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Turreted Dorchester Victorian Sells for $60,000 Over Its Asking

Despite possible need for renovations

The fate of the Victorian at 3 Waldorf Street in Dorchester is a perfect sign of the Boston real estate times. Recall that the more than 2,100-square-foot, 5-BR, 1.5-BA house hit the sales market in mid-February for $499,000.

The Coldwell Banker listing suggested the circa 1890 spread might need some TLC ("lots of possibilities" re: how the house's storybook turret could be used, for instance). Yet, in the end, the prospect of possible renovations did not deter demand: A deal for 3 Waldorf just closed for $559,000.

For those scoring at home, that is $60,000 over the asking price and roughly six weeks total on the sales market. See? Perfect sign of the times.