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This Malden House Is Asking $199 a Square Foot. Weird?

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A reader writes in on the always-discreet Curbed Boston Tipline about the 2,662-square-foot single-family at 20 Holden Street in Malden: "Does this seem a little high considering the area and the fact that the Master Suite doesn't appear to have a walk-in closet and the bathroom hasn't been updated since 1980? Or is Malden the next big thing and asking over $500K is reasonable?" That gave us an idea for a new feature in this here topsy-turvy Greater Boston housing market: Crazy/Not Crazy? We present you with a listing that may or may not be stark raving mad for its area and you come down on either side; results tomorrow. First up: 20 Holden Street in Malden. Situated not far from the Malden Center Orange Line stop, the house has four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, central air, a gas fireplace in the living room, and a W/D on the second floor. It recently hit the market for $529,900 (or about $199 a square foot). What say you?

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