It's the Hub real estate trend that won't die (well, it and all that babble about micro-apartments): over-asks. Homes across the region continue to sell for above their asking prices—sometimes for well above. Just check out the penthouse duplex at 246 West Newton Street in the Back Bay-South End borderlands. The 3-BR, 2.5-BA, with deeded parking and its own private roof deck, dropped on the market in late September for $1,599,000. The 1,566-square-foot spread closed Monday for $1,700,000. That's a full $101,000 over the asking price. Good luck out there.
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