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Boston Price Comparison: What Under $500,000 Buys in Eastie Right Now

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Most of these open houses have two bedrooms

East Boston doesn't get enough credit for, well, being part of Boston. Even though the harbor separates it from the rest of the city and it's lacking a bit in public transportation options, Eastie offers some of the more competitive home prices in the metropolitan area.

Be warned, though: Interest and prices have been steadily on the rise. If Eastie ever becomes that much more accessible, look out. Best to buy in now, so ... Here are several options under $500,000 holding entirely free open houses this weekend.

172 Cottage Street #4

Open House: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $499,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square Footage: 904

The Pitch: "This lovely two bedroom condo has a terrific open layout and all the features we love in a classic Boston rowhouse. There are high ceilings, exposed brick walls, stunning wainscoting, and gleaming hardwood floors throughout."

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463 Sumner Street #2

Open House: Sunday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $479,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square Footage: 816

The Pitch: "The stunning architectural charm includes high ceilings, exposed brick & wide plank pine floors while the incredible light, brilliant finishes and well-designed layout is everything you desire in a city home."

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10 Orleans Street #106

Open House: Saturday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $459,900

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square Footage: 1,033

The Pitch: "This sunny unit has water views and overlooks the Jeffries Point Greenway."

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158 Cottage Street #1R

Open House: Sunday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $429,900

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square Footage: 783

The Pitch: "The high ceilings bring the outdoor feel right into your home! The beautiful exposed brick and wainscoting remind you that you are in the city with all its charm."

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17 Everett Street

Open House: Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Price: $429,900

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square Footage: 1,008

The Pitch: "Why pay condo fees when you can buy a single family two blocks from East Boston's booming waterfront?"

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30 Haynes Street #2

Open House: Saturday, 12-1:15 p.m., Sunday, 12-1:15 p.m.

Price: $314,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square Footage: 592

The Pitch: "This one-bedroom condo receives wonderful natural light from a wall of windows facing the harbor & downtown skyline."