in Readville and also asking $299,900. It's 826 square feet; has a two-car garage; and a big backyard.
The 3-BR, 2-BA Unit 1B at 137 Chiswick Road in Brighton touts its garaged parking space and the extra storage in the kitchen. It's 867 square feet and asking a precise $299,617.
Unit 16 in Roxbury's 11-year-old 16 Robey Street has three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. It's 1,240 square feet; has one garaged parking space; and a private rear deck. It wants $299,000.
· Boston, It's Time to Admit You Have an Inventory Problem [Curbed Boston]
· Springtime for Hub Over-Asks! Huge Offers Abound in May [Curbed Boston]
· Further Proof the Hub's One Big Condo-Bidding Warzone [Curbed Boston]
· Five Figures Over for Eastie Townhouse That Sold in One Day [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Comparisons archive [Curbed Boston]