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Dorchester Fixer-Upper Goes for Nearly $100K Over Its Asking Price

Eight-room Victorian Shingle wanted $300K originally

If Dorchester sees one more such deal soon, it will officially be a trend for Boston's largest neighborhood by area: Another single-family house in need of some TLC just closed for five figures over its asking price.

In this case, it's the 2,617-square-foot, eight-room Victorian Shingle at 59 Waldeck Street. When it dropped in December 2015 for $300,000, we described it as a kind of Millennial-Gen X dream house: a relatively inexpensive fixer-upper in a cool neighborhood and relatively close to public transit to boot (i.e. the Red Line). ""From the front entrance, you realize that most of the grandeur is intact and can be brought back to life," read the Coldwell Banker listing.

Someone(s) apparently agreed: The price for the circa 1900 Vic jumped $75,000 after an initial wave of interest (sorry); and then landed at closing at $388,500. That means that 59 Waldeck went for $88,500 over its original asking. Let the reno begin.